Information about midwife-related complaints is confidential unless sent to a formal disciplinary hearing. Under the Health Professions Act(HPA), the Registrar:

  • Must release certain information when a midwife’s practice permit is 1) revoked, 2) suspended, or 3) restricted with conditions.
  • Must publish any decision made by a hearing tribunal, council or court of unprofessional conduct based in whole or in part on sexual abuse or sexual misconduct.
  • Can publish or distribute information about any discipline hearing not held in private to ensure transparency and accountability to the public.



The CMA publishes a brief description of resolutions regarding complaints of unprofessional conduct by midwives. This may include a variety of formats as well as the sanctions ordered by a Hearing Tribunal.  Publication is not intended to provide comprehensive information but rather to provide the opportunity for
 learning and understanding by both members and the public. 
For more information contact the CMA office.

Alternate Resolutions

Agreements and Undertakings

April 5, 2019: signed decision of hearing:

1) A hearing panel accepted an agreement and undertaking to findings of professional misconduct against a Registered Midwife who failed to meet the Standard expected to complete data collection, recording and reporting, and failure to document the physical exam which they undertook in response to the client's complaint of postpartum pain.  This RM also breached the Standard of Care expected to determine the underlying cause of significant and worsening pain, and to refer the client for additional medical care for further assessment.  The hearing panel issued a formal reprimand and directed the RM to complete an evidence-based literature review, with a best-practice conclusion, on recognition and assessment of pain for postpartum clients.  In addition, this RM must repeat ESW within one year, successfully complete a CMA- selected Principles of Documentation course within six months, and complete documentation on three postpartum clients through days 1,3,5.  Further requirements may be imposed if the results of submissions are not found to be adequate according to the CMA policy on record keeping and documentation.  There is also a cost award attached to this sanction, related to completion of the educational requirements, and for partial reimbursement of the hearing panel costs in the amount of $1000. 

2) A hearing panel accepts an agreement and undertaking to findings of professional misconduct against a Registered Midwife as second birth attendant, who failed to meet the Standard expected related to documentation and charting.  The hearing panel issued a formal reprimand and directed the RM to successfully complete a CMA-selected Principles of Documentation course within six months, and complete documentation on three postpartum clients for the immediate postpartum period (from birth of the baby until either discharged from hospital or six hours after birth).  Further requirements may be imposed if the results of submissions are not found to be adequate, according to the CMA policy on record keeping and documentation.  There is also a cost award attached to this sanction, related to completion of the educational requirements, and for partial reimbursement of the hearing panel costs in the amount of $500.

Publications ordered by Hearing Tribunals

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