Our practice includes working with midwives who face regulatory issues at the College of Midwives of Ontario. This includes advising midwives on issues related to the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Midwifery Act, 1991, as well as on the College’s recent, more principle-based Professional Standards, which came into effect on June 1, 2018.
Our firm will work with midwives on the following:
- Responding to various inquiries at the College of Midwives of Ontario, including drafting responses to complaints that are reviewed by the College’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) in accordance with its ICRC Risk Assessment Framework;
- Advocating on behalf of midwives at discipline hearings;
- Assisting midwives in registration applications;
- Representing midwives in appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
- Assisting with fitness to practice matters;
- Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the College of Midwives of Ontario; and
- Advising midwives on other practice issues that may arise, including employment and contractual issues, fitness to practice, unauthorized practice, and privacy and confidentiality.
Responding to Complaints at the College of Midwives of Ontario: What Midwives Need to Know