Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Certified Midwives [18 VAC 90 ‑ 70]
New regulations for licensed certified midwives
Action 5801
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 200 of the 2021 General Assembly requires the Boards of Nursing and Medicine to promulgate regulations governing the practice of licensed certified midwives. The Code (ยง 54.1-2957.04) specifies the credential that will be considered as qualification for licensure and renewal, the requirement for a practice agreement, and the prescriptive authority for the profession. The Boards will adopt additional requirements similar to other licensed professions for a fee structure, renewal or reinstatement, continuing competency, and standards of practice.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7056]
Associated Mandates New regulation of licensed certified midwives
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9371 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/16/2022.
9552 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/21/2023.
10082 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/31/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.