Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 13, 2014||
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to higher education
|May 03, 2013||
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S4999
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S4999 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S4999 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4999 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the licensure of dietitians and nutritionists PURPOSE: To amend the current new York State certification of dietitians and nutritionists and provide for a protected scope of practice under licensure. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration of purpose Section 2. Introduction: changes "certification" to "licensure" Section 3. Sets for the scope of practice: Dietetic and nutrition practice: Dietetic and nutrition practice is the application of medical nutrition therapy and a standardized nutrition care process, including nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention and nutrition evaluation and monitoring for the prevention or treatment of nutrition related illnesses, nourishment and education of individuals and groups throughout the lifecycle. Section 4. Defines specific terms relating to the scope of practice
2013-S4999 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4999 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 3, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the licensure of dietitians and nutritionists THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration of purpose. The legis- lature finds that the application of scientific knowledge relating to nutrition is important in effective care, treatment and prevention of disease or trauma and in the attainment and maintenance of health, and acknowledges that the rendering and communication of sound dietetic and nutrition services in hospitals, nursing homes, extended care and ambu- latory care settings, school districts, health departments, private practice and consultation, and in other settings requires trained and competent professionals. The legislature further finds that it is neces- sary in the provision of medical nutrition therapy for such profes- sionals to be licensed under article 157 of the education law to ensure quality care through a standardized nutrition care process, consisting of a nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention and the monitoring and evaluation of outcomes directly related to the nutrition care process. Therefore, it is hereby declared to be the purpose of this act to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by providing for the licensure and regulation of the activities of persons engaged in the practice of dietetics and nutrition. S 2. Section 8000 of the education law, as added by chapter 635 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows: S 8000. Introduction. This article applies to the use of the titles ["certified dietitian" and "certified nutritionist"] "LICENSED DIETITIAN/NUTRITIONIST" OR "LDN" AND THE PRACTICE OF DIETETICS AND NUTRITION. The general provision for all professions contained in arti- cle one hundred thirty of this title shall apply to this article. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10500-02-3
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