The definition of a Birthing Center is any health facility, place, professional office, or institution which is not a hospital or in a hospital and where births are planned to occur away from the mother’s residence following normal uncomplicated pregnancy.
A valid state license is required prior to providing care to any client/patient/resident.
Following are the requirements and procedures through which your agency may be approved to be licensed as a provider of Birthing Center services.
Click below for a license application for State licensure. Please fill out the application in its entirety and submit to our office, along with the required fee. A list of required paperwork which must be sent to this office for review and approval before your agency can receive a State license is available below (Birthing Center Licensure Checklist).
After reviewing the regulations, please contact one of our engineers at (307) 777-7123 to discuss the building requirements and any construction review approval process. Once we have approved these items, a provisional license will be issued, and you will be able to start providing services to clients/patients/residents.
When you have clients/patients/residents for which you are providing services, your agency must request, in writing, that a health survey be conducted. An unannounced survey will be provided by state surveyors as soon as scheduling permits. When the initial survey has been completed, and the facility is found to be in compliance with the regulations, a permanent license will be issued.
A license permits an applicant to operate a healthcare facility in Wyoming. It does not enroll or certify a provider or supplier of healthcare services to participate in federal certification programs (Medicare/Medicaid).
Birthing Center Rule
Chapter 26 (Licensure) – 06-27-2019
Healthcare Facility Construction Rule/Guidelines – click here