|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 27, 2021||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S7078
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
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S7078 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S7078 SPONSOR: SALAZAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation to the practice of community midwifery PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To create the profession of licensed community midwife. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Title 8 of the Education Law by adding a new Article 140-a to establish the profession of community midwifery. § 2 amends Education Law § 6953 to add that only individuals licensed under Article 140-a may use the title "community midwife." § 3 amends Education law § 6954 to add three seats for licensed communi-
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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