Survey: Student Engagement Strategy
We are asking all students, new midwives, preceptors, and faculty members to please share their feedback on student engagement in our targeted surveys.
Proposed Expansion to Designated Drug Regulation
The Ministry of Health has launched a public consultation on long-awaited changes to the Designated Drug Regulation under the Midwifery Act, 1991. The consultation is open until November 13, 2023.
Registration Regulation: New proposed registration requirement
We are proposing to add a new registration requirement as follows: Applicants must provide satisfactory evidence of competency in fetal surveillance.
This new requirement would be included in the Registration Regulation and would only take effect when individuals initially apply to the College at the time of entry into practise.
Registration Regulation Including the Emergency Class (Proposed)
This consultation closed on Monday, April 3, 2023. About this consultation The College has proposed significant changes to the Registration…
Record Keeping Standard for Midwives
The changes to the Record Keeping Standard for Midwives are intended to update its content and provide enough information for midwives to understand what their responsibilities are to document in, and maintain, the client record.
Second Birth Attendant Standard
This standard was revised so it is achievable by all midwives by requiring midwives work with second birth attendants who are competent in NRP rather than certified in NRP.
Clinical Education and Student Supervision Standard
The changes made to the Clinical Education and Student Supervision standard were designed to tie all standards to the public interest and to the delivery of client care. The changes also incorporated the feedback received during the first consultation about professional behaviours and providing a safe learning environment for students.
Blood Borne Pathogens
We are requesting feedback from midwives, the public and stakeholders about our proposal to revise the standard Blood Borne Pathogens.
Clinical Education and Student Supervision Standard
While the College has a Clinical Education and Student Supervision standard in place, it was last revised in 2017 and various aspects are outdated or contain unnecessary information. The College now has an opportunity to revise the standard to ensure it reflects current and relevant content.
Standards Review: Phase 2
We are seeking feedback about Phase 2 of our standards review that includes several recommendations, including the proposed rescinding of the Consultation and Transfer of Care Standard (CTCS) and the implementation of a guide on the midwifery scope of practice.
In 2017, the College made a submission to the Ministry of Health requesting that Part II of the General Regulation made under the Midwifery Act, 1991 be rescinded. As we continue to work with the Ministry on our submission, we propose to add certain pieces of information from the General Regulation to the College’s General By-law.
Designated Drugs Regulation
On May 30, 2019, the College of Midwives of Ontario (College) received a letter from the Health Minister Christine Elliott requesting that the College amend its Designated Drugs Regulation made under the Midwifery Act, 1991 to include categories of drugs and substances.
Fee and Remuneration By-law 2019
The College of Midwives of Ontario’s Council has proposed changing the Fees and Remuneration By-law to raise membership fees from $2193 to $2550 for all classes of registration other than Inactive.
Changes include increasing the standard that we hold Council members to by requiring those seeking positions on Council and Committees to meet new criteria for eligibility and undergo training; and allowing members of the public to join College Committees. We believe these changes create a stronger and more knowledgeable Council and Committees, serving the public interest.
Fees and Remuneration By-law
This March, the College of Midwives of Ontario Council proposed changes to our Fees and Remuneration By-law that include a registration fee increase. If approved, this increase would bring the fees to $2150 for general class of registration and $1075 for inactive class of registration, effective for this year’s renewal.
Changes to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) made in May 2017 have necessitated changes to our College’s General By-law. While our public register is in compliance with the RHPA as mandated by Bill 87 our General by-law needs to be amended to reflect the current legislation.
Professional Standards Second Consultation
The development of the new Professional Standards for Midwives (Professional Standards) is a major step forward in reforming our current standards of practice. It forms the first phase of a wider program of work to streamline our approach to regulation to promote targeted and proportionate regulation in the public interest.
The College is reviewing and refining our approach to regulation, which includes simplifying our standards of practice.
The College seeks to make changes to legislation and regulations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its programs, to respond to best practices in regulation, to remove barriers to the delivery of safe, timely and quality midwifery care, and to improve client experience in the health care system.
Professional Misconduct Regulation
The College’s Professional Misconduct Regulation defines parameters of professional practice, identifying specific conduct that constitutes misconduct and could result in disciplinary action by the College.
Proposed transparency-related and general by-law amendments.
In response to public demand and requests from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, all Regulatory Health Colleges, including the College of Midwives of Ontario are taking significant steps to improve transparency of member and governance information available to the public.