Current NYSAND Legislative Efforts

NYSAND engages in advocacy work on behalf of NYSAND members
as well as all dietetic professionals working in New York State

THERAPEUTIC DIET ORDER LEGISLATION

During the 2019 NYS Legislative Session, bills were introduced in both the Assembly and Senate pertaining to Therapeutic Diet Order writing privileges for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.  The bills include language to amend the current dietetics certification law. You can view the bills here:

Assembly Bill A.7660 (Sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee)
Senate Bill S.5665 (Sponsored by Senator Gustavo Rivera)

Visit the Members Only section of the NYSAND website to view the letter of support template and NYSAND's strategy for gaining additional support for this issue.


LICENSURE

Currently in NYS Registered Dietitian Nutritionists can obtain title certification as a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist. During the 2019 NYS Legislative Session, bills were introduced in both the Assembly and Senate proposing Licensure of nutrition and dietetics professionals. You can view the bills here:

Assembly Bill A.7380 (Sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee)
Senate Bill S.5442  (Sponsored by Senator James Gaughran)

To find our more regarding the difference between Licensure and Certification, see our FAQ here.


ADDITIONAL LEGISLATION NYSAND IS TRACKING

NYSAND's Public Policy team routinely monitors active legislation that pertains to nutrition and dietetics professionals. Below are a few of the bills from the 2019 Legislative Session that NYSAND monitored. 
Note: The presence of the bills below does not constitute an endorsement by NYSAND.

Plant-based meal options in hospitals:
Assembly Bill A.4072A (Sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried)
Senate Bill S.1471 (Sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman)
Status: Passed both Senate and Assembly

Plant-based meal options in schools:
Assembly Bill A.1624 (Sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried)
Senate Bill S.1472 (Sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman)
Status: In committee; has not been voted on yet

Lactation Counseling Services
Assembly Bill A.2345 (Sponsored by Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages)
Senate Bill S.3387 (Sponsored by Senator Anna Kaplan)
Status: Passed both Senate and Assembly

Nutrition Standards for Children's Restaurant Meals
Assembly Bill A.7886 (Sponsored by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz)
Senate Bill S.5981 (Sponsored by Senator Gustavo Rivera)
Status: In committee; has not been voted on yet

If you have questions pertaining to any of the legislative items listed above, please contact [email protected].