Policy & Standards

Standards and policies are approved by the Council to guide the professional knowledge, skills and judgment needed to practice midwifery safely in Nova Scotia.

Policy on clinical experience shortfalls

Policy on registration with Medavie Blue Cross

Competencies for entry to the practice of midwifery in Canada are defined by the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium (CMRC)

Policy on liability insurance

Applicants seeking licensure for clinical midwifery practice must meet continuing competency requirements as set out in the Regulations Respecting Midwifery, section 12 (b):

Policy on non-clinical licensure

Provisional licensure and supervised practice policy

As defined in the Midwifery Act, the scope of midwifery practice includes the provision of care during normal labour and birth in out-of-hospital as well as hospital settings.

Policy on display of certificate of registration

International definition of the midwife

Policy for approving new MEP programs