135G.8  Selection of clients--informed consent.

1. a.  A licensed birth center may accept only those patients who are expected to have normal pregnancies, labors, and deliveries.

b.  The criteria for the selection of clients and the establishment of risk status shall be defined by departmental rule, which shall reflect risk status standards adopted by the maternity center association.

2. a.  A patient may not be accepted for care until the patient has signed a client informed-consent form.

b.  The department shall develop a client informed-consent form to be used by the center to inform the client of the benefits and risk related to childbirth outside a hospital.

Section History: Recent form

  87 Acts, ch 200, § 8

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