Arizona Department of Health Services: Doula Licensing

Laws 2021, Ch. 282 (Senate Bill 1181), created a voluntary licensing program for doulas within the Arizona Department of Health Services. A.R.S. § 36-766(3) states, a “doula” is “… a trained nonmedical professional who may provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to families before, during and after childbirth for a period of one year after birth or in the case of loss and who may serve as a liaison between the birth parents and medical and social services staff to improve the quality of medical, social, and behavioral outcomes.”- ADHS

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