assembly Bill A7316

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the licensure of dietitians and nutritionists

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
May 10, 2013 referred to higher education


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A7316 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1257, S362
2017-2018: S2231
2019-2020: S5442

A7316 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the licensure of dietitians and nutritionists; defines the practice thereof.

A7316 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 10, 2013

Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to the licensure of
  dietitians and nutritionists


  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
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.


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