H.R.3849: Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act of 2019

Overview

The Midwives for MOMS act (H.R. 3849) would aim to address the growing maternity care provider shortage through two new grant programs that encourage the training of new nurses. The first grant program would authorize $15 million through Title VII Health Professions Training Programs, and the second grant program would authorize $20 million through Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs. These programs would give direct support of student nurse-midwives, establishment or expansion of an accredited nurse-midwifery school or program within a school of nursing, and preparing or providing support for increasing the number of preceptors at clinical training sites.

Our Stance

Watching

Priority

Medium

Bill Number

H.R.3849

Date Introduced

July 18, 2019

Committee

House Energy and Commerce Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled