The College of Midwives of British Columbia is the regulatory body established for the health profession of midwifery.
Midwifery has been a designated health profession under the Health Professions Act since March 15, 1995, and is regulated by the College in accordance with the Act, the Midwives Regulation and the bylaws of the College.
Before designation under the Health Professions Act, the profession was unregulated in British Columbia.
The composition of the board of the College is:
- six elected midwives; and
- three public representatives appointed by the Minister.
Amendments to the Midwives Regulation
Amendments to the Midwives Regulation and to most College bylaws are subject to a three-month notice period, unless the Minister specifies a shorter period.
The College is responsible for giving notice of proposed bylaw amendments, including posting them on the College website, and all bylaw amendments must be filed with the Minister to be effective. Filed bylaws come into force 60 days after the date of filing, unless the Minister either disallows the change or specifies an earlier date, or the College withdraws the change.
The full text of the current bylaws and information about any proposed bylaw amendments may be obtained by contacting the College. Comments on proposed bylaw amendments should be submitted to both the College and the Ministry.
|Proposed Regulation Amendments||Notice Date|
|There are no proposed amendments.||June 28, 2016|
|Approved Regulation Amendments||Date|
|Amends the Midwives Regulation to enable midwives in BC to prescribe, compound, dispense and administer certain controlled drugs and substances in certain circumstances.||November 24, 2016
BC Reg 274/2016
|Amends the Midwives Regulation regarding the profession's scope of practice and restricted activities.||April 9, 2009
BC Reg 155/2009
|Re-enacts the Midwives Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.||October 15, 2008
BC Reg 281/2008
|Repeals the Midwives Regulation (BC Reg 103/95), effective October 17, 2008.
Continues the designation of midwifery under the Health Professions Designation Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.
|October 10, 2008
BC Reg 270/2008
|Amends the Midwives Regulation to add one diagnostic test to Schedule 2.||October 10, 2008
BC Reg 270/2008
|Amends the Midwives Regulation to add one diagnostic test to Schedule 2.||October 18, 2007
BC Reg 317/2007
|Amends the Midwives Regulation to add two drugs to Schedule 1, permit additional uses of one drug already listed in schedule 1, and add two diagnostic tests to Schedule 2.||June 21, 2007
BC Reg 211/2007
|Amends Schedule 1 to add two drugs and Schedule 2 to add three diagnostic tests.||July 28, 2005
BC Reg 256/2005
|Amends Schedule 1 of the Midwives Regulation to add one drug.||February 11, 2005
BC Reg 32/2005
|Amends Schedule 1 of the Midwives Regulation to add four drugs and Schedule 2 to add one diagnostic test.||December 12, 2003|
BC Reg 468/2003
|Amends the Midwives Regulation by adding two new reserved acts relating to prescribing and administering drugs and substances and ordering and interpreting screening and diagnostic tests, and adding two Schedules setting out the drugs and substances and tests authorized for midwifery practice.||June 20, 2003
BC Reg 245/2003
|Effective December 31, 1999, section 8 of the Midwives Regulation is amended by striking out "December 31, 1999" and substituting "October 31, 2000".||December 17, 1999
BC Reg 448/99
|Section 8 of the Midwives Regulation is amended by striking out "December 31, 1998" and substituting "December 31, 1999".||December 18, 1998
BC Reg 472/98
|Makes the Midwives Regulation.||March 15, 1995
BC Reg 103/95
|Filed Bylaw Amendments||Date|
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 - Fees for Registration, Renewal, and Examinations.||Filed November 24, 2015
In force January 1, 2016
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing forms 1-6.||Filed January 6, 2015|
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Part V regarding registration, adding Schedule 6 regarding recognized midwifery education programs, and adding Forms 1 to 6.||Filed June 6, 2014
In force June 9, 2014
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 (fees).||Filed December 13,
|Filed December 13, 2013Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 (fees).||Filed December 14, 2012
In force January 14, 2013
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 (fees).||Filed January 10, 2012|
|Amends the bylaws regarding remuneration of board and committee members, composition of committees, the mandate of the quality assurance committee and establishment of a new standards of practice committee, powers of the deputy registrar, and various other matters.||Filed April 14, 2011
In force April 15, 2011
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 (fees).||Filed March 13, 2009|
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 (fees).||October 4, 2007
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 (fees).||March 2, 2006
|Amends the bylaws by adding a new Schedule 5 (costs).||March 2, 2006
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 (fees).||January 18, 2006
|Amends sections 4, 34, 52 and 92 of the bylaws.||December 19, 2005
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 (fees).||November 25, 2005
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule 3 (fees).||June 10, 2005
|Approves a number of amendments regarding the term of appointments and elections and conditional registration requirements.||October 3, 2002
|Amends provisions related to terms of office, payments, and fees (increases the application, registration, renewal, and examination fees).||July 11, 2002
|Effective August 1, 2000, with the exception of section 51.1(3), the bylaws of the College are approved regarding: registration requirements, new provisions for student registrants, record keeping requirements, inter-provincial registration reciprocity and revisions to the Schedule of Drugs and Substances.||July 13, 2000
|Amends the bylaws to increase fees for application, registration/renewal and examination registration fees.||January 28, 1999
|Approves the bylaws of the College.||April 3, 1997
|Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to August 4, 1998.||May 1, 1998
|Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to July 1, 1998.||September 2, 1997
|Designates midwifery as a prescribed health care profession for the purposes of the definition of "practitioner" under the Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act.||August 1, 1997
BC Reg 277/97
|Appoints the first board of the College and orders that the first election of professional members to the board must be held on or before July 1, 1997.||March 15, 1995