AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) reports that a Travis County Judge has signed a Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting an Amarillo woman from practicing midwifery without a license.

According to a news release from the TDLR, Leah Hernandez is prohibited under the restraining order from practicing midwifery without a license and from representing herself as a licensed midwife to the public.

The TDLR cited court documents, saying that Hernandez “practiced midwifery negligently and without a license in the Amarillo area…”

The TDLR said that the restraining order is not a determination of guilt and will remain in place until a hearing scheduled for March 21 in the 345th District Court of Travis County.

It is illegal for anyone to practice midwifery without being licensed as a midwife, certified nurse-midwife, or physician stated the department.

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