Section 754.3 - Service restrictions

754.3 Service restrictions. The operator shall ensure that:

(a) only women assessed as being low-risk by application of risk assessment criteria during pregnancy, labor, birth and puerperium are admitted and cared for at the birth center;

(b) surgical procedures are limited to those which may be performed during and after uncomplicated childbirth such as episiotomy and repair. Other surgical procedures, including forceps and vacuum extraction will not be permitted;

(c) general and regional anesthesia are not administered at the center; and (d) labor is not induced, inhibited, stimulated or augmented with pharmacological agents acting directly on the uterus during the first or second stages of labor.
 

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