Consent Agreement to be read and signed before the consultation:
*I understand the following: The lactation consultant is an allied health care provider and responsible for evaluating and recommending a care path to resolve or improve feeding issues. A lactation visit includes a detailed history of parent/infant, an assessment of parent/infant anatomy, observation of a feeding for evaluation of technique and effectiveness of feeding, and recommendations for management to improve and/or resolve feeding related issues. All clients are provided with a written and/or oral care path to improve feeding concerns. The client and the lactation consultant each have responsibilities in this path. Resolution of a feeding problem often takes several days or weeks and may require a change in the original recommended care path at some point.
*I understand that I am responsible for informing the lactation consultant of changes I feel are necessary in the care path at the time of the visit or during the course of follow-up communications. Phone contact during the time following the lactation visit is crucial and considered an extension of your visit. You will be given a phone number to call to report progress or to communicate continued problems or concerns. I understand it is my responsibility to contact the lactation consultant with progress reports, questions or concerns.
*I understand any change from my physician’s recommendations should be discussed with the physician.
*I understand a partial or follow-up visit is sometimes necessary. I understand that feeding supplies and/or pumps may be recommended as effective management of specific situations. Only effective equipment will be recommended. If a client chooses to utilize any equipment, supplies or nutritional supplements risks and benefits will be discussed but the client is responsible for choosing whether or not to use these items and for any associated outcomes.
*I hereby authorize the lactation consultant to release any information acquired in the evaluation and/or management of myself and/or my child to our health care providers, referring physician, referring lay breastfeeding counselor, and/or our insurance company upon request. I understand the lactation consultant may contact my physician or my child’s physician if the lactation consultant feels it is necessary to consult with the physician.
*I have received a copy of this provider’s HIPAA Privacy Practices or viewed them online HERE.
*I understand this practice accepts only fee for service at time of service. It is my responsibility to pursue reimbursement for lactation services from my insurance company. This practice does no billing for insurance reimbursement and is not a provider on any insurance plan. Reimbursement is not guaranteed, but filing is suggested.