Direct Entry Midwife Advisory Committee

Legislation passed during the 2015 legislative session authorizes the Board to license Direct-Entry Midwives to perform midwifery outside of a hospital setting, primarily in homes.  The Direct-Entry Midwifery Advisory Committee was formed in 2015 and has been working on promulgation of appropriate regulations, an application for licensure form, and other documents that have been subsequently approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.  The regulations were adopted as of November 17, 2016.  The Board may now commence receiving applications.

​​​​ ​ 2020 DEM Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule​
January 3 February 7
Access code: 646 003 909
​March 6
Access code: 646 003 909
April 3
Access code: 646 003 909
May 1 June 5
Access code: 611 593 146
July 10
Access code: 619 691 944​
​August 7 ​​September 4
Access code: 171 545 4484
​​October 16
Access code: 171 447 8787
November 6 December 4


Meetings are held the first Friday of each month, except for July 3 (Independence Day Holiday).

Strikethrough text: this meeting has been cancelled

The Direct-Entry Midwifery Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) will be meeting in open session beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020. In light of Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.’s declaration of a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency in Maryland on March 5, 2020 in response to the spread of COVID-19, the Committee will be holding this open session via conference call only. Below please find the agenda for the meeting and the call-in number and access code for the open session meeting.

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