College of Midwives of Ontario
O. Reg 168/11
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on May 18, 2011. The amended Registration regulation was filed as O. Reg. 168/11. The regulation was published on e-laws on May 20th, 2011 and it is anticipated that the regulations will be published in the Ontario Gazette on June 4th, 2011.
May 20, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
Posted as an Information Item:
In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 21 health regulatory colleges governing 23 health professions under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and their respective health profession Acts. Health regulatory colleges operate at arm's length from the provincial government and independently administer their own internal processes.
Under the RHPA and the Midwifery Act, 1991, the College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO) is responsible for governing the self regulating profession of midwifery in Ontario. Under these Acts, the CMO has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including registration, subject to the prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The revocations were proposed by the CMO to replace the registration regulation (O. Reg. 867/93) made under the Midwifery Act, 1991. The proposed changes would, among other key changes:
- facilitate labour mobility between jurisdictions for those holding out-of-province certificates,
- require a mandatory entry to practice examination
- create new classes of registration
- formalize into law existing entry to practice policies of the College
The CMO must amend its existing registration requirements under the Midwifery Act, 1991 at this time to meet the government's priorities with respect to labour mobility and compliance with the Agreement on Internal Trade. The amendments will ensure the CMO's registration regulation conforms to the labour mobility provisions of the Code.
Contact: Robin Kilpatrick, Deputy Registrar
Phone: 416- 327-5758
Address: 55 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 812 Box 27, Toronto ON M4V 2Y7
May 18, 2011