assembly Bill A6353

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the licensure of dietitians and nutritionists; repealer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 16, 2021 referred to higher education

A6353 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly 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: A8504, S2231
2019-2020: A7380, S5442

A6353 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A6353 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              March 16, 2021
 Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred 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

   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-
 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.