Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives
Pioneering midwives in the state of New Mexico envisioned a time where the art and science practiced would become a socially and legally sanctioned profession. Through the formalization of midwifery practice guidelines, they were able to take a giant step in the direction of that vision.
The Licensed Midwife Practice Guidelines (8th edition) are currently under revision with an expected publication in Spring 2017. The current Licensed Midwife Practice Guidelines are available on our website.
Birthing Workforce Retention Fund
Open For Applications 3/1/17 – Deadline to submit 3/24/17
Announcing a funding opportunity for some providers of obstetric and midwifery care. Please distribute this letter with its attached rule and application form to any and all eligible providers in your hospital.
Liability insurance for providers of childbirth health care is costly. To assist providers of birthing services with their malpractice insurance premiums, the New Mexico legislature initiated a Birthing Workforce Retention Fund in 2008.
The Department of Health, as the administrative agency for this Fund, is extending an invitation to birthing providers to apply for this funding in this State Fiscal Year 2017.
For this Fiscal Year, which ends June 30, 2017, the Fund has $70,000 available. Awards will be between $5,000 and $10,000. In order to be eligible for award of money from the fund, the applicant must:
- be a certified nurse-midwife or medical doctor licensed in New Mexico providing comprehensive prenatal and birthing services
- show that NM Medicaid or indigent patients constitute at least one-half of his or her obstetric practice
- have a current malpractice liability insurance policy covering birthing services
- show intent to continue his/her obstetrics practice in New Mexico during the period covered by the award, and
- provide an attestation statement stating that the award will not be used to provide premium assistance for tail coverage purchased upon applicant’s termination from his/her work practice
Application forms are available on this page. Please address any questions to contact Katie Avery at 505-476-8866.
- Birthing Workforce Retention Fund Application Form
- Midwife and Obstetric Provider Letter
- NMAC 7.30.9
These are the most current certified nurse midwife and licensed midwife rosters available.
Certified Nurse Midwives
- NMAC 16.11.2 - Certified Nurse Midwives
- Certified Nurse-Midwife Initial License Application Form
- Certified Nurse-Midwife License Renewal Application Form
- NMAC 16.11.3 - Licensed Midwives
- Licensed Midwife Initial License Application Form
- Licensed Midwife License Renewal Application Form
- Licensed Midwife Quarterly Report Client Declination Form
- Licensed Midwives – Mandatory Quarterly Reporting Survey - This is a quarterly monitoring survey to review quarter midwifery care activity with NM licensed midwives. It replaces the former Quarterly Report form. This quarterly reporting complies with the LM Rule 188.8.131.52 (L).
Licensed Midwifery Students
- Licensed Midwifery Student Initial Permit Application Form
- Licensed Midwifery Student Permit Renewal Application Form
- Licensed Midwifery Student Instructor Relationship Form
- Licensed Midwifery Instructor Application Form
To become a New Mexico Licensed Midwife, you must pass an examination on New Mexico rules and guidelines related to midwifery. As you know from the Licensed Midwifery Regulations, these are binding on Licensed Midwives.
There is a $20 fee (check or money order) collected at the examination.
The examination usually takes two hours or more to complete.
- January 11, 2017
- February 8, 2017
- March 8, 2017
- April 12, 2017
- May 10, 2017
- June 14, 2017
- July 12, 2017
- August 9, 2017
- September 13, 2017
- October 11, 2017
- November 8, 2017
- December 13, 2017
The examination is given in Santa Fe only.
The materials below cover the different topics. A printed copy of these materials will also be available to you on the day of the exam as it is an open-book examination.
- NMAC 16.11.3 - Licensed Midwives
- NMAC 7.2.2 - Vital Records and Health Statistics
- NMAC 7.30.7 - Prevention of Infant Blindness
- NMAC 7.4.3 - Control of disease and conditions of public health significance
- Newborn Genetic Screening Program - Material will be provided at the interview.
- Licensed Midwife Practice Guidelines - This document provides practice guidelines on a wide array of topics.
MCH Public Health Training
Starting in January 2015, the first co-hort of the MCH Public Health Training Institute will be starting up. This is a collaborative effort between UNM and NMSU to offer advanced training to MCH Professionals in New Mexico’s urban and rural areas. It will offer a Graduate Certificate in Public Health for the Maternal Child Health Workforce. Financial assistance may be available to enrollees.
Application documents are available on the Envision New Mexico website.
CME Hours in Opioid Management
Medscape opportunity to gain CME hours in opioid management. Demonstrate accurate knowledge about how to initiate and manage therapy with ER/LA opioid analgesics, including appropriate monitoring for adverse effects and possible misuse. Visit the Medscape Login page to start the activity.
In addition, there is a HRSA-sponsored opportunity to gain CME hours in opioid management through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.
And lastly, here is a third, free opportunity to gain CME hours through the Massachusetts Medical Society.
UNM School of Medicine: 2017 Medical Conference
The focus of this Conference is Teaching Oral Health Care to Medical and Nursing Providers and is presented by the Department of Dental Medicine and Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. The date is set for February 3, 2017. Please see the UNM School of Medicine: 2017 Medical Conference page on the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center website for more information.
CME Course - Safer Opioid Prescribing
This is a 3-part on-demand series that will provide clinicians with information that will allow them to improve their ability to: provide safer treatment to extended-release/long-acting opioid patient populations, track and coordinate referrals, provide appropriate access and communication, plan and manage care, and measure performance improvement. Please see the Continuing Medical Education Solution for Safer Opioid Prescribing in a New Era of Health Care Reform page for more information.
For License Verifications contact Jessi Sanchez at 505-476-8907.
NOTE: Provide the correct name spelling and either the midwife date of birth or nursing license number. When leaving a message, please state your return phone number slowly and clearly.
For assistance with licensing contact Katie Avery at 505-476-8866.
NOTE: When sending a fax to 505-476-8995, use a cover sheet directing items to Jessi Sanchez.
You may register a formal complaint against a midwife to us by submitting a completed copy of our Midwife Complaint Form per the instructions contained within the document.
- Certified Nurse-Midwives Roster (General)
- Licensed Midwives Roster (General)
- Midwife and Obstetric Provider Letter (General)
- Licensed Midwife Practice Guidelines (Guide)
- Certified Nurse-Midwife License Renewal Application Form (Form)
- Birthing Workforce Retention Fund Application Form (Form)
- NMAC 7.30.9
- Continuing Medical Education Solution for Safer Opioid Prescribing in a New Era of Health Care Reform
- Licensed Midwives – Mandatory Quarterly Reporting Survey