Whānuitanga o Te Mahi | Scope of Practice
Te Tatau o te Whare Kahu, the Midwifery Council is required under the HPCA Act 2003 to prescribe the Scope of Practice of a midwife. The Scope of Practice statement provides the broad boundaries of practice across the profession. It is not specific to an individual, however, all care provided by midwives must sit within it.
The revised Scope of Practice statement, presented below for your feedback, positions midwifery practice to meet the contemporary needs of whānau across Aotearoa New Zealand. It is deliberate in honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi [i]
in that it upholds Tangata Whenua [ii]
and Tangata Tiriti [iii]
as equal partners.