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California ‘Justice and Equity in Maternity Care Act’ Bill (SB 1237)

This law was last updated on Aug 5, 2020

This law is Pro–Choice




SB 1237




Feb 20, 2020

Full Bill Text

SB 1237 would allow certified nurse-midwifes to perform abortions without doctor supervision.

Certified nurse-midwifes would have to get written permission from the patient before performing a solo abortion. The midwife would also be required to the requisite training and certification before performing any abortions. The certification would be provided by a board of certified doctors and midwifes.

Midwives would need written permission from a physician to provide certain drugs to patients and would have to register under the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Enforcement System (CURES) for administering drugs.

Latest Action

2/20/2020 – Introduced

6/18/2020 – Committee hearing

6/26/2020 – Passes Senate

Primary Sponsor

Bill Dodd