7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill authorizes the Medicaid program to apply for a state plan amendment to cover
10 doula services.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ requires the Department of Health and Human Services to submit, in consultation
14 with certain stakeholders, a state plan amendment to cover doula services; and
15 ▸ if approved, requires the Medicaid program to cover doula services.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 26-18-29, Utah Code Annotated 1953
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 26-18-29 is enacted to read:
26 26-18-29. Doula services.
27 Ŝ→ (1) As used in this section, "doula services" means non-medical advice,
27a information, emotional support, and physical comfort provided to an individual during the
27b individual's pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period. ←Ŝ
27c Ŝ→ [
28 amendment to cover doula services Ŝ→ [
29 (b) The department shall develop the state plan amendment described in Subsection
30 Ŝ→ [
30a nurses, and
31 health care facilities in the state.
32 Ŝ→ [
32a approved, the Medicaid
33 program shall provide coverage of doula services.
33a Ŝ→ (4) The department shall define doula training and registration requirements by rule made
33b in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act. ←Ŝ