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The board shall adopt regulations regarding the practice of direct-entry midwifery. At a minimum, the regulations must require that a certified direct-entry midwife
(1) recommend, before care or delivery of a client, that the client undergo a physical examination performed by a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse who is licensed in this state;
(2) obtain informed consent from a client before onset of labor;
(3) comply with AS 18.15.150 regarding taking of blood samples, AS 18.15.200 regarding screening of phenylketonuria (PKU), AS 18.50.160 regarding birth registration, AS 18.50.230 regarding registration of deaths, AS 18.50.240 regarding fetal death registration, and regulations adopted by the Department of Health and Social Services concerning prophylactic treatment of the eyes of newborn infants;
(4) not knowingly deliver a woman with certain types of health conditions, prior history, or complications as specified by the board.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alaska Statutes Title 8. Business and Professions § 08.65.140. Required practices - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/title-8-business-and-professions/ak-st-sect-08-65-140/
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