259.10. An institution that operates a local community service centre designated by the agency and that has entered into a service contract with a midwife pursuant to section 259.2 may enter into an agreement under section 108 with an institution operating a general and specialized hospital centre to allow the midwife to conduct deliveries and perform all other acts that may be required in the circumstances.
The agreement must determine the rights and obligations of the two institutions as regards the use by midwives of the premises and equipment of the institution operating the hospital centre, provide for cooperative arrangements between midwives and the physicians and nursing personnel practising in the hospital centre, and specify the admission and discharge procedures to be observed by midwives with respect to the women and children under their responsibility and any other administrative procedure necessary for the proper functioning of the agreement. The agreement must also establish the rules governing the application of section 259.7 with respect to a midwife performing an act in the hospital centre.
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 109, the agreement must also provide that all the physicians to whom the cooperative arrangements referred to in the second paragraph apply are bound by the agreement.
1999, c. 24, s. 35; 2005, c. 32, s. 119.