[§457J-1]  Findings and purpose.  The legislature finds that:

     (1)  Midwives offer maternity and newborn care from the antepartum period through the intrapartum period to the postpartum period;

     (2)  The improper practice of midwifery poses a significant risk of harm to the mother or newborn, and may result in death; and

     (3)  The regulation of the practice of midwifery is reasonably necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of mothers and their newborns. [L 2019, c 32, pt of §2]