The CMBC REGISTER confirms the registration of a midwife including information on registration, practice, hospital privileges and specialized certification.
To search for midwives by community, please visit the website of the Midwives Association of BC.
As on April 1, 2020, there are 399 registered midwives in British Columbia, of which 310 are practicing and 89 non-practicing registrants:
- General registrant: 295
- Temporary (limited scope) registrant: 5
- Temporary (emergency) registrant: 7
- Conditional (return to practice) registrant: 1
- Conditional (remedial): 2
- Non-practising registrant: 89
General registrants meet all the conditions and requirements to practice in the full scope of midwifery in British Columbia.
Temporary registrants qualify for general registration and practice in the full scope of midwifery in British Columbia, but may wish to practice for a short period as a locum midwife. Graduates from a CMBC recognized midwifery education program may also be granted temporary registration while awaiting the results of the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination.
Temporary (limited scope) registrants may provide only antepartum and/or postpartum care. They may also provide intrapartum care as a second midwife only if they hold current certificates in neonatal resuscitation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Temporary (emergency) registrants solely provide assistance during an emergency situation declared by the CMBC Registrar. They 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.
Conditional or Conditional (return to practice) registrants do not meet all the conditions or requirements for General registration but in the opinion of the Registration Committee are likely to meet the applicable requirements by completing educational upgrading courses or a period of supervised practice during a monitored and specific time period.
Conditional (remedial) registrants either have had their registration suspended under the BC Health Professions Act or limits or conditions imposed on their practice of midwifery under the Act. An example of a limit might be to not provide intrapartum care. An example of a condition might be to only practice under supervision.
Non-practising registrants must not practice midwifery or any restricted activities in British Columbia.