Section 754.6 - Clinical staff

754.6 Clinical staff. The operator shall ensure that:

(a) a licensed midwife or an obstetrician or a family practitioner attends each woman in labor from the time of admission, during labor, during the birth and through the immediate postpartum period. Such attendance may be delegated only to another licensed midwife or physician;

(b) a second staff person is also present at each birth who:

(1) is under the supervision of the licensed midwife or physician in attendance;

(2) has specialized training in labor and delivery techniques and care of the new born; and

(3) receives planned and ongoing training as needed to perform assigned duties effectively;

(c) if the center employs licensed midwives, a licensed midwife is appointed as director of midwifery services who is responsible for the development of policies and procedures for such services.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Doc Status: 
Complete