2017 Legislative Update
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HB 316 would establish a State Board of Midwifery to regulate education standards and practice guidelines, as well as require midwives to receive the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) accreditation through a nationally-accredited program in order to get a license to practice in Alabama. HB 316 is awaiting action by the House Boards, Agencies and Commissions committee.
The companion bill, SB 282, was read for the first time in the Health and Human Services Committee and will be voted on the week of May 8th. This bill would establish a State Board of Midwifery to license and regulate the practice of certified professional midwifery. It would provide for the composition of the board and function of the board; specify requirements for the licensing of midwives; provide for licensing fees; and establish guidelines for the practice of midwifery. This bill also would provide for penalties for violations.