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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Birth Center Licensing Act is amended by
5changing Sections 5 and 25 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 170/5)
7    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
8    "Birth center" means a designated site, other than a
10        (1) in which births are planned to occur following a
11    normal, uncomplicated, and low-risk pregnancy;
12        (2) that is not the pregnant person's usual place of
13    residence;
14        (3) that is exclusively dedicated to serving the
15    childbirth-related needs of pregnant persons and their
16    newborns, and has no more than 10 beds;
17        (4) that offers prenatal care and community education
18    services and coordinates these services with other health
19    care services available in the community; and
20        (5) that does not provide general anesthesia or
21    surgery.
22    "Certified nurse midwife" means an advanced practice
23registered nurse licensed in Illinois under the Nurse Practice



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1Act with full practice authority or who is delegated such
2authority as part of a written collaborative agreement with a
3physician who is associated with the birthing center or who
4has privileges at a nearby birthing hospital.
5    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public
7    "Hospital" does not include places where pregnant females
8are received, cared for, or treated during delivery if it is in
9a licensed birth center, nor include any facility required to
10be licensed as a birth center.
11    "Licensed certified professional midwife" means a person
12who has successfully met the requirements under Section 45 of
13the Licensed Certified Professional Midwife Practice Act and
14holds an active license to practice as a licensed certified
15professional midwife in Illinois.
16    "Physician" means a physician licensed to practice
17medicine in all its branches in Illinois.
18(Source: P.A. 102-518, eff. 8-20-21.)
19    (210 ILCS 170/25)
20    Sec. 25. Staffing.
21    (a) A birth center shall have a clinical director, who may
23        (1) a physician who is either certified or eligible
24    for certification by the American College of Obstetricians
25    and Gynecologists or the American Board of Osteopathic



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1    Obstetricians and Gynecologists or has hospital
2    obstetrical privileges; or
3        (2) a certified nurse midwife.
4    (b) The clinical director shall be responsible for:
5        (1) the development of policies and procedures for
6    services as provided by Department rules;
7        (2) coordinating the clinical staff and overall
8    provision of patient care;
9        (3) developing and approving policies defining the
10    criteria to determine which pregnancies are accepted as
11    normal, uncomplicated, and low-risk; and
12        (4) developing and approving policing regarding the
13    anesthesia services available at the center.
14    (c) An obstetrician, family practitioner, or certified
15nurse midwife, or licensed certified professional midwife
16shall attend each person in labor from the time of admission
17through birth and throughout the immediate postpartum period.
18Attendance may be delegated only to another physician, or a
19certified nurse midwife, or a licensed certified professional
21    (d) A second staff person shall be present at each birth
23        (1) is licensed or certified in Illinois in a
24    health-related field and under the supervision of a
25    physician, or a certified nurse midwife, or a licensed
26    certified professional midwife who is in attendance;



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1        (2) has specialized training in labor and delivery
2    techniques and care of newborns; and
3        (3) receives planned and ongoing training as needed to
4    perform assigned duties effectively.
5(Source: P.A. 102-518, eff. 8-20-21.)