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Oasis Family Birthing Center

Consultation on Becoming a Tax-Exempt Hospital


Provide a consultation on becoming a tax-exempt hospital to a black-owned birthing center.

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Jurisdiction(s): Alabama
About the Organization: Oasis Family Birthing Center is a black-owned birthing center located in Birmingham, AL. Their mission is to provide evidence-based prenatal care while increasing access to midwifery care within the state of Alabama. Their birth center focuses on principles of shared decision-making, cultural competence, and reproductive justice
Legal Entity Type: For-profit
SDG(s): Good Health and Well Being, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Reduced Inequalities
Legal Issue(s):

Oasis Family Birthing Center currently operates as an LLC, registered in AL. At the birthing center, doctors and midwives provide obstetrics and gynecology services ranging from pregnancy care to menopause treatment. The Oasis team would now like to understand what process they must undertake to become licensed as a tax-exempt hospital. Additionally, if the birthing center does obtain this tax-exempt status, can they can forego applying for 501c3 status and continue their charitable practice of donating clothes and other childcare items through the organization.