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Certified Nurse Midwives in Arkansas Given Broader Medical Authority

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The Arkansas General Assembly has granted full practice authority to Certified Nurse Midwives, under Act 607. CNMs are advanced practice registered nurses nationallly certified as specialists in prenatal and postpartum care, as well as women's health. We hear legislative testimony rationalizing why such authority has been delivered, and gather reaction from a long-time Arkansas birthing rights legal advocate.


Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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