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.
The College of Midwives of Ontario is proposing changes to O. Reg. 168/11 Registration Regulation. The Registration Regulation sets out the requirements for obtaining and maintaining registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario. The College’s current Registration Regulation addresses:
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.
Earlier this year, we wrote to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care seeking additional clarification regarding the ordering of…
The College of Midwives of Ontario’s Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee (ICRC) investigates public complaints and information the College receives…
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.
The College of Midwives of Ontario committed to reshaping our approach to regulation in 2016. Instead of prescriptive, “rules-based” regulation, we are moving towards risk-based regulation.
The College’s Registration Regulation requires members to maintain ongoing competence in three areas: Neonatal Resuscitation, Obstetrical Emergency Skills and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Previously, the requirements for these were outlined in three separate policies, and now have been merged into one revised policy in order to make the information more accessible.