TRENDS IN STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING NURSE-MIDWIVES: 1995–1997

Authors

  • Alyson Reed MA

    1. Alyson Reed is a policy analyst at the American College of Nurse-Midwives' (ACNM, national office in Washington. DC As a policy analyst for the ACNM, she serves as a resource on state legislative and regulatory issues affecting nurse-midwives and their patients
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Abstract

This article provides an overview of trends and changes to state laws and regulations governing the practice of nurse-midwifery in the United States from 1995 to 1997. It includes tables documenting state requirements related to education, certification, Medicaid and third-party reimbursement, prescriptive, authority, graduate practice, birth centers, regulatory oversight and postpartum discharge.

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