Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives are legal in Washington State.
There are two types of state-recognized midwives in Washington - Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) and Licensed Midwives (LM). The Licensed Midwives are direct-entry. There are many free-standing birth centers, staffed largely by the LMs. Home birth is legal, and is reimbursed by Medicaid, as well as many other insurers. Licensed Midwives can get malpractice insurance currently through a state-mandated JUA, and our LMs are often offered contracts for preferred provider status with major insurers.
Midwives' Association of Washington State (MAWS)
PO Box 11608
Olympia, WA 98508-1608
Seattle Midwifery School
2524 16th Avenue South #300
Seattle, WA 98144
Alt. Phone: 800-747-9433
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Link to ACNM for Information on Certified Nurse Midwives