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     36-9A-13.   Scope of certified nurse midwife practice. In addition to the registered nurse scope of practice, as defined in § 36-9-3, and within the certified nurse midwife role and population focus, a certified nurse midwife may perform the following advanced practice registered nursing scope:
             (1)      Conduct an advanced assessment;
             (2)      Order and interpret diagnostic procedures;
             (3)      Manage the provision of women's health care throughout the lifespan, from adolescence through post menopause, including:
             (a)      Establishing primary and differential diagnoses;
             (b)      Managing prenatal care;
             (c)      Managing intrapartum care; and
             (d)      Managing postpartum care of the mother-baby unit;
             (4)      Manage sexually transmitted infections in males;
             (5)      Prescribe, order, administer, and furnish therapeutic measures as follows:
             (a)      Diagnose, prescribe, and institute therapy or referrals of patients to health care agencies, health care providers, and community resources;
             (b)      Prescribe, procure, administer, and furnish pharmacological agents, including over the counter, legend, and controlled drugs or substances listed on Schedule II in chapter 34-20B; and
             (c)      Plan and initiate a therapeutic regimen that includes ordering and prescribing nonpharmacological interventions, including durable medical equipment, medical devices, nutrition, blood and blood products, and diagnostic and supportive services including home health care, physical and occupational therapy;
             (6)      Complete and sign official documents such as death certificates, birth certificates, and similar documents required by law; and
             (7)      Delegate and assign therapeutic measures to assistive personnel.

Source: SL 1979, ch 256, § 7; SL 1995, ch 213, § 3; SL 1999, ch 192, § 15; SL 2000, ch 188, § 3; SL 2006, ch 195, § 3; SL 2017, ch 171, § 17.


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