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House Bill 1135

House Bill 1135

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1135 (Updated April 26, 2013 11:47 am - DI 77)

Midwives. Requires the local health officer to make a permanent record of the person in attendance at a birth and the location of the birth. Includes complications resulting from a home delivery in the definition of "birth problems" for purposes of the birth problems registry. Requires the state department of health to adopt rules to establish reporting requirements regarding birth problems for home deliveries. Establishes the midwifery committee to provide information and recommendations to the medical licensing board (board) concerning the practice of midwifery by a certified direct entry midwife (CDEM). Provides requirements that an applicant must meet before the board may issue a certificate for a CDEM. Provides for the issuance of certificates beginning January 1, 2014, and sets qualifications. Requires the board to: (1) establish continuing education requirements; (2) develop peer review procedures; and (3) adopt certain rules concerning the competent practice of a CDEM. Requires a physician to examine a client of a CDEM at least one time during the client's first trimester and one time during the client's third trimester. Requires a CDEM to collaborate with a physician. Allows a CDEM to administer certain prescription drugs only under a physician's protocol or order. Establishes a Class D felony for practicing midwifery without a certificate. Adds culpability standards to the crimes of practicing medicine or osteopathic medicine and acting as a physician assistant without a license. Requires certain information to be reported to the health finance commission. Makes technical and conforming changes.
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