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Direct Entry Midwifery: A Summary of State Laws and Regulations

Washington, D.C.: American College of Nurse-Midwives, 1999. [52 pp.]

This summary of the status of direct entry midwifery legal enactments, produced by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, contains information of interest to students and professionals alike.

Divided into sections detailing certification, legal status, and a state-by-state summary of midwifery requirements, this publication offers a comprehensive guide to the profession. Other sections of interest include a list of state agency contacts and a glossary of terms.

For more information on this publication, please contact the American College of Nurse-Midwives at (202) 728-9860 or visit their website at:

Charting A Course for the 21st Century: The Future of Midwifery (A Joint Report of the Pew Health Professions Commission and the University of California, San Francisco Center for the Health Professions)

San Francisco, CA: Pew Health Professions Commission and the UCSF Center for the Health Professions, 1999. [63 pp.]

Resulting from a Taskforce on Midwifery in 1998, this report offers recommendations to policy makers and other interested parties on the role of midwifery in the future of the health care industry.

For further information, visit the Center’s website at: