Connecticut Appellate Court: Midwifery Does Not Constitute the Practice of Medicine in Normal Pregnancies
Our State appellate court recently issued a decision in the ten-year-old saga of Albini v. Connecticut Medical Examining Board, in which the administrative agency responsible for the licensing and regulating of physicians sought to prevent two certified professional midwives from engaging in activity that it claimed constituted the practice of medicine without a license. Let me insert a disclaimer here that this blog post is not intended to address the political issue underlying this case of whether CPMs or other homebirth midwives should be licensed in the State of Connecticut. Instead, what follows below is a short review and explanation of the court’s decision.
First, the facts that brought this case before the Medical Examining Board to begin with are summarized in the Appellate Court’s decision, which can be found here.