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Title: Section 795.6 - Clinical staff

Effective Date


Section  795.6 Clinical staff. The operator shall ensure that:

(a) a licensed midwife attends each patient from the time of admission, during labor, during the birth and through the immediate postpartum period, and that such practitioner maintains current certification by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) provider;

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

(1) is under the supervision of the licensed midwife;

(2) has specialized training in labor and delivery techniques and care of the midwifery birth center patient;

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

(4) maintains current status as a NRP provider;           

(c) trained and qualified staff are available to educate and assist patients to initiate breastfeeding; and

(d) at least two people who attend patients during labor, delivery and postpartum are currently certified NRP, Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) providers and are able to provide oxygen and all equipment necessary to maintain airways for the patient and infant.

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Sections 2801 and 2803(11)


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