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Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council

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Bills Impacting Dietetics Nutrition:

HB 1193: Deregulation of Professions and Occupations
Effective Date 7/1/20
http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/1193/BillText/er/PDF

The bill amends section 468.505, Florida Statutes, providing that certain unlicensed persons are not prohibited or restricted from his or her practice, services, or activities in dietetics and nutrition under certain circumstances.

HB 713: Department of Health
Effective 7/1/20
http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/713/BillText/er/PDF

The bill amends numerous practice acts to streamline regulation and increase efficiency. The bill makes numerous updates and changes to programs and health care professions regulated under the boards and Department of Health (DOH).

Repeals a health care practitioner’s failure to repay student loans as grounds for discipline by the DOH.

HB 115: Keep Our Graduates Working Act
Effective 7/1/20
http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/115/BillText/er/PDF

The bill prohibits the Department of Health (DOH) from denying the issuance of, refusing to renew, suspending, or revoking a professional license based solely on the licensee being delinquent on a payment of or defaulting on his or her student loans. The bill removes the specific provision allowing DOH to discipline a health care practitioner for failing to repay a student loan and the associated mandatory discipline. The bill repeals the requirement that DOH must issue an emergency order suspending a health care practitioner’s license for a student loan default, absent timely proof of a new repayment plan. Additionally, the bill repeals the requirement that DOH must obtain a monthly list from the United States Health and Human Services (USHHS) of the health care practitioners who have defaulted on their student loans.

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (National Association)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 | Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(800) 877-1600 or (312) 899-0040

Florida Dietetics Association (State Association)
PO Box 12608 | Tallahassee, Fl. 32317-2608
(850) 386-8850

Commission on Dietetic Registration (Testing Organization)
216 West Jackson Blvd. | Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(312) 899-0040

Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists
211 W. Chicago Ave., Suite #218 | Hinsdale, IL 60521
(708)-223-7927

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