Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Certified Midwives [18 VAC 90 ‑ 70]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The chapter will specify the qualifications for licensure and renewal, requirements for a practice agreement and prescriptive authority, the fee structure and standards of conduct for the profession of a licensed certified midwife.
State Authority 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.04
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 To establish standards and qualifications for the profession that are reasonable and attainable but that also protect public health and safety.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fee Increase 2024 NOIRA Comment period is underway and will end on 06/19/2024.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
New regulations for licensed certified midwives Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/31/2024.