The Quality Assurance Committee will be dedicating time over the next year to reviewing and revising the components of the QA Program including Self-Assessments Peer and Practice Assessments, and Quality of Care Evaluations. Community input will be needed to help identify best practices and develop an innovative and meaningful QA Program as the profession grows. So please stay tuned to learn more about how to get involved.
As a registered midwife, you have a professional obligation to notify the College within 30 days of changes to certain information. Read on to find out more.
The College Council has agreed that midwives have the legal authority to use uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) in emergency postpartum haemorrhage situations, when they have the knowledge and skill to do so. Midwives are not required to carry this tool as a part of their essential equipment for out-of-hospital births, nor are they required to have the knowledge and skill to appropriately use the device; however, there is nothing in law or College Standards preventing midwives from doing so.
In support of clear research evidence and community led petitions to rescind Ontario’s mandatory ocular prophylaxis law, the CMO recently sent a letter to the Honourable Dr. Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care requesting that this out-dated law be rescinded.
Changes have been made to the Health Professions Procedural Code of the RHPA regarding mandatory reporting obligations for health professionals. There are now more circumstances where a registered midwife is required to report to the College regarding the competency, conduct or capacity of a partner or associate midwife.
As part of the ongoing review cycle of College Standards, Council approved on September 30th, 2015 a revised Code of Ethics and Laboratory Testing Standard.
Join us at our upcoming CMO regional member forums to connect with College Council and staff and to learn about important College initiatives. We will also be offering live streaming from our Sudbury Forum (more details to follow at a later date.)