Section .0100 – Midwifery Joint Committe

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 21 - occupational licensing boards and commissions/chapter 33 - midwifery joint committee/21 ncac 33 .0101.html
Published: 2015

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CHAPTER 33 – MIDWIFERY JOINT COMMITTEE

 

SECTION .0100 – MIDWIFERY JOINT COMMITTE

 

21 NCAC 33 .0101             ADMINISTRATIVE BODY AND DEFINITIONS

(a)  The responsibility for administering the provisions of

G.S. 90, Article 10A shall be assumed by an administrative body, the Midwifery

Joint Committee, hereinafter referred to as the "Committee."  The

certified nurse midwife shall hereinafter be referred to as

"midwife."

(b)  Definitions:

(1)           "Primary Supervising Physician"

means the licensed physician, who by signing the certified nurse-midwife

application, is held accountable for the on-going supervision, consultation,

collaboration and evaluation of the medical acts performed by the certified

nurse-midwife as defined in the site specific written clinical practice guidelines. 

A physician in a graduate medical education program, whether fully licensed or

holding only a resident’s training license, shall not be named as a primary

supervising physician.  A physician in a graduate medical education program who

is also practicing in a non-training situation may supervise a certified

nurse-midwife in the non-training situation if fully licensed.

(2)           "Back-up Primary Supervising

Physician" means the licensed physician who, by signing an agreement with

the certified nurse-midwife and the primary supervising physician(s) shall be

held accountable for the supervision, consultation, collaboration and

evaluation of medical acts by the certified-nurse midwife in accordance with

the site specific written clinical practice guidelines when the Primary

Supervising Physician is not available.  The signed and dated agreements for

each back-up primary supervising physician(s) shall be maintained at each

practice site.  A physician in a graduate medical education program, whether

fully licensed or holding only a resident’s training license, shall not be

named as a back-up primary supervising physician.  A physician in a graduate

medical education program who is also practicing in a non-training situation

may be a back-up primary supervising physician to a certified nurse-midwife in

the non-training situation if fully licensed and has signed an agreement with

the certified nurse-midwife and the primary supervising physician.

(3)           "Obstetrics" means a branch of

medical science that deals with birth and with its antecedents and sequels

including but not limited to prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn,

gynecology and otherwise unspecified primary health services for women.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑178.4;

Eff. February 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2000; October 1, 1988.