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Planned bill would regulate midwives in isles

Home births have been rising, but the state has no minimum standards or licensing for such providers

By Rob Perez

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 29, 2013

~~<p>The state requires barbers, plumbers, massage therapists, electricians, auto mechanics, pest control operators, dental hygienists, physicians, and a host of other professional and vocational job holders to meet minimum standards before they can get licenses to serve customers.</p>
<p>But Hawaii has no such requirements for those who help women give birth at home.</p>
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The state requires barbers, plumbers, massage therapists, electricians, auto mechanics, pest control operators, dental hygienists, physicians, and a host of other professional and vocational job holders to meet minimum standards before they can get licenses to serve customers.

But Hawaii has no such requirements for those who help women give birth at home. Login for more...



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