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Title: Section 795.3 - Service restrictions

Effective Date


Section 795.3 Service restrictions. The operator shall ensure that:

(a) only patients at low risk are admitted and cared for at the midwifery birth center;

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

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Sections 2801 and 2803(11)


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