Hospitals are required to report all transfers by a Licensed Midwife (LM) from a planned out-of-hospital birth.
Following a transfer, please...
Complete the Reporting Form provided by the Medical Board of California, linked here. If a midwife has transferred a patient to you, the midwife may have already filled some of this form out for you.
Fax the completed form to the Medical Board of California at (916) 263-8396 and fax page 1 only to CMQCC at (650) 721-5751.
For feedback or questions about the care WHMS staff provided to a patient, please contact us directly at (916) 668-9467 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Home Midwifery Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing accessible midwifery care and clinical midwifery training. The goal of our organization and our staff is to help facilitate safe, legal, and humanized healthcare, including cooperation and collaboration in the care of a client following a transfer from an out-of-hospital setting. We deeply appreciate providers and hospitals who also facilitate this collaboration.
Some information about Licensed Midwives: Licensed Midwives are autonomous care providers of low-risk people throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and 6 weeks postpartum. Healthy newborn care to 6 weeks of age also falls within the scope of practice of the Licensed Midwife. Licensed Midwives are neither required by law or training nor expected to have physician supervision.