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Federal Issues
By now, you should be aware that H.R. 1209, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act has successfully passed through a key step in the House - a subcommittee hearing.  During the hearing, ACNM President, Ginger Breedlove, PhD, testified on behalf of our bill...
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Current Medicare policy makes payment to teaching physicians for the services of interns/residents they oversee, but is silent with regard to how to reimburse CNMs who act as instructors for interns/residents or student midwives.  This leaves teaching CNMs in legal...
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This alert is set up to facilitate phone calls to key representatives to encourage original cosponsorship of the Maternity Providers Educaiton Act.  ACNM has established a separate alert used to send emails to these same legislators.  If you live in one of these...
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The Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act (S. 466/H.R. 4695) has been reintroduced this congress in the Senate and now in the House as well. This important bill would require HHS to review existing maternal and newborn care quality measures, fund development of measures...
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There are many places in the US with no trained maternal care providers.  In 2011, 46% of counties had no OB/GYN, 56% had no certified nurse-midwife/certified midwife and 40% had neither.   Legislation introduced, on a bipartisan basis, in both the House and...
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State Issues
Important bills which could free CNMs to practice independently in Louisiana have been introduced in both branches of the state legislature.  SB 187 and HB 620 provide for expemption from a written collaborative agreement for all APRNs who have at least 250 hours in...
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The State of Florida Legislature is currently considering bills that will provide APRNs - Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists- with full prescriptive authority.  The passage of this legislation will allow Nurse...
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On Thursday, February 25, a key committee in Virginia's House of Delegates will vote on legislation (SB 463) impacting CNM practice in the state.  If the Committee passes the bill, the full House will consider the bill on Tuesday, March 1.   The existing...
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Last spring, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, (ACNM) Kansas affiliate introduced HB 2280, a bill to improve access to Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM), by defining the Certified Nurse-Midwife role, scope of practice and removing the requirement for a signed practice...
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Last spring, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, (ACNM) Kansas affiliate introduced HB 2280, a bill to improve access to Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM), by defining the Certified Nurse-Midwife role, scope of practice and removing the requirement for a signed practice...
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The Virginia legislature is considering a set of bills that will collectively help advance full practice authority for CNMs and NPs in the state.  So Take Action now to send your legislators a message telling them of your support.  The message has been...
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