§ 90-178.5.  Qualifications for approval; independent practice.

(a) In order to be approved by the joint subcommittee under this Article, a person shall comply with each of the following:

(1) Complete an application on a form furnished by the joint subcommittee.

(2) Submit evidence of certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board or its successor.

(3) Submit evidence of a collaborative provider agreement as required by G.S. 90-178.3(b1).

(4) Pay the fee for application and approval.

(b) Upon submitting to the joint subcommittee evidence of completing 24 months and 4,000 hours of practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife pursuant to a collaborative provider agreement, a Certified Nurse Midwife is authorized to practice midwifery independently in accordance with this Article. (1983, c. 897, s. 1; 2023-14, s. 4.3(f).)