Certified Professional Midwives practice within the framework of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) national standards for midwifery practice as well as in accordance with their own practice guidelines, skill level and conscience.
North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) Complaint and Grievance
NARM Complaint Review addresses a complaint against a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) to NARM. This initiates a formal process that must include the participation of the midwife and the client. Recommendations derived as a result of this process are non-binding.
NARM Grievance Mechanism addresses a second or subsequent complaint against a CPM or CPM applicant. Any recommendations derived as a result of this process are binding and may include probation, suspension, or revocation of a CPM credential, or suspension or denial of a NARM application.
Missouri Midwives Association (MMA) Grievance
Missouri Midwives Association (MMA) offers a Grievance Process to the public and midwives practicing in Missouri. A person with first-hand knowledge of the incident may file a written complaint. The midwife is given the opportunity to bring a defense to any complaint before action is taken against her. The MMA Grievance Process may be initiated by filing a written complaint with the MMA Grievance Review Board. Please contact the Grievance Board for more information: Grievance@MissouriMidwivesAssociation.org.