Tex. Occ. Code Section 203.401
Prohibited Practices

A midwife may not:


provide midwifery care in violation of commission rule, except in an emergency that poses an immediate threat to the life of a woman or newborn;


administer a prescription drug to a client other than:


a drug administered under the supervision of a licensed physician in accordance with state law;


prophylaxis approved by the Department of State Health Services to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum; or


oxygen administered in accordance with commission rule;


use forceps or a surgical instrument for a procedure other than cutting the umbilical cord or providing emergency first aid during delivery;


remove placenta by invasive techniques;


use a mechanical device or medicine to advance or retard labor or delivery; or


make on a birth certificate a false statement or false record in violation of Section 195.003 (False Records), Health and Safety Code.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1240 (H.B. 1535), Sec. 44, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 838 (S.B. 202), Sec. 1.033, eff. September 1, 2015.

Source: Section 203.401 — Prohibited Practices, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­203.­htm#203.­401 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 203.401’s source at texas​.gov