10.27.05.02

.02 Certification.

A. An applicant for certification as a nurse midwife shall:

(1) Hold a current Maryland license in good standing to practice registered nursing or a multistate licensure privilege to practice registered nursing;

(2) Have graduated from a Board-approved graduate level program for nurse midwives at the Mastersí level or higher that is accredited by:

(a) The National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC);

(b) The Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE);

(c) ACME; or

(d) Any other accrediting body recognized by the Board;

(3) Hold a current national certification as a nurse midwife from the AMCB or any other national certifying body recognized by the Board;

(4) Submit to the Board a completed application for certification as a nurse midwife;

(5) Submit an affidavit that the applicant agrees to comply at all times with the clinical practice guidelines in accordance with Regulation .01B(8) of this chapter when providing clinical midwifery services;

(6) Comply with all the requirement set forth in COMAR 10.27.01.04;

(7) Demonstrate written and oral competency in the English language; and

(8) Pay all fees.

B. If the applicantís nurse midwifery program was completed before July 1, 2014, and was not at a Masterís degree or higher level, but the applicant otherwise qualifies for certification, the applicant shall provide the Board with:

(1) Verification of completion of a nurse midwifery program recognized by AMCB; and

(2) Current national certification by AMCB or any other national certifying body recognized by the Board.