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ICS Dietitian-Nutritionist Bill Signed!

Senate Bill 1229, Sponsored by Senator Iris Martinez and Senator Martin Sandoval, was recently signed by Governor Pat Quinn.  SB1229 was an ICS initiative that corrected a state law that prohibited chiropractic physicians from initiating or consulting on medically prescribed diets.

Over the previous year many of our doctors contacted the ICS office with concerns about new language being discussed for the Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act.  The ICS became involved early in this process and ensured that nothing would impact our doctors’ ability to discuss nutrition with their patients or negatively affect them in any other way.

However, it was discovered in the existing statutes (law) that Chiropractic Physicians were statutorily barred from initiating or consulting on a patient’s “medically prescribed diet.”  This lead to further ambiguity and confusion regarding a chiropractic physician’s role in nutrition counseling.  In light of our recent accomplishments clarifying our scope and non-prescription products, the ICS acted to correct this matter with Senate Bill 1229.

Despite some initial push back from the Medical Society, Dietitians, and the Department of Professional Regulation, we were able to come up with language that addressed our concerns as well as a number of related issues. Ultimately we had legislation that was agreed to by all parties and passed both the House and Senate unanimously.

The Governor’s signature on Senate Bill 1229 marks the end of yet another successful ICS legislative session.

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  1. Linda L. Ehlers, DC
    August 7, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Once again our excellent ICS team does a great job. What a relief to have you all watching our backs. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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