Sarah Brodsky

Legislation allowing midwives to practice might become law after all:

Just one day after being chastised for sneaking a midwife measure through the Legislature, Sen. John Loudon secured a peculiar victory in the Senate on Tuesday, winning Senate support for yet another midwife provision.

Through an odd turn of events, the Senate voted 23-13 to adopt a measure that would give midwives with no formal medical training the right to practice if they met certain standards.

Regulations of midwives aren't the only licensing requirements that are too restrictive:

The latest midwife measure is now contained in a massive 214-page bill dealing with the licensing standards for a host of professions.

I hope licensed geologists and interior decorators will have their onerous licensing requirements reformed next.

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Sarah Brodsky

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