Midwives Act, 1944


Restrictions in Relation to Attending Women in Childbirth.

Restrictions in relation to attending women in childbirth.

48.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person to attend a woman in childbirth unless—

(a) such person is a midwife, or

(b) such person is a duly qualified medical practitioner, or

(c) such person, being a person undergoing training with a view to becoming a duly qualified medical practitioner or a midwife, gives such attention as part of a course of practical instruction in midwifery recognised by the Medical Registration Council or the Board, or

(d) such attention is given, otherwise than for reward, in a case of sudden or urgent necessity where neither a midwife nor a duly qualified medical practitioner is immediately available.

(2) If any person acts in contravention of this section, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.