§ 18.4. Midwife practice guidelines.

 At a minimum, the midwife practice guidelines must identify the following:

   (1)  The procedures and routines of care, including specific treatment regimens to be provided by the midwife, by practice area—for example, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and nonsurgically related gynecological care.

   (2)  The circumstances under which consultation, co-management, referral and transfer of care of women and neonates are to take place, and the mechanics by which each are to occur.

   (3)  Procedures and routines of care of neonates, including specific treatment regimens, if the nurse-midwife manages the care of neonates beyond the time of delivery.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  18.4 amended under section 2 of the act of April 4, 1929 (P. L. 160, No. 155) (63 P. S. §  172); and sections 8, 12 and 35(a) of the Medical Practice Act of 1985 (63 P. S. § §  422.8, 422.12 and 422.35(a)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  18.4 adopted January 2, 1987, effective immediately and applies retroactively to December 31, 1986, 17 Pa.B. 24; amended May 19, 1989, effective May 20, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2161; amended April 3, 2009, effective April 4, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1625. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (222901) to (222902).



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