(225 ILCS 64/45)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
(a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements of this Section is eligible for licensure as a certified professional midwife if the applicant:
(1) submits forms prescribed by the Department and
accompanied by the required nonrefundable fee;
(2) is at least 21 years of age;
(3) has successfully completed a licensure
examination approved by the Department;
(4) holds valid certified professional midwife
certification granted by NARM or its successor organization;
(5) holds an active cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(6) holds an active neonatal resuscitation provider
(7) successfully completed a postsecondary midwifery
education program through an institution, program, or pathway accredited by the Midwife Education and Accreditation Council, that has both academic and clinical practice incorporated throughout the curriculum.
(b) A midwife who is certified by NARM, but who has not completed a MEAC program, may apply for licensure if he or she:
(1) holds a valid certified professional midwife
certification granted by NARM or its successor organization for at least 3 years;
(2) provides proof of completion of the midwifery
bridge certificate granted by NARM and applies within one year of adoption of rules; and
(3) provides proof of paragraphs (1) through (6)
required under subsection (a).
(c) Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 102-683, eff. 10-1-22.)