Ngā kōrerorero tahi onāianei, Consultations

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

Midwifery-Led Abortion Care

The Midwifery Council would value your feedback on its proposal to regulate Midwifery-Led Abortion Care as an additional scope of practice for midwives. The consultation closes on Friday 19th November 2021 at 5pm. We look forward to receiving your comments. 

Recertification Programme for Midwives

The Council would value your feedback on our proposed changes to the Recertification Programme for the period 01 April 2022 – 31 March 2023. The Consultation closes on Monday 15 November 2021 at 5pm. We look forward to receiving your comments.


Closed Consultations

Consultation on 2021-2022 Fees for midwives closed on 08 January 2021

The Midwifery Council sought feedback from practitioners and stakeholders on proposed APC fees for midwives. Details were 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 was held in early January 2021; once a decision was made by the Council, the 2021/22 APC fee was published in the New Zealand Gazette. 

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.