SB21-101 (Fields & Story) Sunset Direct Entry Midwives
This bill continues the registration of Direct Entry Midwives, otherwise known as Certified Professional Midwives or “home-birth” midwives, and implements the recommendations made by the Department of Regulatory Agency’s 2020 report, including allowing these trained providers to practice at birth centers.
The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports this bill. Coloradans across the state deserve access to a variety of culturally competent and well-trained birth workers. Certified Professional Midwives are an essential component of Colorado’s health care infrastructure. Creating a better integrated maternity care system by allowing Certified Professional Midwives to practice at birth centers will help protect the health and well-being of pregnant people and their children.
Signed by the Governor.
May 7, 2021
Passed out of the House Public and Behavior Health and Human Services Committee unanimously and now heads to the appropriations committee. Our Senior Policy Analyst for Health Equity, Sam Espinoza, testified in support.
April 30, 2021
Introduced in the House and assigned to the House Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee.
March 12, 2021
Passed out of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee unanimously on Wednesday, Mar. 10, and now heads to the appropriations committee. Our Senior Policy Analyst for Health Equity, Sam Espinoza, testified in support.