540. Attendance by unqualified persons at childbirth.

A person other than a registered1 midwife2 or a registered medical practitioner3 must not attend a woman in childbirth4. This prohibition does not apply where the attention is given in a case of sudden or urgent necessity5, or in the case of a person who, while undergoing training with a view to becoming a medical practitioner or to becoming a midwife, attends a woman in childbirth as part of a course of practical instruction in midwifery recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council