September 14, 2022 – CBC PEI: The organizer in charge of developing a long-awaited midwifery program on Prince Edward Island says regulations are on track to be approved by the end of this year. Melissa Roberts, the program development lead for the province’s midwifery program, says the draft received positive feedback from midwifery bodies such as the Canadian Association of Midwives and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives.
“We’ve worked really hard for a long time on a lot of the pieces, but now I can say that at this stage of the program, there’s a lot more excitement, because you’re actually seeing it come to fruition,” said Roberts.
After years of delays, having MLAs approve the regulations would be a significant achievement for both advocacy groups and families who have been calling on the province to add midwifery services to its health-care offerings.
Roberts said the draft regulations being sent to the legislature cover the full scope of what midwives can do.
Read the full CBC PEI story by Mikee Mutuc here