Minnesota Doula Registry
Agency contact information:
Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5000 | (888) 345-0823 (MN toll free)
Health Regulation Division-Doula Registry | 85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 or Health Occupations Program | P.O. Box 64882 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 | 651-201-3731 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Occupations Program - Doula Registry
| 85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 or Health Occupations Program | P.O. Box 64882 | St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 | (651) 201-3731
(651) 201-3839 (fax)
Contact Info: Health.HOP@state.mn.us
The Minnesota Department of Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.
The Minnesota legislature enacted a law effective July 1, 2007, creating the Doula Registry within the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The Department verifies that an applicant is a certified doula by one of eight private certifying organizations and identifies if the doula has a criminal history as shown on the website of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
The Minnesota Department of Health does not evaluate the training. The Doula Registry is an informational resource. Its purpose is to help Minnesotans find doula services.
Listing on the registry means the doula has at least met the minimum qualifications of training and experience of one of the private certifying organizations.
The law does not require that a doula providing services in Minnesota be listed on the registry. Listing on the registry is voluntary. The use of the title "doula" is not prohibited or restricted under the law.
Persons interested in the certification process must contact the certifying organization to determine what standards or competencies a doula certified by the organization must possess.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has no statutory authority to investigate complaints. MDH will refer complainants to the appropriate doula certifying organization and any other appropriate authority.
MDH will send a notification letter that the doula's name has been added to the Doula Registry after having received the completed application and fee payment.
The doula's name will be listed on the Doula Registry for three years from the date the name was first added to the registry as long as certification with an approved certifying organization is maintained.
Refer to the Minnesota Dept. of Health, Health Occupations Program Minnesota Doula Registry Resources.
Period of Issuance:
Length of Determination Process:
Under 30 days, on average.
Other Pertinent Information:
See also Minn. Stat. § 144.651, subd. 10.