(1) A midwife licensed under ORS 687.405 to 687.495 may purchase and administer authorized scheduled legend drugs and devices that are used in pregnancy, birth, postpartum care, newborn care or resuscitation and that are deemed integral to providing safe care to the public by the State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery by rule.
(2) Legend drugs authorized under subsection (1) of this section are limited:
(a) For neonatal use to prophylactic ophthalmic medications, vitamin K and oxygen; and
(b) For maternal use to postpartum antihemorrhagics, Rho (D) immune globulin, epinephrine, intravenous fluids, local anesthetic and oxygen.
(3) Legend devices authorized under subsection (1) of this section are limited to devices for injection of medications, for the administration of intravenous fluids, for adult and infant resuscitation and for rupturing the amniotic membranes.
(4) A pharmacist who dispenses drugs and devices to a licensed midwife as authorized by this section and in conformity with the provisions of ORS chapter 689 is not liable for any adverse reactions caused by administration of the legend drugs and devices by the midwife. [2001 c.462 §2]Section: Previous 687.440 687.445 687.450 687.455 687.470 687.475 687.480 687.485 687.490 687.493 687.495 687.890 687.895 687.990 687.991 Next
Last modified: August 7, 2008