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This edition covers our plan to have non-Council members of the public on our College Committees, the new Criminal Record…
At its October meeting, Council rescinded the Policy on Active Practice Requirements (APR). In place of this policy, the Registration Committee has approved a new operational process for administering the active practice requirements as outlined in the Registration Regulation.
The College has a duty to regulate midwifery in the public interest. One of the ways College will fulfill this duty effective April 1, 2019, is by requiring applicants and members to adhere to the new Criminal Record Screening Policy.
Council has approved changes to the College’s General By-law. These changes were the subject of a public consultation over the summer, and we thank everyone who took the time to share their feedback.
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The College is planning webinars to take place this winter. This will be done in place of our usual Member Education Day in Toronto, and will allow members across the province to participate in short webinars on subjects that affect them.
The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) section of the College’s member portal is currently unavailable. For the time being, we suggest midwives personally track and record any QAP requirements and activities completed. An updated process and QAP record form will be available in the coming months.
Clients and the public recognize professional titles because they indicate competence and fitness to practise and mean belonging to a profession. There is a risk to client safety and public protection when unqualified individuals hold themselves out as registered professionals. Health professional regulators, including the College of Midwives of Ontario, have a duty to ensure protection for clients and the public, and tackling title misuse is an important part of this.
The College of Midwives of Ontario’s revised Second Birth Attendant Standard came into effect on October 1, 2018. All members are now required to follow the revised standard and should be familiar with the changes.