I am planning to apply to programs this summer, but had a couple of thoughts. Are there regulations on how far a birthing center must be from a hospital that does deliveries? All of our birthing hospitals are 45 minutes to one hour away no matter what direction you go. I would love to open a birthing center one day, but not sure of the regulations. Also, do most facilities (any kind) require that you live a certain distance away? We are completely willing to move to wherever necessary; however, it is always nice to stay close to home and not uproot my family if necessary.