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Board of Direct Entry Midwifery - Laws and Rules

Laws

Board of Direct Entry Midwifery Laws - ORS 687.405-495 and 687.991; and ORS 676.150 and 676.850

Board of Direct Entry Midwifery Laws (unofficial user friendly copy) - ORS 687.405-495, 687.991, 676.150 and 676.850

Health Licensing Office Laws - ORS 676.560-625 and 676.992

Health Licensing Office Laws (unofficial user friendly copy) - ORS 676.560-625 and 676.992

Rules

Board of Direct Entry Midwifery Rules - OAR Chapter 332, Divisions 010-040

Board of Direct Entry Midwifery Rules (unofficial user friendly copy) - OAR Chapter 332, Divisions 010-040

Health Licensing Office Rules - OAR Chapter 331, Divisions 001-030

Health Licensing Office Rules (unofficial user friendly copy) - OAR Chapter 331, Divisions 001-030

Current Rulemaking

The Board of Direct Entry Midwifery has been working on revising Oregon Administrative Rules since March 2016. The rule amendments are necessary to align current rules with midwifery industry standards. Revisions are also needed to streamline current requirements and clarify complex processes.

Proposed rules were initially filed with the Secretary of State and published in the April 2019, Oregon Bulletin. The public comment period ran from April 1 through June 4, 2019, with two public hearings held on April 17 and April 24, 2019. Since that time, significant changes have been made to the proposed administrative rules and the Health Licensing Office determined that the changes were extensive enough to warrant opening the following two rules for additional public comment from September 1 through September 28, 2019:
 
• OAR 332-025-0021 – Risk assessment practice standards
• OAR 332-025-0130 – Practice standards for terminating midwifery care
 
It is important to note that the changes reflect the rule as originally proposed in April 2019, and the changes made following deliberation over public comment during the June and July 2019, Board meetings. Public comment can be submitted from September 1 through 5 p.m. on September 28, 2019, to the following address:
 
Attn: Samie Patnode, Policy Analyst
Health Licensing Office
1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180
Salem, OR 97301
 
Or, you may email your comments to: samie.patnode@state.or.us
 
 
The next Board of Direct Entry Midwifery meeting will be held on September 19, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the Health Licensing Office, 1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301
 

For questions related to administrative rules or the rulemaking process, or to request alternative formats, please call Samie Patnode, Policy Analyst, at (503) 373-1917, or email at samie.patnode@state.or.us.

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