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Maternity - Public Homebirth Services

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2006_045

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Maternity

Summary
This Policy Directive has been developed to reflect current evidence about the provision of homebirth. Area Health Services (AHSs), when providing public homebirth services, must comply with the standards set out in this document. Clinicians providing public homebirth services must be employees of, or have clinical privileges with, AHSs.

Date of Publication: 29 June 2006

Replaces:

  • Homebirth Policy Statement [PD2005_176]
Author Branch: Primary Health and Community Partnerships

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Non Declared, Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals

Audience: Maternity clinicians, obstetricians, midwives, GPs, paediatricians, neonatologists, emergency depts

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, Health Associations Unions, Health Professional Associations and Related Organisations, NSW Ambulance Service , NSW Department of Health, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals, Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 29 June 2011

File No: 04/3435-5

Status: Active

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Maternity - Public Homebirth Services

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