H. R. 1976
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 14, 2013
Ms. Pingree of Maine (for herself, Ms. Moore, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Michaud, Ms. Norton, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Grijalva, and Mr. Keating) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide access to certified professional midwives for women enrolled in the Medicaid program.
This Act may be cited as the
Access to Certified Professional
Midwives Act of 2013
Requirements for coverage of services provided by certified professional midwives under Medicaid
Coverage of certified professional midwife services
Section 1905(a) of the Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 1396d(a) ) is amended—
in paragraph (28),
and at the end;
by redesignating paragraph (29) as paragraph (30); and
by inserting after paragraph (28) the following paragraph:
are furnished by a certified professional midwife (as defined by the Secretary); and
the certified professional midwife is legally authorized to perform under State law (or the State regulatory mechanism provided by State law); and
Inclusion in mandatory services
Section 1902(a)(10)(A) of the Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A) ) is amended, in the matter before clause (i)—
, and (29)
Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2015.
Rule for changes requiring State legislation
In the case of a State plan for medical assistance under title XIX of the Social Security Act which the Secretary of Health and Human Services determines requires State legislation (other than legislation appropriating funds) in order for the plan to meet the additional requirements imposed by the amendments made by this section, the State plan shall not be regarded as failing to comply with the requirements of such title solely on the basis of its failure to meet these additional requirements before the later of the following dates:
The first day of the first calendar quarter beginning after the close of the first regular session of the State legislature that begins after the date of the enactment of this Act.
The date in paragraph (1) .