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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Midwives. Establishes the midwifery board (board). Sets qualifications for a certified direct entry midwife (CDEM). Requires the board to: (1) establish continuing education requirements; (2) develop peer review procedures; and (3) adopt rules concerning the competent practice of CDEMs. Establishes penalties for practicing midwifery without a license. Adds culpability standards to the crimes of practicing medicine or osteopathic medicine and acting as a physician assistant without a license. Allows CDEMs to administer certain prescription drugs. Allows certain individuals to act under the supervision of a CDEM. Repeals the definition of "midwife" in the medical malpractice law, and adds a definition of "certified nurse midwife". Makes conforming changes.