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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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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Obtaining a Birth Certificate & Social Security Card for Home Birth Babies

Updated September 12, 2020 Obtaining a birth certificate and social security number for your born at home baby is usually a simple process. In Kentucky, as of July 15, 2020 this process is completed through the state Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort. Prior to this date, it was completed in each county through the Vital Statistics Registrar at the county health department. If your birth was attended by a licensed provider such as an LCPM, CNM, or a physician,…

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