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Legal Briefing: Home Birth and Midwifery


Thaddeus Mason Pope


Hamline University - School of Law

Deborah Fisch


Independent

2013

Journal of Clinical Ethics, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 293 (2013).

Abstract:     
Since 2009, Professor Pope has authored a quarterly "Legal Briefing" column for the Journal of Clinical Ethics. Each briefing comprehensively reviews legal developments concerning a particular issue in clinical bioethics. The Journal of Clinical Ethics owns the exclusive copyright to distribute the full-text content.

This issue’s “Legal Briefing” column covers recent legal developments involving home birth and midwifery in the United States. Specifically, we focus on new legislative, regulatory, and judicial acts that impact women’s access to direct entry (non-nurse) midwives. We categorize these legal developments into the following 12 categories:

1. Background and History
2. Certified Nurse-Midwives
3. Direct Entry Midwives
4. Prohibition of Direct Entry Midwives
5. Enforcement of Prohibition
6. Challenges to Prohibition
7. Forbearance without License
8. Voluntary Licensure
9. Unclear and Uncertain Status
10. Growth of DEM Licensure
11. Licensure Restrictions
12. Medicaid Coverage

Keywords: legal briefing, home birth, birth, pregnant, prenatal care, midwife, midwives, non-nurse, DEM licensure, medicaid coverage, baby, certified nurse

JEL Classification: I00, I10, I18, I11, K32, K41

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Date posted: September 28, 2013 ; Last revised: July 1, 2014

Suggested Citation

Pope, Thaddeus Mason and Fisch, Deborah, Legal Briefing: Home Birth and Midwifery (2013). Journal of Clinical Ethics, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 293 (2013).. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2331007

Contact Information

Thaddeus Mason Pope (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
651-523-2519 (Phone)
901-202-7549 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: www.thaddeuspope.com
Deborah Fisch
Independent ( email )
No Address Available
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