2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lucas
Fund New License Category for Certified Midwives

Item 309 #1s

Item 309 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions FY2021 $0 FY2022 $66,000 NGF

Page 343, line 34, strike "$36,027,084" and insert "$36,093,084".


(This amendment provides $66,000 from nongeneral funds the second year in the Department of Health Professions for the establishment of a new license category for certified midwives (CNs), identical to certified nurse-midwives, which have been licensed in Virginia since 1975. Certified midwives (CM) will increase access to maternal health care. CM education programs attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and professions, broadening the midwifery profession. Shenandoah University supports adding a CM program that would attract students and provide a pathway within the Commonwealth. Licensure of certified midwives increases the women's health workforce and increases access to high quality maternal, gynecologic, and primary care.)