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Subject 590-12-1 LACTATION CONSULTANTS

Rule 590-12-1-.01 Application for Licensure

(1) Applicants for licensure as a lactation consultant must submit the following:
(a) A completed application, on the appropriate form, accompanied by the required fee;
(b) Completed information and forms needed to submit the results of a fingerprint background check as required by O.C.G.A. § 43-22A-7(3);
(c) Verification of certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners or its successor organization;
(d) Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law;
(e) Any additional information requested by the Secretary of State to establish eligibility.
(2) An application is active for one year, after which a new application and fee are required.

Rule 590-12-1-.02 Licensure Renewal

(1) Licenses shall expire on March 31 of even years. Completed license renewal applications, accompanied by the appropriate fee and any other required documentation shall be submitted by the posted deadline.
(2) License renewal applications submitted or postmarked after the renewal deadline will be void and the license will be forfeited.

Rule 590-12-1-.03 Inactive Status

(1) A currently licensed lactation consultant who wishes to maintain his or her license but who does not wish to practice as a lactation consultant in this State may apply for inactive licensure status by submitting an application for inactive status and paying the required fee. A licensee granted inactive status is exempt from filing a biennial license renewal application and paying a license renewal fee. A licensee who holds an inactive license shall not practice as a lactation consultant in this State.
(2) An inactive license may be changed to active status by filing an application for licensure and complying with all licensure requirements.