Section: Professional Practice
Subject: Member Audit
Distribution: All Employees & Members
Section Number: IV
Issued: October 2015
Revised: February 2019
Approved: Transitional Council June 2012, April 2019
INTRODUCTION & PURPOSE
Conducting random audits is one way to ensure public safety and members’ compliance with meeting licensure renewal requirements.
- The practice of one (1) registered midwife is randomly selected for audit annually.
- No one individual will be randomly audited more than once every three (3) years.
- The random selection process will include only those registered midwives who:
- There is an expectation of member compliance within 90 days.
- Have been providing client care for a minimum of three (3) years in Saskatchewan
- Have not been the subject of a random practice audit in the previous three (3) years
- Are not currently the subject of an investigation by the SCM
- Are not currently referred to Discipline
5. The audit shall be conducted by the SCM Registrar.
The audit process shall include a request for evidence to support the member’s claim of compliance with:
Continuing competence requirements:
- Continuing Education and Professional Development ▪ Peer Case Review
- Reflective Practice
- Quality of Care Evaluation
- Eligibility to Maintain Licensure
Acceptable evidence provided to the SCM by the member may include, but is not limited to:
- Documentation pertaining to attendance at Continuing Education and Professional Development session/events
- Professional Development Logs
- Peer Case Review Attendance Records
- Reflective Practice Forms
- Documentation related to changes in practice based on Quality of Care Evaluation
- Official documentation identifying the client care as it relates to required numbers of births, place of births, continuity of care and newborn examinations.
- The registered midwife shall be audited for compliance during the three (3) year period immediately preceding the date of the audit.