- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has adopted a new policy to allow for accommodations for women who are breastfeeding at the time of their bar exam.

Applicants can now fill out a form to bring medical equipment and supplies for breastfeeding to the test.

They can request extra breaks, special seating and other accommodations.

Several groups, including the ACLU of Rhode Island, and attorneys requested that applicants who are breastfeeding be allowed to easily request and obtain accommodations.

The groups say these applicants were choosing between taking the test under conditions that could cause health issues and postponing their test date.

The court previously allowed accommodations for people with disabilities. Many other states also make accommodations for women who are breastfeeding.

The court recently approved amendments to the test policies.

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