Who can be licensed as a midwife in Illinois is likely to expand soon, but critics say lack of Medicaid coverage is a problem


Only midwives with nursing degrees are legally permitted to practice in Illinois. The new bill would allow some certified professional midwives who are not nurses to apply for licensure in Illinois, a move that would allow them to provide more comprehensive care without fear of criminalization, advocates say, while opening up more options for parents seeking home births

via chicagotribune.com

November 5, 2021 at 07:04AM

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