1917 to 1993
h A certificate to practice midwifery shall be in the form designated by the Board and shall entitle the holder thereof to attend cases of childbirth.
h As used in the act, the practice of midwifery means the furthering or undertaking by any person to assist a woman in normal childbirth but it does not include at any childbirth the use of any instruments, except such instrument as is necessary in severing the umbilical cord, nor the assisting of childbirth by any artificial, forcible or mechanical means, nor the performance of any podalic version, nor the removal of adherent placenta, nor the administering, prescribing, advising or employing in childbirth any drug, other than a disinfectant or cathartic.
h A midwife is not authorized to practice medicine and surgery by the provisions of this chapter.
2351. The certificate to practice midwifery may be revoked if it appears to the satisfaction of the Board that due caution and circumspection were not used or that proper aseptic and antiseptic precautions were not taken in any care that the holder of the form of certificate may have treated.
2352. The certificate to practice midwifery may be revoked upon conviction for the violation of any health statute, order or ordinance, or for the neglect or refusal to comply with the health rules and regulation of any state county city or township.
2353. The certificate to practice midwifery may be revoked for the treatment of a complicated vertex presentation by the holder of this form of certificate in any case of labor in which this condition occurs without calling or attempting to call a person authorized to practice a system, including the practice of obstetrics, under this chapter or any preceding medical practice act.
a) Contracted pelvis or other deformity that will interfere with labor
b) Bleeding from the uterus
c) Swelling of face and hands
d) Excessive vomiting
e) Persistent headache
f) Dimness of vision
a) Complicated presentation of a vertex (compound presentation of head)
d) Prolapse of the cord
e) Swelling or tumor that obstructs the birth of the child
f) Signs of exhaustion or of collapse
g) Unduly prolonged labor
c) Foul smelling discharge (lochia)
d) Persistent rise of temperature to 101 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours
e) Swell and redness of the breasts
f) Severe chill (rigor) with rise of temperature
g) Inability to nurse the child
a) Deformities or malformation or injuries
b) Inability to suckle or nurse
c) Inflammation around or discharge from the navel
d) Swelling and redness of the eyelids with a discharge of pus from the eyes (ophthalmia neonatorum)
e) Bleeding from the mouth, navel or bowels
f) Inability to urinate
2358. The certificate to practice midwifery may be revoked for the treatment by the holder of this certificate that is know as the introduction of the hand into the vagina or uterus to remove placenta or membranes.