Monday, August 8, 2011

ACM Homebirth (interim) Position Statement;

Dear Members,

Please take the time to read and comment on the ACM's interim Homebirth position statement and guidance for privately practicing midwives;

Interim Position Statement on Homebirth

Interim Guidance for privately practising midwives providing midwifery care for a planned homebirth

ACM has requested comment on both the interim position statement and the interim guidance for privately practising midwives by close of business 23rd September 2011.

Send submissions by email to or by post to PO Box 87, Deakin West ACT 2600. Only submissions with identified senders and a return address will be considered.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Homebirth Indemnity insurance exemption extened.

Great news:
Professional Indemnity Insurance Exemption for Independent Privately Practising Midwives
A communique issued by the Australian Health Minister's Council today announced that they have agreed to a further 12 month extension of the exemption to 1 July 2013 while further options are explored with a report back to the next Health Ministers meeting.
For more details click here for the Department of Health and Ageing