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State of South Dakota  
EIGHTIETH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY,  2005
 

751L0651  
SENATE BILL   NO.     132  

Introduced by:     Senators Kooistra and Koskan and Representatives Lange, Bradford, and Kroger  



         FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to  provide for and to regulate the practice of independent midwifery.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
     Section  1.  The Legislature finds that the practice of independent midwifery is a legitimate service to South Dakota families.
     Section  2.  Any person who desires to offer services as a midwife shall first register with the Department of Health. The department shall prescribe a registration form for this purpose and may charge a registration fee of ten dollars.
     Section  3.  Any person before rendering services as a midwife shall fully inform any prospective client of the midwife's background and experience, describe the type of care to be provided, and obtain the client's informed consent.
     Section  4.  Nothing in this Act limits the right of any hospital to determine who shall have practice privileges in the facility.
     Section  5.  No physician is liable for any care rendered by a midwife to a client if that client subsequently enters the care of a physician.


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