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2019 Holiday Closure

CMBC’s office will be closed to the public for the holidays from Monday, December 23, 2019 to Friday, December 27, 2019. We will be available by email on December 23, 24 and the 27 for urgent inquiries. Please contact registrar@cmbc.bc.ca if you have a pressing concern during this time. The office will reopen on Monday, December 30, 2019. Please note we will be closed again on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. We will reopen as of Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Due to our office holiday closure, registration related processing including payments with effective dates in December 2019 or January 1, 2020 must be submitted by Friday, December 20 at noon for processing.

CMBC welcomes government’s proposed reforms to regulatory framework; announces amalgamation with BC College of Nursing Professionals.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Health outlined a bold proposal for modernizing B.C.’s health regulatory framework. This proposal came in response to recommendations made by Harry Cayton in his report, An Inquiry into the College of Dental Surgeons and the Health Professions Act, which was released in April 2019.

We welcome today’s announcement; government’s bold and innovative proposal to overhaul health profession regulation puts the focus exactly where it should be: on protecting the public.

We were especially pleased to see government’s move to reduce the number of regulatory colleges. Earlier this year, we entered into discussions with the BC College of Nursing Professionals to consider amalgamating into a single regulator. With the express approval of the boards and leadership of both colleges, we submitted a letter of intent to the Ministry of Health on September 30, 2019.

We were encouraged to receive support to move forward with this work. Seeing that it is part of government’s broader streamlining efforts is further validation that our proposed amalgamation with the BC College of Nursing Professionals makes sense for registrants, staff and the public.

We commend the Steering Committee for their foresight and leadership, and for their work to depoliticize health profession regulation in the public interest. We look forward to participating in government’s consultation process, and we are committed to working together to bring their vision to life.

August 2019 Newsletter Published

CMBC has published our August 2019 newsletter! Please click here to read. Highlights include:

  • Curious about the future of Health Regulation in BC? Check out pages 1 & 2 for an update from CMBC.
  • For Registration Renewal tips and to find out more about the process go to page 8.
  • See page 9 for an at a glace update from CMBC’s Quality Assurance Team.

April 2019 Newsletter Published

Please click here to read CMBC’s April 2019 newsletter.

  • Do you have questions about New Registrants and Mentorship? Many of your questions are answered in the case study on page 2.
  • Curious about the quality of Newborn Bloodspot Screening midwives have been collection at home? Lean the facts on page 6.
  • Have you heard that Inquiry Program Manager, Heidi, gave birth to a little girl? Meet her on page 3.

In this edition you will find answers to the above as well as information on home birth record submissions, fetal health surveillance certification, the online birth rosters, CMBC staff update and more! 

CMBC’s New Address and New Phone Number

CMBC is pleased to announce that we will be moving in with other health regulators effective November 26, 2018. Located at 200 Granville Street in Vancouver, this new space is home to the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals, Chiropractors, Opticians, and Dental Technicians, as well, several other health regulators are scheduled to move in over the next year.

This decision allows CMBC to achieve greater economies of scale by sharing space, resources, and infrastructure with other like-minded health regulatory colleges.  This location is centrally located in Downtown Vancouver close to Waterfront Station, making for easy access by transit. More importantly, this alignment with other colleges strengthens our commitment to public protection.

Contact information for the registrar’s office will remain the same, registrar@cmbc.bc.ca.

New Mailing Address
College of Midwives of BC, 900-200 Granville Street, Vancouver BC, V6C 1S4

New Phone Number
604-742-6558