Or. Admin. R. 331-490-0005 - Standards of practice and professional responsibility

(1) A licensed lactation consultant must:
(a) Comply with applicable confidentiality laws pertaining to information obtained in the course of practice, supervision, teaching or research.
(b) Comply with all local, state and federal laws concerning the practice of lactation consultation.
(c) Abide by the following principles in the IBLCE's Code of Professional Conduct (effective September 2015): Principle 1, Principle 2.2-2.5, Principle 3-6, Principle 7.2-7.3 and Principle 8.2. A copy of the IBLCE's Code of Professional Conduct is available from the Office.
(d) The following definitions apply to the IBLCE's Code of Professional Conduct principles:
(A) "IBCLC" means International Board Certified Lactation Consultants;
(B) The following IBLCE's Code of Professional Conduct definitions and interpretations: 1 and 3-6.
(2) A licensed lactation consultant must not:
(a) Discriminate in professional relationships with colleagues and clients because of race, ethnicity, language, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, socioeconomic status or political affiliation.
(b) Accept gratuities, gifts or favors that could interfere with decisions or judgment.
(c) Take financial advantage of a client or a client's family.
(3) Failure to comply with these standards constitutes unprofessional conduct, and an authorization holder engaging in such conduct may be subject to discipline under ORS 676.612.


Or. Admin. R. 331-490-0005
HLO 3-2017, adopt filed 11/01/2017, effective 12/1/2017; HLO 23-2018, minor correction filed 02/02/2018, effective 2/2/2018

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 676.560, ORS 676.565 & ORS 676.665-676.689

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 676.560, ORS 676.565 & ORS 676.665-676.689

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