Requirements to Join: Nurse-Midwives
- Currently licensed as a Certified Nurse Midwife in good standing in the states in which he/she is practicing.
- Evidence of Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) if applicable.
- Graduation from an educational program in nurse-midwifery accredited by the American College of Nurse Midwifery (ACNM).
- Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), formerly ACNM. If certified after 01/01/96, must demonstrate compliance with Certificate Maintenance Program requirements for certificate renewal every eight years.
- Evidence of professional liability insurance secured either by the supervising physician or held by the nurse-midwife in the following amounts: Indiana: an amount necessary to qualify as a provider under the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act. Other States: an amount required for licensing in the state in which he/she is practicing.
- Evidence of DEA registration (if applicable).
- Collaborative Practice Agreement with a Physician who is currently participating in Community Health Alliance and who has full clinical privileges to treat OB patients in a hospital setting. The agreement will state the manner in which the Physician and Midwife will interact in providing care to patients. It must be the intent of the Physician and the Midwife that all obstetrical deliveries will take place in a hospital within the CHA network. The agreement must state that the collaborating physician must:
- Assume responsibility, or provide an alternate, for supervising and monitoring the nurse midwife’s practice.
- Be available, or provide an alternate, to provide consultation when requested and to intervene when necessary.
- Assume responsibility, or provide an alternate, for the care of any patient when requested by the nurse midwife or in the interest of patient care.
- Co-sign all orders, H&Ps, progress notes, and discharge summaries entered by the nurse-midwife on the hospital medical record of all patients seen or treated by the nurse mid-wife within 48 hours. An alternate may do this in place of the collaborating physician.
- Review any prescriptions written by the nurse mid-wife within 72 hours.
The agreement must state that the activities of the nurse mid-wife will be within the scope of practice granted by the state to the nurse mid-wife and to the collaborating physician. The agreement must be signed by the nurse-midwife and the collaborating physician. For Indiana Providers: Collaboration must be verifiable via the I.P.L.A. (Indiana Professional Licensing Agency).
Currently, there is a $100 fee to credential Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM).
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