Antibiotics

Midwives may only prescribe, order and/or administer antibiotics for the treatment of urinary tract infections, breast infections and topical infections; for intrapartum chemoprophylaxis for Group B streptococcus; for prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum; and always in accordance with the standards, limits and conditions outlined in this document.

Exception: midwives with specialized practice certification may also prescribe antibiotics for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis in accordance with the Standards, Limits and Conditions for Prescribing, Ordering and Administering Drugs for Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Amoxicillin