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ACNM Washington Affiliate is a state-based affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the national professional organization of certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives.
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State Legislative Efforts

Federal Legislative Efforts

Washington State Nurse Association Lobby Day

 

Stay tuned for 2020 Lobby Day!

 

Learn more here. Please email Candace Mabbitt at candace.mabbitt@gmail.com if you would like to participate.

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.

Introduced 7/18/2019 by Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] and Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]. Referred to House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

 

One cosponsor from WA state: Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]. Ask your representative to cosponsor this bill. 

 

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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Contact your legislators

 

ARNPS United

 

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:

Currently open

For membership click the logo below

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.

2019 Legislative Priorities 

Find your district and representatives here

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Virtual Advocacy Week

 

 January 6th-10th, 2020

Join students across the country by contacting your legislators