Name: Natasha Okonogi
License type and number: DEM LD 874261, license has been revoked
June 2000 – primary midwife in a birth that resulted in fetal demise. Violations of failure to arrange for in-hospital birth when the following absolute risk factors present: prolonged gestation of 43 weeks, thick meconium present, failure to progress in active stage of labor, fetus was in breech position, and no fetal heart tones. Unprofessional conduct in client records were falsified, then presented to the hospital and licensee billed OMAP for insurance coverage not provided. Ruling – revocation of license. Twenty months to occur while licensee could still practice as a LDM.
Red Flags: Falsification of client records. Blatantly ignoring several absolute risk factors. At least one death that resulted in a final order.
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