assembly Bill A7695

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires physician coursework or training in nutrition

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May 16, 2019 referred to higher education

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A7695 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5887
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §264, Pub Health L

A7695 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires physician coursework or training in nutrition; six hours every two years.

A7695 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7695

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to physician  course-
  work or training in nutrition

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
264 to read as follows:
  §  264. COURSEWORK OR TRAINING IN NUTRITION. (A) EVERY PHYSICIAN PRAC-
TICING IN THE STATE SHALL, ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO  THOUSAND  TWEN-
TY-THREE  AND  EVERY TWO YEARS THEREAFTER, COMPLETE SIX HOURS OF COURSE-
WORK OR TRAINING, APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT REGARDING NUTRITION,  WHICH
SHALL  INCLUDE  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED TO PLANT-BASED NUTRITION AND OTHER
CLINICALLY PROVEN METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION, REVERSAL, AND TREATMENT OF
DIET-RELATED ILLNESSES.
 (B) EVERY PHYSICIAN MUST PROVIDE THE  DEPARTMENT  DOCUMENTATION  DEMON-
STRATING  THE COMPLETION OF AND COMPETENCE IN THE COURSEWORK OR TRAINING
REQUIRED UNDER SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE AN  EXEMPTION  FOR  THE  REQUIREMENTS
IMPOSED  BY  SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION TO ANYONE WHO REQUESTS SUCH
EXEMPTION AND WHO: (I) DOES NOT ENGAGE IN DIRECT PATIENT CARE; (II) DOES
NOT PROVIDE PATIENT CONSULTATIONS; OR (III) DOES NOT RESIDE IN THE STATE
OF NEW YORK.
  (D) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONSULT WITH ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE  OF
PROFESSIONS,  INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE WITH EXPERTISE IN NUTRITION AND THE
PREVENTION, REVERSAL,  AND  TREATMENT  OF  DIET-RELATED  ILLNESSES  WITH
RESPECT  TO  THE  REGULATORY  STANDARDS  PROMULGATED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS
SECTION.   COURSEWORK OR  TRAINING  FUNDED  DIRECTLY  OR  INDIRECTLY  BY
COMMERCIAL  FOOD  PRODUCTION ENTITIES OR THEIR TRADE ORGANIZATIONS SHALL
NOT SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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