Note: This article was originally published in our Autumn 2020 edition of our On Call newsletter, and has not been updated.
Members in the General, including New Registrants, and Supervised Practice Class are required to submit their QAP annually.
The College would also like to take this opportunity to thank members for submitting their Quality Assurance Program (QAP) requirements by the October 1, 2020 deadline.
The QAP is designed to ensure that the knowledge, skill and judgment of Ontario midwives remains current throughout their careers, and they continue to provide safe, effective, appropriate and ethical midwifery care to their clients. The reporting requirements can be found here.
Members unable to meet the requirements due to circumstances out of their control, such as illness, injury, or working in an Expanded Care Midwifery Model may request an exemption from the requirement(s). For the 2020 reporting year, the College approved 11 exemption requests which is on par with the number of requests the College received in 2019. Members requesting exemptions must apply every reporting cycle.
During this reporting cycle, there were 15 members who were non-compliant because they did not submit a completed QAP report to the College before the October 1 deadline. This is the same number of non-compliant members as the 2019 reporting cycle.
This has not been an easy year for anyone, and we appreciate members’ continued commitment to continuing education and professional development.
More information about the QAP can be found here.