From time to time, the Council consults on issues relating to midwifery regulation.

Here, you will find information on open and recently closed consultations, along with a summary of each, and related documents for downloading, found to your right.

Open Consultations

There are no consultations currently open.


Closed Consultations

Consultation on 2021-2022 Fees for midwives

The Midwifery Council is seeking feedback from practitioners and stakeholders on proposed APC fees for midwives. Details are set out in the consultation document found in the downloadable resources to the right.
A Council meeting to discuss submissions and to make a decision will be held in early January 2021; once a decision has been made by the Council, the 2021/22 APC fee will be published in the New Zealand Gazette.


Submission process

Submissions can be sent by email or by post to:

Midwifery Council
PO Box 9644
Marion Square

Your submissions must be received by the Council by 5pm on 8th January 2021.

If you have any questions about this consultation, you can contact the Council by email or by phone 04 499 5040.

Naming Policy consultation closed on 15 January 2020.

The Council recently consulted on a draft Naming Policy, which was required to be developed as a result of the April 2019 amendments to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA). Following this round of consultation, the feedback from the maternity sector and other stakeholders will be considered, and the draft policy may be further revised prior to being finalised at the next Council meeting. The policy is required to be in place by 11 April 2020.