The COUNCIL FOR NURSES AND MIDWIVES, Malta (CNM) regulates the Nursing and Midwifery Professions in Malta. Its function is defined in the Health Care Professions Act 2003. The Council is responsible for the upholding of high professional and educational standards for both professions. CNM published the Code of Ethics for Midwives and Nurses in 1997 however this document was replaced by Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives and the Professional Boundaries for Nurses and Midwives in 2019.
The Council is committed towards the attainment of excellence in the delivery of profession care by encouraging continuing professional development amongst its registrants.
One of the main functions of the CNM is to regulate the entry to and exit from a register of both nurses and midwives and that the training received is in line with EU Directive 2005/36. Nurses and Midwives can now apply for registration, renewal of registration, verification certificates and update the information the Council holds about them using a user-friendly gateway.