HPC Communication to CNMA Membership -NMC
After a labor of several years, countless hours and tireless effort, the California Nurse-Midwives Association (CNMA) Health Policy Committee (HPC) is very pleased to announce the re-convening of the Nurse-Midwifery Committee (NMC) of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
What is the NMC?
In accordance with California B&P Section 2746.2 and the California Code of Regulations, Title 16, section 1461, the NMC is "a committee of nurse-midwives, nurses, physicians, educators and members of the public intended to advise the BRN on all matters pertaining to nurse-midwifery, such as standards relating to educational requirements, ratios of nurse-midwives to supervising physicians, and associated matters as established by the board."
The NMC was originally convened in 1978 soon after CA nurse-midwifery legislation was first enacted. At that time, there were 6 distinct pathways to state licensure. By the mid- to late-90s, with fewer pathways to licensure and cost concerns cited by the BRN, the NMC was essentially disbanded. This re-convening of the NMC is the result of diligent hard work among CNMA and HPC members to ensure the voices of nurse-midwives within the entity which regulates them.
Members of the Nurse-Midwifery Committee
Per the current BRN, the NMC is composed of nurse-midwives––one each from northern and southern California––a nurse-midwife engaged in nurse-midwifery education, one public member who has been a consumer of nurse-midwifery practice and an obstetrical physician with knowledge of nurse midwifery-practice. The BRN solicited applications in the Fall of 2015, and made its selections from among the applicants.
And now, drum roll please….
Please help us welcome the new members of the NMC. Please follow the links if you would like to learn more about them:
Date and time of the next meeting
The NMC will meet on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:00am
1747 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834
first floor hearing room
This is the building which houses the BRN.
This meeting is open to the public.
If you have topics that you think should be addressed by the Nurse-Midwifery Committee, feel free to contact one of the individuals above, or your CNMA Regional Representative (http://california.midwife.org/index.asp?sid=10)
The California Nurse-Midwives Association Health Policy Committee