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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 106. PERSONAL HEALTH CARE (INCLUDING MATERNAL, CHILD, AND ADOLESCENT) [123100 - 125850]

  ( Division 106 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )
  

PART 2. MATERNAL, CHILD, AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH [123225 - 124250]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )
  

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [123225 - 123371]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Breast Feeding [123360 - 123367]
  ( Heading of Article 3 renumbered from Article 3.35 (and relocated from Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 1) by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 113. )

  
123365.  

(a)  All general acute care hospitals, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 1250, and all special hospitals providing maternity care, as defined in subdivision (f) of Section 1250, shall make available a breast feeding consultant or alternatively, provide information to the mother on where to receive breast feeding information.

(b)  The consultant may be a registered nurse with maternal and newborn care experience, if available.

(c)  The consultation shall be made available during the hospitalization associated with the delivery, or alternatively, the hospital shall provide information to the mother on where to receive breast feeding information.

(d)  The patient may decline this consultation or information.

(Added by renumbering Section 319.55 (as added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 463) by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 115. Effective September 29, 1996.)