Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 440.984

  • Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Promulgate: when used in connection with a rule, as defined under…. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1)    The department shall promulgate rules necessary to administer this subchapter. Except as provided in subs. (2), (2m), and (3), any rules regarding the practice of midwifery shall be consistent with standards regarding the practice of midwifery established by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives or a successor organization.
   (2)   The rules shall allow a licensed midwife to administer oxygen during the practice of midwifery.
   (2m)   The rules shall provide for the granting of temporary permits to practice midwifery pending qualification for licensure.
   (3)   The rules may allow a midwife to administer, during the practice of midwifery, oxytocin (Pitocin) as a postpartum antihemorrhagic agent, intravenous fluids for stabilization, vitamin K, eye prophylactics, and other drugs or procedures as determined by the department.
   (4)   The rules may not do any of the following:
      (a)    Require a licensed midwife to have a nursing degree or diploma.
      (b)    Require a licensed midwife to practice midwifery under the supervision of, or in collaboration with, another health care provider.
      (c)    Require a licensed midwife to enter into an agreement, written or otherwise, with another health care provider.
      (d)    Limit the location where a licensed midwife may practice midwifery.
      (e)    Permit a licensed midwife to use forceps or vacuum extraction.