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.
- Public Notices
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 6, 2023
The purpose of this Permanent Rulemaking Hearing is to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to testify before the Director determines whether to repeal on a permanent basis Rule 1.26 - PROTECTIONS FOR PROVISION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE IN COLORADO to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-188 (Concerning Protections for Accessing Reproductive Health Care) and Rule 1.27 - PROTECTING COLORADO’S WORKFORCE AND EXPANDING LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-265 (Concerning a Prohibition on a Regulator Imposing Discipline Against a Person Based on Certain Activities Involving Marijuana).
- Friday, October 6, 2023, at 1:45 P.M. (MDT)
Notice and Draft Rules
Ways to Participate
- Webinar Registration
- Written comments regarding SB23-188 (Link will be updated as comments are received)
- Written comments regarding SB23-265 (Link will be updated as comments are received)
Submit Written Comments: If you cannot attend the hearing virtually or wish to make written comments rather than speaking, you may email your written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your written comments as soon as possible to be included in this Rulemaking Hearing.
Testimony and/or comments provided at the Meeting will be limited to the above referenced topic. All written comments will be provided to the Director before the Director considers adopting the proposed rule changes. If you have any questions or concerns about stakeholder input or the rulemaking process, please send them to email@example.com.
REQUESTING WRITTEN STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS
Implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 and 23-265
What is this about?
The following Boards and Programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations are requesting written comments regarding the implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA) and 23-265 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA), and the proposed repeal of the Board and Program rules that are no longer necessary after the codification of these regulations into law.
Each of the listed Boards and Programs will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on the dates listed to determine whether to repeal the rules on a permanent basis to implement the law. Please submit written comments as soon as possible. The Boards and Programs will continue to accept written comments until the Permanent Rulemaking Hearings where stakeholders will be given a final opportunity to testify before the Board and/or the Director or Director's designee. Please visit the Board and Program websites under the "Public Notices" tab for the most current information, including webinar registration information, written comments (SB23-188 and SB23-265), and the draft rules.
Stakeholder Meeting - March 27, 2023
The Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration held a virtual Stakeholder Meeting on March 27, 2023. The purpose of the stakeholder meeting was to seek feedback regarding whether Tranexamic Acid (TXA) should be added to the approved list of medications in Rule 1.17 (Administration of Medications) of the Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration’s Rules and Regulations.
- Legislative Updates
- 2023 New Legislation
- 2022 New Legislation
- HB22-1041: Privacy Protections For Protected Persons
- HB22-1098: Department Of Regulatory Agencies Barriers To Practice Regulated Professions
- HB22-1165 Rule Review Bill
- HB22-1240 Mandatory Reporters
- HB22-1257: 2022 Criminal And Juvenile Justice Commission Recommendations
- HB22-1267 Culturally Relevant Training Health Professionals
- HB22-1270 Change Term Name-based Criminal History Record Check
- HB22-1278: Behavioral Health Administration
- HB22-1291: Sunrise Review Professions Occupations
- SB22-013: Boards and Commissions
- SB22-076: Complaint Occupational License Official Acts
- SB22-116: Increase Occupational Credential Portability
- SB22-143: Update Common Provision Term Regulator Title 12
- SB22-157: Information Sharing For Consumer Protection Investigation
- SB22-162: Administration Organization Act Modernization
- SB22-174: Sunset Review Hearing Criteria
- SB22-226: Programs To Support Health-care Workforce
- 2021 New Legislation
- HB21-1198: Healthcare Billing Requirements for Indigent Patients
- HB21-1232: Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option
- SB21-077: Remove Lawful Presence Verification Credentialing
SB21-097: Sunset Medical Transparency Act
- SB21-101: Sunset Direct-entry Midwives
- SB21-193: Protection of Pregnant People In Perinatal Period
- SB21-194: Maternal Health Providers
- SB21-271: Misdemeanor Reform
- 2020 New Legislation
- Program Information
Zen Mayhugh, Program Director
Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
- Reports and Statistics
- 2020 CO Midwifery Statistical Summary
- 2019 CO Midwifery Statistical Summary
- 2018 CO Midwifery Statistical Summary
- 2017 CO Midwifery Statistical Summary
- 2016 CO Midwifery Statistical Summary
- 2015 CO Midwifery Statistical Summary
- 2014 CO Midwifery Statistical Summary
- 2013 CO Midwifery Statistical Summary
- 2012 CO Midwifery Statistical Summary