State By State

Following is a list of midwifery resources and information about the midwifery laws in each U.S. state or territory. For additional resources or changes to our current contacts, please email the Midwives Alliance at healthpolicy@mana.org. In order to maintain accuracy and due to the changeable nature of organizational representatives, we limit our lists to general groups rather than individual contacts.

Alabama

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Alabama; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses. CNMs are required to submit a collaborative practice agreement with a qualified physician, and may request prescribing authority for non-controlled drugs.

Alabama Board of Nursing
http://www.abn.state.al.us/Default.aspx
Contact Info:
Alabama Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
1-800-656-5318

Consumer Organizations

Alabama Birth Coalition
http://www.alabamabirthcoalition.org/
Contact info:
P.O. Box 62, Harvest, AL 35749
Email: alabamabirthcoalitioninfo@gmail.com

Alabama Friends of Midwives
http://www.alabamamidwives.com/index.html

Professional Organizations

Alabama Midwives Alliance
http://www.alabamamidwivesalliance.org/

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Alaska

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Alaska. Both may bill Medicaid. Alaska CNMs have prescriptive authority.

Licensing Agencies

Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development; Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing; Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives

Direct entry midwives are licensed as certified direct entry midwives (CDMs).
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/Midwives.aspx 
Contact Info:
Renee Hoffard
Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2694
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: Renee.Hoffard@alaska.gov
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development; Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing; Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs).
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/professionallicensing/boardofnursing.aspx
Contact Info:
Board of Nursing
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8160
Fax: (907) 269-8156
E-mail: boardofnursing@alaska.gov

Consumer Organizations

Alaska Birth Network
http://www.birthnetwork.org/alaska.htm

Professional Organizations

Alaska Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
http://www.alaskamidwives.org/
Contact Info:
Alaska Affiliate of the ACNM
P.O. Box 230231
Anchorage, AK 99523-0231
Email: info@alaskamidwives.org

Midwives Association of Alaska
http://www.midwivesofalaska.org
Contact Info:
Midwives Assoc. of Alaska
c/o Susan Terwilliger, President
11517 Old Glenn Highway
Eagle River, Alaska 99577
(907) 694-1123
 info@midwivesofalaska.org

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Arizona

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Arizona.

Licensing Agencies

Arizona Department of Health Services: Office of Special Licensing
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
http://www.azdhs.gov/als/midwife/
Contact Info:
Special Licensing
150 N 18th Ave, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 364-2079
Fax: (602) 364-4769

State Board of Nursing
Certified nurse-midwives are licensed as an advance practice nurses with a specialty in nurse midwifery.
http://www.azbn.gov/AdvancedPractice.aspx
Contact Info:
Arizona State Board of Nursing
Attn: AP Licensing Tech
4747 N 7th St, #200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655

Consumer Organizations

None found

Professional Organizations

ACNM Arizona Affiliate - Phoenix Chapter
https://www.facebook.com/AZACNMPHX/

Arizona Association of Midwives
http://www.azassocmidwives.com/
Contact info: azassociationofmidwives@gmail.com, ArizonaStudentMidwives@gmail.com

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Arkansas

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Arkansas.

Licensing Agencies

Arkansas Department of Health: Programs and Services: Family Health: Lay Midwifery
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed lay midwives.
http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/familyHealth/WomensHealth/Pages/LayMidwifery.aspx
Contact Info:
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
1-501-661-2000 or 1-800-462-0599

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice nurses.
http://www.arsbn.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Contact Info:
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Phone: 501-686-2700
Fax: 501-686-2714

Consumer Organizations

Arkansas Birth Matters
https://www.facebook.com/pg/arkansasbirthmatters/about/?ref=page_internal

Professional Organizations

Arkansas Association of Midwives
Contact: Ida Darragh, LDEM, CPM
4322 Country Club
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: 501-296-9769
Email: ida.darragh@sbcglobal.net

Arkansas State Affiliate of the ACNM
www.facebook.com/ArkansasAffiliateOfAmericanCollegeOfNurseMidwives

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California

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of California.

Licensing Agencies

CA Department of Consumer Affairs: Board of Registered Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as nurse-midwives and certified as advance practice nurses.
www.rn.ca.gov/index.shtml
Contact Info:
Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
Main Phone: (916) 322-3350
24-Hour Automated Voice Verification: (800) 838-6828

The Medical Board of CA: Department of Consumer Affairs
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/
Contact Info:
Medical Board of California
Attn: Midwifery Program
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-2382

Consumer Organizations

California Families for Access to Midwives
http://www.cafamiliesformidwives.org/

Professional Organizations

California Association of Midwives
www.californiamidwives.org
Contact Info:
info@californiamidwives.org

California Nurse-Midwives Association: Affiliate of ACNM
http://california.midwife.org/index.asp?sid=1

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Colorado

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Colorado.

Licensing Agencies

Division of Professions and Occupations: Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration
Direct entry midwives are registered as a direct entry midwife. A CNM or physician who is licensed as such cannot be registered as a direct-entry midwife.
http://www.dora.state.co.us/midwives/index.htm
Contact Info:
1560 Broadway, Ste 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-7429
Fax: (303) 894-2433
email: dora_registrations@state.co.us

Department of Regulatory Agencies: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as an advanced practice nurses.
http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing/licensing/APN.html
Contact Info:
1560 Broadway, Ste 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-7800
Fax: (303) 894-7693

Consumer Organizations

Friends of Colorado Birth Centers
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Colorado-Birth-Centers/342178392545539

Professional Organizations

Certified Nurse-Midwives of Colorado: Chapter of ACNM
http://www.nursemidwivesofcolorado.org/contents/Details/1

Colorado Midwives Association
http://www.coloradomidwives.org/
Contact Info: midwifegina@gmail.com

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Connecticut

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Connecticut; there is no licensure available.

Licensing Agencies

State of Connecticut: Department of Public Health: Midwife Licensure
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as nurse midwives
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389418
Contact Info:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Nurse Midwife Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1981
Email: dph.nursingteam@ct.gov

Consumer Organizations

United Families for Midwifery Care
http://www.ufmidwiferycare.freeservers.com/home.htm

Professional Organizations

Alliance of Connecticut Midwives
Contact: Joan Mershon, CPM
2 Alpine Drive
Newtown, CT 06482
Phone: 860-426-4248
Email: CTMidwife@aol.com

The Connecticut Chapter of the NACPM

Contact: Gengi Proteau, CPM
Phone: (860)-227-0173
 
Connecticut Affiliate of the ACNM

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Delaware

Delaware licenses CPMs, CMs, and CNMs 

Licensing Agencies

Delaware Department of State Division of Professional Regulation Midwifery Practitioner
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice/midwifery.shtml
Contact Info:
Division of Professional Regulation
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd. 
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us

State of Delaware: Department of State: Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice nurses
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/index.shtml
Contact Info:
Mailing address:
Division of Professional Regulation
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us

Consumer Organizations

Delaware Families for Safe Birth
http://delawarefamiliesforsafebirth.org/category/call-to-action/

Professional Organizations

Delaware State Affiliate of the ACNM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Affiliate-of-the-American-College-of-Nurse-Midwives/457362637663352

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District of Columbia

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the District of Columbia; there is no licensure available.

Licensing Agencies

The District of Columbia: Department of Health: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
http://doh.dc.gov/service/nursing-licensing
Contact Info:
899 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (877) 672-2174
Fax: (202) 724-5124
TTY: 711
email: doh@dc.gov

Consumer Organizations

None Found

Professional Organizations

District of Columbia Chapter of ACNM
http://www.dcmidwives.com

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Florida

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Florida.

Licensing Agencies

Florida Department of Health: Division of Medical Quality Assurance: Licensed Midwives
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/midwifery/index.html
Contact Info:
Department of Health
Council of Licensed Midwifery
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255
Phone: (850) 245-4161
Fax: (850) 921-6184
Email: MQA.Midwifery@flhealth.gov

Florida Department of Health: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced registered nurse practitioners.
www.floridasnursing.gov
Contact Info:
Department of Health
Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Phone: (850) 245-4125
Email: info@floridasnursing.gov

Consumer Organizations

Florida Friends of Midwives
www.flmidwifery.org
Contact Info:
Florida Friends of Midwives
P.O. Box 370932
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: 800-925-1014
Email: info@flmidwifery.org

Professional Organizations

Midwives Association of Florida
http://floridalovesmidwives.org/category/midwife-love/

Florida Affiilate of ACNM
https://www.facebook.com/FloridaACNM/  
http://florida.midwife.org

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Georgia

Direct entry midwives practice illegally, because certification that is required by state law is not available. Certified Nurse-Midwives are authorized to practice as advanced practice registered nurses.

Licensing Agencies

Georgia Secretary of State: Georgia Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are authorized to practice as advanced practice registered nurses.
www.sos.ga.gov/plb/rn
Contact Info:
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-2440

Consumer Organizations

Georgia Friends of Midwives
www.facebook.com/groups/GeorgiaFriendsofMidwives/?fref=ts
http://www.gafriendsofmidwives.org

Professional Organizations

Georgia Affiliate of the ACNM
www.facebook.com/pages/Georgia-Affiliate-of-the-ACNM/344045658961329

Georgia Midwifery Association
www.gamidwifery.org
Contact Info:
info@gamidwife.com

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Hawaii

The Hawaiian legislature passed a resolution requiring the state auditor to conduct a sunrise analysis to determine if licensure for CPMs is warranted. The State Auditor’s findings will guide future licensing legislation recommendation

Licensing Agencies

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Professional and Vocational Licensing: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/
Contact Info:
DCCA-PVL
Att: BON
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-3000

Consumer Organizations

Maui Birth Source
http://www.mauibirthsource.com/index.htm

Normal Birth Hawaii
https://www.facebook.com/groups/319849452893/

Professional Organizations

Hawai’i Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives-HAA
hawaii.midwife.org
Contact Info:
hawaiiacnm@gmail.com

Midwives Alliance of Hawaii
https://www.facebook.com/midwiveshawaii
http://www.midwivesallianceofhawaii.com
Contact Info:
mahinfo@gmail.com

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Idaho

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of ID.

Licensing Agencies

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses: State Board of Midwifery
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
www.ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=MID
Contact Info:
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0063
208-334-3233 
email: mid@ibol.idaho.gov

State of Idaho Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice professional nurses.
www.ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/AgencyAdditional.aspx?Agency=426&AgencyLinkID=80
Contact Info:
PO Box 83720
280 N 8th St, Ste 210
Boise, ID 83720-0061
208-557-2477
800-377-3529
email: info@ibn.idaho.gov

Consumer Organizations

None found

Professional Organizations

Idaho Midwifery Council
www.idahomidwives.org

Idaho State Affiliate of ACNM
www.facebook.com/pages/Idaho-Affiliate-of-ACNM/472886616124658?ref=stream

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Illinois

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Illinois; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advance practice nurses.
http://www.idfpr.com/profs/Nursing.asp
Contact Info:
Division of Professional Regulation
320 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217-785-0820
Toll Free: 1-888-4REGUL8 (1-888-473-4858)
TTY: 1-866-325-4949
1-800-560-6420

Division of Professional Regulation
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
All Inquiries: 1-888-473-4858
Professional Licensing: 1-800-560-6420

Consumer Organizations

Illinois Friends of Midwives
http://www.ilfom.org
https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisFriendsOfMidwives
Contact Info:
Email: illinoismidwifery@gmail.com

Professional Organizations

Coalition for Illinois Midwifery
www.illinoismidwifery.org
Contact Info:
Email: illinoismidwifery@gmail.com

Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives 
http://illinoismidwives.org
https://www.facebook.com/Illinois-Council-of-Certified-Professional-Midwives-219295244816647/ 
info@illinoismidwifery.org

Illinois State Affiliate of ACNM
illinois.midwife.org

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Indiana

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in the state of Indiana, howver, they are still waiting for implementation of the 2013 law regulating CPMs.

Licensing Agencies

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Medical Licensing Board of Indiana
Direct entry midwives are licensed as certified direct entry midwives, not yet effective, unknown start date.
Professional Licensing Agency
Indiana Certified Direct Entry Midwifery Committee
http://www.in.gov/pla/3523.htm
Attn: Medical Licensing Board
402 W Washington St, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-2060
email: pla3@pla.IN.gov

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Indiana State Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as registered nurses with a nurse midwife limited license.
http://www.in.gov/pla/3720.htm
Contact Info:
Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W Washington St, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-2043
email: pla2@pla.IN.gov

Consumer Organizations

Friends of Indiana Midwives
https://www.facebook.com/groups/357435154350715/

Professional Organizations

Indiana Midwives Association
http://www.indianamidwives.org
Indiana Midwives Association
c/o April Brake, Treasurer
2379 W 700 N
McCordsville, IN 46055

Indiana State Affiliate of ACNM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Nurse-Midwives/267086270475?fref=ts

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Iowa

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Iowa; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill that is currently in the legislative process.

Licensing Agencies

Iowa Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced registered nurse practitioners.
https://nursing.iowa.gov/licensure/advanced-registered-nurse-practitioner-licensure
Contact Info:
Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th St, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
515-281-3255
515-281-4825

Consumer Organizations

Iowa Birth Organization
http://www.iowabirth.org
hello@iowabirth.org

Professional Organizations

Iowa Midwives Association
http://www.iowamidwivesassociation.org/
Contact Info:
iowamidwivesassociation@gmail.com
563-277-0027

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Kansas

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Kansas; there is no licensure available.

Licensing Agencies

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
http://www.ksbn.org/index.htm
Contact Info:
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
Main: 785-296-4929
Fax: 785-296-3929

Consumer Organizations

None found

Professional Organizations

Kansas Midwives Alliance
http://www.kansasmidwives.com
Contact Info:
kansasmidwivesalliance@gmail.com
785-766-7571

Kansas Midwives: State Affiliate of the ACNM
kansasmidwives.org/

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Kentucky

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Kentucky; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

Kentucky Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
www.kbn.ky.gov
Contact Info:
312 Whittington Pky, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502-429-3300
or 1-800-305-2042
Fax: 502-429-3311

Consumer Organizations

Kentucky Home birth Coalition
www.kentuckyhomebirthcoalition.com
Contact Info:
Email: info@kentuckyhomebirthcoalition.com

Professional Organizations

Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwives
www.kcnpnm.org
Contact Info:
1017 Ash St
Louisville, KY 40217
502-333-0076

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Louisiana

Both direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in LA.

Licensing Agencies

Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners: Licensed Midwives
http://www.lsbme.la.gov/licensure/licensed-midwives
Contact Info:
Physical Address: 630 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Mailing Address: PO Box 30250, New Orleans, LA 70190-0250
Phone: (504) 568-7767 Ext. 259
Fax: (504) 568-6823
Email: lsbme@lsbme.la.gov

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
www.lsbn.state.la.us
Contact Info:
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (225) 755-7500
Fax: (225) 755-7584
E-mail: lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us

Consumer Organizations

Louisiana Constituents for safe childbirth
http://www.safechildbirthla.com

Professional Organizations

Louisiana Midwives Association
http://lamidwives.com

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Maine

Direct entry midwives will be licensed by the state of Maine in 2020 when legislation passed in 2016 takes effect.   

Licensing Agencies

Department of Professional and State Regulations: Maine State Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/
Contact Info:
Maine State Board of Nursing
161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0158
Phone: (207) 287-1133
Fax: (207) 287-1149

Consumer Organizations

None found

Professional Organizations

Maine Association of American College of Nurse-Midwives
www.mainemidwives.org

Maine Association of CPMs (MACPM)
www.macpm.org

Midwives of Maine (MOM)
www.midwivesofmaine.org

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Maryland

Both direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in Maryland

Licensing Agencies

Certified Professional Midwives who meet the Maryland statutory and regulatory requirements (http://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/Direct-Entry-Midwife-COMAR-Regulations.aspx) are now being licensed as Licensed Direct Entry Midwives (LDEMs). 
Maryland Board of Nursing
http://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/Direct-Entry-Midwife.aspx
Contact Info:
4140 Patterson Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215-2254
Phone: 410-585-1900
1-888-202-9861

 

Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
Maryland Board of Nursing
http://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/adv-prac-nurse-midwife-index.aspx
Contact Info:
4140 Patterson Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215-2254
Phone: 410-585-1900
1-888-202-9861

Consumer Organizations

Maryland Families for Safe Birth
www.marylandfamiliesforsafebirth.org
Contact Info:
PO Box 203
Boonsboro, MD 21713-0203
408-MY-BIRTH (692-4784)
email: info@marylandfamiliesforsafebirth.org

Maryland Friends of Midwives
www.marylandmidwives.com
Contact Info:
Email: info@marylandmidwives.com

Professional Organizations

Association of Independent Midwives of Maryland
Joint association of CNMs and CPMs who practice or may practice home birth in Maryland
www.aimmidwives.org/AIMM/Home.html
Contact Info:
email: info@aimmidwives.org

Maryland Affiliate of ACNM
www.facebook.com/pages/Maryland-Affiliate-of-ACNM/122850281105291

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Massachusetts

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Massachusetts; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Department of Public Health: Division of Health Professions Licensure: Nursing
CNMs are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn
Contact Info:
239 Causeway St, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-973-0900
1-800-414-0618
Fax: 617-973-0984

Consumer Organizations

MA Friends of Midwives
www.mfom.org
Contact Info:
Email:info@mfom.org
617-254-6175

Professional Organizations

Massachusetts Affiliate American College of Nurse-Midwives
massachusetts.midwife.org 

Massachusetts Midwives Alliance
www.massmidwives.org

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Michigan

The 2016 bill to license CPMs has passed the state legislature and been signed into law by the Governor. It is awaiting implementation.

Licensing Agencies

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as a nurse midwife.
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_27529_27542-59003--,00.html
Contact Info:
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-0918
Fax: 517-241-2895
email: BHCSHelp@michigan.gov

Consumer Organizations

Friends of Michigan Midwives
http://friendsofmichiganmidwives.wordpress.com/

Professional Organizations

Michigan Midwives Association
http://michiganmidwives.org/

Michigan State Affiliate of the ACNM
michigan.midwife.org

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Minnesota

Both direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in MN.

Licensing Agencies

Minnesota Health Licensing Boards: Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Direct entry midwives are licensed as traditional midwives.
http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/medical-practice/
Contact Info:
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
Main Telephone Number: 612-617-2130
Fax Number: 612-617-2166
MN Relay Service for Hearing Impaired: (800) 627-3529
Toll Free Number (MN Complaints Only): (800) 657-3709
Email: medical.board@state.mn.us

Minnesota Health Licensing Boards: Minnesota Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse with the designation CNM
http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/
Contact Info:
Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE # 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3253
Main Telephone Number: 612-317-3000
Toll-free Number (MN, IA, ND, SD, WI): 888-234-2690
TTY Number (Relay service for hearing/speech impaired): 800-627-3529
Fax Number: 612-617-2190
Email: nursing.board@state.mn.us

Consumer Organizations

Minnesota Families for Midwifery
http://www.mfmidwifery.org/mnmidwives.html

Professional Organizations

Minnesota Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
www.nursemidwivesmn.org

Minnesota Council of CPMs
http://www.minnesotamidwives.org/MCCPM/Home.html
Contact Info:
Minnesota Council of Certified Professional Midwives
PO Box 40462
Saint Paul MN 55104-5485

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Mississippi

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of MS; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

Mississippi Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/Pages/Advanced-Practice-Registered-Nurse.aspx
Contact Info:
Mississippi Board of Nursing
Address:
713 Pear Orchard Rd, Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Telephone: (601) 957-6300
Fax: (601) 957-6301

Consumer Organizations

Mississippi Friends of Midwives
http://msfriendsofmidwives.org/
Contact Info:
Email: info@msfriendsofmidwives.org
1-877-99-birth

Professional Organizations

None found

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Missouri

Both certified nurse midwives and direct entry midwives may practice in MO; only CNMs are eligible for licensure. 

Licensing Agencies

Missouri Division of Professional Registration
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice nurse midwives.
http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp
Contact Info:
Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Blvd
PO Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Phone: 573-751-0681
Fax: 573-751-0075
TTY: 800-735-2966
Voice Relay: 800-735-2466
email: nursing@pr.mo.gov

Consumer Organizations

Friends of MO Midwives
http://friendsofmomidwives.blogspot.com/

Professional Organizations

Missouri Affiliate of ACNM
http://www.momidwives.org/

Missouri Midwives Association
http://www.missourimidwivesassociation.org/
Contact Info:
Missouri Midwives Association
1325 W. Sunshine, #132
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: 202-MIDWIF-1 or 202-643-9431
Email: information@missourimidwivesassociation.org

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Montana

Both direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in MT.

Licensing Agencies

Montana Alternative Health Care Board
Direct entry midwives are licensed as Licensed Midwives (LM).
http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/ahc
Contact Info:
Address: 301 South Park
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-5773
Email: UnitC@40mt.gov

Montana Board of Nursing:
Certified nurse-midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses (APRN).
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp
Contact Info:
301 South Park, 4th Floor (map)
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Fax: (406) 841-2305
E-mail: dlibsdnur@mt.gov

Consumer Organizations

http://montanamidwives.org/

Professional Organizations

Montana Midwifery Association
www.montanamidwives.org

Montana State Affiliate of ACNM
http://www.midwife.org/index.asp?bid=422&st=MT

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Nebraska

Direct Entry Midwives are not regulated by the State of Nebraska; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse-certified nurse midwife.
http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/pages/crlNursingHome.aspx
Contact Info:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: (402) 471-4376
FAX: (402) 471-1066

Consumer Organizations

Nebraska Friends of Midwives
http://nefriendsofmidwives.weebly.com/

Professional Organizations

Nebraska State Affiliate of the ACNM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NEACNM/

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Nevada

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of Nevada; there is no licensure available.

Licensing Agencies

Nevada State Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice nurses.
http://nevadanursingboard.org/licensure-and-certification/advanced-practice-certificates/advanced-practitioner-of-nursing/
Contact Info:
Las Vegas Office
4220 S Maryland Pkwy, Bldg B, Ste 300
Las Vegas, NV 89119-7533
Phone: 702-486-5800 or 1-800-590-6726
Fax: 702-482-5803
Email: nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us

Reno Office
5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502-6547
(775) 687-7700
(888) 590-6726 (toll free)
(775) 687-7707   - General Fax line
(775) 687-7729  - Compliance Department Fax line
nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us
compliance@nevadanursingboard.org - Compliance Department Email

Consumer Organizations

Birth is Action
http://birthaction.org/about-us/

Nevada Friends of Midwives
http://www.nfom.org/
Contact Info:
Email: corrine@nfom.org

Professional Organizations

Nevada Midwives Association
http://www.nevadamidwives.org/

Nevada State Affiliate of ACNM
https://www.facebook.com/NVACNM/

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New Hampshire

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in NH.

Licensing Agencies

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced registered nurse practitioners.
http://www.nh.gov/nursing/aprn/index.htm
Contact Info:
121 South Fruit Street, Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301-2431
(603) 271-2323
boardquestions@nursing.state.nh.us

New Hampshire Midwifery Council
Direct entry midwives are certified as New Hampshire certified midwives by the New Hampshire Midwifery Council.
NH Midwifery Council
Contact info:
http://nhmidwives.org/for-midwives.html
Chairperson: Kathryn Cranford, ND, NHCM

Consumer Organizations

None found

Professional Organizations

New Hampshire Midwives Association
http://nhmidwives.org/nhmaindex.html
https://www.facebook.com/New-Hampshire-Midwives-Association-195483697152104/

NH Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
http://ourmomentoftruth.midwife.org/index.asp?bid=422&st=NH

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New Jersey

Both Certified Nurse-Midwives and direct entry midwives (CMs and MEAC graduate CPMs) may practice and be licensed in NJ. All are licensed as licensed midwives.

Licensing Agencies

The State of New Jersey: Department of Law and Public Safety: Division of Consumer Affairs: State Board of Medical Examiners: Midwifery Liaison Committee
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/mid
Contact Info:
140 E Front St, 2nd Floor, PO Box 183
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Phone: 609-826-7100

Consumer Organizations

New Jersey Birth Network
http://www.birthnetwork.org/njbn

Professional Organizations

New Jersey Hmebirth Midwives
http://www.njhomebirthmidwives.com/

New Jersey Affiliate of ACNM
http://www.newjerseymidwife.org/

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New Mexico

Both direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in NM, and are regulated by the public health division.

Licensing Agencies

New Mexico Department of Health: Public Health Division
http://nmhealth.org/about/phd/fhb/mwp/
Certified nurse-midwives are licensed as a licensed certified nurse midwife (CNM).
Direct-entry midwives are licensed as a licensed midwife (LM).
Contact Info:
Colgate Building
2040 S. Pacheco
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Katie Avery, MS, CFNP
505-476-8866 Office
505-476-8995 Fax
catherine.avery@state.nm.us

Consumer Organizations

None found

Professional Organizations

New Mexico Midwives Association
http://www.newmexicomidwifery.org

New Mexico State ACNM Affiliate
http://newmexico.midwife.org

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New York

Both Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) and direct entry midwives who have passed the American Midwifery Certification Board (CMs) exam may practice and be licensed in NY.

Licensing Agencies

New York State Education Department: Office of the Professions: Midwifery
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/midwife/
Contact Info:
NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Midwifery Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 250
Fax: 518-402-5354
E-mail: opunit1@nysed.gov

Consumer Organizations

BirthNet
http://www.birthnewyork.org
Contact Info:
Email:   birthnet@birthnewyork.orgPhone:  (518) 482-2504
Mailing Address:  215 Partridge St, Albany, NY  12203
Contact information for Coordinators:
Carolyn Keefe:  carolyn@birthnewyork.org or (518) 482-2504
Tisha Graham:  tisha@birthnewyork.org or (518) 584-6619
Betsy Mercogliano:  betsy@birthnewyork.org or (518) 449-5759

Professional Organizations

New York Homebirth Midwives
http://www.nyhomebirth.com/

New York State Association of Licensed Midwives: Affiliate of ACNM
http://www.nysalm.org/
Contact Info:
518-852-7965
email: newyorkmidwives@gmail.com

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North Carolina

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of North Carolina; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

North Carolina Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses (APRN).
http://www.ncbon.com/dcp/i/licensurelisting-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-certified-nurse-midwife
Contact Info:
North Carolina Board of Nursing
PO Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
Phone: 919-782-3211
Fax: 919-781-9461

Consumer Organizations

North Carolina Friends of Midwives
northcarolinafriendsofmidwives.org/

Professional Organizations

North Carolina Midwives Alliance
http://www.ncmidwives.org

North Carolina State Affiliate of ACNM
http://www.ncacnm.org/Home

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North Dakota

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of North Dakota; there is no licensure available.

Licensing Agencies

North Dakota Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses (APRN).
https://www.ndbon.org/
Contact Info:
ND Board of Nursing
919 S 7th St, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881
Phone: 701-328-9777
Fax: 701-328-9785

Consumer Organizations

None found

Professional Organizations

None found

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Ohio

Direct Entry Midwives are not regulated by the state of Ohio; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

Ohio Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses (APRN).
http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/
Contact Info:
17 S High St, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-7410
Phone: 614-466-3947
Fax: 614-466-0388

Consumer Organizations

Ohio Families for Safe Birth
https://sites.google.com/site/safebirthohioorg/our-mission
Contact Info:
Ohio Families for Safe Birth
4424 Lucerne Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Email: safebirthohio@gmail.com

Professional Organizations

Ohio Midwives Alliance
http://www.ohiomidwives.org/
toledomw@hotmail.com 

Ohio State Affiliate of ACNM
http://midwivesofohio.org

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Oklahoma

Direct Entry Midwives are not regulated by the State of Oklahoma; there is no licensure available.

Licensing Agencies

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
http://www.ok.gov/nursing/
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).
Contact Info:
2915 N Classen, Ste 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: 405-962-1800
Fax: 405-962-1821

Consumer Organizations

Friends of the Oklahoma Midwives Alliance
https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheOMA?ref=br_tf

Professional Organizations

Oklahoma Midwives Alliance, Inc.
http://oklahomamidwivesalliance.org/

Oklahoma State Affiliate of ACNM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ACNMOK/

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Oregon

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in OR. Both may bill for Medicaid reimbursement.

Licensing Agencies

Oregon Health Licensing Agency: Board of Direct Entry Midwifery
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed direct entry midwives (LDM).
http://www.oregon.gov/oha/hlo/Pages/Board-Direct-Entry-Midwifery.aspx
Contact Info:
Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA)
700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320
Salem, OR 97301-1287
Phone: 503-378-8667
Fax: 503-370-9004

Oregon State Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as nurse practitioners.
http://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/advpraclicensure.aspx
Contact Info:
Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, OR 97224-7012
Phone: 971-673-0685
Fax: 971-673-0684

Consumer Organizations

Birth Freedom for Oregon
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Birth-Freedom-for-Oregon/361887907798

Professional Organizations

Oregon Midwifery Council
http://oregonmidwiferycouncil.org/wp/
Contact Info:
5126 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
email: info@oregonmidwiferycouncil.org

Oregon Midwives: the Oregon Affiliate of the ACNM
http://www.oregonmidwives.org/
Contact Info:
Email: info@oregonmidwives.org

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Pennsylvania

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of PA; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

Certified Nurse-Midwives must be licensed by both the board of nursing and the board of medicine.
Pennsylvania Department of State: Licensing: State Board of Medicine
http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Medicine/Pages/default.aspx#.VWy6nEJ9TGs
Contact Info:
PA State Board of Medicine
PO Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: 717-783-1400
Fax: 717-787-7769
Email: ST-MEDICINE@pa.gov

Pennsylvania Department of State: Licensing: State Board of Nursing
http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Nursing/Pages/default.aspx
Contact Info:
PA State Board of Nursing
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: 717-783-7142
Fax: 717-783-0822
E-mail: st-nurse@pa.gov

Consumer Organizations

Birth Action Pennsylvania
http://birthaction.org/state-resources/pennsylvania

Professional Organizations

Midwives Alliance of Pennsylvania
www.pamidwivesalliance.org
Contact Info:
Email: midwivesallianceofpa@gmail.com

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Rhode Island

As of August 2014,oth direct entry midwives and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in NM, and are regulated by the public health division.

Licensing Agencies

State of Rhode Island: Department of Health: Midwifery
http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=230
Contact Info:
Room 105A
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone 402-222-5960
Email: doh.elicense@health.ri.gov

State of Rhode Island: Department of Health: Nurses
www.health.ri.gov/for/nurses/index.php
Contact Info:
Room 105A
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
Email: doh.elicense@health.ri.gov

Consumer Organizations

Rhode Island Birth Network
http://www.ribirth.net/

Rhode Island Home Birth Collective
www.rihomebirth.com

Professional Organizations

None found

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South Carolina

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in SC.

Licensing Agencies

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control: Health Licensing
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/FHPF/HealthFacilityRegulationsLicensing/HealthcareFacilityLicensing/FacilitySpecificInfo/Midwives/
Contact Info:
S.C. DHEC Health Regulation
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-545-4370 
Fax: 813-545-4212

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/
Contact info:
Synergy Business Park: Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Ste 202
Columbia, SC. 29210
Mailing Address
PO Box 12367
Columbia, SC 29211-2367
Phone: 803-896-4550
Fax: 803-896-4515
email: nurseboard@llr.sc.gov

Consumer Organizations

South Carolina Birth Coalition
https://www.facebook.com/BirthSC/

Professional Organizations

South Carolina Affiliate of ACNM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Carolina-Affiliate-of-the-American-College-of-Nurse-Midwives/255681503421

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South Dakota

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of South Dakota; there is no licensure available. They have an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

Licensing Agencies

South Dakota Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice nurses.
http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/
Contact Info:
4305 South Louise Ave, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Phone: 605-362-2760
Fax: 605-362-2768

Consumer Organizations

South Dakota Birth Matters
http://sdbirthmatters.org/

Professional Organizations

South Dakota Docs for Midwives
http://www.sddocsformidwives.org/?q=node/11

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Tennessee

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in TN.

Licensing Agencies

State of Tennessee: Department of Health: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advance practice nurses.
https://tn.gov/health/topic/nursing-board
Contact info:
Tennessee Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-5166
800-778-4123

State of Tennessee: Department of Health: Council of Certified Professional Midwifery
Direct entry midwives are licensed as certified professional midwives.
https://www.tn.gov/health/article/midwifery-about
Contact info:
Council of Certified Professional Midwifery
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-4384
1-800-778-4123

Consumer Organizations

None found

Professional Organizations

Tennessee State Affiliate of ACNM
http://tennessee.midwife.org/

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Texas

Both certified nurse midwives and direct entry midwives may practice and are eligible for licensure in TX.

Licensing Agencies

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/midwives/midwives.htm
Contact Info:
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
920 Colorado
Austin, Texas 78701
Mailing Address:
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Midwives
P.O. Box 12057
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: 512-463-6599
Toll-Free (in Texas): 800-803-9202
Fax: 512-463-9468
Relay Texas-TDD: 800-735-2989
Email:  cs.midwives@tdlr.texas.gov

Texas Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice nurses.

Texas Board of Nursing
http://www.bon.texas.gov/index.html
Contact Info:
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-305-7400
Fax: 512-305-7401
Email: webmaster@bon.texas.govaprn@bon.texas.gov

Consumer Organizations

Texans for Midwifery
http://www.texansformidwifery.org/

Professional Organizations

Association of Texas Midwives
http://www.texasmidwives.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TexasMidwives//
Contact Info:
PO Box 887
Elmendorf, TX 78112
Phone: 432-664-8815
email: ATMOffice@texasmidwives.com

East Texas Midwives Association
Contact Info:
(903) 526-2600
Email: contact@laboroflovetyler.com

Greater Houston Midwives’ Alliance
http://houstonmidwives.org/

San Antonio Area Midwives Association
http://www.sanantoniomidwives.org/

North Texas Midwives Association
https://www.facebook.com/NorthTexasMidwives

Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse-Midwives: Texas Affiliate of ACNM
http://www.midwivesoftexas.org/midwives/
Contact Info:
Email: ctcnminfo@gmail.com

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Utah

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in UT.

Licensing Agencies

Direct entry midwives are licensed as Licensed Direct Entry Midwives (LDEM)
Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing (DOPL)
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/direct_entry_midwife.html
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6741
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Toll-Free in Utah: (866) 275-3675
Fax: (801) 530-6511
doplweb@utah.gov

Certified nurse-midwives are licensed as CNM.
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/certified_nurse_midwife.html
Contact Info:
160 E 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-530-6628
email: doplweb@utah.gov

Consumer Organizations

Utah Friends of Midwives
https://www.facebook.com/groups/39548363179/

Professional Organizations

Utah Midwives Organization
http://utah-midwives.org/

Utah Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
https://www.facebook.com/utah.acnm

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Vermont

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in VT.
www.vtprofessionals.org

Licensing Agencies

Vermont Secretary of State: Office of Professional Regulation: Licensed Midwives
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/...
Contact Info:
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-2373 Aprille Morrison
email: amorris@sec.state.vt.us

Vermont Secretary of State: Office of Professional Regulation: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses.
http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/advanced_practice_registered_nurs...
Contact Info:
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-1503 Colette Page
email: colette.page@sec.state.vt.us

Consumer Organizations

Vermont Birth Network
https://vermontbirthnetwork.wordpress.com

Professional Organizations

Vermont Midwives Association
www.vermontmidwivesassociation.org

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Virginia

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in Virginia.

Licensing Agencies

Virginia Department of Health Professions: Board of Medicine: Midwifery Advisory Board
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Medicine/advisory/mw/
Contact info:
Virginia Board Of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4600

Virginia Department of Health Professions: Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as licensed nurse practitioners.
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/default.htm
Contact info:
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4515
Fax: 804-527-4455

Consumer Organizations

Birth Matters Virginia
https://birthmatters.us/
Contact info:
BIrth Matters, Inc
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: 757-932-BMVA
Email: bmva.state@gmail.com

Northern VA Homebirth Community
https://novahomebirth.wordpress.com/

Professional Organizations

Virginia Midwives Alliance
http://virginiamidwives.org

Virginia State Affiliate of ACNM
http://www.virginianursemidwives.com

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Washington

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in WA. Both are eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. There is superior regulatory language in WA for all midwives.

Licensing Agencies

WA State Dept of Health: Health Systems Quality Assurance
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives
http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Midwife
Contact Info:
PO Box 47877
Olympia, WA 98504-7877
Call Center phone number: 360-236-4700
Fax number: 360-236-4818
email: hsqa.csc@doh.wa.gov

WA State Dept of Health: Health Systems Quality Assurance: Nursing Commission
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced registered nurse practitioners.
http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission.aspx
Contact Info:
PO Box 47864
Olympia, WA 98504
Call Center phone number: 360-236-4703
Fax number: 360-236-4738
email: nursing@doh.wa.gov

Consumer Organizations

Bloom Spokane
https://www.facebook.com/bloomspokane

Professional Organizations

Midwives Association of Washington State
http://www.washingtonmidwives.org/
Contact Info:
MAWS
2120 N. Oakes St
Tacoma WA 98406
Phone: 1-888-4ABIRTH (1-888-422-4784)
Email: info@washingtonmidwives.org

Washington State Affiliate of the ACNM
www.midwivesofwa.org

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West Virginia

Direct entry midwives are not regulated by the state of West Virginia; there is no licensure available.

Licensing Agencies

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as registered nurse midwives
http://www.wvrnboard.com/default.asp?active_page_id=1
Contact Info:
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102
Charleston, WV 25311-1620
Phone: 304-558-3596 or 877-743-NURS (6877)
Fax: 304-558-3666
Email: rnboard@wv.gov

Consumer Organizations

West Virginia Friends of Midwives
https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Virginia-Friends-of-Midwives/101345963256441

Professional Organizations

Midwives Alliance of West Virginia
http://www.midwivesallianceofwv.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwives-Alliance-of-West-Virginia/108784175912037
Contact Info:
c/o Nannette Jenkins
PO Box 69
Buckeystown MD 21717
Email: midwivesallianceofwv@gmail.com

West Virginia State Affiliate of the ACNM
https://www.facebook.com/West-Virginia-Midwives-182885305250513/

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Wisconsin

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in WI.

Licensing Agencies

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives.
http://www.drl.wisconsin.gov/Default.aspx?Page=ab573095-015f-4c21-b476-850e3711e543
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services-Board of Nursing
Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as nurse midwives.
http://dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx?Page=582ce3ce-0028-404c-9373-14bfd6cf17c8
Contact Info:
State of Wisconsin
Department of Safety and Professional Services
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
Phone: 608-266-2112
Phone: 877-617-1565
email: DSPS@wisconsin.gov

Consumer Organizations

Friends of Wisconsin Midwives
Email: friendsofwisconsinmidwives@gmail.com

Professional Organizations

Wisconsin Guild of Midwives
http://wisconsinguildofmidwives.org/

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Wyoming

Both direct entry and nurse midwives may practice and be licensed in WY.

Licensing Agencies

State of Wyoming Board of Midwifery
Direct entry midwives are licensed as licensed midwives (LM).
http://midwifery.wyo.gov
Contact Info:
2001 Capitol Ave, Room 104
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-3628
Fax: 307-777-3508
Email: Maxine.Hernandez1@wyo.gov

State of Wyoming Board of Nursing:
Certified nurse-midwives are licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).
https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/Default.aspx?page=3
Contact Info:
WSBN
130 Hobbs Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-7601
Fax: 307-777-3519

Consumer Organizations

Wyoming for Birth Options
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyoming-for-Birth-Options/290571651023

Professional Organizations

Nome found

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American Samoa/ Guam/ Northern Marianas Islands/ Puerto Rico/ US Virgin Islands

Direct entry midwives are not regulated in these territories; there is no licensure available. Puerto Rico has an active CPM bill in the 2016 legislative session.

 

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