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Board of Direct Entry Midwifery - Continuing Education

Thirty-five (35) continuing education hours every two years

To maintain licensure, a licensed direct midwife (LDM) must complete a minimum of thirty-five (35) continuing education (CE) hours related to services listed in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 687.405 every two years. For the current CE requirements, please see Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 332-020-0010.

Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions

CE Self-Study Verification Form

Ten (10) additional continuing education hours for LDMs attending less than five births in the previous renewal year

In addition to the 35 CE hours and in accordance with ORS 687.425, a LDM who has attended less than five births in the previous renewal year must obtain an additional 10 hours of CE. The additional 10 hours must be obtained during the next renewal cycle. For the current CE requirements, please see OAR 332-020-0010.

Forty-eight (48) continuing education hours for initial renewal - Legend Drugs and Devices

An individual licensed after January 1, 2017, must successfully complete 48 hours of instruction in an approved curriculum prior to purchasing or administering legend drugs and devices listed in OAR 332-026 or by the date of first renewal following initial licensing as an LDM. The initial renewal CE is comprised of theory, hands-on practice, and skills testing for competency which must include the following:

  • 10 hours in Pharmacology covering drugs listed in ORS 687.493, OAR 332-026-0010 and 332-026-0020, including intravenous antibiotics Group B Streptococcal prophylaxis;
  • Four hours of administration of medications through injection;
  • Four hours in advanced treatment of shock;
  • 16 hours in intravenous therapy including intravenous antibiotics Group B Streptococcal prophylaxis;
  • Four hours in neonatal resuscitation; and
  • 10 hours in suturing.

For the current CE requirements, please see OAR 332-020-0010.

48-Hour Legend Drugs and Devices Education and Core Curriculum (including GBS)

Legend drugs and devices must be taught by a Midwifery Education and Accreditation Council (MEAC) accredited or pre-accredited school, the Oregon Midwifery Council or by an organization authorized by the board.

The following have been approved for legend drugs and devices continuing education training:

Birthingway College of Midwifery
12113 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97266
(503) 760-3131
https://www.birthingway.edu

National College of Midwifery
3013 N North Bank Road
Otis, OR 97368
541-996-3968

Oregon Midwifery Council

5126 NE 20th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211
(541) 953-8673
https://www.oregonmidwiferycouncil.org

Eight and a half (8.5) continuing education hours for subsequent renewal - Legend Drugs and Devices

To maintain licensure a LDM must complete eight and a half hours of legend drugs and devices CE every two (2) years. CE components for subsequent renewals must

include the following:

  • Two hours in Pharmacology as of January 1, 2017, all subsequent renewal programs must include CE in intravenous antibiotics for Group B Streptococcal prophylaxis;
  • One half hour in administration of medications through injection;
  • One hour in advanced treatment of shock;
  • Three hours in intravenous therapy as of January 1, 2017, all subsequent renewal programs must include CE in intravenous antibiotics for Group B Streptococcal prophylaxis; and
  • Three hours in suturing.

For the current CE requirements, please see OAR 332-020-0010.

Legend drugs and devices must be taught by a Midwifery Education and Accreditation Council (MEAC) accredited or pre-accredited school, the Oregon Midwifery Council or by an organization authorized by the board.

The following have been approved for legend drugs and devices continuing education training:

Birthingway College of Midwifery
12113 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97266
(503) 760-3131
https://www.birthingway.edu

National College of Midwifery
3013 N North Bank Road
Otis, OR 97368
541-996-3968

Oregon Midwifery Council

5126 NE 20th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211
(541) 953-8673
https://www.oregonmidwiferycouncil.org

Documentation, attestation and audit

Documentation supporting compliance with CE requirements must be maintained by the licensee for a period of two (2) years following license renewal and be provided to the Health Licensing Office upon request.

Each licensee shall document compliance with the CE credit requirements through attestation on the license renewal application.

For current auditing and sanction information, please see OAR 332-020-0015.

Pre-approval of courses

To obtain pre-approval of CE courses provided by organizations not already approved in rule, please submit a completed "Request for Pre-approval of Continuing Education Course" form in addition to all the required supporting documentation listed on the instructions page to hlo.info@state.or.us, or call (503) 373-2088 with your CE related questions.

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