In September 2017, I received a letter from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. In the letter, Minister Eric Hoskins writes about the Ministry’s Patients First Action Plan, and states their objective to increase access to the right care, at the right time.
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Earlier this year, we wrote to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care seeking additional clarification regarding the ordering of…
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care sent a letter to College of Midwives of Ontario Council President Tiffany Haidon,…
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.
In November 2016, the College held member focus groups in four locations across the province (Toronto, Ottawa, Thunder Bay & Guelph) to discuss the Quality Assurance Program (QAP). We also reached out to rural and remote midwifery practice groups to obtain a better understanding of the challenges that members practicing in rural and remote environments face in meeting QAP reporting requirements.
Midwives have the authority to order pregnancy diagnostic ultrasounds and pelvic diagnostic ultrasounds under the Controlled Acts Regulation of the RHPA.
The College has long sought to make changes to legislation and regulations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its programs. This is in response to best practices in regulation, removing barriers to the delivery of safe and quality midwifery care, and improvement of the client experience in the health care system
The Health Professions Procedural Code (“the Code”) of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) requires all Colleges to have a program in place to prevent and deal with the sexual abuse of clients. While the CMO has had a sexual abuse prevention program in place since 1994, the program was due for extensive review and revision.