Breastfeeding Equipment Cost Recovery

Policy

Category: Child Health
Subject: Breastfeeding Equipment Cost Recovery
Division: Family Health
Policy Number: CA.94.01.101
Effective Date: November 16, 2016

POLICY STATEMENT

Breastfeeding equipment will be made available to clients as appropriate at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) Breastfeeding Clinics and the Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) home visiting program. A cost recovery fee will be charged for this equipment. This fee may be waived at the discretion of the Public Health Nurse (PHN) in the case of financial hardship.

SCOPE

This policy applies to all WDGPH employees affiliated with the WDGPH Breastfeeding Clinics and the HBHC program. 

DEFINITIONS

REFERENCES AND RELATED FORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Corresponding Procedure:  CA.94.02.101 Breastfeeding Equipment Cost Recovery
FH-HBHC-(DOC) 027 Individualized Breastfeeding Plan

CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES

Manager, Family Health Programs

APPROVED BY

Director, Family Health 


Procedure

Category: Child Health
Subject: Breastfeeding Equipment Cost Recovery
Division: Family Health
Procedure Number: CA.94.02.101
Effective Date: November 16, 2016

PROCEDURE

1.  An Individualized Breastfeeding Plan (FH-HBHC-(DOC) 027) will be completed on each client who receives breastfeeding equipment during a home visit or breastfeeding clinic visit. The Public Health Nurse (PHN) will ensure that the client has received adequate health teaching regarding the use of the equipment, the implications of using the equipment and the follow-up required.

2.  Clients will be asked to pay the cost recovery fee for breastfeeding equipment that is purchased. The equipment fees are listed in Table 1. The client should be advised of this cost prior to agreeing to a trial of the product. The fee may be waived at the discretion of the PHN for those clients who are unable to afford the fee.

3.  The PHN will document the intervention and the cost recovery in the client’s chart. The PHN will also track all breastfeeding supplies provided to clients on the Breastfeeding Supply Tracking Form.

4.  The PHN or reception staff will collect this fee, as either credit, debit, cash or a cheque made payable to WDGPH. The PHN or reception staff will provide a receipt to the client.

5.  The PHN or reception staff will place the cash, cheques and receipts in the drop safes located at the Shelldale, Fergus and Orangeville offices. Cash or cheques are not to be sent via interoffice mail in offices where a drop safe is located.

6.  Offices without a drop safe can send the cash, cheques and receipts through interoffice mail directly to the Finance Assistant. Prior to sending the money through interoffice mail, an email must be sent to the Reproductive Health Program Manager and the Finance Assistant indicating the following:

  • The total amount of cheques and cash;
  • The office that the money is being sent from; and
  • The reason why the money was collected.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management will:

  • Ensure that employees understand and follow policy and procedure CA.94.01.101 and CA.94.02.101 Breastfeeding Equipment Cost Recovery;
  • Review the cost recovery fees on an annual basis and update the fees as required; and
  • Ensure the breastfeeding clinic staff and HBHC staff are properly using the Breastfeeding Supply Tracking form and the drop safes.

Employees will:

  • Understand and follow policy CA.94.01.101 and procedure CA.94.02.101 Breastfeeding Equipment Cost Recovery.
Table 1: Breastfeeding Equipment Cost Recovery Fees
Equipment Price
Manual Breastpump $50.00
Single Electric Breastpump Kit

$17.00

Nipple Shell $14.00
Nipple Shield 16mm, 20mm 24mm $11.00
Nipple Shield 28mm

$14.00

Breastmilk Bulk Preparation System $2.00
Feeding Tube $1.00
Syringe (20ml) $0.50

REFERENCES AND RELATED FORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Corresponding Policy: CA.94.01.101 Breastfeeding Equipment Cost Recovery
FH-HBHC-(DOC) 027 Individualized Breastfeeding Plan

CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES

Manager, Family Health Programs

APPROVED BY

Director, Family Health