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WAC 246-834-400

Expired license.

(1) If a midwife's license under this chapter has been expired for less than three years, to reinstate the license the practitioner shall meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(2) If a midwife's license under this chapter has expired and the practitioner has been engaged in the active practice of midwifery in another United States jurisdiction or territory, or other location approved by the department, to reinstate the license the practitioner shall:
(a) Submit verification of active practice; and
(b) Meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(3) If a midwife's license under this chapter has been expired for three years or more but less than five years at time of application, and the practitioner has not been actively engaged in midwifery, the practitioner shall:
(a) Work as a birth assistant under the supervision of a department-approved preceptor for a minimum of ten births; and
(b) Meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(4) If a midwife's license under this chapter has been expired for more than five years at time of application, and the practitioner has not been actively engaged in midwifery, the practitioner shall:
(a) Work as a birth assistant under the supervision of a department-approved preceptor for a minimum of fifteen births;
(b) Retake and successfully pass the Washington state licensing examination; and
(c) Meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(5) A proposed preceptor shall:
(a) Hold an active license without restriction, current discipline, or conditions as a midwife under chapter 18.50 RCW, a certified nurse midwife under chapter 18.79 RCW, an allopathic physician under chapter 18.71 RCW, or an osteopathic physician under chapter 18.57 RCW;
(b) Have actively practiced at least three consecutive years or attended at least one hundred fifty births; and
(c) Have demonstrated ability and skill to provide safe, quality care.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.135 and 18.50.115. WSR 19-15-005, § 246-834-400, filed 7/5/19, effective 8/5/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.010, 18.50.040, 18.50.050, 18.50.135, and 2014 c 187. WSR 17-15-024, § 246-834-400, filed 7/7/17, effective 8/7/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. WSR 98-05-060, § 246-834-400, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98.]
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