Core documents for ICBLCs®
You can find the Clinical Competencies for IBCLCs®, Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLCs® and the Scope of Practice for IBCLCs® on the website at https://iblce.org/resources/professional-standards/.
Visit the link above to find the Documentation Guidelines and Advisory Opinions on Assessment and Diagnosis and Referral, Frenulotomy, Professionalism in the Social Media Age.
IBCLC Code of Conduct
The code of professional conduct for IBCLCs® along with complaint forms, disciplinary procedures and sanction list can be found at https://iblce.org/resources/disciplinary-procedures/
Checking Lactation Consultant Certification
All IBCLCs® are listed on the IBLCE® website at https://iblce.org/public-registry/.
If you’re unable to find your staff member on the list, you can complete the certification verification form on this website page, and send it to the Asia Pacific office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email questions directly to:
Australian Coordinator at email@example.com
New Zealand Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Asia Pacific office at email@example.com
IBCLC® in Private Practice
LCANZ membership provides you access to our ‘Find a Lactation Consultant’ function, which allows members of the public to find an IBCLC® in their local area.
Click here to view the list of private health insurers who offer lactation consultants to be registered providers.
Insurance for Australian IBCLCs®
Professional indemnity insurance (PII) is designed to protect you in the event where you make a mistake and are sued.
Professional indemnity insurance options for nurses or midwives include:
- Buy your own cover
- Cover through employer
- Get cover with membership, e.g. of a union
For nurses and midwives in Australia, there is an option to utilise insurance afforded via membership of Australian Nurses and Midwives Federation (ANMF). Information is available via each state ANMF website. General information is available via https://anmj.org.au/the-broad-value-of-professional-indemnity-insurance/
Insurance Support (Australia)
LCANZ has established support from Fenton Green & Co – Private Practice Insurance Brokers (Australia only)
The Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) has partnered with insurance brokers Fenton Green, to provide a comprehensive and exclusive insurance policy for LCANZ members who are based in Australia.
The Professional Indemnity and Public & Products Liability insurance policy arranged by Fenton Green is specifically designed to meet the requirements of LCANZ members and provides cover for work performed as a lactation consultant. Various limits of indemnity are available to members to suit your individual circumstances.
If you practice as a nurse or midwife in addition to being a lactation consultant, this policy is not for you and you will need to source alternative cover.
For more information about the policy and to obtain an obligation free quotation, please click here, select Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand from the list of associations and complete the short online questionnaire.
Members are able to complete your entire application and make payment online should you wish to accept the quotation.
Alternatively, members can contact Fenton Green on 1800 642 747 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State that you are a member of LCANZ and you will be provided with the exclusive pricing for members.
Insurance Support (New Zealand)
GSI Direct – NZ Based Insurance Brokers
Other Lactation Consultant Organisations
Canadian Lactation Consultants Association (CLCA)
International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA)
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE®)
New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association (NZLCA)
United States Lactation Consultants Association (USLCA)