19 Nov 2020
The Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia has amended its Screening and Diagnostic Tests Policy to include Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). The Council amended and passed the policy on November 19th, 2020 at its regularly scheduled board meeting to permit Registered Midwives to order NIPT testing for clients under their care as part of their normal scope of practice.
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The Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia was established in 2009 to govern the profession of midwifery in the province. The mandate andlegislated duty of the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia is toserve and protect the public interest by regulating the practice of midwifery. The Council registers qualified, competent midwives to providesafe, high quality care to women and their families in Nova Scotia. TheCouncil is mandated to protect the public by ensuring that all registrantsengaged in clinical midwifery practice are safe, competent, and ethicalpractitioners.
For Media Inquiries
Contact Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia at:
PO Box 4881894 Barrington StreetHalifax NS B3J 2A8
(902) 424 3218 (Phone)(902) 424 0730 (Fax)
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