Ordre des sage-femmes du Québec

Board of Directors and Committees

Board of Directors

The OSFQ is held accountable by the Minister responsible for the application of professional legislation with respect to compliance with the law and professional midwifery practice. The OSFQ is also a member of the Office des professions responsible for ensuring that professional associations fulfill their mission of protecting the public.

The Professional Code defines the structure of professional associations.

Each professional association is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for running the association, enforcing acts and regulations and controlling the exclusive practice of midwifery.

The Board of Directors is made up of six officers elected by the members and two administrators nominated by the Office des professions. The mandate of an administrator is four years.

The OSFQ held elections in April 2015.


Members of the Board of Directors, OSFQ 2015-2016:


Marie-Ève St-Laurent,


Midwife


Presidente


Julie Pelletier,


Midwife


Vice-presidente


Annie Bronsard,


Midwife


Marie-Paule Lanthier,


Midwife


Administrator


Déborah Lavaill,


Midwife


Administrator


Céline Lemay,


Midwife


Administrator


Julie Coulombe Godbout,


Administrator nominated by the Office des professions


Pierre Brazé,


Administrator nominated by the Office des professions


Committees


Professional inspection committee


Mandate

The purpose of professional inspection is to ensure the competence of members and the quality of their work. It improves the profession by identifying problems to correct in the exercise by members of their profession.

At the request of the Board of Directors, the syndic, a member, of the public or on its own initiative, the Professional Inspection Committee may proceed with an individual inspection of a member’s professional proficiency.


Members


Saïda Hamzaoui,


Midwife


presidente


Isabelle Gascon,


Midwife


Geneviève Bélanger,


Midwife


Marie-Andrée Morisset,


Midwife


Inspectors


Mejda Shaiek,


Midwife


Andréanne Boucher,


Midwife


Marika Paré,


Midwife


Sinclair Harris,


Midwife


Parvin Makhzani,


Midwife


Board of syndics


Mandate

Pursuant to section 122 of the Professional Code, each professional association has an office of the syndic. The mandate of the office is to investigate complaints brought to its attention.


What is a syndic?

The syndic is a midwife nominated by the Order’s Board of Directors to respond to requests for investigation received by the Order.

The syndic launches an investigation upon receipt of information indicating that a midwife has committed an offense under the Professional Code or the Midwives Act and its regulations. On his/her own initiative or at the request from the Board of Directors, the syndic can file a formal complaint with the Disciplinary Council for any justifiable complaint against a midwife.


Members


Anne Goubayon,


Midwife


syndic member

You may send your request for an investigation along with written proof, where necessary, to the following address:

Bureau de la Syndique
4126, rue Saint-Denis, bureau 300
Montréal (Québec) H2W 2M5

syndic@osfq.org


Disciplinary council


Mandate

The Disciplinary Council is informed of all formal complaints filed against a professional who has committed an offence within the meaning of the Professional Code, the Midwifes Act and the Code of ethics or regulations adopted under these laws.

When a formal complaint is filed with the Disciplinary Council, particularly by the Board of Syndics, the Disciplinary Council holds a hearing.

The Council is made up of three midwives nominated by the Board of Directors of the OSFQ and a president designated by the government, the nominations concern practising attorneys with at least ten years of experience at the Barreau du Québec.


Members


Me Réjean Blais,


Lawyer


president


Sylvie Lavallée,


Lawyer


secretary


Tobbi-Lynn Bayarova,


Midwife


Katie Drolet,


Midwife


Josée Lafrance,


Midwife


Françoise Dufresne,


Midwife

Decisions made by the Disciplinary Council since January 1st, 2008 are available free of charge on the CanLII website.


Review committee


Mandate

Pursuant to section 123.3 of the Professional Code and at the request of a person who has asked the syndic for an investigation, the Review Committee is mandated to provide a notice relative to the decision, by the syndic, to not make a formal complaint against a member of OSFQ before the Disciplinary Council. The committee is made up of three midwives and a representative of the public.


Members


Marleen Dehertog,


Midwife


Marie-Andrée Martineau,


Midwife


Huguette Picard,


Public representative


Raymonde Gagnon,


Midwife


Surveillance of illegal practice


Mandate

The OSFQ has established a Professional Inspection Committee to investigate reports of illegal practice concerning individuals who are not members of the Order who use the title of midwife, a title or initials that could lead someone to believe that they are a midwife, or who practise a professional activity reserved for members of the OSFQ.


Members


Cynthia Plourde,


Midwife


Johanne Royer,


Midwife

You will find all court decisions and penalties at Cour du Québec.


Professional Development Committee


Mandate

To identify continuing education needs among members of the OSFQ.

To make recommendations to the Board of Directors on choices concerning effective management of continuing education for midwives: professional standard, regulation, policy or guideline.

To prepare a document and present it for approval to the Board of Directors:

      • type of continuing education activities recognized for midwives

      • methods

    • implementation

    • follow-up methods and support from the OSFQ

To make recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning the accreditation of selected training by the Committee.

To collaborate with other OSFQ committees dealing with continuing education, like the Professional Inspection Committee.

To inform the Board of Directors of all relevant information and carry out any task entrusted to the Committee by the Board of Directors.

To write an annual report on the Committee’s activities.


Members


Sinclair Harris,


Midwife


Rachida Amrane,


Midwife


Geneviève Bélanger,


Midwife


Mongia Saïd,


Midwife


Laurence Gauthier Boudreau,


Midwife


Committee on training of midwives


Mandate

The Committee is consultative in nature and mandated to examine questions concerning the quality of midwife training, in consideration of the respective and complementary abilities of the OSFQ, university education institutions and the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.

For more information, refer to the Regulation respecting the training committee of the midwives.


Members


Marie-Eve St-Laurent,


Midwife


president of the OSFQ


Johanne Savoie,


Midwife


OSFQ representative


Lucie Hamelin,


CRÉPUQ representative


Raymonde Gagnon,


Midwife


Crépuq représentative


Maryse Champagne,


Representative designated by MEESR


Admission


Mandate

In accordance with the Regulation respecting standards for equivalence of diplomas and training for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des sages-femmes du Québec (L.R.Q.,c. C-26,a. 93,part.c and c.1), the Committee must:

      • Analyze and study the files of midwives trained outside Quebec (In Canada: reciprocal agreement) seeking to have their diploma recognized or training acknowledged to obtain an OSFQ license.

      • Analyze and study the files of French candidates, taking into account the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).

      • Present recommendations based on the requirements (internship and/or training) concerning candidates to the Board of Directors of the OSFQ.


Members


Marie-Paule Lanthier,


Midwife


elected by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS to be their representative


Lucie Hamelin,


Midwife


elected by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS to be their representative


Saïda Hamzaoui,


Midwife


Sinclair Harris,


Midwife


Parvin Makhzani,


Midwife


Sarah Kelly,


Midwife


Morbidity and perinatal mortality study and investigation committee


Mandat

 


Members


Johanne Gagnon,


Midwife


Caroline Paquet,


Midwife


Marie-Hélène Théberge,


Midwife


Manon Lachapelle,


Midwife