PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-5502. definitions. [effective until july 1, 2024] As used in this chapter:
(1) "Board" means the Idaho state board of midwifery.
(2) "Bureau" means the Idaho state bureau of occupational licenses.
(3) "Certified professional midwife" or "CPM" means a person who is certified by the North American registry of midwives or any successor organization.
(4) "Client" means a woman under the care of a licensed midwife, as well as her fetus and newborn child.
(5) "Estimated due date" means the estimated date of delivery with a known date of conception, known date of last menstrual period or first trimester ultrasound.
(6) "Idaho midwifery council" or "IMC" means the professional organization representing midwives in Idaho.
(7) "Idahoans for midwives" or "IFM" means the Idaho consumer organization that promotes and supports midwifery care in Idaho.
(8) "Licensed health care provider" means a physician or physician assistant or an advanced practice registered nurse.
(9) "Licensed midwife" means a person who holds a current license issued by the board pursuant to the provisions of this chapter to engage in the practice of midwifery, who shall be designated "L.M."
(10) "Midwifery education accreditation council" or "MEAC" means the organization established in 1991 and recognized by the U.S. department of education as an accrediting agency for midwifery education programs and institutions.
(11) "National association of certified professional midwives" or "NACPM" means the national organization for certified professional midwives.
(12) "NACPM essential documents" means the documents adopted by NACPM that identify the nature of and standards of practice for responsible midwifery practice.
(13) "North American registry of midwives" or "NARM" means the international certification agency that establishes and administers certification for the CPM credential.
(14) "Practice of midwifery" means providing maternity care for women and their newborns during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods. The postpartum period for both maternal and newborn care may not exceed six (6) weeks from the date of delivery.
[(54-5502) 54-5402, added 2009, ch. 65, sec. 1, p. 177; am. and redesig. 2010, ch. 79, sec. 22, p. 147; am. 2014, ch. 161, sec. 1, p. 450.]