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Planned Home Births

The WSMA recommends the following safeguards for planned home births: 1) only low risk patients should be approved for planned home births; and, 2) any practitioner who wishes to provide this service must agree to submit data to the department for each birth (possibly as a condition of reimbursement) to allow the performance of appropriate peer review of procedures and outcomes, similar to those practices which occur in a hospital or birth center environment. (EC Rpt D, A-98) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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