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Public Hearing | Midwifery I Midwifery Joint Committee Permanent Rules

Jul 9, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In accordance with § 150B-21.1(a)(2), the Midwifery Joint Committee (MJC) submits proposed Chapter 33 permanent rules addressing “the effective date of a recent act of the General Assembly or the United States Congress”. On May 16, 2023, Senate Bill 20/Session Law 2023-14 Care for Women, Children and Families Act was enacted. Subsequently, Senate Bill 389 Technical Changes to the Midwifery Statutes was enacted, granting authority to the MJC to adopt, amend, and repeal rules necessary to administer the provisions of the Article. Legislation directed the MJC to adopt rules to address the Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) approval to practice independently and in transition to independent practice. These rules include working under a collaborative provider agreement, prescribing authority, and rules governing planned births outside of hospital settings attended by CNMs. Portions of this law became effective October 1, 2023. Temporary rules were adopted by the MJC to protect the health and safety of the public, clarify the MJC’s requirements for midwifery practice and meet the legislature’s charge to promulgate rules to carry out this Law. Permanent rules are proposed for adoption to replace the current temporary rules. 

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Last Changed: 4-June-2024