ORS 687.420¹
Standards for licensing
  • application
  • payment by medical assistance program for services provided by licensed midwife

(1) The State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery shall establish standards for qualifications for the licensure of direct entry midwives. Such standards shall include:

(a) Sufficient knowledge in the following areas:

(A) Techniques in taking patient histories;

(B) Anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system;

(C) Appropriate use of diagnostic testing;

(D) Necessity for referral;

(E) Pathology in childbirth;

(F) Mechanisms of labor;

(G) Aseptic techniques;

(H) Postpartum care;

(I) Examinations of newborn infants; and

(J) Family planning;

(b) Successful passage of written and oral examinations;

(c) Participation in:

(A) 25 assisted deliveries;

(B) 25 deliveries for which the midwife was the primary care provider;

(C) 100 prenatal care visits;

(D) 25 newborn examinations; and

(E) 40 postnatal examinations;

(d) Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants and adults; and

(e) A written plan for emergency transport.

(2) Any person who desires to become licensed as a direct entry midwife shall submit an application to the Oregon Health Licensing Agency stating the applicant’s qualifications for licensure. If the applicant meets the standards established under subsection (1) of this section and the applicant is not disqualified from licensure under ORS 676.612 (Disciplinary authority), the agency shall issue an annual license to the direct entry midwife. The agency shall impose a fee for licensure and examination in the amount established pursuant to ORS 687.435 (Fees).

(3) Any direct entry midwife licensed under this section is entitled to payment under the rules of the medical assistance program for services provided to any eligible recipient of medical assistance. [1993 c.362 §3; 1997 c.690 §5; 2001 c.53 §1; 2003 c.547 §20; 2005 c.648 §33]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 687—Massage Therapists; Direct Entry Midwives, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors687.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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