Last Updated on April 30, 2022

Connecticut has legislative action in place to regulate the work of doulas at the state level, proposing to make the state the certifying body for doulas.

In 2019, the Connecticut state legislature discussed a bill which would (1) authorize the Department of Public Health (DPH) to regulate and certify doulas and (2) require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide Medicaid reimbursement for state-certified doulas who “provide Medicaid-eligible services to pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries.” This bill established a reimbursement rate of $900-$1500. This bill was tabled (suspended/postponed) on May 17, 2019.

The Assembly proposed Bill 6010 in January 2021, which would establish an advisory council to make recommendations to DPH concerning doula certification and a deadline for establishing a doula certification process.

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Last Updated on April 30, 2022