State-certified doulas; certification, registry. (HB687)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Doulas; certification; registry. Provides that no person shall use or assume the title "state-certified doula," as defined in the bill, unless such person is a community-based doula who has received training and education as a doula from an entity approved by a body approved by the Board of Health for such purpose and been certified as a doula by a body approved by the Board of Health for such purpose and that no entity shall hold itself out as providing training and education necessary to meet the requirements for certification as a doula unless its curriculum and training program has been approved by a body approved by the Board of Health for such purpose. The bill also directs the Board of Health to adopt regulations setting forth the requirements for (i) use of the title "state-certified doula" and (ii) training and education necessary to satisfy the requirements for certification by the Department of Health as a state-certified doula. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102733D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/28/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB687)
01/30/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20106550D-H1
01/30/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB687H1)
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB687H1)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106550D-H1
02/05/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB687H1
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/26/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB687ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB687ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 724 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0724)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

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