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Practice Clarification Regarding "Well Woman Care"

Question: Does my license as a direct entry midwife allow me to provide gynecological care (“well woman care”) to a woman who is not pregnant and is not within the eight weeks postpartum period following the birth of her baby?

Short Answer: No. A license to be a direct entry midwife does not permit you to provide gynecological care to a woman who is not pregnant and is not within the eight weeks postpartum period following the birth of her baby.

Board of Direct Entry Midwifery - Amended Fiscal Impact Statement & Extended Public Comment Period to June 4

The Health Licensing Office has amended the Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact for direct entry midwifery proposed administrative rules. The amendments relate to the public, consumers and small businesses. An agency may amend a filing if the agency developed the fiscal impact statement with the assistance of an advisory committee.

Further, public comment has been extended until June 4, 2019, at 5 p.m. to allow interested parties to provide additional “data and views” regarding the proposed rules and the fiscal impact statement.

Rules Advisory Committee Members Needed

​The Board of Direct Entry Midwifery (Board) is currently seeking interested parties to serve as experts on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for the direct entry midwifery profession in Oregon. All administrative rules will be reviewed for accuracy and applicability to the community birth profession. Topics under review include but are not limited to definitions, licensing requirements, attestation of certain certifications, training and reporting, continuing education standards, legend drugs and devices and practice standards.

Upcoming HLO closures due to state holidays

Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following day:

  • Monday, May 27, 2019, for Memorial Day

 

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