SB21-101 (Fields & Story) Sunset Direct Entry Midwives

Originally Posted: March 12, 2021
Last Updated: June 11, 2021

Summary

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. 

Position

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.  

Current Status

Signed by the Governor. 

Previous Statuses


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