Access to our regulations, legislation and resources.


A midwife is a primary health care provider and a regulated health professional. Membership with the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia College comes with professional responsibilities, which are set out in the Midwifery Act, and in other provincial legislation and regulations. We also create  policies and standards of practice that govern midwifery.

Legislation & Regulations

The role of the College, its authority and powers are set out in the the Midwifery Act, and the Council’s regulations.

Policy & Standards

Standards and policies are approved by the council to guide the professional knowledge, skills and judgment needed to practise midwifery safely in Nova Scotia.


The Midwifery Act authorizes the Council’s Board to make by-laws relating to administrative duties of the Council. The Council’s by-laws are the rules that govern how the College operates.


The midwifery education program is a four‑year baccalaureate program. There are currently seven midwifery education programs available in Canada.


In order to practice midwifery in the process of Nova Scotia, you must be registered with the Council.

Annual Reports

Access our yearly reports of activities and initiatives.

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