Expanded Practice Opportunities
One of the things ACNM is doing regarding professional liability is to try to create new and expanded practice opportunities for our members.
Two areas of focus have been Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and hospitalists.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's)
The number of CNMs working FQHCs is growing! See the Federally Qualified Health Centers Resrouce Packet in the ACNM Library to read about midwives working in FQHCs. (Also see the Community Health Forum magazine article).
More and more CNMs are finding positions as "laborists" or "hospitalists," covering triage and labor & delivery as a hospital employee, with the hospital paying for liability insurance.