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.
The B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness provided funding to create this online course. The goal of the course is to assist applicants to be well-informed, prepared for registration, and are familiar with the governing legislation, regulations and standards. It also aims to enrich applicants’ knowledge of midwifery practice in British Columbia, Canada.
All applicants who have completed the course will have this documented in their BCCNM record.
The Jurisprudence Course 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 and for use as a resource when completing the online jurisprudence course.