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Texas Midwifery Board

Agency History

Agency Became

Historical Notes

During the 84th Legislative Session in 2015, Senate Bill 202 abolished the Texas Midwifery Board and transferred its functions to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Previous Sunset reports on this agency

This agency is currently inactive. An agency can be labeled inactive if it has been abolished, had a title change, was merged into a different agency or split into different agencies. See Agency History on the right for further information.

Next Review Date: None

  • Last Review Cycle: 2004-2005 Review Cycle - 79th Legislative Session

Sunset Documents for 2004-2005 Review Cycle, 79th Legislative Session

Legislative Documents

Final Results of Last Sunset Review

House Bill 1535 continued the Texas Midwifery Board (the Board) for 12 years and contained all of the Sunset Commission’s recommendations on the Board.  The list below summarizes the major provisions of House Bill 1535.

  • Conforms key elements of the Board’s licensing and regulatory functions to commonly applied licensing practices.
  • Changes the statutory designation of documented midwife to licensed midwife.
  • Adds greater representation of midwives to the Midwifery Board.
  • Continues regulation of midwives at the Department of State Health Services for 12 years.