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Accreditation and Regulation

What’s the difference? In general, regardless of the field of expertise, regulations are obligatory and seeking accreditation is voluntary. Birth centers are obliged to abide by the laws and regulations that govern them in order to keep a current license. Birth centers choose to become accredited to show their accountability and dedication to best practices….

CABC endorses Obstetric Care Consensus: Levels of Maternal Care

The Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers is pleased to endorse Obstetric Care Consensus: Levels of Maternal Care, published today by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. This landmark document recognizes and includes the birth center in triage and transfer within the maternity health care system. The…

A Neonatologist’s View of birth centers and CABC accreditation

Thank you for this opportunity to discuss birth centers and accreditation.  I am a neonatologist and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Medicine.  I will limit my brief remarks to 3 points: safety, education, and accountability. #1 – Safety – I am a new member of the…