36-9A-13 Nurse midwife functions.
Nurse midwife functions.
A nurse midwife may perform the following
overlapping scope of advanced practice nursing and medical functions pursuant to § 36-9A-15,
Management of the prenatal and postpartum care of the mother-baby unit;
Management and direction of the birth;
Provision of appropriate health supervision during all phases of the reproductive life span
to include family planning services, menopausal care, and cancer screening and
Prescription of appropriate medications and provision of drug samples or a limited supply
of appropriate labeled medications for individuals under the nurse midwife's care pursuant
to the scope of practice defined in this section, including controlled drugs or substances
listed on Schedule II in chapter 34-20B for one period of not more than thirty days.
Medications or sample drugs provided to patients shall be accompanied with written
administration instructions and appropriate documentation shall be entered in the patient's
SL 1979, ch 256, § 7; SL 1995, ch 213, § 3; SL 1999, ch 192, § 15; SL 2000, ch 188, § 3;
SL 2006, ch 195, § 3.