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§ 8-6C-07. Transfer of patient care

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-07
§ 8-6C-07. Transfer of patient care
Home births
(a) If a patient chooses to give birth at home in a situation prohibited by this subtitle or in which a licensed direct-entry midwife recommends transfer, the licensed direct-entry midwife shall:
(1) Transfer care of the patient to an appropriate health care practitioner;
(2) Complete the standard form developed under § 8-6C-08(e) of this subtitle and submit the completed form to the accepting health care practitioner; and
(3) Cease to take responsibility for the patient's pregnancy care within 1 week after the transfer.
Refusal to be transferred
(b) If birth is imminent and the patient refuses to be transferred after the licensed direct-entry midwife determines that a transfer is necessary, the licensed direct-entry midwife shall:
(1) Call 9-1-1 and remain with the patient until emergency services personnel arrive; and
(2) Transfer care and give a verbal report of the care provided to the emergency medical services providers.


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-07, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6C-07
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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