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Photo Search!

Do you have any amazing pictures from your pregnancy, labour, birth, and/or first few weeks of baby bliss? The College of Midwives (CMBC) is always looking for wonderful pictures that capture the essence of midwifery to use in our publications. Your pictures could be included on our website, in our newsletters, and/or annual report.

If you would like to share your pictures – please send your photo(s) along with your consent to have the photo used to information at Please also include the photo credit if you would like the photographer acknowledged. No names will be used with the photos (except for the photo credits if included).

While kind of a blury shot – this one makes me smile none the less. This is one of my boys – minutes old and tired already!

Aiden minutes


Proposed Regulation Amendments

The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to the Midwives Regulation.

The proposed amendments will do the following:

  • In addition to medical practitioners, specify that nurse practitioners may prescribe certain controlled drugs and substances that a midwife can compound, dispense and administer;
  • Enable midwives to autonomously prescribe, compound, dispense, or administer three new categories of drugs for specific purposes:
    • anti-coagulants for prophylaxis or treatment of thrombosis;
    • benzodiazepines for therapeutic rest in prodromal labour or short term management of excessive anxiety in the postpartum period; and
    • narcotics for pain relief in labour or the postpartum period.
  • Require that a midwife be certified by the College before they can prescribe anti-coagulants, benzodiazepines, and narcotics, for the purpose prescribed in the regulation.

The notice period that is required by the Health Professions Act before the proposed regulation amendments can be brought into force will begin June 28, 2016 and end 90 days later.

Further details on these changes can be found on the Ministry of Health website at:

The Ministry requests that any comments on these proposed regulation amendments be submitted no later than September 26, 2016.

Please submit comments by email only to:
Professional Regulation and Oversight Branch
Health Sector Workforce Division
Ministry of Health
1515 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC

March 2016 Newsletter Posted

The CMBC has published the March 2016 Newsletter. You can view it here:

In this newsletter you will find an interview with a registrant sharing about Specialized PracticeMarch Newsletter Certification, FAQs from the renewal process, dates for an upcoming acupuncture course, an inquiry case study, a call for committee members, information about your Registration Certificate, Peer Case Review tips, a random practice review tool on privacy, and more!

Online Renewal of Registration Launches Soon

Registrants please keep your eyes on your inboxes in the coming weeks for notices from the College regarding online renewal of registration. We are working hard with our developers to create an online renewal process that will be more efficient and effective for you as well as obtain all the necessary information required by the College. We are planning to open renewal registration in the 3rd week of January and this will start with an email from the College letting you know where to go and how to create an account. Stay tuned …

A New Year and a new website!

Although the regulation of midwifery and the creation of the College of Midwives of BC is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, the College has never had a logo. We are very excited to introduce this new website and new look to our registrants and the public. We have worked to design a responsive website which can be viewed from any platform or device that is simple to navigate and organized in its design. As always, we welcome feedback on the new site and the information provided – please send to