Author Archives: Silke Akerson

HB 2997, the final push!

We are in the home stretch with HB 2997.  If all goes well, legislators in the House and Senate will be voting on the bill next week.  Now would be a great time to call or e-mail your State Representative … Continue reading

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HB 2997 passed Ways and Means

HB 2997 passed unanimously out of Ways and Means this morning!  Now on to a floor vote in the House and Senate.  We have had incredible support from families, midwives, and legislators in this process and couldn’t be more thankful.

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4/17/13 Legislative update

Thank you for all the input and engagement in the this legislative process!  HB 2997 made it out of the House Health Care Committee last Friday and will move to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services after going … Continue reading

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Work session for HB 2997 4/12/13

This Friday, April 12th at 1 pm, at the capitol in Hearing Room E, is the next work session for HB 2997, the midwifery regulation bill. The house health care committee will be voting on amendments including an amended exemption.  … Continue reading

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2012 Preliminary Data on Oregon Birth Outcomes by Planned Birth Place and Attendant

March 18, 2013 Today we received a preliminary report from the Oregon Public Health Division on 2012 birth outcomes by planned place of birth and provider type.  In 2011, the Oregon Midwifery Council worked with legislators and partners in public … Continue reading

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Midwifery Bill Hearing 3/15/13

For those of you interested in sending written testimony or coming to Salem to support our efforts, the hearing for HB 2997, the midwifery bill, will be Friday March 15th at 1:00 pm at the Capitol Building.

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