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 - August 31, 2021
The Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Director considers 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).
- Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. (MDT)
- Notice, SB21-101, Draft Rules, and Written Comments
- Stakeholder Meeting (recording): July 26, 2021
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).
- Friday, March 19, 2021, at 10:30 A.M. (MDT)
- Notice, Draft Rule, and SB20-102
- February 11, 2021: Joint Stakeholder Meeting regarding SB20-102 Corrections (recording)
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 2, 2020
The Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration held a Virtual Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Director to consider adopting new Rules 1.24 and Appendix B to implement Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures Regarding Sexual Misconduct).
- Friday, October 2, 2020, at 2:30 P.M. (MDT)
- Notice, New Rule, and SB20-102
Joint Stakeholder Meeting - August 25, 2020
The Office of Athletic Trainer Licensure, Office of Massage Therapy Licensure, Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration, and Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures regarding Sexual Offenses).
- Legislative Updates
- 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
- 2021 New Legislation
- Program Information
Zen Mayhugh, Program Director
Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
- Reports and Statistics
- 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