AB1308 specifically allows California licensed midwives to order medications appropriate for scope of practice, to open lab accounts, make ultrasound referrals and interpret results.  There continues to be isolated incidents of companies and individuals that are not completing midwife purchases for medications or refusing care or ultrasounds to women seeing licensed midwives for care.  The Medical Board of California wants to hear about any such difficulties LMs are having complying with the new legislation, in order to attempt to resolve these failures of access to resources.

CAM is continuing to collect incident reports for refusal of referrals from LMs for ultrasound and/or not being able to obtain medications.  All are being forwarded to the medical board, at their request.  Download Report Form Here

Please continue to submit reports each and every time a client is refused care by a provider.  If the Medical Board doesn't hear the specifics of these situations, including contact information for the provider that is refusing to provide care, it as if it didn't happen.  Without your input, the Medical Board cannot follow-up and help Licensed Midwives comply with the new legislation.
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