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On March 20, 2021 Governor Northam signed HB 1953/SB1320 into law making Virginia the 8th state in the nation and the first in the south to license Certified Midwives! We can really shout Virginia is for Midwives!


On March 23, 2021 Governor Northam signed HB1817 into law! As of July 1, 2021, CNMs will be able to practice according to education and national certification after completing 1,000 hours in consultation with a physician or CNM.

Check out the Professional Resources page for information about implementation.



UPDATE February 13, 2021: 
1. HB 1817 passed the House of Delegates 94-5 on 2/1/21 and crossed over to the Senate this week. It was heard in Senate Ed and Health and Passed the full committee 12-3 on 2/11/21. It has advanced to the full Senate and is expected to have the final vote on Monday 2/15/21!

TAKE ACTION HERE: https://www.votervoice.net/ACN...
Follow the link, send a note to your Senator, then SHARE on social media and encourage others to do the same. 

2. HB 1953 and SB 1320 to License Certified Midwives continue to pass their houses unopposed and have crossed over. HB 1953 was referred to Senate Finance and Appropriations and SB 1320 was referred to House Appropriations. This is the same pathway that each bill took in their respective houses of origin. They are anticipated to continue to passage!

TAKE ACTION HERE: https://www.votervoice.net/ACN...
Follow the link, send a note to your Senator and Delegate and urge their continued support of these bills. Then, SHARE on social media and encourage others to do the same.  

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                           Legislative priorities for 2021

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For questions related to current and up-coming legislation, contact Katie Page, CNM, VA ACNM President, 434-944-6937 Nichole Wardlaw, CNM, Affiliate Legislative Chair, 843-860-6971 or Julianne Condrey, Affiliate Legislative Liaison

Communicating with Legislators: How to’s


  • Click here for another great video on Midwifery Advocacy. It was made by the lobbyist for our sisters in the Virginia Midwives Alliance and has helpful information for ALL Virginia Midwives!
  • Contact your national legislators to co-sponsor and support legis­lation!

Resources to Advocate for Midwifery-Led Care



If you would like more information regarding legislative activities, please contact

Nichole Wardlaw, CNM, FACNM or Julianne Condrey, Government Relations