Name: Akerson, Silke
License type and number: DEM LD 10140440
Areas served: Portland metro
In the Media:
Red Flags: As president of the Oregon Midwifery Council, has resisted attempts to require licensing or firmer regulations for midwives, and has opposed routine investigations of midwives who had complaints filed against them. Akerson is privy to information regarding the statistical safety of directy entry midwife-attended births in Oregon. Upon request from a homebirth mother to summarize said statistics, Akerson declined. This refusal to provide data on outcomes prevents Oregon women from making true informed choice of providers.
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