4723.45 Supervision of nurse-midwifery.

The board of nursing is hereby deemed to be the successor to the state medical board with regard to all matters related to the practice of nurse-midwifery that were the responsibility of the medical board under former sections 4731.30 , 4731.32, 4731.33, 4731.341 , and 4731.42 of the Revised Code. The board of nursing shall assume all of the functions and responsibilities of the medical board with regard to such matters. Any matters related to the practice of nurse-midwifery pending under such sections on the effective date of this section shall be immediately transferred by the medical board to the board of nursing accompanied by any records necessary for the board of nursing to act. No legal action pending on the effective date of this section shall be affected by the transfer of functions and responsibilities made by this section. Any such action shall be prosecuted or defended in the name of the board of nursing and, on application of the board of nursing, the court shall substitute the board of nursing as a party. Any person who holds a certificate to practice nurse-midwifery issued by the state medical board under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code is hereby deemed to be certified under this chapter to practice as a nurse-midwife. No right, privilege, or remedy shall be lost or impaired by reason of the transfer of functions and responsibilities under this section from the medical board to the board of nursing. All of the rules, orders, actions, and determinations of the medical board with regard to matters related to the practice of nurse-midwifery that were the responsibility of the medical board under former sections 4731.30 , 4731.32, 4731.33, 4731.341 , and 4731.42 of the Revised Code shall continue in effect as the rules, orders, determinations, and actions of the board of nursing until modified or rescinded by the board of nursing. Within thirty days after the effective date of this section, the medical board shall transfer to the board of nursing all records regarding matters related to the practice of nurse-midwifery that were the responsibility of the medical board under former sections 4731.30 , 4731.32, 4731.33, 4731.341 , and 4731.42 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 06-14-1988