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Webinar Will Detail Changes in Scope of Practice for Nurse-Midwives

For CNOs, compliance staff, licensing & certification staff, quality & patient safety staff, human resources executives, legal, maternal & child health professionals 

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A new California law significantly changes the scope of practice for nurse-midwives. On Nov. 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar to detail the changes that take effect on Jan. 1.

Among other changes, the law:

  • Authorizes a certified nurse-midwife to attend cases of low-risk pregnancy and childbirth, and to provide prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care
  • Revises the definition of standardized procedure to mean a document, including protocols, developed in collaboration with, and approved by, a physician and surgeon and the certified nurse-midwife
  • Adds specified reporting and data collection requirements for certified nurse-midwives to the Nursing Practice Act

This is a chance to hear about the changes directly from the experts, who will provide best practices advice on how to successfully implement these changes into a care team.