7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Direct-Entry Midwife Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ amends the unlawful conduct provisions of the Direct-Entry Midwife Act; and
13 ▸ makes technical changes.
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 58-77-501, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 299
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 58-77-501 is amended to read:
24 58-77-501. Unlawful conduct.
25 (1) In addition to the [
27 unlawful conduct for an individual who is not licensed under this chapter to:
28 (a) [
29 a licensed direct-entry midwife [
30 (b) [
32 (c) before engaging in the practice of midwifery with a client, fail to obtain from the
33 client an informed consent statement that includes the following:
34 (i) a description of the individual's midwifery education, training, continuing
35 education, and experience;
36 (ii) a statement that the individual is not licensed by the state as a direct-entry midwife;
37 (iii) a statement that it is unlawful for the individual to administer to the client a
38 prescription medication, except oxygen, in the practice of direct-entry midwifery;
39 (iv) a written plan to address medical issues the client may experience during
40 pregnancy, labor, or childbirth, which plan shall address transfer of the client to a licensed
41 health care provider or facility, if necessary;
42 (v) the name and signature of the individual;
43 (vi) the name and signature of the client;
44 (vii) the date the individual signed the statement; and
45 (viii) the date the client signed the statement; or
46 (d) fail to retain for at least 21 years a signed statement from a client described by
47 Subsection (1)(c).
48 (2) (a) Except [
49 unlawful conduct under Subsection (1), it is lawful to practice direct-entry midwifery in the
50 state without being licensed under this chapter.
51 (b) The practice of direct-entry midwifery is not considered the practice of medicine,
52 nursing, or nurse-midwifery.
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