Medical assistance services; state plan to include doulas. (SB946)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State plan for medical assistance; doulas. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to include a provision for the payment of medical assistance for antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum services provided to a pregnant person by a doula, including services for labor and delivery support and at least four visits during the antenatal period and seven visits during the postpartum period. The bill also directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to conduct a rate study to determine appropriate reimbursement rates for doula services provided to Medicaid recipients and to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/13/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105398D
01/13/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2020Assigned Education sub: Health
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB946)
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2020Continued to 2021 in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Finance and Appropriations