CABC supports MN, SD legislation
Recent legislative activity in 2 northern states has garnered support from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers. Legislative bodies in both South Dakota and Minnesota are considering bills to allow for the operation of birth centers within their states. South Dakota’s H.B. 1183 states that accreditation by the CABC would be required for a birth center to operate within the state. Currently, that bill is with the state’s Health and Human Services committee.
The Minnesota bill, H.F. 3046, is also requiring accreditation for state licensure. Minnesota birth centers will have 6 months from the time they open to seek accreditation, under the current language of the bill. H.F. 3046 is with the Health Care and Human Services Finance committee. CABC President Susan Stapleton has offered support of the legislation, commending the legislatures on their “commitment to providing safe and high quality maternity care choices for childbearing families.”
CABC Contact: Kim Aubrey-Larcinese
Postal: 32 Evans Road, Eagleville, PA 19403