Midwives may administer controlled substance on their own order or as ordered by a medical practitioner (physician or nurse practitioner). When doing so, they must:
- Provide and document ongoing assessments.
- Monitor and document the client’s response to the controlled substance.
- Communicate the client’s response and change to or discontinuation of therapy to the ordering medical practitioner as appropriate.
- Consult with the ordering medical practitioner at any point as required.