Given the population it served, the Veterans Administration has not previously included midwives in the set of providers whose services they cover. However, an increasing number of women of childbearing age are now in the veteran population. ACNM has been actively lobbying the VA to encourage coverage of services provided by midwives. As an independent health system, the VA must also set policies for APRNs practicing in its facilities and serving its beneficiaries. These policies will describe the extent to which APRNs may practice independently.
- ACNM Comment Letter in Response to VA Proposed Regulation Granting APRNs Full Practice Authority (June 17, 2016)
- Letter to Rep. Roybal-Allard from the VA regarding anticipated changes to VHA Nursing Handbook (June 8, 2015)
- Letter from the VA to ACNM responding to our February 19, 2014 letter.
- Letter to the VA on Draft Nursing Handbook and CMs (February 19, 2014)
- Nursing Community Letter to VA Endorsing Change to VA Manual to Provide APRN Independence (October 2, 2013)
- Letter to VA Endorsing Change to VA Manual to give APRN's Independence (September 30, 2013)
- ACNM Letter to the VA Requesting Discussion of Appointment of CNMs and CMs within the VA (November 21, 2011)