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Subject 511-5-1 MIDWIFERY

Rule 511-5-1-.01 Definitions

(1) Midwife means a person who is not a physician licensed under the laws of Georgia, and who is regularly engaged in attending women in childbirth or holds himself or herself out to the public as providing the services of a midwife, whether or not for consideration.
(2) Midwifery means and includes any act or practice of attending women in childbirth, whether or not for consideration. Midwifery also includes the independent management of care of newborns, and the antepartal, intrapartal, or postpartal care of women.

Rule 511-5-1-.02 Authority to Practice as a Midwife

No person shall practice midwifery, or hold himself or herself out to the public as a midwife, unless that person has a current certification from the Georgia Board of Nursing to practice as a Certified Nurse-Midwife in accordance with Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 410-12-.02 "Rules for Certified Nurse-Midwives." Such certification from the Board of Nursing shall constitute the certification required under Code Section 31-26-2, and no additional certification from the Department of Public Health or from a County Board of Health shall be required.

Rule 511-5-1-.03 [Repealed]

Rule 511-5-1-.04 [Repealed]

Rule 511-5-1-.05 [Repealed]