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, and education to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period, conducting deliveries on the midwife's own responsibility, and providing immediate postpartum care of the newborn; "practice of midwifery" includes preventative measures, the identification of physical, social, and emotional needs of the newborn and the woman, and arranging for consultation, referral, and continued involvement when the care required extends beyond the abilities of the midwife, and the execution of emergency measures in the absence of medical assistance, as specified in regulations adopted by the board.

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