Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–651.08. Lactation Certification Preparatory Program.

(a) Beginning October 1, 2019, there is established a Lactation Certification Preparatory Program ("LCPP"), which shall be administered by DOH in coordination with an institution of higher education, as that term is defined in § 38-2402.01(3), and an existing provider of a lactation consultant preparatory course.

(b) LCPP shall offer the following types of services:

(1) Instruction in the standards and procedures necessary to become an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant;

(2) Assistance with obtaining any required clinical experience in lactation consulting; and

(3) Mentorship from International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants to assist in preparation for the International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant exam and a career in lactation consulting.

(c) DOH shall offer a subsidy to individuals participating in the LCPP to offset the cost of participation.