Licensed certified midwives; definition of practice, licensure, report. (SB1320)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach)


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 »


01/21/2021: passed committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102336D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1320)
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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