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House Bill 1949


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House Bill 1949

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1949 (Updated February 20, 2001 3:47 PM - DI 84)

Licensure of midwives. Establishes the Indiana midwifery board. Sets qualifications for a licensed certified professional midwife (CPM). Requires the board to: (1) develop peer review procedures; (2) require the purchase of liability insurance as a condition for licensure when the board determines liability insurance is sufficiently available; and (3) adopt rules limiting the scope of practice of licensed certified professional midwives to nonhospital settings. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor to practice midwifery without a license. Allows the board to specify circumstances under which a licensed certified professional midwife may administer certain prescription drugs. Provides that a health care provider may not be held jointly or severally liable for the acts or omissions of a licensed certified professional midwife or a licensed physician who has a collaborative agreement with the midwife while the physician is assisting or collaborating with the midwife. Allows an employee, a student, an intern, a trainee, or an apprentice to act under the direction and supervision of a licensed certified professional midwife. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to seek a waiver from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to allow Medicaid reimbursement to licensed certified professional midwives.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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