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From time to time, the Council consults on issues relating to midwifery regulation.

Open Consultations

Gazetted fees

The Council invites midwives and stakeholders to comment on proposed adjustments to the Midwifery Council’s fees.

The review has focused on bringing all fees for services to an appropriate level for 2020, funding for new midwifery regulatory initiatives, and ensuring that the Council is sufficiently resourced to continue in all the functions required under the HPCA Act (2003).

You can find the consultation document here.

Your feedback to this consultation will help the Council make its final decision on the proposed changes.

Submissions Due: Wednesday, 20th November 2019


Closed Consultations

Standards for approval of pre-registration midwifery education programmes
The Midwifery Council recently consulted on amendments to the Standards for approval of pre-registration midwifery education programmes and accreditation of tertiary education organisations. Consultation closed on 7 June 2019.

Feedback was received from 14 stakeholders, including the four schools of midwifery, a number of DHBs and some individuals. An analysis of the feedback may be viewed here. Changes being made to the standards are consistent with the Council's rationale for the proposed changes and are aligned with the feedback received. 


Gazetted fees

The Midwifery Council Proposed 2018/19 APC fee consultation closed on 3 January 2018.

The Council recently sought feedback from stakeholders on a proposal to increase the Annual Practising Certificate fee for the first time since December 2006. Feedback was received from 38 stakeholders. An analysis of the consultation feedback and the Council's decision to increase the APC fee for 2018/19 may be downloaded here.

The Midwifery Council (Fees) Notice 2018 has been published in the NZ Gazette on 11 January and takes effect from 8 February 2018.


Recertification Programme Consultation 2016

The Midwifery Council Recertification Programme consultation closed on 7th June 2016