Standards, Limits and Conditions for Prescribing, Ordering and Administering Hormonal Contraceptives

Revised: September 26, 2016

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The following are the standards for midwives to independently prescribe, order and administer hormonal contraceptives in the community, hospital or other sites of midwifery practice for clients in care, as designated under specialized practice certification. Midwives without Specialized Practice Certification in Hormonal Contraceptive Therapy are required to refer their clients to an appropriate health care practitioner for treatment.

Standards, Limits and Conditions for Prescribing, Ordering and Administering Hormonal Contraceptives in Midwifery Practice

The standards below provide midwifery indications, routes of administration and upper dosage limits where appropriate, adverse effects and contraindications for the use of contraceptives approved for use in midwifery practice for midwives with specialized practice certification. Midwives may only prescribe, order or administer the following contraceptives within the standards set out in this document and to a client under their professional care where the contraceptive is required for the purposes outlined below.

The following are the standards for midwives, certified in hormonal contraception, to independently prescribe, order and administer hormonal contraceptives in the community, hospital or other sites of midwifery practice for clients in care, as designated under specialized practice certification.

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