Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Midwives [18 VAC 85 ‑ 130]
Action Disclosure requirements for high-risk pregnancies
Comment Period Ended on 11/25/2009
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11/24/09  7:05 am
Commenter: John Smith

Evidence Based Regulation

I think it is vital for parents- to-be to have the full facts detailing the risks and benefits as related to induction of birth and the increased risk of c-section. Parents should always be given the full facts as far as they are known and any regulation should include disclosure requirements for both hospital and home births. Without the appropriate regulatory framework for this, there will not be the adequate disclosure of risks necessary for parents to make informed decisions – and it is the parents who will have to live with the consequences going forward.

John Smith

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