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Colorado Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration
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Direct-Entry Midwifery HOME

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Welcome to the Direct-Entry Midwifery Homepage

The Colorado Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration (Office) regulates individual registered direct-entry midwives in the State of Colorado. The Office's mission is to maintain the profession's integrity and protect its consumers. The Office works in conjunction with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and the Colorado Midwives Association (CMA).

Office activities include licensing midwives, investigating complaints, and enforcing disciplinary actions against those who violate the Direct-Entry Midwives Practice Act and the Director's Rules and Regulations.

Program Information

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - September 16, 2021

The Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide testimony before the Director considers adopting multiple new and revised rules to implement Colorado House Bill 22-1284 (Concerning updates to state surprise billing laws to facilitate the implementation of surprise billing protections, and aligning state law with the federal "No Surprises Act"); Executive Order D 2022-032 (Directing State Agencies to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado); and Executive Order D 2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities).

 

Implementation of Executive Orders D 2022 032 and D 2022 034 

The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new rules to implement the directives of Executive Order D-2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities).

The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all healthcare Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new rules to implement the directives of Executive Order D-2022-032 (Directing State Agencies to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - August 31, 2021

The Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration held a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on August 31, 2021, that allowed stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Director considered adopting multiple revisions to the Program's rules to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-101 (Concerning the continuation of the registration of Direct-Entry Midwives, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2020 sunset report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - March 19, 2021

The Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Director considers adopting revisions to Rule 1.24. These revisions are required by the Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS), to correct language in the rule that conflicts with portions of the statute in Colorado Senate Bill (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct). 

Legislative Updates
Program Information

Zen Mayhugh, Program Director

Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-7764  |  Email: dora_midwivesboard@state.co.us

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