2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Floor Approved)

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Certification Program for Doulas (language only)

Item 307 #3h

Item 307 #3h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Health


Page 343, after line 10, insert:

"I. The Commissioner  of Health (VDH) shall establish a task force to assist with the promulgation of regulations and the certification process of doulas, as well as to serve as an informational resource for policy related matters for the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The task force will include private provider organizations such as Birth in Color RVA, Urban Baby Beginnings, Motherhood Collective and any other organization or agency representatives deemed appropriate by VDH."


(This amendment adds language requiring the Commissioner of Health to develop a task force on Doula certification, regulations and other related issues.)