Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-19-17 - Violations

Section 34-19-17 - Violations.

(a) Except as provided in this section, it shall be unlawful for an individual other than a licensed midwife to practice midwifery in this state for economic remuneration or to hold himself or herself out to be a licensed midwife unless he or she is a licensed midwife as defined in this chapter. An individual violating this section shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

(b) An individual does not violate subsection (a) in any of the following circumstances:

(1) The individual is a certified nurse midwife acting in accordance with Sections 34-21-80 to 34-21-93, inclusive.

(2) The individual is training under a licensed midwife and is assisting the licensed midwife in the practice of midwifery.

(3) The individual is providing gratuitous assistance at childbirth.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to repeal, abridge, or modify Section 6-5-332, or any other Good Samaritan statute.

(Act 2017-383, §2.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021