Supreme Court of Georgia declares Lactation Consultant Act unconstitutional

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In a decision by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Lactation Consultant Act has been declared unconstitutional as a violation of due process rights under the Georgia Constitution to practice one's chosen profession. The Court ruled that the state's licensing requirements were unreasonable: "there is nothing inherently harmful in the practice of lactation care, and there is no evidence of harm to the public from the provision of lactation care and services by individuals who” lack a license under the Act.

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