Driving Down Cesarean Delivery Rates

By | March 1st, 2014|Licensing, Prevention|

There’s widespread agreement within the public health community that the percentage of women who deliver by Cesarean Section these days is too high.  In fact, 1/3 of women in the US have cesarean deliveries these days (up from 9.5% in 1990 and 23% in 2008). Last week the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and [...]

Rulemaking Stuff

By | May 10th, 2013|Licensing|

Our Licensing and Rulemaking teams spent the last week of April with hundreds of Stakeholders from numerous associations and licensees about our ongoing regulatory reform effort.  In addition, we’ve received hundreds of comments regarding our draft rules for Healthcare Institutions and Behavioral Health Service Agencies on our website (the comment period ended on May 5).  [...]

Midwife Scope of Practice Draft Proposal

By | January 11th, 2013|Licensing|

Our next Midwifery Scope of Practice Advisory Committee meeting will be Monday (January 14th) from 6-8 pm in the Lab conference room.  The Agenda is packed with 2 full hours of information and discussion.  We’ll be reviewing data from other states, and what scopes of practice they allow, as well as reviewing our own data collected from [...]

Using Evidence to Reach Consensus

By | December 11th, 2012|General, Licensing|

Some of you might remember a protest about a year ago in front of our 150 Building.  About 100 folks were carrying placards asking us to make it easier to have a home-birth in AZ.  They were mostly young families and some licensed midwives- and they were urging us to change our licensing rules for midwives.  That day [...]