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SF 4217

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 12:01pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health; clarifying midwifery scope of practice; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 147D.03, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147D.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Scope of practice.

The practice of traditional midwifery includesdeleted text begin,deleted text end but is not
limited to:

(1) initial and ongoing assessment for suitability of traditional midwifery care;

(2) providing prenatal education and coordinating with a licensed health care provider
as necessary to provide comprehensive prenatal care, including the routine monitoring of
vital signs, indicators of fetal developments, and new text beginordering standard prenatal new text endlaboratory testsnew text begin
and imaging
new text end, as needed, with attention to the physical, nutritional, and emotional needs of
the woman and her family;

(3) attending and supporting the natural process of labor and birth;

(4) postpartum care of the mother and an initial assessment of the newborn; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(5) providing information and referrals to community resources on childbirth preparation,
breastfeeding, exercise, nutrition, parenting, and care of the newborndeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (6) ordering ultrasounds, providing point-of-care testing, and ordering laboratory tests
that conform to the standard prenatal protocol of the licensed traditional midwife's standard
of care.
new text end