Student Attendance at Births

The following policies pertain to preceptorship and attendance at births:

1. Because of legal and ethical considerations, students are prohibited from assisting at out-of-hospital births as a student midwife with anyone other than an approved preceptor.

2. A student is expressly prohibited from representing herself or himself as a graduate, licensed, or primary midwife and from accepting midwifery clients without the supervision of an approved preceptor prior to graduation and licensure by the state in which s/he will be practicing.

3. After completion of classroom studies, students must practice under supervision until any remaining clinical requirements are completed and the student graduates and is licensed as a midwife by the Medical Board of California or the licensing body of the state in which the student intends to practice.

These policies are for the protection of the student, midwifery clients, and the program and are strictly enforced.  Violation of these policies is grounds for immediate Withdrawal In Poor Standing from the program.