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HF 1178

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/18/2021 03:21pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 02/18/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to health occupations; modifying the list of certifying organizations for
doulas; modifying provisions governing the doula registry; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, sections 148.995, subdivision 2; 148.996, subdivisions 2, 4, by
adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
148.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148.995, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Certified doula.

"Certified doula" means an individual who has received a
certification to perform doula services from the International Childbirth Education
Association, the Doulas of North America (DONA), the Association of Labor Assistants
and Childbirth Educators (ALACE), Birthworks, the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional
Association (CAPPA), Childbirth International, the International Center for Traditional
Childbearing, deleted text beginordeleted text end Commonsense Childbirth, Incnew text begin., Modern Doula Education (MDE), or an
organization designated by the commissioner under section 148.9965
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148.996, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualifications.

The commissioner shall include on the registry any individual
who:

(1) submits an application on a form provided by the commissioner. The form must
include the applicant's name, address, and contact information;

(2) deleted text beginmaintainsdeleted text endnew text begin submits evidence of maintainingnew text end a current certification from one of the
organizations listed in section 148.995, subdivision 2new text begin, or from an organization designated
by the commissioner under section 148.9965
new text end; and

(3) pays the fees required under section 148.997.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148.996, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Renewal.

Inclusion on the registry maintained by the commissioner is valid
for three yearsnew text begin, provided the doula meets the requirement in subdivision 2, clause (2), during
the entire period
new text end. At the end of the three-year period, the certified doula may submit a new
application to remain on the doula registry by meeting the requirements described in
subdivision 2.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148.996, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Removal from registry. new text end

new text begin (a) If the commissioner determines that a doula
included on the registry does not meet the requirement in subdivision 2, clause (2), the
commissioner shall notify the affected doula that the doula no longer meets the requirement
in subdivision 2, clause (2), specify steps the doula must take to maintain inclusion on the
registry, and specify the effect of failing to take such steps. The commissioner must provide
this notice by first class mail to the address on file with the commissioner for the affected
doula.
new text end

new text begin (b) Following the provision of notice under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall remove
from the registry any doula who no longer meets the requirement in subdivision 2, clause
(2), and who does not take the steps specified by the commissioner to maintain inclusion
on the registry.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [148.9965] DESIGNATION OF DOULA CERTIFICATION
ORGANIZATIONS BY COMMISSIONER.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Review and designation by commissioner. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall
periodically review the doula certification organizations listed in section 148.995, subdivision
2, or designated by the commissioner under this section. The commissioner may: (1)
designate additional organizations from which individuals, if maintaining current doula
certification from such an organization, are eligible for inclusion on the registry of certified
doulas; and (2) remove the designation of a doula certification organization previously
designated by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Designation. new text end

new text begin A doula certification organization seeking designation under this
section shall provide the commissioner with evidence that the organization satisfies
designation criteria established by the commissioner. If the commissioner designates a doula
certification organization under this section, the commissioner shall provide notice of the
designation by publication in the State Register and on the Department of Health website
for the registry of certified doulas and shall specify the date after which a certification by
the organization authorizes a doula certified by the organization to be included on the
registry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Removal of designation. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may remove the designation
of a doula certification organization previously designated by the commissioner under this
section upon a determination by the commissioner that the organization does not meet the
commissioner's criteria for designation. If the commissioner removes a designation, the
commissioner shall provide notice of the removal by publication in the State Register and
shall specify the date after which a certification by the organization no longer authorizes a
doula certified by the organization to be included on the registry.
new text end

new text begin (b) Following removal of a designation, the Department of Health website for the registry
of certified doulas shall be modified to reflect the removal.
new text end