The CMA stands with all BIPOC women, men, children and 2SLGBTQ+ people in their outrage of the dehumanizing racism and discrimination that is entrenched in our society. We acknowledge that racism and other forms of discrimination are a systemic as well as an individual problem that inflicts profound emotional, physical, and psychological injury on our BIPOC communities and individuals. The CMA is committed to examining our role in this system and to educating ourselves and our members about dismantling individual biases, and deconstructing racist and discriminatory beliefs, assumptions, and practices. The road ahead is long, and mistakes will be made, however we firmly believe in the importance of equity for all people and are committed to action. Respectfully submitted from the Staff and Council of the College of Midwives of Alberta.
The College of Midwives of Alberta is the governing and regulatory body that oversees the registration and practice of midwifery throughout the province of Alberta.
To All Midwifery Group Practice Leads,
As the Relaunch Alberta plan unfolds, Alberta Health is setting out guidelines for those health professionals who are dealing directly with the public and their clients.Please also refer to the email sent out to you by CMA on May 4/20 around Relaunch.
Salute and Congratulations to all Registered Midwives in Alberta, as we honor you in this year of the Midwife and the Nurse! Special wishes go out to each and every Registered Midwife for Tuesday, May 5, 2020, as we celebrate International Day of the Midwife! You are a small but mighty force in maternity care in this province. Your clients and families benefit from your primary care - Council and Staff at CMA.
This letter to you highlights the public mandate of the CMA: importance of client choice in these unprecedented times. In addition, both NRP and FHS are addressed, by way of staying current in those two areas.
The CMA continues to monitor the pandemic situation carefully and make adjustments as appropriate. As clients of midwifery services, you will remain as safe as possible because the CMA regulates the midwifery profession and supports Registered Midwives in all situations. For clients, please make sure that you review the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics contained on this website, so that you know what Registered Midwives do to provide high quality care.
Protect Yourselves and Others: We all own the responsibility of decreasing the spread of this virus.
This Tuesday, March 31, 2020 marked the first office day in which our CMA staff are working remotely. CMA is taking these steps to ensure the well-being of our employees, Council, Committees and the community. This decision is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a matter of public health. For the near future, the CMA office will be virtual, with fully functioning services, and continued communication through phone, email, electronic files and everything else needed for a seamless transition to our remote environment. The CMA expects to operate well this way, continuing to meet the mandate of public protection.
What This Means for our Daily Interactions:
Who to contact:
For registration inquiries, including initial registration, the status of your application, renewal, NRP, CPR, ESW, public register and letters of professional conduct and in good standing: email@example.com or (403) 474-3999
For inquiries relating to complaints, reports or unauthorized practice and general information about complaints, discipline or the dispute process: firstname.lastname@example.org
For inquiries relating to professional practice advice: email@example.comWe ask for your understanding as we work through this unprecedented time together. We will communicate any changes via our website and provide any new information as soon as it develops.
The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt by our community. Through this important time, we kindly ask that our registrants, guests, suppliers and contractors follow provincial health service recommendations to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of our staff, members and the public.
The CMA is working closely with Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, as well as with Alberta Association of Midwives, to provide the latest information to our members and to the public. We continue to monitor reports and recommendations from all health authorities and relevant sources.
The current status of COVID-19 in Alberta is reported on the Alberta Government website. Guidelines for COVID-19 can also be found on the Alberta Health Services website. All available communication will be posted here.
The CMA is committed to protecting both our clients and members in the best possible way. We would like to thank registered midwives for supporting their clients in this challenging time. Your effort and commitment to ensure a safe practice to clients do not go unnoticed.
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