Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 65. Direct-Entry Midwives
Section 190. Definitions.
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AS 08.65.190. Definitions.

In this chapter,

(1) "board" means the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives;

(2) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;

(3) "practice of midwifery" means providing necessary supervision, health care, preventative measures, and education to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period, conducting deliveries on the midwife's own responsibility; providing immediate postpartum care of the newborn infant, well-baby care for the infant through the age of four weeks, and preventative measures for the infant; identifying physical, social, and emotional needs of the newborn and the woman; arranging for consultation, referral, and continued involvement of the midwife on a collaborative basis when the care required extends beyond the scope of practice of the midwife; providing direct supervision of student and apprentice midwives; and executing emergency measures in the absence of medical assistance, as specified in regulations adopted by the board.

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