Professional Nursing and Midwifery Activities of Members Holding Appointed or Elected Positions in ACNM
ACNM members who hold appointed or elected positions within the
organizational structure of the College may, from time to time, have
professional opportunities afforded them because of their
nurse-midwifery role or membership in the ACNM. It is the position of
the ACNM that acceptance by these individuals of such opportunities may
be in the best interest of the College in that such activities help
advance the professional development of these members and extend
recognition of the nurse-midwifery profession and the ACNM to other
Services to be provided by the ACNM official must not be in conflict
with, or prohibited by, the ACNM Mission, Philosophy, Code of Ethics,
or Standards of Practice.
Acceptance must not present a conflict of interest with the ACNM
(conflict of interest is defined as any activity paid or unpaid,
pursuant to a verbal or written agreement, that reflects adversely on
the ACNM, as determined in the reasonable judgment of the board.
Activities which may represent conflicts of interest include, but are
not limited to, the acceptance of favors, money or other consideration
that may obligate the recipient to take actions contrary to actions
which the ACNM may be taking at the time with respect to a particular
Only the ACNM president or the president's designee may act as
spokesperson for the ACNM.
Members engaged in activities approved pursuant to these guidelines
may use their ACNM position title or description materials generated in
conjunction with such activities.
Source: Board of Directors
Approved by the Board of Directors, November 1, 1992