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

Provincial and hospital guidelines, policies and protocols must be adhered to whenever the midwife is ordering or administering controlled drugs and substances on her own authority.

Registered midwives with an active-practicing (clinical) or provisional (clinical) license in Nova Scotia may independently prescribe, order, or administer drugs or substances in accordance with the schedule of permitted drugs in categories set out in the Regulations.

This policy sets out the framework for supervision when an applicant fails to meet the clinical experience requirements of the active-practicing roster, as set out in the Midwifery Regulations.

When there has been a finding of professional misconduct pursuant to the
Midwifery Act, a summary of the finding will be published on the Council’s

Policy on registration with Medavie Blue Cross

Midwives are expected to recognize circumstances when it is appropriate to
order diagnostic tests that are normally associated with low risk maternity/
newborn care.

As set out in the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia (MRCNS) Policy on Out-of Hospital Birth, the standards for home birth include the attendance of two registered midwives.

Guidelines for the use of social media

The title “midwife” is reserved under Section 25 of the Midwifery Act.
Only a Registered Midwife can use the term “midwife”.