Skip to main content

Standards & guidelines

Birth Roster reporting requirement removed.

​The Policy on Midwifery Data Submission has been rescinded, effective immediately. Practising midwives are no longer required to track attended births in the Birth Roster. Learn more »
​​Prescribing & testing standards

Standards, limits and conditions for:

Medications and Substances​​​​​  ​​ new 

Ordering and Interpreting Screening and Diagnostic Tests​


Standard Outpatient Laboratory Requisition for Maternity Care (external link)

​Practice standard​s

Standards of Practice

Code of Ethics​

Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, and Anti-Racism ​​ new ​​

Policy on Informed Choice

Policy on Supportive Care​

Policy Statement on Comple​​mentary Therapies​

Policy on Requests for Care Outside Standards

Policy for Required Procedures for Midwife or Client-initiated Termination of Care

Agreement on Planned Place of Birth (form)

Standards for Postpartum Care

Policy on Hospital Privileges

Policy Statement on Planned VBAC

Position Statement on Fatigue Management​


Indications for discussion, consultation and transfer of care​

​Home birth standards

Policy for Home Birth Transport Plan

Home Birth Transport Plan (form)

Required Equipment and Supplies for Home Birth Setting

Planned Place of Birth Handbook

Planned Place of Birth Informed Consent ​ (form)

Policy for Second Birth Attendants

Infection prevention standards

Policy on Infection Prevention and Control​

Guideline for Protection from Blood and Bodily Fluid Exposure

Policy on Registrants Infected with Blood-borne Pathogens​

Records, data & privacy standards

Policy on Medical Records

Personal Information Protection Act Requirements

Guideline for Participating in Social Media

Guideline for Using Electronic Communications to Transmit Client Information

Consent to Use Electronic Communications​ (form)

Clinical practice policies & guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Guideline for Managing the Second Stage of Labour

Guideline for the Use of Water in Labour and Birth

Policy on Reporting a Child in the Need of Protection

Client relations

Policy on Appropriate Client-midwife Relationships​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

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.​