The passage of SB84 in 2019 was step one towards having licensure available for Certified Professional Midwives. Step two is the creation and implementation of administrative regulations. Administrative regulations go into more detail in order to implement various statutes. Because SB84 placed oversight of CPMs under the Kentucky Board of Nursing, that is the agency that will promulgate the regulations.
The regulations were drafted by the CPM Advisory Council and Transfer Guidelines Work Group and approved by the Board of Nursing.
With all new or amended administrative regulations, there is a public comment period to allow for anyone to submit their comments on the proposed regulations. The public comment period for the CPM regulations will end on February 29, 2020.
There will also be a public comment hearing on February 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST in the office of the Kentucky Board of Nursing, 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300, Louisville, Kentucky. Individuals interested in attending this hearing should notify this agency in writing by February 18, 2020, five workdays prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend. (See below for contact info.)
Whether you submit your comments in writing or verbally at the hearing, they will be given the same consideration.
Submit your comments, or your notice to attend the hearing to:
Nathan Goldman, General Counsel
Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, Kentucky 40222
phone (502) 429-3309
fax (502) 429-1248
The CPM regulations are in 201 KAR 20:600 through 690. Links to each are below.
- 600reg Standards for training programs for licensed certified professional midwives.
- 610reg Approval process for training programs for licensed certified professional midwives.
- 620reg Licensing requirements for licensed certified professional midwives.
- 630reg Disciplinary actions for licensed certified professional midwives.
- 640reg Requirements for informed consent for licensed certified professional midwives.
- 650reg Licensed certified professional midwives permitted medical tests and formulary.
- 660reg Licensed certified professional midwives duty to report.
- 670reg Licensed certified professional midwives consultation, collaboration, and referral provisions.
- 680reg Licensed certified professional midwives client records.
- 690reg Licensed certified professional midwives transfer guidelines.