California College of Midwives
State chapter ~ American College of Community Midwives

Standards of Practice, Guidelines, Policies, Protocols &
Minimum Practice Requirements

Reviewed by Clinical and Academic Advisors
and Professional Midwives

Concepts, excerpts and specific vocabulary for this document were taken directly from the following sources:


1.      Alaska Statutes and Regulations AS 08.65 and 12 AAC 14

2.      Arizona Licensed Midwives Rulemaking 8 AAR 2896, June 18, 2002


3.      Californiaís Licensed Midwifery Practice Act of 1993 and its amendments


4.      College of Midwives, British Columbia, Direct-entry Midwifery Standards (Canada)


5.      Florida State Statutes for the Practice of Midwifery ~ responsibilities of the Midwife


6.      Midwives Alliance of North Americanís Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice, 1994


7.      Midwives Alliance of North Americanís Standards of Practice, October 1997


8.      New Hampshire Statues for Professional Midwifery Practice


9.      New Zealand Handbook For Practice, Code of Ethics, 2001


10.  Office of Administrative Law, decision by Judge Roman in the Licensed Midwife Alison Osborn Decision (August 1999)~ Standards of Practice, Duties and Responsibilities acknowledged by the OAL as appropriate standards & protocols for licensed midwives


11.  Tennessee Association of Midwives ~ Practice Guidelines, adopted Jan 2001


12. Texas Statutes for Direct-entry Midwives


13.  Washington State criteria ~ Pilot Project for Planned Home Birth


14.  Washington State Standards for the Practice of Midwifery, December 2002