21 NCAC 33 .0111             CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

In order to maintain approval to practice midwifery, a midwife shall meet the requirements of the Certificate Maintenance Program of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, including continuing education requirements. Every midwife who prescribes controlled substances shall complete at least one hour of continuing education (CE) hours annually consisting of CE designated specifically to address controlled substances prescribing practices, signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management. Documentation of continuing education shall be maintained by the midwife for the previous five calendar years and made available upon request to the Committee.


History Note:        Authority: G.S. 90-5.1; 90-14(a)(15); 90-178.5(2); S.L. 2015-241, s. 12F .16(b);

Eff. March 1, 2017;

Readopted Eff. November 1, 2018.