The Midwifery Regulatory College of Nova Scotia was established in 2009 and is the only regulator of midwives in the province of Nova Scotia.
The mandate and legislated duty of the Council 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 pregnant people and their families in Nova Scotia. We ensure midwives meet the highest standards through:
The mission of the Council is to ensure that pregnant people and their families in Nova Scotia receive a high standard of midwifery care. The Council registers qualified, competent midwives to provide safe, high quality care to clients in Nova Scotia.
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 is mandated to protect the public by ensuring that all registrants engaged in clinical midwifery practice are safe, competent and ethical practitioners.
We ensure midwives meet the highest standards of professional conduct by enforcing the Code of Ethics, the Midwifery Act and the Council’s regulations.
We are proud members of the Nova Scotia’s Regulated Health Professions Network.
“We are the combined conscience of Nova Scotia’s self-regulated health professions. As a network of health regulators we work together to uphold and protect the public through collaborative regulation.”
Learn more about the NSRHPN here.
We are members of the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council, a network of provincial and territorial regulatory authorities. Collectively, we regulate the profession of midwifery, setting and maintaining high standards of practice, and ensuring regulatory harmony across the country.
Learn more about the CRMC here.
The Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council (CMRC) is committed to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion. Click here to read the Council’s full statement.
Registrar / Executive Director
The Registrar is responsible for the licensing of qualified midwives in accordance with the Midwifery Act.
The Executive Director of the Council is responsible for planning and implementing the programs of the Council as well as the administration of the Council and its internal staffing and management.
The Registrar is also the Secretary of the Council.
Chair, Registered Midwife
Vice Chair, RN Representative
Treasurer, Public Representative
The Council is comprised of three midwives recommended by the Nova Scotia Association of midwives; a registered nurse recommended by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia; a physician recommended by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia; and up to three public members who are not members of a health profession.
The Council is required to meet quarterly. Meetings of the Council are open to the public. Please contact the Council for information about the place and time of meetings.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
This committee considers and recommends any application for registration or accreditation referred to the committee by the Registrar; and makes recommendations to Council respecting all applications for extension of time, reductions in requirements, equivalent experience and other variations from the requirements of the regulations authorized by the regulations.
An applicant who is refused registration may appeal that decision to the Registration Appeal Committee. This Committee reviews the decision made by the Registrar and makes a determination that, in its opinion, ought to have been made by the Registrar. The decision of the Registration Appeal Committee is final.
The Association of Nova Scotia Midwives
The ANSM is the provincial organization representing registered midwives and the profession of midwifery in Nova Scotia.
Find out more about the ANSM by clicking the button below.
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