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Moms, Babies, Milk and the Law: Legal and Ethical Issues for Lactation Consultants


Friday, December 7, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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Moms, Babies, Milk and the Law: Legal and Ethical Issues for Lactation Consultants

Friday, December 7, 2012

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Elizabeth Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA

Lawyer/Lactation Consultant


Program Description

Liz Brooks is a lactation consultant and a lawyer.  She has worked as a criminal prosecutor, Congressional lobbyist and a federal litigator as well as an IBCLC in private practice, in hospitals and at a non-profit, community-based breastfeeding clinic.  She brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to us for this important one-day seminar to help us determine what could, should or must be done when ethical red flags are raised.

We will discuss the highlights of legal and ethical issues for the IBCLC including certification vs. licensure, Internet issues, potential conflicts of interest, intellectual property law, the WHO Code and the IBCLC as an advocate for breastfeeding and breastfeeding mothers.

We will learn from funny, poignant and thought-provoking case studies and gain insight into how hospital-based practices and teaching styles impact mothers and babies long after discharge.

Finally, professional standards encourage all IBCLCs to use a policy and procedure manual to outline your business practices.  The legal and ethical requirements of the P & P Manual will be explained and participants will leave with a comprehensive outline, a strategic plan and renewed motivation.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify both mandatory and voluntary practice-guiding documents for IBCLCs.
  2. Describe key phrases to use in discharge teaching to assist a mother once she is home
  3. Implement record-keeping changes to enhance private practice


Location & Parking

San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

438 West Las Tunas Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91776

Participant Confirmation

Confirmation by e-mail will be sent to participants providing an e-mail address.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be

granted with a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Target Audience

Physicians, Registered Nurses,  RDs, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, CPHWs, Lactation Consultants & Educators, LLL Leaders, Health Educators, Case Managers, Home Visitors, Doulas, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and others interested in supporting families in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.

Continuing Education Credits

-offered at no additional charge

Nurses: The Community Perinatal Network is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. CPN’s provider number is CEP 14797. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.  
Lactation Consultants: The Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles is an approved provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.CERP (6L) application will be submitted.
CHES: The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. designates Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Health Education Administration (LACDPH/HEA) as a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education (Provider number MEP 2460). Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) may receive upto 6 Category I CECH for this event. 

Registered Dietitians: maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for their Professional Development Portfolio.

Registration Fees

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, syllabus, and continuing education credit.

Before or on November 30                     $90
After November 30 & at the door          $100






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When & Where

San Gabriel Valley Medical Center - CHEC Building
261 Junipero Serra Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Friday, December 7, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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