Midwife-in-training (MIT) program—Preceptor qualifications.
(1) In reviewing a proposed MIT program, the department shall use the following criteria to assess the qualifications and determine the responsibilities of a preceptor required in WAC 246-834-220
(a) Qualifications to be a preceptor:
(i) Hold an active license without restriction or conditions as a midwife under chapter 18.50
RCW, a certified nurse midwife under chapter 18.79
RCW, a physician under chapter 18.71
RCW, or an osteopathic physician under chapter 18.57
(ii) Actively practiced at least three consecutive years or attended at least one hundred fifty births;
(iii) Demonstrated ability and skill to provide safe, quality care; and
(iv) Demonstrated continued interest in professional development beyond the requirements of basic licensure.
(b) Responsibilities of a preceptor:
(i) Monitor the educational activities of the trainee and have at least one conference with the MIT trainee quarterly to discuss progress.
(ii) Submit quarterly progress reports to the department.
(iii) Maintain and submit, at the department's request, documentation of the total number of births as specified in WAC 246-834-220
(2) The department may disqualify an approved preceptor if the preceptor fails to meet or fulfill the qualifications and responsibilities under subsection (1) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.065
, and 18.50.040
. WSR 15-20-049, § 246-834-230, filed 9/30/15, effective 10/31/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.135
. WSR 92-02-018 (Order 224), § 246-834-230, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040
. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-834-230, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.040
(3) and 18.50.115
. WSR 88-12-040 (Order PM 732), § 308-115-230, filed 5/27/88.]