Alabama State Board of Midwifery Board Meeting Minutes
The Alabama State Board of Midwifery met on Friday, December 9, 2022, to conduct business. Board members present included (1) Ms. Noel Leithart (Chair), (2) Mr. Chris Megginson (member), (3) Ms. Christine Litas (member), (4) Ms. Laura Reeder (member), (5) Ms. Layla Brown (member). Absent from the meeting was (1) Dr. Joyce Loyd-Davis (member) and (2) Ms. Stephanie Armstead (member). Also present were Mr. Brad Chynoweth, attorney to the Board and Dr. Sharon Porterfield, Administrative Assistant.
The members of the public in attendance were Matt Hart (BME), and Stephen McCormick (ALAHA).
The Board meeting had been advertised on the Secretary of State’s website, in accordance with the Alabama Open Meetings Act. With a quorum of board members present, Ms. Leithart called the meeting to order at 10:06 am.
Ms. Leithart welcomed the guests. Next, she presented the minutes from the September 9, 2022, board meeting. Ms. Litas moved to accept the September 9, 2022 minutes. It was seconded by Ms. Brown and approved unanimously by the board.
Legal Counsel Report: Mr. Chynoweth, Board Attorney, stated that because of the Alabama State Board of Midwifery statute, the Board cannot accept private donations.
Administrative Assistant Report: Dr. Porterfield, administrative assistant, gave the quarterly report and the financial report.
Mr. Megginson made a motion to enter Executive Session to discuss the good name and character of the applicant for license with a time limitation of 10 minutes. It was seconded by Ms. Reeder. Roll call vote: Ms. Litas aye, Ms. Reeder aye, Mr. Megginson aye, Mrs. Brown aye. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried. They entered Executive Session at 10:10 AM. Discussion took place. Mr. Megginson made the motion to reenter General Session, it was seconded by Ms. Litas. roll call vote took place. Ms. Litas aye, Ms. Reeder aye, Mr. Megginson aye, Mrs. Brown aye. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried. The Board reconvened at 10:23am. A motion was made by Ms. Reeder and seconded by Mr. Megginson to approve LM#0024. The Board voted to approve applicant LM# 0024.
Ms. Leithart, Chair, welcomed newly licensed midwife, Regina Woodley, LM# 0024. She will serve the Northern region of the State.
With no further business to discuss and no comments from the public, Ms. Litas made a motion to adjourn. Ms. Reeder seconded the motion. It passed unanimously. Ms. Leithart adjourned the meeting at 10:27 AM.
Sharon J. Porterfield