ORS 687.493¹
Authority to purchase and administer certain legend drugs and devices

(1) A midwife licensed under ORS 687.405 ("Licensed direct entry midwife" defined) to 687.495 (Collection of data on births) may purchase and administer authorized scheduled legend drugs and devices that are used in pregnancy, birth, postpartum care, newborn care or resuscitation and that are deemed integral to providing safe care to the public by the State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery by rule.

(2) Legend drugs authorized under subsection (1) of this section are limited:

(a) For neonatal use to prophylactic ophthalmic medications, vitamin K and oxygen; and

(b) For maternal use to postpartum antihemorrhagics, Rh[o] (D) immune globulin, epinephrine, intravenous fluids, local anesthetic and oxygen.

(3) Legend devices authorized under subsection (1) of this section are limited to devices for injection of medications, for the administration of intravenous fluids, for adult and infant resuscitation and for rupturing the amniotic membranes.

(4) A pharmacist who dispenses drugs and devices to a licensed midwife as authorized by this section and in conformity with the provisions of ORS chapter 689 is not liable for any adverse reactions caused by administration of the legend drugs and devices by the midwife. [2001 c.462 §2]

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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