2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Article 37 - Direct-Entry Midwives
§ 12-37-102. Definitions
As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Client" means a pregnant woman for whom a direct-entry midwife performs services. For purposes of perinatal or postpartum care, "client" includes the woman's newborn.
(2) "Direct-entry midwife" means a person who practices direct-entry midwifery.
(3) "Direct-entry midwifery" or "practice of direct-entry midwifery" means the advising, attending, or assisting of a woman during pregnancy, labor and natural childbirth at home, and during the postpartum period in accordance with this article.
(4) "Director" means the director of the division.
(5) "Division" means the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies.
(6) "Natural childbirth" means the birth of a child without the use of instruments, surgical procedures, or prescription drugs other than those for which the direct-entry midwife has specific authority under this article to obtain and administer.
(6.5) "Perinatal" means the period from the twenty-eighth week of pregnancy through seven days after birth.
(7) "Postpartum period" means the period of six weeks after birth.
(8) "Registrant" means a direct-entry midwife registered pursuant to section 12-37-103.
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