Maine LD 690: An Act To Ensure the Safety of Home Birth

LD 690 (subjects: LICENSING , MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=690&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Amy Volk of Cumberland: (R – District 30) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 Senate Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. in concurrence
6/30/2015 House Carried over to any special and/or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. , in concurrence.
4/7/2016 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-484) READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-484)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/7/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-484) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-484).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/7/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/8/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT in concurrence
4/15/2016 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE.
Under suspension of the Rules, On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford The Senate RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-484).
Under further suspension of the Rules, On motion by Same Senator The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (S-484) was ADOPTED
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “A” (S-514) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-484) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (S-484) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-514) thereto ADOPTED In NON-CONCURRENCE
PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-484) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-514) thereto In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/15/2016 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-484) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-514) thereto
ROLL CALL NO. 643
(Yeas 132 – Nays 12 – Absent 7 – Excused 0)
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/15/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/15/2016 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
4/29/2016 Senate LD 690 In Senate, April 29, 2016, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 28 In Favor and 7 Against, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/29/2016 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 675V
127 having voted in the affirmative and 17 in the negative, with 7 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent to the Engrossing Department.
Ordered Sent Forthwith.

Bill Text

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An Act To Ensure the Safety of Home Birth

CONCEPT DRAFT

SUMMARY

This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.

The purpose of this bill is to ensure the safety of women who choose to give birth at home or in freestanding birthing centers attended by certified professional midwives. This bill proposes to license and regulate certified professional midwives practicing in Maine. Among other things, the bill will establish:

1. Criteria for licensure and oversight;

2. A regulatory body including certified professional midwives, clients, certified nurse midwives and physicians to oversee complaint and disciplinary processes;

3. Procedures to allow other health care providers to consult with, collaborate with or accept transfer of care from a licensed certified professional midwife;

4. Procedures to allow for protected peer review for licensed certified professional midwives; and

5. Requirements for data collection and submission for quality improvement purposes.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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