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H. B. 2755


          (By Delegates Perdue, Perry, Arvon, Border,
          Ellington, Marshall, Moore, Poore and Storch)
          [Introduced February 27, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]


A BILL amend and reenact §30-7B-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-7B-10, all relating to certified professional midwives; and requiring the reporting of specified information.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That §30-7B-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted and that said code be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-7B-10, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 7B. CENTER FOR NURSING.
§30-7B-2. Definitions.
     (a) "Board" means the board of directors for the West Virginia Center for Nursing.
     (b) "Center" means the West Virginia Center for Nursing.
     (c) "Certified professional midwife" means a person who has met the standards for certification and is certified by the North American Registry of Midwives.
     (c) (d) "Direct patient care" as used in this article, means health care that provides for the physical, emotional, diagnostic or rehabilitative needs of a patient, or health care that involves examination, treatment or preparation for diagnostic tests or procedures.
§30-7B-10. Certified professional midwife reports.
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A certified professional midwife shall report to the center annually in a manner and form prescribed by the center. The report shall be submitted by January 31 of each year and shall include all of the following:
_____(1) The certified professional midwife's name;
_____(2) The calendar year being reported;
_____(3) The total number of clients served;
_____(4) The total number and county of live births attended as a primary caregiver;
_____(5) The total number and county of stillbirths attended as a primary caregiver;
_____(6) The number of patients whose primary care was transferred to another health care provider during the antepartum period and the reason for each transfer;
_____(7) The number, reason and outcome for each elective hospital transfer;
_____(8) The number, reason and outcome for each emergency transport of an expectant mother prior to labor;
_____(9) A brief description of any complications resulting in the mortality of a mother or an infant; and
_____(10) Any other information prescribed by the center through legislative rule.


     NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require certified professional midwives to report certain information to the Center for Nursing.

     Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

      §30-7B-10 is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
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