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Disciplinary Actions

The Arkansas State Board of Health has authority to license and regulate the practice of lay midwifery in the State of Arkansas pursuant to the Licensed Lay Midwife Act, Ark. Code Ann. §17-85-107.

Based on this provision, the Board may suspend, revoke, deny or place on probation any license issued under the Licensed Lay Midwife Act for violations of the act or deviations from the Rules and Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Lay Midwifery in Arkansas.

Licensing Actions Imposed (2011-present):

Name License/Permit Date Action Taken Action Taken Document
Lindsey Foster Lay Midwife License #122008 09.01.2011 License Revoked ADH v. Foster
Teresa Fedosky Application for Lay Midwife Apprentice Permit 05.29.2013 Permit Denied Notice
Debra Disch Application for Lay Midwife License 01.28.2016 License Denied; Permanently barred without further review by the Arkansas State Board of Health; Fined $4,000.00 ADH v. Disch
Vanessa Giron Lay Midwife License #022006 01.28.2016 License Revoked ADH v. Giron

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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