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2021 Florida Statutes (Including 2021B Session)

F.S. 467.205
467.205 Approval of midwifery programs.
(1) An organization desiring to conduct an approved program for the education of midwives shall apply to the department and submit such evidence as may be required to show that it complies with s. 467.009 and with the rules of the department. Any accredited or state-licensed institution of higher learning, public or private, may provide midwifery education and training.
(2) The department shall adopt rules regarding educational objectives, faculty qualifications, curriculum guidelines, administrative procedures, and other training requirements as are necessary to ensure that approved programs graduate midwives competent to practice under this chapter.
(3) The department shall survey each organization applying for approval. If the department is satisfied that the program meets the requirements of s. 467.009 and rules adopted pursuant to that section, it shall approve the program.
(4) The department shall, at least once every 3 years, certify whether each approved midwifery program complies with the standards developed under s. 467.009.
(5) If the department finds that an approved program no longer meets the required standards, it may place the program on probationary status until such time as the standards are restored. If a program fails to correct these conditions within a specified period of time, the department may rescind the approval. Any program having its approval rescinded shall have the right to reapply.
(6) Provisional approval of a new program may be granted pending the licensure results of the first graduating class. 1, 3, ch. 82-99; s. 8, ch. 84-268; ss. 4, 5, ch. 91-429; ss. 14, 19, ch. 92-179; s. 79, ch. 2001-62.