The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 02 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with occupational licensing fees related to the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives.
The public may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments by mail, fax, or e-mail to the division's Regulations Specialist. Public comment due no later than October 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
The Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of two direct-entry midwives, one physician, one certified nurse midwife, and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature.
The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of direct-entry midwifery in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws. The Board meets two times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.
National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of direct-entry midwifery in other states.
NARM - North American Registry of Midwives
PO Box 7703
Little Rock, AR 72217-7703
PO Box 420
Summertown, TN 38483
The Midwives Association of Alaska
Telephone: (907) 465-2580
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806