The Board of Direct Entry Midwifery
consists of seven members appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Oregon Senate:
- Four licensed direct entry midwives
- One certified nurse midwife
- One physician practicing obstetrical care or education at the time of appointment
- One public member
Terms of service are three years or until a successor is appointed and confirmed. If a member serves two consecutive full terms, a period of at least three years must elapse before the individual is again eligible for appointment to serve on the board.