2022 Senate Bill 1202

Impose licensure mandate, regulations on “freestanding birth centers”

Introduced in the Senate

Oct. 13, 2022

Introduced by Sen. Erika Geiss (D-6)

To impose a state licensure mandate and an array of new regulations on “freestanding birth centers,” defined as a facility that is not already a hospital or surgical outpatient clinic, and that provides “midwifery care, low-risk deliveries, and newborn care immediately after delivery”.

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Human Services