2013 Regular Session



Health - Certified Nurse-Midwives and Freestanding Birthing Centers - Certificate of Need and Practice Privileges

Sponsored by:

Senator Montgomery


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Exempting freestanding birthing centers from the requirement to have a certificate of need to operate; requiring nurse-midwives who are employed by hospitals to meet specified credentialing requirements; authorizing certified nurse-midwives to be granted admission privileges at hospitals; prohibiting the State Board of Nursing from requiring certified nurse-midwives to have written practice protocols for specified purposes with physicians; requiring the Board to post and make available specified information; etc.
Analysis:Not available at this time
All Sponsors:Senators Montgomery, Benson, Colburn, Middleton, and Young
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):Health Occupations
Public Health
Health Care Facilities and Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Clinics
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Electronic Government
Health Care Facilities -see also- Clinics; Hospices; etc
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Health Planning and Cost Review
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Public Information
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Statutes:Article - Health - General
(19-125, 19-319, 19-3B-01, 19-125.1)
Article - Health Occupations
(8-602, 8-604)

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October 24, 2017 1:09 P.M.