Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 1. General

General Powers And Duties Of Board -- Rulemaking Authority

37-27-105. General powers and duties of board -- rulemaking authority. (1) The board shall:

(a) meet at least once annually, and at other times as agreed upon, to elect officers and to perform the duties described in Title 37, chapter 1, and this section; and

(b) administer oaths, take affidavits, summon witnesses, and take testimony as to matters within the scope of the board's duties.

(2) The board has the authority to administer and enforce all the powers and duties granted statutorily or adopted administratively.

(3) The board shall adopt rules to administer this chapter. The rules may include but are not limited to:

(a) the establishment of criteria for minimum educational, apprenticeship, and clinical requirements that, at a minimum, meet the standards established in 37-27-201;

(b) the development of eligibility criteria for client screening by direct-entry midwives to achieve the goal of providing midwifery services to women during low-risk pregnancies;

(c) the development of standardized informed consent and reporting forms;

(d) the adoption of ethical standards for licensed direct-entry midwives;

(e) the adoption of supporting documentation requirements for primary birth attendants; and

(f) the establishment of criteria limiting an apprenticeship that, at a minimum, meets the standards established in 37-27-201.

History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 550, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 84, Ch. 429, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 27, Ch. 224, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 35, Ch. 271, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 77, Ch. 467, L. 2005.