Health Ministry delaying delivery of new restrictions on at-home births

03.01.2012                      08.Tewet. 5772

Gesundheitssystem:

Health Ministry delaying delivery of new restrictions on at-home births

Instead, the ministry will now hold consultations with health professionals, including a home birth midwives' organization.

The health ministry has yet to complete its labor on a new policy restricting home births. Responding to public criticism which followed Haaretz's recent disclosure of the new restrictive guidelines, the ministry's medical authority has decided to freeze implementation.
The health ministry has canceled a meeting scheduled for Tuesday at which the new guidelines were to be authorized….