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210 ILCS 170/25

    (210 ILCS 170/25)
    Sec. 25. Staffing.
    (a) A birth center shall have a clinical director, who may be:
        (1) a physician who is either certified or eligible
for certification by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists or the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists or has hospital obstetrical privileges; or
        (2) a certified nurse midwife.
    (b) The clinical director shall be responsible for:
        (1) the development of policies and procedures for
services as provided by Department rules;
        (2) coordinating the clinical staff and overall
provision of patient care;
        (3) developing and approving policies defining the
criteria to determine which pregnancies are accepted as normal, uncomplicated, and low-risk; and
        (4) developing and approving policing regarding the
anesthesia services available at the center.
    (c) An obstetrician, family practitioner, certified nurse midwife, or licensed certified professional midwife shall attend each person in labor from the time of admission through birth and throughout the immediate postpartum period. Attendance may be delegated only to another physician, a certified nurse midwife, or a licensed certified professional midwife.
    (d) A second staff person shall be present at each birth who:
        (1) is licensed or certified in Illinois in a
health-related field and under the supervision of a physician, a certified nurse midwife, or a licensed certified professional midwife who is in attendance;
        (2) has specialized training in labor and delivery
techniques and care of newborns; and
        (3) receives planned and ongoing training as needed
to perform assigned duties effectively.
(Source: P.A. 102-518, eff. 8-20-21; 102-964, eff. 1-1-23.)