Veterans Health Administration
Given the population it served, the Veterans Administration has not previously included midwives in the set of providers whose services they cover. However, an increasing number of women of childbearing age are now in the veteran population. ACNM has been actively lobbying the VA to encourage coverage of services provided by midwives. As an independent health system, the VA must also set policies for APRNs practicing in its facilities and serving its beneficiaries. These policies will describe the extent to which APRNs may practice independently.