(225 ILCS 64/25)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 25. Exemptions.
    (a) This Act does not prohibit a person licensed under any other Act in this State from engaging in the practice for which he or she is licensed or from delegating services as provided for under the Act.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit or require licensing under this Act with regard to:
        (1) a traditional birth attendant practicing
    
midwifery without a license if the traditional birth attendant has cultural, indigenous, or religious traditions that have historically included the attendance of traditional birth attendants at births and that birth attendant serves only the women and families in that distinct cultural, indigenous, or religious group;
        (2) a student midwife practicing midwifery as part of
    
his or her course of study in an accredited midwife institution, program, or pathway under the direction and supervision of a qualified midwife preceptor; and
        (3) a midwife assistant performing within the scope
    
of his or her responsibilities and duties as defined by rule under the supervision of a licensed certified professional midwife.
    (c) Nothing in this Act prevents a licensed certified professional midwife from assisting a health care professional, practicing within his or her scope of practice while providing antepartum, intrapartum, or postpartum care.
    (d) Nothing in this Act abridges, limits, or changes in any way the rights of parents to deliver their baby where, when, how, and with whom they choose, regardless of licensure under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-683, eff. 10-1-22.)