College of Midwives of British Columbia

Making a Complaint

The College protects the public interest by ensuring that BC registered midwives practice safely, competently and ethically.

If you have a concern about unprofessional, unsafe or unethical midwifery practice in British Columbia, you have the right to make a complaint to the College and to have it investigated. Although there is no time limit to register a complaint, you should let the CMBC know about your concern as soon as possible.

Please note that the College of Midwives does not have the authority to assess injury or award compensation to a complainant. This is done through the court system.

Making a complaint about a midwife's professional practice is a serious matter. If you have a concern about care provided by a midwife, you may contact the Registrar at the College to first discuss your concerns to decide if you wish to make a complaint. The College may be able to help you to resolve the problem prior to submitting a formal complaint.

A complaint about registered midwifery practice must be made in writing to:

Registrar,
College Of Midwives Of British Columbia
Suite 207, 1682 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4S6


More Information

Timeliness of Inquiry Committee Investigations
Please refer to section 50.55 of the Health Professions Act and section 7 of the Health Professions General Regulation for the prescribed timeliness of Inquiry Committee investigations.

The College cannot process complaints against individuals who are not registered midwives. However, if you have concerns about someone providing midwifery care who is not a registered midwife, please contact the Registrar at registr@cmbc.bc.ca