A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REQUIRING THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY WHETHER CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIVES SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE FLEXIBILITY IN THE PRACTICE OF MIDWIFERY.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Changes the long title.
Deletes the provisions of the 2nd edition in their entirety and provides for the following:
Directs the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services to create a new subcommittee to study whether certified nurse midwives should be given more flexibility in the practice of midwifery. The Chair of the Committee will appoint members to the subcommittee and can appoint members of the public, in addition to any members of the General Assembly.
The subcommittee will be tasked with studying whether a certified nurse midwife should be allowed to practice midwifery in collaboration with, rather than under the supervision of, a licensed physician engaged in the practice of obstetrics.
The subcommittee will submit a final report of its findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services no later than April 1, 2014, with the Committee submitting a final report to the 2014 Regular Session of the 2014 General Assembly by May 15, 2014.
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