senate Bill S7078

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the professional practice of community midwifery

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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May 27, 2021 referred to higher education

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S7078 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7898
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Title 8 Art 140-A §§6960 - 6965, amd §§6953 & 6954, Art 140 Art Head, Ed L; amd §571, Pub Health L

S7078 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the professional practice of community midwifery; defines as the management in the home, birth center, or community setting, of normal pregnancies, child birth, and postpartum care, including primary preventive gynecologic and obstetric care of essentially healthy individuals; sets requirements for license and practice.

S7078 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7078 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7078
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
   to the practice of community midwifery
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Title  8  of the education law is amended by adding a new
 article 140-A, to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 140-A
                            COMMUNITY MIDWIFERY
 SECTION 6960. INTRODUCTION.
         6961. DEFINITION OF PRACTICE OF COMMUNITY MIDWIFERY.
         6962. PRACTICE OF COMMUNITY MIDWIFERY.
         6963. USE OF TITLE "COMMUNITY MIDWIFE".
         6964. REQUIREMENTS FOR A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE.
         6965. EXEMPT PERSONS.
   § 6960. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE PROFESSION OF COMMU-
 NITY MIDWIFERY.  THE GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL PROFESSIONS CONTAINED IN
 ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS TITLE APPLY TO THIS ARTICLE.
   § 6961. DEFINITION OF PRACTICE OF COMMUNITY MIDWIFERY. 1. THE PRACTICE
 OF THE PROFESSION OF COMMUNITY MIDWIFERY IS DEFINED AS THE MANAGEMENT IN
 THE HOME, BIRTH CENTER, OR COMMUNITY  SETTING,  OF  NORMAL  PREGNANCIES,
 CHILD  BIRTH,  AND POSTPARTUM CARE, INCLUDING PRIMARY PREVENTIVE GYNECO-
 LOGIC AND OBSTETRIC CARE OF ESSENTIALLY HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS,  AND  SHALL
 INCLUDE  NEWBORN  EVALUATION,  RESUSCITATION AND REFERRAL FOR INFANTS. A
 COMMUNITY MIDWIFE SHALL HAVE  COLLABORATIVE  RELATIONSHIPS  WITH  (I)  A
 PHYSICIAN  WHO  IS  BOARD CERTIFIED AS AN OBSTETRICIAN-GYNECOLOGIST BY A
 NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY OR (II) A PHYSICIAN  WHO  PRACTICES  OBSTETRICS
 AND  HAS OBSTETRIC PRIVILEGES AT A GENERAL HOSPITAL LICENSED UNDER ARTI-
 CLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW OR (III) A HOSPITAL,  LICENSED
 UNDER  ARTICLE  TWENTY-EIGHT  OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH LAW, THAT PROVIDES
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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