• That I will undertake, and successfully complete, within 18 months of recognition as an eligible midwife:-
(i) an accredited and approved program of study determined by the Board to develop midwives’ knowledge and skills in prescribing; or
(ii) a program that is substantially equivalent to such an approved program of study, as determined by the Board.
I understand that until I meet the above requirement I will not be able to seek endorsement for scheduled medicines and will therefore not be prescribing medicines.
As there is at present no option (i) 'accredited and approved program of study', option (ii) is being used, and midwives who have completed a course of study in pharmacological management for Nurse Practitioners are required to undertake an exercise in *mapping* their course against the AHPRA guideline and accreditation standard. For more information regarding each section and for greater context please refer to the “Guidelines for Education Requirements for Recognition as Eligible Midwives and Accreditation Standards for programs of study leading to endorsement for scheduled medicines for Eligible Midwives”