With the passage of the midwifery licensure law and its adoption into the Idaho Statutes, midwifery has become a regulated profession in Idaho and all practitioners are required to be licensed by July 1, 2010.
Idaho’s midwifery law may be viewed at http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title54/T54CH55.htm.
Licensure is administered by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses under the auspices of the State Board of Midwifery. Information regarding licensure may be accessed at the IBOL site, www.ibol.idaho.gov. Click on “Midwives” on the left side of the page to view current information on proposed rules, licensure, forms and the like.
As required by law, the Board of Midwifery have written and published rules, which were adopted by the 2010 legislature. The Rules of the Idaho Board of Midwifery may be viewed below.
Training & Application Process
(from the IBOL Midwifery site)
Starting July 1, 2010, Idaho law requires all midwives to be licensed.
Applicants for licensure must submit a completed application and the following:
* proof of current certification as a CPM by NARM or a successor organization
* documentation of successful completion of board approved MEAC accredited courses in pharmacology, the treatment of shock/IV therapy and suturing specific to midwives
Applications for licensure are now being accepted and forms are available from IBOL. To download application and statistics form, go to the IBOL site, www.ibol.idaho.gov, click on “Midwives” to review Idaho Code 54-5507, the qualifications for licensure. You must also review the entire State Licensure Law and State Licensure Rules, available from this page.