We ensure midwives meet the highest standards.

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Overview

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 Council is responsible for:

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 women and their families in Nova Scotia. We ensure midwives meet the highest standards through

What we do

The mission of the Council is to ensure that women 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 women and their families in Nova Scotia.

Mandate

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.

Responsibilities:

We ensure midwives meet the highest standards of professional conduct by enforcing the Code of Ethics, the Midwifery Act and the Council’s regulations.

Memberships

Nova Scotia’s Regulated Health Professions Network

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.

Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council

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.

Team

Jenny Wright

Registrar / Executive Director

T: 902-424-3218


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The Registrar 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 and treasurer of the Council.

Members of Council

Theresa Pickart, R.M.

Chair

Teri Crawford, R.N.

Vice Chair

Dr. Anne Houstoun

Physician Representative

Paulette Anderson

Public Representative

Laura White

Public Representative

Leslee Larsen, R.M.

Registered Midwife

Kerry Jackson, R.M.

Registered Midwife

Karin Wallace

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.

Meetings

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 hearings.

Next meeting: June 17th, 2021 at 1:00pm

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Committees

Registration Committee

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.

Registration Appeal Committee

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.

Did you know there is a Midwifery association?

 

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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Careers

No available positions.

Contact Us

The Registrar
Jenny Wright

Address
PO Box 488
1894 Barrington Street
Halifax NS B3J 2A8

(902) 424 3218 (Phone)
(902) 424 0730 (Fax)

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