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Winter 2020 On Call – Designated Drugs Public Consultation Update

February 13, 2020

Note: This article was originally published in our Winter 2020 edition of our On Call newsletter, and has not been updated.

The College would like to thank members for providing feedback to the 60-day public consultation for the proposed changes to the Designated Drugs Regulation. The regulation was submitted by December 31, the deadline set by the Ministry. In total, the College received 75 responses from midwives, stakeholders and members of the public. The College appreciates all feedback received and made changes to the proposed regulation after carefully considering all comments submitted during the consultation. The College is currently working on a formal response to address all issues raised during the consultation. This response will be shared with members in the coming months.

In order to successfully implement the amended Designated Drugs Regulation, the College will be proposing changes to the Prescribing and Administering Drugs Standard. Over the next few months, the College will be conducting several consultations and encourages members to provide their feedback.

The College aims to provide all members with the necessary guidance and resources to ensure that they have the right tools and knowledge for a smooth transition. Part of this plan includes a series of webinars for midwives to learn about the upcoming changes and answer any questions members may have.  More details about these webinars and tools will be shared with members in the coming weeks.