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§ 8-6D-01. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Nurses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6d. Licensed Certified Midwives (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2023
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6D-01
§ 8-6D-01. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “ACME” means the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, or a successor organization that is an accrediting agency for midwifery education programs and institutions and is approved by the United States Department of Education.
(c) “AMCB” means the American Midwifery Certification Board, or a successor organization that is a certifying agency for midwifery education programs and is approved by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
(d) “Applicant” means an individual who has submitted an application to the Board to be licensed as a certified midwife.
(e) “Board” means the State Board of Nursing.
(f) “License” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Board to practice certified midwifery.
Licensed certified midwife
(g)(1) “Licensed certified midwife” means an individual who has been issued a license by the Board under this subtitle to practice certified midwifery.
(2) “Licensed certified midwife” does not include a licensed direct-entry midwife or a licensed nurse certified as a nurse-midwife under this title.
Practice certified midwifery
(h)(1) “Practice certified midwifery” means the management and care of essentially normal newborns and of essentially normal women antepartally, intrapartally, and postpartally.
(2) “Practice certified midwifery” includes:
(i) Family planning and well woman reproductive care;
(ii) The prescribing of substances commonly used in the practice of midwifery;
(iii) The prescribing of Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, and Schedule V controlled dangerous substances commonly used in the practice of midwifery; and
(iv) The dispensing of the substances prescribed in accordance with the provisions of items (ii) and (iii) of this paragraph in the course of treating a patient:
1. At a medical facility or clinic that is operated on a nonprofit basis;
2. At a health center that operates on a campus of an institution of higher education;
3. At a public health facility, a medical facility under contract with a state or local health department, or a facility funded with public funds; or
4. With a starter dosage of a drug as authorized under § 8-508 of this title.


Added by Acts 2021, c. 462, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 463, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021. Amended by Acts 2023, c. 367, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2023; Acts 2023, c. 368, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2023.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6D-01, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6D-01
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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