Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
10/7/2022

Part II. Requirements for Licensure and Renewal of Licensure

18VAC85-130-40. Criteria for initial licensure.

A. An applicant for board licensure shall submit:

1. The required application on a form provided by the board and the application fee as prescribed in 18VAC85-130-30;

2. Evidence satisfactory to the board of current certification as a CPM; and

3. A report from NARM indicating whether there has ever been any adverse action taken against the applicant.

B. If an applicant has been licensed or certified in another jurisdiction, the applicant shall provide information on the status of each license or certificate held and on any disciplinary action taken or pending in that jurisdiction.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.9 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. February 21, 2007.

18VAC85-130-45. Practical experience under supervision.

A person may perform tasks related to the practice of midwifery under the direct and immediate supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine, a certified nurse midwife, or a licensed midwife while enrolled in an accredited midwifery education program or during completion of the North American Registry of Midwives' Portfolio Evaluation Process Program without obtaining a license issued by the board until such person has taken and received the results of any examination required for CPM certification or for a period of 10 years, whichever occurs sooner.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.9 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. February 21, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2018.

18VAC85-130-50. Biennial renewal of licensure.

A. A licensed midwife shall renew licensure biennially during the midwife's birth month in each odd-numbered year by:

1. Paying to the board the renewal fee as prescribed in 18VAC85-130-30; and

2. Attesting to having current, active CPM certification by NARM.

B. A licensed midwife whose license has not been renewed by the first day of the month following the month in which renewal is required shall not be considered licensed in Virginia.

C. An additional fee to cover administrative costs for processing a late application renewal shall be imposed by the board as prescribed by 18VAC85-130-30.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.9 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. February 21, 2007.

18VAC85-130-60. Inactive licensure.

A. A licensed midwife who holds a current, unrestricted license in Virginia shall, upon a request on the renewal application and submission of the required fee, be issued an inactive license.

1. The holder of an inactive license shall not be required to maintain current, active certification by NARM.

2. An inactive licensee shall not be entitled to perform any act requiring a license to practice midwifery in Virginia.

B. An inactive licensee may reactivate licensure by:

1. Payment of the difference between the current renewal fee for inactive licensure and the renewal fee for active licensure for the biennium in which the license is being reactivated; and

2. Submission of documentation of having current, active certification by NARM.

C. The board reserves the right to deny a request for reactivation to any licensee who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of § 54.1-2915 of the Code of Virginia or any provision of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.9 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. February 21, 2007.

18VAC85-130-70. Reinstatement.

A. A licensed midwife who allows licensure to lapse for a period of two years or more and chooses to resume practice shall submit to the board a reinstatement application, information on practice and licensure in other jurisdictions for the period in which the license was lapsed in Virginia, proof of current, active certification by NARM, and the fee for reinstatement of licensure as prescribed in 18VAC85-130-30.

B. A licensed midwife whose license has been revoked by the board and who wishes to be reinstated must make a new application to the board, hold current, active certification by NARM, and pay the fee for reinstatement of a revoked license as prescribed in 18VAC85-130-30.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.9 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. February 21, 2007.

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