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Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives


Public Notices

PEER REVIEW

The Peer Review form, and a copy of the CDM’s Annual Birth Summary, should be submitted to the MAA Peer Review committee no later than May 1, 2017 for the reporting period of January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017. All Certified Direct-Entry Midwives are subject to completing Peer Review in accordance with Regulation 12 AAC 14.900.


The Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of two direct-entry midwives, one physician, one certified nurse midwife, and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of direct-entry midwifery in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws. The Board meets two times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.

Professions Regulated by the Board

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of direct-entry midwifery in other states.

NARM - North American Registry of Midwives 
Test Department
PO Box 7703
Little Rock, AR 72217-7703
Applications Department
PO Box 420
Summertown, TN 38483

State Organization

The Midwives Association of Alaska

Contact Information

Deb Tempel, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2756
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: deb.tempel@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806