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§30-15-1. Definitions.

The following terms wherever used or referred to in this article shall have the following meaning:

(a) "Midwife" means a person who assists in the management and care of a woman and her infant during the prenatal, delivery and postnatal periods.

(b) "Midwifery" means the practice of performing the service of a midwife for a fee or compensation.

(c) "Nurse-midwife" means a qualified professional nurse registered with the West Virginia board of examiners for registered professional nurses who by virtue of additional training is specifically qualified to practice nurse-midwifery according to the statement of standards for the practice of nurse-midwifery as set forth by the American college of nurse-midwives.

(d) "Board" means the West Virginia board of examiners for registered professional nurses.