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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11/25/09  7:21 am
Commenter: Jill Carrillo

evidenced based care/informed consent should be standard for ALL maternity care providers

I support *true* informed consent for ALL healthcare providers.  ALL care providers should offer evidence-based, accurate, unbiased information for birthing families to use to make their own educated choices.  Currently, this is inherent in the Midwifery Model of Care, but the same CANNOT be said for obstetrics.  To make this a part of the current regulation for CPMs would be redundant, but if it opens up the door to getting OBGYNs practicing evidenced based care and not just the status quo, it can be a great thing for Virginia's women!

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