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Childbirth Centers

License Requirements

The application process for state licensing of a childbirth center includes the following steps:  

  1. Review state regulations for establishing a childbirth center (Chapter 246-329 WAC).
  2. Submit the childbirth center application (PDF) and licensing fee.
  3. Contact the agency's Construction Review Services at 360-236-2944 prior to the start of construction for review and approval of construction documents.
  4. After review and acceptance of the application, the agency's Office of Investigations and Inspections will conduct an on-site survey before issuing a license.