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Title Sunset Direct-entry Midwives
Status Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/14/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors D. Williams (R)
Y. Caraveo (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
T. Story (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/17/2021
Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Health and Human Services
Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department

of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the registration of
direct-entry midwives by:
  • Continuing the registration requirements for 7 years, until
September 1, 2028 (sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Authorizing direct-entry midwives to administer group B
streptococcus (GBS) prophylaxis (section 5);
  • Adding licensed birth centers to the locations where a
direct-entry midwife may practice (section 3); and
  • Requiring the director of the division of professions and
occupations to develop policies regarding direct-entry
midwives in training (section 6).
The bill also:
  • Specifies that a direct-entry midwife who is granted
additional authority is not required to apply for renewal of
that authority or pay any renewal fees for the authority
(section 5); and
  • Removes the requirement that a direct-entry midwife report
certain data at the time of registration renewal (section 4).

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