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§ 8-6C-09. Informed consent agreements

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-09
§ 8-6C-09. Informed consent agreements
Signing of agreement
(a) Before initiating care, a licensed direct-entry midwife shall obtain a signed copy of the Board-approved informed consent agreement in accordance with this section.
Development of agreement
(b)(1) The Board, in consultation with stakeholders, shall review and update as necessary the informed consent agreement at least every 4 years.
(2) The agreement reviewed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall include acknowledgment by the patient of receipt, at a minimum, of the following:
(i) The licensed direct-entry midwife's training and experience;
(ii) Instructions for obtaining a copy of the regulations adopted by the Board under this subtitle;
(iii) Instructions for obtaining a copy of the NARM certification requirements;
(iv) Instructions for filing a complaint with the Board;
(v) Notice of whether the licensed direct-entry midwife has professional liability insurance coverage;
(vi) A description of the procedures, benefits, and risks of home births, including those conditions that may arise during delivery; and
(vii) Any other information that the Board requires.


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-09, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6C-09
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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