Day: November 20, 2015

Principles for Model U.S. Midwifery Legislation & Regulation

The purpose of this consensus document is to foster communication and collaboration for future efforts in the development of U.S. midwifery legislation and regulation. The goal is to promote regulatory mechanisms that protect the public by ensuring that competent midwives provide high quality midwifery care. Midwifery is a profession that is autonomous, separate, and distinct from nursing and medicine. Only midwives can exercise the full scope of midwifery practice and provide all the competencies within this scope. This document outlines the principles of model midwifery legislation to support and regulate practice. These principles address state authority to regulate, register, and

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