THE HOME BIRTH SAFETY ACT

Announcing the 2017 version of the Home Birth Safety Act!   With a new national agreement on the part of 7 major midwifery organizations, collectively known as
US MERA (US Midwifery Education, Regulation & Association), we are taking a new approach to CPM licensure.

US MERA provides language that states may use to bring midwifery licensure standards up to the level of those set by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).   The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
endorses the ICM standards as a basis for licensure of all US Midwives.

Our new House Bill 677 and Senate Bill 1754 use the US MERA language to set educational requirements for existing and future Illinois Certified Professional Midwives.

To view the status or read the text of our bills click here   HB677 SB1754