The College has proposed significant changes to the Registration Regulation under the Midwifery Act, 1991.
The Registration Regulation has been revised to meet three main objectives:
- Set requirements to register safe, competent, and ethical midwives
- Ensure fair registration practices
- Reflect modern midwifery practice.
In 2021, the College conducted consultations on our recommendations regarding new registrant conditions and clinical currency requirements. The College also sought feedback on practice-related questions to understand current midwifery practice, including midwifery practice outside of a midwifery practice group model. This feedback was considered in drafting the proposed Registration Regulation.
Prior to recent amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) requiring health regulatory Colleges to develop regulations creating an emergency class of registration, the Council of the College had approved the inclusion of a new Emergency Class within the proposed changes to the Registration Regulation. The College has since updated the proposed provisions for an Emergency Class to include the requirements outlined in the applicable regulation under the RHPA and is circulating the current proposal for consultation.
Now, we are requesting your feedback as we launch our consultation on the proposed changes to the Registration Regulation.
To help guide your feedback, we have posted a consultation document which compares the proposed Registration Regulation with the current one, gives a rationale for each proposed change, and discusses the anticipated impacts on clients, the public, midwives and applicants.
This consultation is open until Monday, April 3, 2023.