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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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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
We are excited to let you know that the Midwifery Birth Center Bill has been reported out of Health committee and is on the floor of the Senate.  Senator Hannon supports our bill and we need midwifery supporters in New York to reach out to their state senators to get...
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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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