The commissioner of health shall maintain a registry of certified doulas who have met the requirements listed in subdivision 2.
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) maintains a current certification from one of the organizations listed in section 148.995, subdivision 2; and
(3) pays the fees required under section 148.997.
The commissioner shall conduct a criminal background check by reviewing the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's Web site. If the review indicates that an applicant has been engaged in criminal behavior, the commissioner shall indicate this on the registry and provide a link to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's Web site.
Inclusion on the registry maintained by the commissioner is valid for three years. 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.
The commissioner shall provide a link to the registry on the Department of Health's Web site.