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Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives

Public Notice:

Proposed Regulations Changes

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development proposes the change occupational license fees charged to certified direct-entry midwife apprentices.

Written comment deadline, 4:30 p.m., April 13, 2020.

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

Electronic Requests for License Verification

NOTE: This feature is for individuals who have registered with MY LICENSE and wish to pay the filing fee online with a credit card payment .

If you are not registered with MY LICENSE and would like information on how to register, please contact Midwives@Alaska.Gov

  1. Submit Your Request
    • Send your Request for License Verification to: Midwives@Alaska.Gov
    • Put the program along with your first and last name in the subject line.
    • The following information must be provided in the body of your email:
      • NAME: The name used when your professional license was last issued or renewed.
      • LICENSE NUMBER: Your professional license number.
      • SEND TO: Provide both the Board and/or Agency name along with a complete mailing address.
  2. Payment of Fees
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page.
    • A “Make a Payment” link will be available within your license details page under “Actions”.
    • A $20 filing fee is required for each verification of license.
  3. Completed Request
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page when the request is completed.
    • Please allow up to 10 business days for processing after submitting your payment.

If you prefer to submit a check or money order, you may mail in the Request License Verification form.

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

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, 2019 for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. All Certified Direct-Entry Midwives are subject to completing Peer Review in accordance with Regulation 12 AAC 14.900.

Contact Information

Lacey Derr, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2694
Email: Midwives@Alaska.Gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806