Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Home Birth Safety Act. Provides for the licensure of midwives by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Creates the Illinois Midwifery Board. Sets forth provisions concerning qualifications, grounds for disciplinary action, and administrative procedures. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to set a repeal date for the new Act of January 1, 2024. Also amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Nurse Practice Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code to make related changes. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the collaborative relationship shall not require the personal presence of the collaborating care provider at all times at the place where services are rendered, as long as there is communication available for consultation.