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    New MA Law: Nurse-Midwives Granted Prescription Writing

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 15, 2012 2:19:52 PM

    Earlier this month, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation expanding the medical authority of nurse-midwives. The new law allows midwives to write prescriptions as well as order and interpret tests and therapeutics. Governor Patrick said that the law will also increase access to nurse-midwifery care for more women in Massachusetts.

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    Topics: midwifery, Massachusetts midwife, midwifery, becoming a midwife, midwife, nurse midwife, Women's Health

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