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[Issued 07-01-13]

The following words or terms, when used in this Part, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Birthing center" means a freestanding facility, place or institution, which is maintained or established primarily for the purpose of providing services of a certified midwife or licensed medical doctor to assist or attend a woman in delivery and birth, and where a woman is scheduled in advance to give birth following a normal, uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancy.

"Certified Nurse Midwife" means a person educated in the discipline of nursing and midwifery, certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and licensed by the state to engage in the practice of midwifery and as a registered nurse.

"Low-risk" means a normal, uncomplicated prenatal course as determined by adequate prenatal care and prospects for a normal, uncomplicated birth as defined by generally accepted criteria of maternal and fetal health.

"Newborn" means an infant during the first 28 days following birth.

Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.