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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Certification of Doulas [12 VAC 5 ‑ 403]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establish the requirements for use of “certified doula" and training and education requirements.
State Authority 32.1-77.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Robin Buskey  / Policy Analyst, Office of Family Health Services
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)863-7253    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adopt regulations setting forth the requirements for doula certification Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/06/2022.