The Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia was established in 2009 to govern the profession of midwifery in the province.
The mission of the Council is to ensure that women and their families in Nova Scotia receive a high standard of midwifery care.
The mandate and legislated duty of the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia is to serve and protect the public interest by regulating the practice of midwifery. The Council registers qualified, competent midwives to provide safe, high quality care to women and their families in Nova Scotia. The Council is mandated to protect the public by ensuring that all registrants engaged in clinical midwifery practice are safe, competent and ethical practitioners.
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Midwives support the woman to make informed decisions about her care. Midwives make appropriate recommendations regarding safety and are prepared to attend births in both hospital and out-of-hospital settings, in accordance with professional standards.