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A02108 Summary:

BILL NOA02108
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCahill
 
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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:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2108
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    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    § 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

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     1    (c) Providing nutrition counseling[.]; and
     2    (d) Using nutrition in healing.
     3    § 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    § 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    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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