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Professional Liability Information

Chartis is the underwriter of our professional liability program. It is rated "A - Excellent" by A.M. Best, the nation's oldest and most respected insurance company financial rating service. Chartis has provided this coverage for over a decade, has a claims unit dedicated to birth related injuries and the widest national experience of any U.S. company in the representation of midwives in malpractice cases. Midwives can take their Chartis coverage with them if they relocate anywhere in the U.S. For more information, go to

 What is ACNM Doing about the Professional Liability Crisis?

- Quickening article Summer 2007 - Professional Liability Update: Some Good News!

- Quickening article May 2006 - Liability Insurance: Your Questions Answered

- Expanded Practice Opportunities through FQHCs and Hospitalist Practice

- ACNM Position Statement: Qualifications for Midwifery Expert Witness (this document is available in the ACNM Library) - Affirmation Statement for Midwifery Expert Witnessess: Voluntary Guidelines  

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ACNM Professional Liability Resource Packet (2007)

Like their physician colleagues across the country, CNMs/CMs are experiencing a professional liability crisis. Many forces that are beyond our control are forcing ACNM members to become experts in this complex topic. In order to meet this critical need for information, ACNM has published the Professional Liability Resource Packet. (Due to its large file size, the Packet has been divided into four parts.)

Part 1: Professional Liability Primer

Part 2: Physician Surcharge

Part 3: Legislation and Policy

Part 4: What to do if You are Named in a Lawsuit

10 Questions Midwives Should Ask When Looking for Liability Insurance

The Myth of Vicarious Liability - Updated

GAO Report to Congressional Requesters: Medical Malpractice Insurance

Risk Reduction Statements

Contemporary Insurance Services

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