Bill Text: NY A07660 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to the certification of dietitians and nutritionists.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-5)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-23 - print number 7660a [A07660 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07660-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 14, 2019

        Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Higher  Education  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  certification  of
          dietitians and nutritionists

          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 is amended  by  adding  a
     2  new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     3    4.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  law to the contrary, a
     4  certified dietitian or  certified  nutritionist  may  prescribe,  order,
     5  write, review, evaluate, monitor and manage therapeutic diets, including
     6  enteral  and  parenteral  nutrition, in a hospital, including diagnostic
     7  center, treatment center, or hospital-based outpatient department, resi-
     8  dential health care facility or nursing home or any  other  facility  as
     9  defined  in  section  twenty-eight  hundred one of the public health law
    10  when competency is determined by the medical director or governing  body
    11  of such facility.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    13  it  shall  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition and/or
    14  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
    15  this  act  on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed
    16  on or before such effective date.

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