Certified nurse midwives; practice. (HB1817)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from 26 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of certified nurse midwives. Expands the categories of practitioners with whom a certified nurse midwife may enter into a practice agreement to include other certified nurse midwives who have practiced for at least two years and allows a certified nurse midwife who has practiced at least 1,000 hours to practice without a practice agreement. The bill also provides that certified nurse midwives shall practice in accordance with regulations of the Boards of Medicine and Nursing and consistent with the Standards for the Practice of Midwifery set by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and shall consult and collaborate with and refer patients to such other health care providers as may be appropriate for the care of the patient. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102378D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/07/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1817)
01/13/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (15-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (94-Y 5-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (94-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Floor substitute printed 21200234D-S1 (Dunnavant)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed by for the day
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1817S1)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2021Substitute by Senator Dunnavant agreed to 21200234D-S1
02/16/2021Passed by temporarily
02/16/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1817S1
02/16/2021Passed Senate with substitute (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Placed on Calendar
02/18/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200234D-S1 (1-Y 97-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: Adoption (1-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2021Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/23/2021House acceded to request
02/23/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/23/2021Delegates: Adams, D.M., McQuinn, Robinson
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2021Senators: Locke, Petersen, Kiggans
02/25/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/25/2021Conference substitute printed 21200657D-H1
02/25/2021Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Agreed To (89-Y 0-N)
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1817H1)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 18-N)
02/27/2021Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1817ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1817ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 396 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0396)