Open to inspection and improvement—always

Having set the operational standards for the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (OBWC), the College of Midwives of Ontario now regulates the facility in accordance with the province’s Independent Health Facilities Act. The College will inspect and assess the OBWC three times between 2013 and 2015 based on methods the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has used for the past twenty years.

At the same time, Ontario’s Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) will also evaluate the OBWC and its sister facility in Toronto, soliciting input from women, midwives and members of the medical community.