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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 55
MIDWIFERY
54-5511.  disclosure and recordkeeping — license renewal. [EFFECTIVE UNTIL JULY 1, 2024] (1) Before initiating care, a licensed midwife shall obtain a signed informed consent agreement from each client, acknowledging receipt, at minimum, of the following:
(a)  The licensed midwife’s training and experience;
(b)  Instructions for obtaining a copy of the rules adopted by the board pursuant to this chapter;
(c)  Instructions for obtaining a copy of the NACPM essential documents and NARM job description;
(d)  Instructions for filing complaints with the board;
(e)  Notice of whether or not the licensed midwife has professional liability insurance coverage;
(f)  A written protocol for emergencies, including hospital transport that is specific to each individual client;
(g)  A description of the procedures, benefits and risks of home birth, primarily those conditions that may arise during delivery; and
(h)  Any other information required by board rule.
(2)  All licensed midwives shall maintain a record of all signed informed consent agreements for each client for a minimum of nine (9) years after the last day of care for such client.
(3)  Before providing care for a client who has a history of disorders, diagnoses, conditions or symptoms identified in section 54-5505(1)(e)(ii), Idaho Code, the licensed midwife shall provide written notice to the client that the client shall obtain care from a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code, as a condition to her eligibility to obtain maternity care from the licensed midwife. Before providing care for a client who has a history of disorders, diagnoses, conditions or symptoms identified in section 54-5505(1)(e)(iii), Idaho Code, or who has had a previous cesarean section, the licensed midwife shall provide written notice to the client that the client is advised to consult with a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code, during her pregnancy. The midwife shall obtain the client’s signed acknowledgment of receipt of said notice.
(4)  Any licensed midwife submitting an application to renew a license shall compile and submit to the board complete practice data for the calendar year preceding the date of the application. Such information shall be provided in form and content as prescribed by rule of the board and shall include, but not be limited to:
(a)  The number of clients to whom care has been provided by the licensed midwife;
(b)  The number of deliveries performed by the licensed midwife;
(c)  The apgar scores of the infants delivered by the licensed midwife;
(d)  The number of prenatal transfers;
(e)  The number of transfers during labor, delivery and immediately following birth;
(f)  Any perinatal deaths; and
(g)  Other morbidity statistics as required by the board.

History:
[(54-5511) 54-5411, added 2009, ch. 65, sec. 1, p. 183; am. and redesig. 2010, ch. 79, sec. 31, p. 154; am. 2019, ch. 42, sec. 5, p. 115.]


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