• Date Due: December 01, 2020
  • Author: Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Enabling Authority: Appropriation Act - Item 291 E. (Regular Session, 2020)
  • Description:
    Report on the findings and recommendations of the work group convened to make recommendations regarding the state regulation of doulas and establishing a community doula benefit for pregnant women covered by Medicaid, including the (i) federal requirements and permissibility associated with providing a Medicaid doula benefit; (ii) impact that state regulation would have on doula practitioners; (iii) a review of strategies other states have implemented; (iv) an analysis of the appropriate rates for such a benefit; and (v) the estimated costs and potential savings to the state and practitioners over the next six years.