Application for examination—Out-of-state education.
(1) A midwife not licensed in the state of Washington may sit for the licensing examination without completing the required coursework or the midwife-in-training program provided the midwife meets the following requirements:
(a) Has completed a program preparing candidates to practice as a midwife provided such program is equivalent to the minimum course requirements of approved midwifery programs in Washington at the time of applicant's program completion. Proof of equivalency shall be submitted by the applicant with the application.
(b) The transcript of the applicant's completed midwifery program verifies that:
(i) All courses were completed with a grade of C (pass) or better; and
(ii) At least fifteen managed births were completed under the preceptorship of an experienced midwife approved by the candidate's educational program.
(c) If managed births completed under the preceptorship in (b)(ii) of this subsection are less than fifty, then affidavits of births the applicant has managed must be submitted in a sufficient number to prove that the applicant has managed a total of at least fifty births.
(2) The applicant shall submit to the department:
(i) A complete notarized application with the required fee.
(ii) Notarized copies of educational preparation or an official transcript verifying educational preparation or an official transcript verifying educational preparation to practice midwifery.
(iii) Declarations of managed births as required in subsection (1)(c) of this section.
(3) Applicants must demonstrate completion of seven clock hours of AIDS education as provided in chapter 246-12
WAC, Part 8.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280
. WSR 98-05-060, § 246-834-065, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040
. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-834-065, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.135
. WSR 89-16-037 (Order PM 856), § 308-115-065, filed 7/25/89, effective 8/25/89.]