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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 085 : Midwives

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 4188)
  • § 4188. Unprofessional conduct

    (a) A licensed midwife or applicant for licensing, renewal, or reinstatement shall not engage in unprofessional conduct.

    (b) Unprofessional conduct shall include the conduct prohibited by 3 V.S.A. § 129a and by this section, whether or not taken by a license holder:

    (1) failing to provide for informed consent, or exercising undue influence on or taking improper advantage of a person using midwifery services;

    (2) willfully making or filing false reports or records in the practice of midwifery, obstructing that filing, or willfully failing to file required reports or records, including birth certificates;

    (3) engaging in abusive behavior of any kind with clients.

    (c) After a hearing, and upon a finding of unprofessional conduct, an administrative law officer may take disciplinary action against a licensed midwife or applicant. (Added 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 44, eff. Jan. 1, 2001.)