At its October meeting, Council rescinded the Policy on Active Practice Requirements (APR).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.
To ensure we are fulfilling our mandate of protecting the public, all legislation and regulations that define and inform the practice and regulation of midwifery are under review.
We are pleased to present our College of Midwives of Ontario Annual Report for 2017-2018. We have been working towards our three-year strategic plan and report back on our strategic priorities in this report.
The Ministry reviewed our initial submission, requested some more information, and asked that we survey the membership. We have now responded to the Ministry’s requests. You can read our response to the Ministry’s questions here.
In light of a few recent changes, the College’s Council has decided to defer the changes to the Registration Regulation, O. Reg 168/11 so that we have some additional time to consider and develop policies and processes that will result from the proposed changes. Very recent external factors, such as the planned approval of new funding models of practice, will impact our registration practices significantly. We will benefit from some additional time to consider these impacts in relation to the Registration Regulation and its currency, class change, and continuing competency requirements. Council plans to consider a revised Registration Regulation in December 2018.
This update is to inform members who currently have an APA Type 1 with the College that we will be extending your APA until June 1st, without any renewal fee required. We’re extending these arrangements because we’re currently reviewing the program, and changes may be made. We’ll be in touch to let members know if the College Council makes changes to the program. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the College at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Second Birth Attendant standard sets out the College’s expectations for non-midwife attendants who provide intrapartum and postpartum care in the role of a second midwife. Currently, the College’s Second Birth Attendant standard applies only to midwifery practices in Alternate Practice Arrangements (APA 2) that grants “permission” to work below the College’s Model of Care standard that requires the attendance of two midwives at every birth.
Midwives are now authorized to both order and apply soundwaves for pregnancy diagnostic ultrasound or pelvic diagnostic ultrasound to their…
The College of Midwives of Ontario has made a submission to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to request…
The College has worked closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to make amendments to the Controlled Acts…