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Article - Health Occupations


    (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.

    (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.

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