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Education and orientation for birth center clients and their families.
F.S. 383.311
383.311 Education and orientation for birth center clients and their families.
(1) The clients and their families shall be fully informed of the policies and procedures of the birth center, including, but not limited to, policies and procedures on:
(a) The selection of clients.
(b) The expectation of self-help and family/client relationships.
(c) The qualifications of the clinical staff.
(d) The transfer to secondary or tertiary care.
(e) The philosophy of childbirth care and the scope of services.
(f) The customary length of stay after delivery.
(2) The clients shall be prepared for childbirth and childbearing by education in:
(a) The course of pregnancy and normal changes occurring during pregnancy.
(b) The need for prenatal care.
(c) Nutrition, including encouragement of breastfeeding.
(d) The effects of smoking and substance abuse.
(e) Labor and delivery.
(f) The care of the newborn to include safe sleep practices and the possible causes of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death. 11, 27, ch. 84-283; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 4, ch. 94-217; s. 1, ch. 2013-62.