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A02108 Summary:

BILL NO    A02108 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Cahill

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd SS8001 & 8002, Ed L

Includes the alternative and complementary integration and application of
scientific principles in the scope of the practice of dietetics and nutrition;
provides that the primary function of a certified dietician or nutritionist
shall include using nutrition for healing; further includes a certified
nutrition specialist within the definition of certified dietician or certified
nutritionist.
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A02108 Text:

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

                                         2108

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 15, 2015
                                      ___________

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

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to including the alterna-
         tive and complementary integration and application of scientific prin-
         ciples in the scope of the practice of dietetics and nutrition

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

    1    Section 1. Section 8001 of the education law, as added by chapter  635
    2  of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
    3    S 8001. Definitions.    1.  Dietetics  and  nutrition  are herein each
    4  defined as  the integration and application of principles  derived  from
    5  the sciences of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, food management and
    6  behavioral and social sciences, INCLUDING THE ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMEN-
    7  TARY  INTEGRATION  AND  APPLICATION  OF  SUCH PRINCIPLES, to achieve and
    8  maintain people's health AND FOR HEALING.
    9    2. Where the title "certified dietitian" or  "certified  nutritionist"
   10  is  used in this article it shall mean "certified dietitian", "certified
   11  dietician",  [or]  "certified  nutritionist",  OR  "CERTIFIED  NUTRITION
   12  SPECIALIST".
   13    3.  A certified dietitian or certified nutritionist is one who engages
   14  in the integration  and  application  of  principles  derived  from  the
   15  sciences  of  nutrition,  biochemistry,  physiology, food management and
   16  behavioral and social sciences, INCLUDING THE ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMEN-
   17  TARY INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION OF  SUCH  PRINCIPLES,  to  achieve  and
   18  maintain  people's  health AND FOR HEALING, and who is certified as such
   19  by the department pursuant to section eight thousand four of this  arti-
   20  cle.   The primary function of a certified dietitian or certified nutri-
   21  tionist is the provision of nutrition care services that shall include:
   22    (a) Assessing nutrition needs and food patterns;
   23    (b) Planning for and directing the provision of food  appropriate  for
   24  physical and nutrition needs; [and]

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD06312-01-5
       A. 2108                             2

    1    (c) Providing nutrition counseling[.]; AND
    2    (D) USING NUTRITION IN HEALING.
    3    S 2. Section 8002 of the education law, as added by chapter 635 of the
    4  laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
    5    S 8002. Use  of  titles.   Only a person certified  under this article
    6  shall be authorized to use the title "certified  dietitian",  "certified
    7  dietician",  [or]  "certified  nutritionist",  OR  "CERTIFIED  NUTRITION
    8  SPECIALIST".
    9    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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