Clinically significant fetal heart rate patterns or other manifestation of fetal distress.
Failure to deliver placenta after one hour if there is no bleeding and fundus is firm.
Other conditions or symptoms that could threaten the life of the mother, fetus or neonate.
A licensed midwife may deliver a client with any of the complications or conditions set forth in par. (a)
, if no physician or other equivalent medical services are available and the situation presents immediate harm to the health and safety of the client; if the complication or condition entails extraordinary and unnecessary human suffering; or if delivery occurs during transport.
(6) Prohibited practices.
A licensed midwife may not do any of the following:
Administer prescription pharmacological agents intended to induce or augment labor.
Administer prescription pharmacological agents to provide pain management.
Provide out-of-hospital care to a woman who has had a vertical incision cesarean section.
Perform surgical procedures including, but not limited to, cesarean sections and circumcisions.
Knowingly accept responsibility for prenatal or intrapartum care of a client with any of the following risk factors:
Chronic significant maternal cardiac, pulmonary, renal or hepatic disease.
Significant hematological disorders or coagulopathies, or pulmonary embolism.
Pelvic or uterine abnormalities affecting normal vaginal births, including tumors and malformations.
Social or familial conditions unsatisfactory for out-of-hospital maternity care services.
Fetus with suspected or diagnosed congenital abnormalities that may require immediate medical intervention.
SPS 182.03 History
History: CR 06-096
: cr. Register December 2006 No. 612
, eff. 5-1-07; renumbers to (4) (b) 1. za., zb. and zc. made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register November 2007 No. 623