Midwifery; regulations governing practice thereof. (HB2163)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of the practice of midwifery. Provides that regulations governing the practice of midwifery shall require midwives to disclose to their patients information on health risks associated with home deliveries including but not limited to special risks associated with vaginal birth after a prior C-section, breach births, births by women experiencing high-risk pregnancies, and births of twins or multiples. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093187604
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2163)
01/29/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Read first time
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Amendments by Delegate Hamilton agreed to
02/02/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB2163E
02/02/2009Printed as engrossed 093187604-E
02/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2163E)
02/03/2009Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
02/03/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/2009Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Committee substitute printed 093283604-S1
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093283604-S1
02/23/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2163S1
02/23/2009Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Placed on Calendar
02/25/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 093283604-S1 (98-Y 1-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2163S1)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2163ER)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2163ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 646 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0646)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.