Scope of Practice for Midwives in Australia

This statement articulates the midwifery scope of practice in the Australian context as defined by the ICM

"Scope of practice" is defined as roles, functions, responsibilities and activities that a midwife is educated and competent to carry out; has beneficial outcomes for woman and baby; is accepted as contemporary midwifery practice by the profession; and meets legislative requirements, professional standards or evidence, and local or organisational policy.