Ontario Connecting People to More Care from Midwives

Our government is making it easier and more convenient for patients to connect to care by expanding the list of drugs that midwives can prescribe and administer for the first time since 2010.

This expansion includes additional routine vaccinations, treatment for nausea, vomiting and acid reflux, labour management, birth control and management of labour pain in a hospital setting.

By making changes to allow midwives to provide more care through additional treatments and more vaccines, we are connecting more people to convenient care, while reducing the need for referrals to other providers.

As part of our Your Health plan, our government is making it easier for highly skilled health-care professionals, including midwives, to work to the full extent of their training and expertise to connect people to more convenient care.