Kentucky Home Birth Coalition

Birth Center

Open Letter Re: HB92 & SB76

To whom it may concern: During the 2021 Kentucky legislative session, the Kentucky Hospital Association produced a one-page document of talking points related to HB92. The identical Senate companion bill, SB76, is not mentioned in the document. Kentucky Birth Coalition appreciates KHA taking an interest in this legislation and would like to take this opportunity to provide information to supplement and, in some cases, correct the statements produced by KHA. We believe that accurate information is paramount when discussing legislation.…

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Join Us for Lobby Day Feb 10, 2021

It’s that time of year! Lobby Day 2021 will be Wednesday, February 10th! This year will be completely different as lobby day will be totally VIRTUAL! We have completely re-imagined Lobby Day this year, and it means that you can participate from anywhere in the Commonwealth without making the drive to Frankfort. We will be using Zoom to facilitate our meetings, and we will have several preparation Zoom meetings so that you can know what to expect. We want YOU…

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Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act is Pre-Filed for 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 19, 2020) – Parents planning for the birth of a child would have an additional option under legislation pre-filed by State Representative Jason Nemes for consideration during the 2021 Legislative Session. The measure, BR 274, proposes to exempt birthing centers from obtaining a certificate of need (CON), therefore eliminating unnecessary red tape that prevents licensed birthing centers from opening in Kentucky. Birthing centers would provide care during labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period under the supervision and…

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