Current registration wallet-cards are now available for download through the Member Portal for the registration year ending September 30, 2017, for those members who submitted a complete renewal application to the College. Those members that did not submit a complete renewal application to the College have been notified by mail, and will only have access to a current registration wallet-card once any renewal issue has been resolved.
In the month of November, the College held four member forums throughout the province, in Ottawa, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Guelph, to discuss proposed changes to the midwifery scope of practice and regulations.
Infection prevention and control (IPAC) is a daily part of midwifery practice in all settings – clinic, hospital, and community, including homes. Attention to IPAC is a key area for discussion in the midwifery community and a number of new resources are available that are applicable to midwifery practice.
On November 16, 2016, the CMO hosted Member Education Day at Ryerson University in Toronto and provided members who were…
The Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council is seeking applications from midwives interested in contributing their time, skills and expertise as item…
As set out in article 14.06 of the College’s General By-Law, all registered midwives have a professional obligation to notify the College within 14 days of any change to:
Midwives provide care to all residents of Ontario regardless of their OHIP or immigration status. Clients who are residents of Ontario are entitled to midwifery services and Midwifery Practice Groups are paid for this care. Midwifery Practice Groups are now able to access funding for the necessary lab services and other care related to pregnancy for uninsured clients. These tests include: referrals for anaesthetic, obstetric and other physician care, surgical assist (for caesarean section), lab work (including prenatal genetic testing), and ultrasound.
Social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogs and websites can be effective tools for midwives to connect professionally with clients, colleagues, and the public. However, their highly accessible nature can pose risks to midwives’ professional obligations, including maintaining appropriate boundaries and safeguarding client privacy.
As electronic communication is frequently used in the practise of midwifery, there are important safeguards midwives should consider implementing to minimize risks of breaching client privacy and/or failing to meet standards of practice. The following are some suggestions:
The College has long sought to make changes to legislation and regulations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its programs. This is in response to best practices in regulation, removing barriers to the delivery of safe and quality midwifery care, and improvement of the client experience in the health care system