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Division of Standards and Practice

Provides and promotes development, communication, and review of midwifery clinical practice as it relates to the development of the clinical documents and standards, quality management, business aspects and place of birth. Facilitates efforts to collect, maintain, and distribute information about relevant professional liability matters to members and the public and assists midwives to understand and minimize the risk of professional liability claims.


Chair: Linda Nanni
Business Section: Barbara Hughes
Clinical Practice and Documents SectionRuth Zielinski
Healthy Birth Initiative Section: Tanya Tanner
Home Birth Section: Andrea Christianson
Professional Liability SectionMamie Guidera  
Quality Improvement Section: Cathy Emeis
Work Force Section: Margaret Beal

Board of Directors Liaison: Stephanie Tillman, Secretary

National Office Contact: Tina Johnson, Director of Professional Practice & Health Policy


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Donors to the A.C.N.M. Foundation can help ACNM achieve their 2015-2020 Strategic Plan by designating their monies to the “Marsico Fund” when making contributions at:

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Phone: 240-485-1800 | Fax: 240-485-1818
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