Best Practices in Birth Center Regulations

Regulatory complexity represents a potent barrier to entry for new birth centers and a substantial administrative strain on existing centers, and there is no evidence it enhances safety. States can remove structural barriers and address inequitable access to the birth center model of care by modernizing their birth center licensing regulations, or by introducing appropriate regulations where none exist. 

AABC has developed the Best Practices in Birth Center Regulations toolkit which provides draft regulatory language, fact sheets and other implementation support.

Download the Toolkit: Best Practices in Birth Center Regulations

Comments on Birth Center Legislation and Regulation

AABC provides comments and consultation to groups working on birth center legislation , and Departments of Health drafting rules for birth center regulations.

Recent activities include:

New York 

West Virginia

If you would like assistance regarding birth center regulations, please contact AABC.