PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-5501. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND INTENT. [effective until july 1, 2024] The legislature finds and declares that the practice of midwifery has been a part of the culture and tradition of Idaho since before pioneer days and that for personal, religious and economic reasons some Idaho citizens choose midwifery care. The purpose of this chapter is to preserve the rights of families to deliver their children in a setting of their choice, to provide additional maternity care options for Idaho’s families, to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to provide a mechanism to assure quality care.
[(54-5501) 54-5401, added 2009, ch. 65, sec. 1, p. 177; am. and redesig. 2010, ch. 79, sec. 21, p. 147.]