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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 085 : MIDWIVES

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 4186)
  • § 4186. Advisor appointees

    (a) The Secretary of State shall appoint two licensed midwives and one physician, licensed under chapter 23 of this title and who has professional experience with home births, to serve as advisors in matters relating to licensed midwives. They shall be appointed for staggered five-year terms and shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. One of the initial appointments may be for less than five years.

    (b) The midwife appointees shall not have less than three years' experience as midwives qualified to be licensed under this chapter during the period immediately preceding appointment and shall be actively engaged in midwifery during their incumbency.

    (c) The Office of Professional Regulation shall investigate complaints regarding licensed midwives or applicants for licensing or renewal and, when appropriate, refer them to an administrative law officer established under 3 V.S.A. § 129(j).

    (d) The Director shall seek the advice of the persons appointed under this section in carrying out the provisions of this chapter. Such appointees shall be entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in 32 V.S.A. § 1010 for attendance at any meeting called by the Director for this purpose. (Added 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 44, eff. Jan. 1, 2001.)