SD12 - Report on Midwifery Licensing Entity (Chapter 201, 2021 SSI)
*This report was replaced in its entirety by the Department of Health Professions on November 9, 2021.
In the 2021 Special Session I of the Virginia General Assembly, HB 1953, patroned by Delegate Gooditis, established a new category of midwife, (Licensed Certified Midwife), and contained the following enactment clause:
That the Department of Health Professions (the Department) shall convene a work group 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.
The midwifery workgroup met on September 8, 2021 and September 27, 2021 with the following representatives:
Certified Nurse Midwife
Licensed Midwife (Certified Professional Midwife)
Office of the Secretary of Health
Board of Nursing
Board of Medicine
Professional Midwifery Associations
Department of Health Professions