01/10/2017 - Yesterday the House unanimously passed the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it will be considered by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
The Academy supports the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act, which includes registered nutritionist dietitians in its commission to improve diabetes care delivery, patient outcomes and cost effectiveness of care.
Reps. Olson (Texas) and Loebsack (Iowa) introduced the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act to the 115th Congress as H.R. 309 on January 5, and it passed four days later by voice vote in a suspended session. The bill was previously introduced to the House during the 114th Congress and passed unanimously, but it arrived in the Senate at the end of the session and did not make it out of committee.