assembly Bill A364B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the professional certification of doulas

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 06, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.243
substituted for s3344b
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 17, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.315
rules report cal.315
reported
Jun 14, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 11, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jun 05, 2019 reported referred to codes
May 30, 2019 print number 364b
May 30, 2019 amend and recommit to health
Apr 17, 2019 print number 364a
Apr 17, 2019 amend and recommit to health
Jan 09, 2019 referred to health

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A364 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3344
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11147

A364 - Summary

Authorizes the professional certification of doulas; only those certified may provide doula services defined as continuous emotional and physical support provided by a certified doula throughout labor and birth, and intermittently during the prenatal and postpartum periods.

A364 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   364

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, GOTTFRIED, GALEF, JAFFEE, L. ROSENTHAL,
  COOK, SEAWRIGHT, ARROYO, BLAKE, DICKENS, PICHARDO,  THIELE,  McDONOUGH
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to professional
  certification of doulas

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2509 to read as follows:
  § 2509. CERTIFIED DOULAS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CERTIFIED DOULA" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION
WHO PROVIDES CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES.
  (B) "CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES" MEANS CONTINUOUS EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY A CERTIFIED DOULA THROUGHOUT LABOR  AND  BIRTH,  AND
INTERMITTENTLY DURING THE PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM PERIODS.
  2.  USE  OF TITLE. ONLY A PERSON CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE
AUTHORIZED TO USE THE TITLE "CERTIFIED DOULA".
  3. REQUIREMENTS FOR A PROFESSIONAL  CERTIFICATION.  TO  QUALIFY  AS  A
CERTIFIED DOULA, AN APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
  (B) EDUCATION: SATISFACTORILY:
  (I)  COMPLETE  AN  EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMIS-
SIONER'S REGULATIONS; OR
  (II) SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF CERTIFICATION, THE EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION FOR
WHICH IS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE EQUIVALENT TO THE FOREGOING,
FROM ANY STATE OR COUNTRY, SATISFACTORY TO THE DEPARTMENT AND IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THE COMMISSIONER'S REGULATIONS.
  (C) EXAMINATION: PASS AN EXAMINATION SATISFACTORY  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT
AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMISSIONER'S REGULATIONS.
  (D) AGE: BE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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A364A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3344
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11147

A364A - Summary

Authorizes the professional certification of doulas; only those certified may provide doula services defined as continuous emotional and physical support provided by a certified doula throughout labor and birth, and intermittently during the prenatal and postpartum periods.

A364A - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 364--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, GOTTFRIED, GALEF, JAFFEE, L. ROSENTHAL,
  COOK, SEAWRIGHT, ARROYO, BLAKE, DICKENS, PICHARDO, THIELE,  McDONOUGH,
  SOLAGES  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Health --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to professional
  certification of doulas

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2509 to read as follows:
  § 2509. CERTIFIED DOULAS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CERTIFIED DOULA" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION
WHO PROVIDES CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES.
  (B) "CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES" MEANS CONTINUOUS EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY A CERTIFIED DOULA THROUGHOUT LABOR  AND  BIRTH,  AND
INTERMITTENTLY DURING THE PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM PERIODS.
  2.  USE  OF TITLE. ONLY A PERSON CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE
AUTHORIZED TO USE THE TITLE "CERTIFIED DOULA".
  3. CERTIFICATE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE AS A CERTI-
FIED DOULA TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO APPLIES FOR CERTIFICATION AND WHO QUALI-
FIES UNDER SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  4. REQUIREMENTS FOR A  PROFESSIONAL  CERTIFICATION.  TO  BE  CERTIFIED
UNDER  THIS  SECTION,  AN APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE-
MENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
  (B) EDUCATION: SATISFACTORILY:
  (I) COMPLETE AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER'S REGULATIONS; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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A364B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3344
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11147

A364B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the professional certification of doulas; only those certified may provide doula services defined as continuous emotional and physical support provided by a certified doula throughout labor and birth, and intermittently during the prenatal and postpartum periods.

A364B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 364--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, GOTTFRIED, GALEF, JAFFEE, L. ROSENTHAL,
  COOK, SEAWRIGHT, ARROYO, BLAKE, DICKENS, PICHARDO, THIELE,  McDONOUGH,
  SOLAGES  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Health --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee
  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to professional
  certification of doulas

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2509 to read as follows:
  § 2509. CERTIFIED DOULAS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CERTIFIED DOULA" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION
WHO PROVIDES CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES.
  (B) "CERTIFIED DOULA SERVICES" MEANS CONTINUOUS EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY A CERTIFIED DOULA THROUGHOUT LABOR  AND  BIRTH,  AND
INTERMITTENTLY DURING THE PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM PERIODS.
  2.  USE  OF TITLE. ONLY A PERSON CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE
AUTHORIZED TO USE THE TITLE "CERTIFIED DOULA".
  3. CERTIFICATE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE AS A CERTI-
FIED DOULA TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO APPLIES FOR CERTIFICATION AND WHO QUALI-
FIES UNDER SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  4. REQUIREMENTS FOR A  PROFESSIONAL  CERTIFICATION.  TO  BE  CERTIFIED
UNDER  THIS  SECTION,  AN APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE-
MENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
  (B) EDUCATION: SATISFACTORILY:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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