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Board Of Nursing Regulate Certified Midwives

Concerning the regulation of certified midwives by the state board of nursing, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Starting July 1, 2024, the bill authorizes individuals who have a midwife certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board, pay the required fee, and submit to a criminal history record check to obtain a license from the state board of nursing (board) to practice as a certified midwife in the state. A certified midwife licensed by the board may apply for and obtain provisional and full prescriptive authority upon satisfying the requirements specified in the bill. Certified midwives are subject to regulation by the board to the same extent that the board regulates the practice of nursing, including grounds for discipline and disciplinary actions. Effective July 1, 2024, the bill adds a member to the state board of nursing who is a certified midwife or an advanced practice registered nurse who is a certified nurse midwife.The bill appropriates $15,393 from the general fund to the department of public health and environment for use by the health facilities and emergency medical services division for administration and operations necessitated by the bill.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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