MotherBaby Network

advocacy and commentary with a focus on Lane County, Oregon

Midwifery legislation passes OR House

HB 2380 passed in the Oregon House today. See earlier post on 2380 here.

HB 2380 creates a majority of licensed direct-entry midwives on the Oregon Board of Direct Entry Midwives. This is accomplished by reducing the total number of board members from eight to seven. The bill also establishes protected peer review for licensed direct entry midwives. Additionally, the bill requires the Board to collect and report birth data. Outcomes between licensed and unlicensed direct entry midwives will be distinguished in Board reporting.

The bill now goes to the Senate Health Care Committee.  The Oregon Midwifery Council intends to meet with each member of this committee in the next two weeks. Supporters are encouraged to send each of the following committee members letters of support. Letters from constituents are particularly desired.

Frank Morse (Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Philomath, Adair Village)
District: 008
900 Court Street NE
Suite S-311
Salem, OR 97301-4068
Phone: (503) 986-1708
Fax: (503) 986-1058
WebSite: http://www.leg.state.or.us/morse/
E-Mail: sen.frankmorse@state.or.us

Chip Shields (parts of North and Northeast Portland)
District: 022
900 Court Street NE
Suite S-421
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1722
Fax: (503) 986-1080
WebSite: http://www.leg.state.or.us/shieldsc/
sen.chipshields@state.or.us

Laurie Monnes-Anderson (Gresham, Wood Village)
District: 025
900 Court Street NE
Suite S-413
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1725
Fax: (503) 986-1080
WebSite: http://www.leg.state.or.us/monnesanderson/
E-Mail: sen.lauriemonnesanderson@state.or.us

Alan Bates (Medford, Ashland, Central Point)
District: 003
900 Court Street NE
Suite S-205
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1703
Fax: (503) 986-1080
WebSite: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bates
E-Mail: sen.alanbates@state.or.us

Jeff Kruse (Roseburg, Gold Beach)
District: 001
900 Court Street NE
Suite S-315
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1701
Fax: (503) 986-1086
WebSite: http://www.leg.state.or.us/kruse/
E-Mail: sen.jeffkruse@state.or.us

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