As members may know, the College’s Jurisprudence Course became a registration requirement for all new applicants on July 1. As of April 1, 2018, all members switching from the Inactive class back to the General class must show evidence that they have completed the Jurisprudence Course. Members will only be required to complete the course one time, unless it is required as part of a requalification program. The College’s website and relevant forms will be updated to reflect this new requirement before April, and we will send out reminder notifications in the early part of 2018.
Thank you to everyone who attended our November 1st Member Education Day in Toronto, both those who attended in person and through our live and interactive webcast. We had a full day, with incredibly interesting presentations from our two speakers in the morning. I would like to take this opportunity to extend thanks to Deanna Williams and Dr. Zubin Austin, whose presentations set the stage perfectly for our afternoon discussion of the Professional Standards.
Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, 2017 was given royal assent by the Ontario Legislature on May 30, 2017. This Bill affects the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and impacts the way that our College regulates midwives. Read more about this important legislation below to find out how it affects midwives and midwifery clients.