Midwifery regulation in Alberta

As of January 2013, registered midwives are governed by the College of Alberta Midwives. In 1994, midwifery was first designated as a health profession under the Alberta Health Disciplines Act. Midwives in Alberta are currently regulated under the Health Disciplines Act and the Midwifery Regulation. Midwives must follow the standards of practice, which are part of the Midwifery Regulation, developed to ensure the safety of expectant mothers and their babies.