Under Section 94 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the National Law) as in force in each state and territory, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the NMBA) has the power to endorse the registration of suitably qualified midwives to prescribe and/or supply NMBA approved schedule 2, 3, 4 and 8 medicines for the management of women and their infants in the antenatal, intrapartum and post-natal stages of pregnancy and birth.
A scheduled medicines endorsement identifies those midwives who are considered by the NMBA to be qualified to:
The NMBA has approved the lists of schedule 4, schedule 8 and intravenous medicines (below) for prescribing by midwives with a scheduled medicines endorsement.
*Subcut= subcutaneous; PO= per oral; IM= intramuscular; IV=intravenous; PR=per rectum
#medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Midwife Items