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Midwife Profession to Require Licensure on August 1, 2019

Anyone practicing midwifery in the State of Michigan will be required to be licensed in midwifery beginning August 1, 2019.  The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) began accepting applications on May 6, 2019.

Under Public Act 417, which established Part 171 in the Public Health Code, an individual may not engage in the practice of midwifery unless licensed or otherwise authorized by article 15 of the Public Health Code. Those who are not licensed as of August 1, 2019, may be in violation of the public health code (there are statutory exemptions from licensure which can be found in MCL 333.17105(3)) and subject to significant penalties.

For additional information on the above matter or any matter related to healthcare professional licensing in Michigan, please contact Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at 248-996-8510 or riwrey@thehlp.com.

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