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California midwives could work without doctor supervision
Sacramento Bee

More California midwives could help care for pregnant women without doctor’s supervision under a bill moving through the Legislature.

The Assembly on Wednesday unanimously approved AB1306 to allow midwives to independently treat and provide medication for patients. The California Nurse Midwives Association is sponsoring the bill.

It would give certified midwives the same freedom to work without doctor supervision that licensed midwives currently have.