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Temporary (emergency) Registration Available

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMBC has made Temporary (emergency) registration available to Non-practising registrants, former registrants and practising midwives in other Canadian jurisdictions.

In accordance with section 53 of the CMBC bylaws:

  • Temporary (emergency) registration is solely for the purpose of providing assistance during an emergency situation declared by the CMBC Registrar.
  • A Temporary (emergency) registrant must not attend a birth as the principal midwife, or as a second midwife, unless the registrant holds current certificates in neonatal resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency skills.
  • Temporary (emergency) registration may be granted for a period of up to 90 days and renewed for one or more additional periods of up to 90 days if the Registrar’s declaration of the emergency situation continues to be in effect.

Temporary (emergency) registration will be granted to individuals who meet the criteria outlined below.

Current Non-practising registrant

  • is in good standing
  • meets current clinical experience requirement

Former registrant

  • was in good standing before unregistered
  • meets current clinical experience requirement

Practising midwife in other Canadian jurisdictions

  • is in good standing in the jurisdiction(s) where they are registered
  • has no practice restrictions, limitations or conditions

All applicants must have a criminal record check within the past five years and professional liability insurance coverage, arranged through the Midwives Association of BC, for registration.

How to Apply

If you meet the criteria and would like to apply for Temporary (emergency) registration, please click below to access the application form, complete it and submit it to CMBC by fax or email for processing.

All fees including application and registration will be waived as long as applicants are able to describe the need identified in their community/area of practice with regards to the pandemic crisis and how their return to practice will help meet that need.

The application form can be found here.

Questions

Please email dep.registrar@cmbc.bc.ca or qa@cmbc.bc.ca for any questions on Temporary (emergency) registration and the process.

CMBC is conducting business remotely due to COVID-19

CMBC is currently conducting business remotely due to the COVID-19 threat of community spread. The College has systems in place to ensure our business will not be interrupted, staff are working remotely and all CMBC operations and services are running as normal. Should you have any questions or require immediate assistance, please contact us either by email or by phone. For a full list of staff details, visit: https://www.cmbc.bc.ca/contact/

Government posts regulations in support of amalgamation with BC College of Nursing Professionals

The College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) and the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) are very pleased to report that government has posted the regulation changes supporting the amalgamation of our two colleges.

Included among the amendments is the proposed name of the new college: the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. Government has also accepted our proposed amalgamation date of September 1, 2020.

We’re very pleased that government has moved quickly to post these amendments, especially considering the considerable demands being made on the Ministry of Health with regard to COVID-19. This is a strong endorsement that our proposed amalgamation is well aligned with their vision for modernizing health profession regulation.

Visit the government’s professional regulation page to share your feedback (please note: you can find the announcement near the end of the page).