2018 ACNM Legislative Priorities

We had a great year! Thank you for all the grassroots advocacy!

WA State Midwives in Action!

HR 315: The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act instructs the Health Resources and Services Administration to identify areas of the country where there is a shortage of full scope maternity providers. 

Improving Access to Maternity Care signed by the president and became law 12/17/18.

Opioid Bill Package: provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment and for other purposes.

     Compromised Provision Section 3201: The provision to         expand prescriptive authority of medication-assisted           treatments (MAT) to CNMs and other APRNs for a 5-             year period, and permanently authorize the SAMHSA          MAT program for NPs and PAs 

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Opioid package signed by the president and became law on 10/24/18.

H.R. 1318: Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017 provides federal support to create Maternal Mortality Review Boards in every state.

Watch Committee Hearing 

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Introduced 3/2017 by Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler [R-WA-3]

Preventing Maternal Deaths Act signed by the president and became lay 12/21/18.

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