Chapter 2 Practice
For the purpose of practicing, midwifery personnel shall apply to the local competent authority at the municipality/city/county level for practice registration and obtain a practice license before being able to practice.
For the purpose of practicing, midwifery personnel shall receive continuing education and provide proof of completion of continuing education every six years to renew their practice licenses.
Regulations governing the qualifications, criteria, and required documents for applying for practice registration, the issuance, re-issuance, or renewal of a practice license, and other compliance-related matters for the purpose of practicing among midwifery personnel as set forth in Paragraph 1, as well as regulations governing the contents, credits, and implementation methods of continuing education courses taken by midwifery personnel as set forth in the preceding paragraph, proof of completion of continuing education, renewal of a practice license, and other compliance-related matters, shall be established by the central competent authority.
A person who falls under any of the following circumstances shall not request a practice license; the practice license obtained by the said person shall be cancelled or revoked:
1. The applicant’s midwifery personnel certificate has been cancelled or revoked.
2. The applicant’s midwifery personnel practice license has been revoked for a period not exceeding one (1) year.
3. Being deemed unable to practice due to an objective fact which is recognized by a team of relevant medical specialists, midwifery personnel, scholars, and experts commissioned by the competent authority at the municipality/city/county level.
In the event that the circumstance prescribed in Subparagraph 3 of the preceding paragraph no longer exists, a person may still apply for a practice license in accordance with the Act.
Midwifery personnel shall not practice unless they have joined a local midwifery personnel association.
Midwifery personnel associations shall not reject applicants who are eligible for membership.
Midwifery personnel shall limit their registered practice locations to one.
Midwifery personnel shall practice at a midwifery institution, medical institution or postpartum care center registered with and approved by the local competent authority or any other institution approved by the central competent authority. However, this rule does not apply in cases of emergency, inter-institutional support, practice outside of an institution upon invitation or practice with prior permission.
In the event of a suspension or termination of practice, midwifery personnel shall, within thirty days of the occurrence of the fact, report such a suspension or termination of practice to the authority that issued their practice licenses for recordation purposes.
The period of suspension of practice set forth in the preceding paragraph shall be limited to one year. If the suspension exceeds one year, an application shall be filed for termination of practice.
In the event that midwifery personnel change their practice locations or resume practice, the regulations governing the practice thereof shall apply on a mutatis mutandis basis.
If midwifery personnel are deceased, the authority that issued their practice licenses shall cancel their practice licenses.