The Louisiana Doula Registry Board

Created by Act 182, the Louisiana Doula Registry Board consists of 15 voting members and 16 non-voting members positions. The board serves as a commission under the Louisiana Department of Health for the purpose of creating a registry for doulas seeking health insurance reimbursement to promote safe and equitable care for every mother and every birth in this state.

 

Members of the Voting Committee:
  • 9 representatives from an organization providing Doula Services for people giving birth - 1 representative from each of the 9 regions of the state. These positions are appointed by the Medical Director of the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative.
  • 1 person with lived experience having used doula services for at least two births
  • 1 doula with lactation training
  • 1 representative from Sista Midwife Productions
  • 1 representative from Community Birth Companion
  • 1 representative from Birthmark Doula Collective
  • 1 representative from H.E.R. Institute
 
Members of Non-Voting Committee:
  • 1 representative of New Orleans Breastfeeding Center
  • 1 representative of March of Dimes
  • 1 representative of National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • 1 representative of Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies
  • 1 obstetrician with demonstrated work rooted in community, health equity, and training in equitable practices
  • 1 certified professional midwife
  • 1 certified nurse midwife
  • 1 community nurse practitioner
  • 1 representative from Louisiana Medicaid
  • 1 representative from Louisiana Hospital Association
  • 6 health insurance representatives - 1 representative from each of the 6 Managed Care Organizations in Louisiana. These positions are determined by the doula registry board.
 
Meeting Dates:
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 12-2:00PM | Agenda | Meeting Notes
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 2-3:00PM | Agenda | Meeting Notes
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 2-3:00PM | Agenda | Meeting Notes
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 2-3:00PM | Agenda
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 2-3:00PM | Agenda
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 2-3:00PM | Agenda
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 2-3:00PM | Agenda
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 2-3:00PM
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 2-3:00PM
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 2-3:00PM
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 2-3:00PM

 

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact

Keshia Holmes
Keshia.Holmes@la.gov
(504) 568-5033