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Position statement: Joint statement from the College and the College of Midwives of Ontario

CPSO and CMO Statement on Interprofessional Collaboration

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) and the College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO) are committed to interprofessional collaboration. This commitment is made in order to support their members in meeting the primary maternity care needs of Ontario’s women and families.

Both the CPSO and CMO recognize the value of collaboration at the regulatory level to coordinate and plan for the future of maternity care service delivery in the province. We are further committed to supporting our members in fostering collaborative relationships that are built on trust and mutual respect for each other’s role in the provision of care to pregnant women and infants.

The CPSO and CMO will regularly consult with one another regarding health system issues that could impact the provision of maternity care services and commit to an open and collegial working relationship that places the safety of Ontario’s women and families at the forefront.

The CPSO and CMO look forward to working together in the interests of the people of Ontario.

Approved by Council June 2010