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Major Regulatory Reform Milestone

By | May 5th, 2014|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

Last week we passed a major milestone in our Strategic Plan when we filed our final new set of rules for the Arizona's 5,500 licensed healthcare facilities.  With this week's filing - we've now completed our overhaul of the State's regulations for hospitals, behavioral health inpatient facilities, nursing care institutions, recovery care centers, hospices, behavioral health residential facilities, assisted living facilities, outpatient surgical centers, outpatient treatment centers, adult day health care [...]

Midwife Practice Collaborative

By | March 4th, 2014|Licensing, Newborn Screening|

Our Licensing team promotes and protects public health and safety by addressing quality of care issues.  Last week we hosted a forum for our licensed midwives to learn more about our programs and resources to bring them up to speed on our newest initiatives related to maternal and child health so they'll have the latest tools [...]

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Midwife Services Demonstration: Behind the Curtain

By | May 24th, 2013|Licensing|

 This week there were about 120 home-birth enthusiasts demonstrating in front of our building for about 3 hours.  The crowd was expressing their unhappiness about our draft regulations for Licensed Midwives.  You might have also seen the Arizona Republic article on the demonstration. As I’ve written before, we started the process of revising the rules for [...]

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 [...]