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Licensed Midwife

"Midwife" means any person who provides primary maternity care by affirmative act or conduct prior to, during, and subsequent to childbirth, and who is not licensed as a doctor of medicine or osteopathy or certified nurse midwife.

"Practicing midwifery" means providing primary maternity care that is consistent with a midwife's training, education, and experience to women and their newborns throughout the childbearing cycle, and identifying and referring women or their newborns who require medical care to an appropriate practitioner.

Laws and Regulations

Review state laws and regulations that apply to the board and Licensed Midwives.

Applications & Forms

To apply to practice as a Licensed Midwife, visit the application wizard. For other forms check the applications and forms page.

midwife and expectant mother

Advisory Board Meetings

DateEventAgendaMinutes
Oct 8 2021 10:00AM (Fri)Advisory on Midwifery
May 28 2021 10:00AM (Fri)Advisory on Midwifery Agenda Draft Minutes
Jan 29 2021 10:00AM (Fri)Virtual Meeting of the Advisory Board on Midwifery Agenda Draft Minutes
Oct 9 2020 10:00AM (Fri)Advisory on Midwifery- Virtual Agenda Draft Minutes

To view other board meetings visit the board's full calendar.

Virginia Board of Medicine
medbd@dhp.virginia.gov | Contact the Board
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
L. Blanton Marchese, President