Proposed State Legislation Rolls Back Consumer Protections

02/13/2019 - Proposed legislation in Missouri, Montana and North Dakota would eliminate states' ability to to require that providers of nutrition care services - including complex medical nutrition therapies - have the necessary education and training to provide them.

The proposed changes to legislation in Missouri HB 472, Section 324.206, would allow individuals who do not identify himself or herself to provide nutrition assessment. The current law holds licensed dietitians accountable for competent and ethical nutrition care within their scope and standards of practice.

Academy leaders are providing testimony in hearings and coordinating grassroots efforts to communicate with state legislators to oppose the proposed language in the bills.