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RULE §115.14License Renewal

(a) In order to renew every two years, a midwife's application for license renewal must include the following:

  (1) a completed license renewal application form which shall require the provision of the preferred mailing address and telephone number, and a statement of all misdemeanor and felony offenses for which the licensee has been convicted, along with any other information required by the department;

  (2) proof of completion of at least 20 contact hours of approved midwifery education since March 1 of the previous two-year renewal period;

  (3) proof of a current CPR certification for health care providers from one of the following:

    (A) the American Heart Association;

    (B) equivalent certification for the professional rescuer from the Red Cross;

    (C) equivalent certification for healthcare and professional rescuer from the National Safety Council; or

    (D) equivalent certification issued by any provider of CPR certification for health care providers currently accepted by the Department of State Health Services' Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination;

  (4) proof of current certification for neonatal resuscitation, §§1 - 4, from the American Academy of Pediatrics;

  (5) a nonrefundable renewal fee; and

  (6) proof of passing the jurisprudence examination approved by the department in the four years preceding renewal.

(b) For each license renewal on or after September 1, 2020, the licensed midwife must complete the human trafficking prevention training required under Occupations Code, Chapter 116, and provide proof of completion as prescribed by the department.

Source Note: The provisions of this §115.14 adopted to be effective October 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 4477; amended to be effective August 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 5184

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