Ask A Lawyer: Professional Nursing May Include Teaching Childbirth Classes
Abstract:In answer to a reader's question, this column advises licensed nurses who are also Lamaze certified childbirth educators that teaching childbirth classes is indeed considered within the scope of the practice of nursing.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: NAYNA PHILIPSEN is a practicing attorney in Baltimore, Maryland, and is associated with the State of Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is also a health educator at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
Publication date: October 1, 1999
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