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RULE §115.25Continuing Education

All continuing education taken by midwives for the purpose of obtaining or renewing a midwifery license must be in accordance with this section.

  (1) Courses may be offered by any individual or organization that meets the requirements for course approval established by this section.

  (2) Course curriculum must provide an educational experience which:

    (A) covers new developments in the fields of midwifery or related disciplines; or

    (B) reviews established knowledge in the fields of midwifery or related disciplines; and

    (C) shall be presented in standard contact hour increments for continuing health education; and

    (D) shall provide reasonable access for non-English speakers and comply with federal and state laws on accessibility.

  (3) Course coordinators and instructors.

    (A) Course coordinators shall obtain course approval, register and certify participant attendance, and provide attendance certificates to participants following the course.

    (B) Course instructors shall have training and/or credentials appropriate for the course material they will teach.

  (4) Course approval. Continuing education courses attended to fulfill licensure or license renewal requirements shall be accepted when the courses:

    (A) satisfy the requirements of paragraph (2)(A) - (C); and

    (B) are accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:

      (i) a professional midwifery association, nursing, social work, or medicine;

      (ii) a college, a university, or an approved basic midwifery education course;

      (iii) a nursing, medical, or health care organization;

      (iv) a state board of nursing or medicine;

      (v) a department of health; or

      (vi) a hospital.

Source Note: The provisions of this §115.25 adopted to be effective October 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 4477

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