(1) A license to practice as a direct-entry midwife in the state of Montana may be issued at the discretion of the board provided the applicant completes and files with the board an application for licensure and the required application fee. The candidate must meet the following requirements:
(a) The candidate holds a current, valid, and unrestricted license to practice as a direct-entry midwife in another state or jurisdiction that has current standards substantially equivalent to or greater than current standards in this state as established in 37-27-201 or 37-27-203, MCA, and the administrative rules.
(i) Official written verification of such licensure status must be received by the board directly from the other state(s) or jurisdiction(s).
(ii) The candidate must supply a copy of the current laws and rules from the state of licensure.