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State Legislative Efforts
Federal Legislative Efforts
Washington State Nurse Association Lobby Day
Stay tuned for 2020 Lobby Day!
HR 3849: Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act of 2019 (Midwives for MOMs Act): To address maternity care shortages and promote optimal maternity outcomes by expanding educational opportunities for midwives through new Title VII and Title VIII programs.
HR 2740: Provides Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations
Includes $2.5 million allocated to midwifery programs that prioritize recruitment of midwifery students from disadvantaged backgrounds..
Passed House on 6/19/19. This legislation now needs to pass the Senate. Contact your state Senator.
Midwifery Access for Mothers Act (Privileging Bill):
ACNM is currently working on a Federal Midwifery Privileging Bill, Midwifery Access for Mothers Act. This national level bill would give midwives the same level of privileges in hospitals as physicians, including admitting, discharge, due process, voting on committees and med staff issues, committee participation, and leadership and the ability to supervise the care of Medicare patients as we do our other patients.
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ARNPs United of Washington State is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting ARNP practice by coordinating legislative, educational, and networking activities of Nurse Practitioners throughout Washington State.
CNM Representative to Legislative Committee:
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WA state legislative session starts the second Monday of January and runs 60 days in even number years and 105 days in odd number years.
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