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From the Statehouse: Bill Movement

Licensed Activities and Pensions

Licensed Activities and Pensions

Medically Prescribed Diets

The ICS just finished it’s testimony before the Senate Licensed Activities and Pensions committee and is proud to announce that SB1229 passed unanimously, which will ultimately clarify our doctors’ ability to initiate medically prescribed diets.

Medically Prescribed Diet: when specific food or nutrient levels need to be monitored, altered, or both as a component of a treatment program for an individual whose health status is impaired or at risk due to disease or injury.

Previously, this was not allowed due to exclusionary language within the Dietitian Nutritionist Act, but once SB1229 clears both chambers we will have removed that barrier in nearly all cases.

The John “Doc” Davidson Memorial Highway

Yesterday, HJR21 passed Transportation committee to designate the section of Illinois Route 97 beginning at the intersection of Veterans Parkway in Springfield and ending at the intersection of County Highway 12 in Menard County as the John “Doc” Davidson Memorial Highway. Doc Davidson passed away last year at the age of 87. It is a memorial fitting of a man who served his country, his State, and his profession so faithfully for so many years. See the ICS Memorial here.

Licensure Fees

As mentioned in my last blog post, SB622 passed both houses and has most recently been signed by the Governor.  This means that all DC’s, MD’s, and DO’s will be seeing a licensure fee increase in the next renewal cycle.

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  1. March 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Wow. Good news except for the increase in fees. Oh well.

    Wonderful to do something in honor of Dr. Davidson. He was a fine man and we are the poorer for his passing.

    Also, thank you for being so spot-on with the Dieticians and their sneaky little attempt to corner the market. Again nice work.

    • March 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

      Thanks Dr. Ehlers, I always appreciate your feedback! Also, to be fair, despite some of the complications we were having with that bill, the dietitians agreed to our language change after I explained our doctor’s scope and education. 😉

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