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18.50.005  <<  18.50.010 >>   18.50.020

Practicing midwifery definedGratuitous servicesDuty to consult with physician.

Any person shall be regarded as practicing midwifery within the meaning of this chapter who shall render medical aid for a fee or compensation to individuals during prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum stages or to the individual's newborn up to two weeks of age or who shall advertise as a midwife by signs, printed cards, or otherwise. Nothing shall be construed in this chapter to prohibit gratuitous services. It shall be the duty of a midwife to consult with a physician whenever there are significant deviations from normal in either the gestational parent or the newborn.


Effective date1981 c 53: See note following RCW 18.50.005.
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