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COVID-19 and Birth in Kentucky

The policies and realities in many hospitals across Kentucky and across the world are rapidly changing as these facilities work to deal with COVID-19. This has caused a great deal of uncertainty for birthing people. Here are a few resources for those birthing in Kentucky. Currently, our volunteers and other birth professionals are working rapidly to transmit a letter to all Kentucky birthing hospitals to urge them to continue to allow doulas. Doulas are not visitors. We are also planning…

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Lobby Day 2020 – What to Expect

We are so excited that you are joining us for Lobby Day in Frankfort on February 12, 2020. Below is information on what to expect. Thank you for signing up to attend lobby day! We have used the info you provided in your registration to look up your state senator and your state representative. Volunteers have called legislator offices to set up meetings with these legislators. If there are multiple supporters who live in the same district and have the same legislators,…

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Public Comment Period Open for CPM Regulations

The passage of SB84 in 2019 was step one towards having licensure available for Certified Professional Midwives. Step two is the creation and implementation of administrative regulations. Administrative regulations go into more detail in order to implement various statutes. Because SB84 placed oversight of CPMs under the Kentucky Board of Nursing, that is the agency that will promulgate the regulations. The regulations were drafted by the CPM Advisory Council and Transfer Guidelines Work Group and approved by the Board of…

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