Licensed certified midwives; definition of practice, licensure, report. (HB1953)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensed certified midwives; licensure; practice. Defines "practice of licensed certified midwifery" and directs the Boards of Medicine and Nursing to establish criteria for the licensure and renewal of a license as a certified midwife. The bill also directs the Department of Health Professions to convene a workgroup to study the licensure and regulation of certified nurse midwives, certified midwives, and certified professional midwives to determine the appropriate licensing entity for such professionals. The Department shall report its findings and conclusions to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


01/15/2021: In Subcommittee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102337D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1953)
01/14/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/15/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources

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