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Midwifery Proposed Rule Amendments

Proposed Rule Amendments

On November 19, 2019, the Midwifery Joint Committee approved proposed amendments to Chapter 33 Midwifery Joint Committee. A public hearing will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the North Carolina Board of Nursing office located at 4516 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Persons may submit objections or public comment related to this rule by contacting:

  • Angela Ellis, APA Coordinator, Midwifery Joint Committee
    North Carolina Board of Nursing
    P.O. Box 2129
    Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
  • : (919) 781-9461
  • Public Comment - Midwifery

Public comment period ends on February 14, 2020.

“Public comment” is defined by § 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to § 150B-21.3A(c)(2) , in order for the Rules Review Commission to determine whether the public comment has merit, the public comment must address the specific substance of the rule and address any of the standards of Commission review, as set forth in § 150B-21.9(a) .

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review: If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with § 150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in § 150B-21.3(b1) . The Commission will receive written objections until 5:00 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, call a Commission staff attorney at (919) 431-3000 .

Chapter 33 Midwifery Joint Committee

Reason for Proposed Amendment: Proposed amendments to 21 NCAC 33 .0101, .0102, .0103 and .0105 update language, clarify definitions, update requirements related to initial applications and annual renewals and updated the process for disciplinary actions. Amendments to .0110 provide additional criteria for reports from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding prescribing practices of midwives.

Last Changed 20-Dec-2019

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