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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 467
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F.S. 467.017
467.017 Emergency care plan; immunity.
(1) Every licensed midwife shall develop a written plan for the appropriate delivery of emergency care. A copy of the plan shall accompany any application for license issuance or renewal. The plan shall address the following:
(a) Consultation with other health care providers.
(b) Emergency transfer.
(c) Access to neonatal intensive care units and obstetrical units or other patient care areas.
(2) Any physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459, or any certified nurse midwife, or any hospital licensed under chapter 395, or any osteopathic hospital, providing medical care or treatment to a woman or infant due to an emergency arising during delivery or birth as a consequence of the care received by a midwife licensed under chapter 467 shall not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of such medical care or treatment unless such damages result from providing, or failing to provide, medical care or treatment under circumstances demonstrating a reckless disregard for the consequences so as to affect the life or health of another. 1, 3, ch. 82-99; s. 8, ch. 84-268; ss. 4, 5, ch. 91-429; ss. 12, 19, ch. 92-179; s. 79, ch. 2001-62.