IDAHO SECRETARY OF STATE
Ben Ysursa, Secretary of State
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|Status||Deadline has passed. Proposed initiative will not be on the November 2010 ballot.|
|Short Ballot Title||
An initiative to remove the penalty for the practice of midwifery without a license.
|Long Ballot Title||
An initiative related to midwifery; amending Title 54, Section 2 removing the penalty for the practice of midwifery without a license.
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SECTION 1. That Section 54-5501, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
54-5501. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND INTENT. The legislature finds and declares that the practice of midwifery has been a part of the culture and tradition of Idaho since before pioneer days and that for personal, religious and economic reasons some Idaho citizens choose midwifery care. The purpose of this chapter is to preserve the rights of families to deliver their children in a setting of their choice, to provide additional maternity care options for Idaho's families, to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to provide a mechanism to assure quality care. It is the intent of the people of Idaho that nothing in this chapter shall require a license for the practice of midwifery in this state. The voluntary licensure provisions of this chapter are intended to enhance maternity care options for Idaho's families and to provide a mechanism for validating the qualifications of midwives who seek licensure.
SECTION 2. That Section 54-5506, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
54-5506. LICENSURE -- PENALTY. (1) The board shall grant a license to any person who submits a completed application, pays the required license fee as established by the board and meets the qualifications set forth in section 54-5407 [sic], Idaho Code.
SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY. If a part of this act is invalid, all valid parts that are severable from the invalid part remain in effect. If a part of this act is invalid in one or more of its applications, the part remains in effect in all valid applications that are severable from the invalid applications.