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Kentucky General Assembly Passes Midwifery Bill, Moves to Governor’s Desk

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky is set to become the 34th state to license certified professional midwives (CPMs). The Kentucky House of Representatives voted, 96-1, on Wednesday, March 13 to pass Senate Bill 84 (SB84), which establishes a state license for CPMs. Passage of the bill ends a eight-year legislative effort by the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition (KHBC) and 44-year effort to re-establish midwives as a state-recognized provider since the practice of issuing permits ended in 1975. The bill now moves…

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Kentucky Midwifery Bill Advances to House Floor

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Legislation that will license and regulate certified professional midwives has advanced to the floor of the House of Representatives for final vote. Senate Bill 84 (SB84), sponsored by Sen. Tom Buford (R – Nicholasville) passed favorably from the House Committee for Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations and received its second reading on the House Floor Wednesday, March 6. It previously cleared the Senate by a 32-4 vote on Feb. 21. Several home birth families and midwives were…

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