Washington ACNM in Action!

Seattle University Class of 2021
Seattle University Class of 2021

Sarah Korbonits, Emily Bicknell, Ashton Dodson-Lupton, James Austin, Rachel HIrsch, Kara Coughlin, Natalie Van Houten, Ellen French, Vivian Martin, Caroline Jaquish

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WA Midwives in Washington DC 2019
WA Midwives in Washington DC 2019

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Rep McMorris Rodgers
Rep McMorris Rodgers

Spokane midwives meeting with Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers 9/2016

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Seattle University Class of 2021
Seattle University Class of 2021

Sarah Korbonits, Emily Bicknell, Ashton Dodson-Lupton, James Austin, Rachel HIrsch, Kara Coughlin, Natalie Van Houten, Ellen French, Vivian Martin, Caroline Jaquish

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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:

Lacy Tipton

CNM Representative to ARNP Board of Directors:

Anne Mariella

For membership click the logo below

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State Legislative Efforts

Federal Legislative Efforts

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

 

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.

2020 Legislative Priorities 

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