Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Certification of Doulas [12 VAC 5 ‑ 403]
Adopt regulations setting forth the requirements for doula certification
Action 5574 / Stage 9209
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 5/19/2021  8:00 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 2/3/2021    
pdf Attorney General Certification 2/16/2021    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 4/2/2021    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 4/10/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 4/21/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 2/4/2021
Review Completed: 2/16/2021
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 2/24/2021
Review Completed: 4/10/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 4/19/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 4/21/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/21/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/24/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 20
Comment Period Ended 7/23/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: Robin Buskey  / Policy Analyst, Office of Family Health Services
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)863-7253    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5574:
Adopt regulations setting forth the requirements for doula certification
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (9030) Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/14/2020.
Proposed   (9209) Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/23/2021.
Final   (9391) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/06/2022.
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