As I mentioned before, one of the great things about this country is the ability to get involved in your government to make things happen. Well, today was another important step for the midwife group as they fulfilled an important part of the process outlined in a bill that was successfully run through the legislative process this year.
A group of midwives submitted their request and report to me that outlines the changes they want to see in our administrative rules and the science behind their reasons. Technically the bill doesn’t take effect until August 2nd, but now that we have one report in hand, we have also posted a simple web form that folks can submit in order to be considered for the advisory committee that will make recommendations about the scope of practice. There are some qualifications and limited number of slot to be on the committee, but if you are interested, be sure to sign up for consideration.