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Jurisprudence is a legal term that refers to the study or knowledge of law. Midwifery jurisprudence is law that relates specifically to midwife practice.  All midwives should be familiar with the laws and legislation that affect their practice. The following resources provide an overview of midwifery jurisprudence in British Columbia.

Exam registration fee $300. The fee must be submitted to BCCNM by the set deadline date included in your exam registration package in order to write the exam. ​

 BC Jurisprudence Handbook

The Jurisprudence Handbook provides essential information on the legal and ethical framework of midwifery practice in B.C. It serves as a resource for individuals seeking initial midwifery registration in BC to assist with self-orientation.​

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We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​