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§ 8-6C-13. License qualifications

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Nurses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6c. Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2018
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6C-13
§ 8-6C-13. License qualifications
In general
(a) In addition to the education and training requirements under subsection (b) of this section, to qualify for a license, an applicant shall:
(1) Submit to a criminal history records check in accordance with § 8-303 of this title;
(2) Be of good moral character;
(3) Be a high school graduate or have completed equivalent education;
(4) Be at least 21 years old;
(5) Hold a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification issued by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association; and
(6) Have completed in the past 2 years the American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
Education and training requirements
(b) An applicant:
(1) Shall hold a current valid Certified Professional Midwife credential granted by NARM; and
(2)(i) Shall have completed a midwifery education program that is accredited by MEAC or ACME;
(ii) Shall have completed the NARM Midwifery Bridge Certificate program; or
(iii) If the applicant was certified by NARM as a certified professional midwife on or before January 15, 2017, through a non-MEAC accredited program, but otherwise qualifies for licensure, shall provide:
1. Verification of completion of NARM-approved clinical requirements; and
2. Evidence of completion, in the past 2 years, of an additional 50 hours of continuing education units approved by the Board and accredited by MEAC, the American College of Nurse Midwives, or the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education, including:
A. 14 hours of obstetric emergency skills training such as a birth emergency skills training (BEST) or an advanced life saving in obstetrics (ALSO) course; and
B. The remaining 36 hours divided among and including hours in the areas of pharmacology, lab interpretation of pregnancy, antepartum complications, intrapartum complications, postpartum complications, and neonatal care.


Added by Acts 2015, c. 393, § 1, eff. June 1, 2015. Amended by Acts 2018, c. 528, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018; Acts 2018, c. 529, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6C-13, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6C-13
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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