We've pulled together some of the relevant reports from the last few years.
These papers have been produced by the Federal and Provincial Governments.
There have been four government reports pertaining to midwifery and reproductive care in the last few years. We've listed them most recent first.
Download the report. Released June 2005.
Released May 2003, this report includes recommendations for the implementation of midwifery. Copies should still be available from the Nova Scotia Department of Health, but it is available on their website (.pdf format) at Primary Health Care Renewal: Action for Healthier Nova Scotians
And then there's the Romanow report: Building on Values: the Future of Health Care in Canada, November 2002.
June 1999, the Interdisciplinary Working Group on Midwifery Regulation
in Nova Scotia tabled its report entitled Recommendations for the Regulation
and Implementation of Midwifery in Nova Scotia
The relevent links on the Department of Health site are now defunct, (except for the press release).
In March 1997, The Reproductive Care Program for Nova Scotia released a report entitled
The Potential for Midwifery in Nova Scotia:
A Review by The Reproductive Care Program for Nova Scotia
on behalf of The Nova Scotia Department of Health.
The Midwifery Coalition has written a response that discusses the needs identified in the focus groups showing how midwifery could address those needs.