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Home and Out-of-Hospital Birth in Texas

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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TOMA - Texas
Chandler Sparks, DO
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Do you have patients considering home birth?  Have you or someone in your life thought about having an out of hospital birth? We will discuss the key information that family cods and their pregnant patients should know about home and OOH birth in Texas as well as a point-of-care resource to help you navigate this issue.


  1. Understand the current state of OOH birth practice and regulation in Texas
  2. Discuss key information about regulation, safety, standards of care
  3. Become equipped with tools to help patients navigate this challenging issue

Statement of Accreditation
The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. TOMA designates is program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy
All grievances may be directed to TOMA's Executive Director at All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



Chandler Sparks, DO Related seminars and products

Dr. Chandler Sparks is a Texas native and a 2018 graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He has both personal and professional experience with in-hospital and out-of-hospital birth and is driven to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes in Texas and across the nation. His clinician-and-patient education resource won best project nationwide in the AAFP Emerging Leader Institute.  He is currently a family medicine resident and USAF Captain at Saint Louis University/Scott AFB Family Medicine Residency and will pursue subsequent fellowship training in obstetrics.  He plans to practice full scope family medicine with OB in Texas following his military service.

Dr. Sparks discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

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