Note: This article was originally published in the Spring 2023 edition of our On Call newsletter and has not been updated.
Regulated health professionals, including midwives and those who work with or employ them have legal and ethical obligations to make reports to the College in certain situations.
Filing a report when required ensures that the College is aware and able to address concerns related to professional misconduct and capacity which assists the College in achieving its mandate to protect the public by ensuring midwives are providing safe and effective care.
To help midwives understand their reporting requirements, the College has created a new Mandatory Reporting Reference Tool for Midwives. This chart outlines common reporting scenarios, and provides information about when, how, and what information to include when making a report.
The new chart covers the following situations:
- You are a midwife reporting information about yourself
- You are a midwife reporting alleged sexual abuse by another midwife
- You are a midwife who is an owner or facility operator reporting about other midwives
- You are a midwife who is the shareholder of a Professional Corporation
- You are a midwife reporting to someone other than the College of Midwives of Ontario.
Review the new chart on our website and get in touch if you have any questions about mandatory or permissive reporting. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.