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Call the midwife? State senate passes measure to license midwives without nursing degrees to ‘give folks options and choices’

By Chicago Sun-Times  
   October 21, 2021

Midwifery moved a step closer to becoming a licensed profession in Illinois on Wednesday thanks to a measure advanced by state senators during the second day of the fall veto session.

State Sen. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, said the bill creating a licensing process for midwives is a “historic measure,” one that has been in the works since 1986.

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