senate Bill S1084

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the licensure of dietitians and nutritionists; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to higher education

S1084 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§8004 & 8005, amd Ed L, generally; amd §§413 & 488, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4999
2015-2016: S362
2017-2018: S2231
2019-2020: S5442

S1084 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1084 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1084 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1084
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education  law  and  the  social  services  law,  in
   relation to the licensure of dietitians and nutritionists; and repeal-
   ing certain provisions of the education law relating thereto

   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
 dietetics  and  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 ambulatory 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 necessary in the provision of medical nutrition therapy, and ther-
 apeutic diets, for such professionals to be licensed under  article  157
 of  the  education law to ensure quality nutrition care, consisting of a
 nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis,  nutrition  intervention  and
 the monitoring and evaluation of outcomes directly related to the nutri-
 tion 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.
   § 2. Section 8000 of the education law, as added by chapter 635 of the
 laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
   § 8000. Introduction.    This article applies to the use of the titles
 ["certified dietitian" and "certified  nutritionist"]  "LICENSED  NUTRI-
 TIONIST"  OR "LN" AND "LICENSED DIETITIAN/NUTRITIONIST" OR "LDN" AND THE
 PRACTICE OF DIETETICS AND NUTRITION.   The  general  provision  for  all
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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