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92_HB3708ham001 LRB9211070LBpram 1 AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 3708 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend House Bill 3708, after Section 3 5, by inserting the following: 4 "Section 10. The Dietetic and Nutrition Services 5 Practice Act is amended by changing Sections 10, 20, 30, 45, 6 and 95 and by adding Section 55 as follows: 7 (225 ILCS 30/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-10) 8 (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2002) 9 Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act: 10 "Board" means the Dietetic and Nutrition Services 11 Practice Board appointed by the Director. 12 "Department" means the Department of Professional 13 Regulation. 14 "Dietetics" means the integration and application of 15 principles derived from the sciences of food and nutrition to 16 provide for all aspects of nutrition care for individuals and 17 groups, including, but not limited to nutrition services and 18 medical nutrition therapy
careas defined in this Act. 19 "Director" means the Director of the Department of 20 Professional Regulation. 21 "Licensed dietitian" means a person licensed under 22 Section 45 of this Act to practice dietetics. Activities of a -2- LRB9211070LBpram 1 licensed dietitian do not include the medical differential 2 diagnoses of the health status of an individual. 3 "Licensed nutrition counselor" means a person licensed 4 under Section 50 of this Act to provide any aspect of 5 nutrition services as defined in this Act. Activities of a 6 licensed nutrition counselor do not include medical nutrition 7 care as defined in this Act or the medical differential 8 diagnoses of the health status of an individual. 9 "Medical nutrition therapy care" means the component of 10 nutrition therapy carethat deals with: 11 (a) interpreting and recommending nutrient needs 12 relative to medically prescribed diets, including, but 13 not limited to tube feedings, specialized intravenous 14 solutions, and specialized oral feedings; 15 (b) food and prescription drug interactions; and 16 (c) developing and managing food service operations 17 whose chief function is nutrition care and provision of 18 medically prescribed diets. 19 "Medically prescribed diet" means a diet prescribed when 20 specific food or nutrient levels need to be monitored, 21 altered, or both as a component of a treatment program for an 22 individual whose health status is impaired or at risk due to 23 disease, injury, or surgery and may only be performed as 24 initiated by or in consultation with a physician licensed to 25 practice medicine in all of its branches. 26 "Nutrition assessment" means the evaluation of the 27 nutrition needs of individuals or groups using appropriate 28 data to determine nutrient needs or status and make 29 appropriate nutrition recommendations. 30 "Nutrition counseling" means advising and assisting 31 individuals or groups on appropriate nutrition intake by 32 integrating information from the nutrition assessment. 33 "Nutrition services for individuals and groups" shall 34 include, but is not limited to, all of the following; -3- LRB9211070LBpram 1 (a) Providing nutrition assessments relative to 2 preventive maintenance or restorative care. 3 (b) Providing nutrition education and nutrition 4 counseling as components of preventive maintenance or 5 restorative care. 6 (c) Developing and managing systems whose chief 7 function is nutrition care. Nutrition services for 8 individuals and groups does not include medical nutrition 9 therapy careas defined in this Act. 10 "Practice experience" means a preprofessional, 11 documented, supervised practice in dietetics or nutrition 12 services that is acceptable to the Department in compliance 13 with requirements for licensure, as specified in Sections 45 14 and 50. It may be or may include a documented, supervised 15 practice experience which is a component of the educational 16 requirements for licensure, as specified in Section 45 or 50. 17 "Registered dietitian" means an individual registered 18 with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the accrediting 19 body of forthe American Dietetic Association. 20 "Restorative" means the component of nutrition care that 21 deals with oral dietary needs for individuals and groups. 22 Activities shall relate to the metabolism of food and the 23 requirements for nutrients, including dietary supplements for 24 growth, development, maintenance, or attainment of optimal 25 health. 26 (Source: P.A. 87-784; 87-1000.) 27 (225 ILCS 30/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-20) 28 (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2002) 29 Sec. 20. Exemptions. This Act does not prohibit or 30 restrict: 31 (a) Any person licensed in this State under any other 32 Act from engaging in the practice for which he or she is 33 licensed. -4- LRB9211070LBpram 1 (b) The practice of nutrition services or dietetics by a 2 person who is employed by the United States or State 3 government or any of its bureaus, divisions, or agencies 4 while in the discharge of the employee's official duties. 5 (c) The practice of nutrition services by a person 6 employed as a cooperative extension home economist, to the 7 extent the activities are part of his or her employment. 8 (d) The practice of nutrition services or dietetics by a 9 person pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in 10 dietetics, nutrition or an equivalent major, as authorized by 11 the Department, from a regionally accredited school or 12 program, if the activities and services constitute a part of 13 a supervised course of study and if the person is designated 14 by a title that clearly indicates the person's status as a 15 student or trainee. 16 (e) The practice of nutrition services or dietetics by a 17 person fulfilling the supervised practice experience 18 component of Sections 45 or 50, if the activities and 19 services constitute a part of the experience necessary to 20 meet the requirements of Section 45 or 50. 21 (f) A person from providing oral nutrition information 22 as an operator or employee of a health food store or business 23 that sells health products, including dietary supplements, 24 food, or food materials, or disseminating written nutrition 25 information in connection with the marketing and distribution 26 of those products. 27 (g) The practice of nutrition services by an educator 28 who is in the employ of a nonprofit organization, as 29 authorized by the Department, a federal state, county, or 30 municipal agency, or other political subdivision; an 31 elementary or secondary school; or a regionally accredited 32 institution of higher education, as long as the activities 33 and services of the educator are part of his or her 34 employment. -5- LRB9211070LBpram 1 (h) The practice of nutrition services by any person who 2 provides weight control services, provided the nutrition 3 program has been reviewed by, consultation is available from, 4 and no program change can be initiated without prior approval 5 by an individual licensed under this Act, a dietitian or 6 nutrition counselor licensed in another state that has 7 licensure requirements considered by the Department to be at 8 least as stringent as the requirements for licensure under 9 this Act, or a registered dietitian. 10 (i) The practice of nutrition services or dietetics by 11 any person with a masters or doctorate degree with a major in 12 nutrition or equivalent from a regionally accredited school 13 recognized by the Department for the purpose of education and 14 research. 15 (j) Any person certified in this State and who is 16 employed by a facility or program regulated by the State of 17 Illinois from engaging in the practice for which he or she is 18 certified and authorized by the Department. 19 (k) The practice of nutrition services by a graduate of 20 a 2 year associate program or a 4 year baccalaureate program 21 from a school or program accredited at the time of graduation 22 by the appropriate accrediting agency recognized by the 23 Council on Higher Education PostsecondaryAccreditation and 24 the United States Department of Education with a major in 25 human nutrition, food and nutrition or its equivalent, as 26 authorized by the Department, who is directly supervised by 27 an individual licensed under this Act. 28 (l) Providing nutrition information as an employee of a 29 nursing facility operated exclusively by and for those 30 relying upon spiritual means through prayer alone for healing 31 in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized 32 church or religious denomination. 33 The provisions of this Act shall not be construed to 34 prohibit or limit any person from the free dissemination of -6- LRB9211070LBpram 1 information, from conducting a class or seminar, or from 2 giving a speech related to nutrition if that person does not 3 hold himself or herself out as a licensed nutrition counselor 4 or licensed dietitian in a manner prohibited by Section 15. 5 (Source: P.A. 87-784; 87-1000.) 6 (225 ILCS 30/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-30) 7 (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2002) 8 Sec. 30. Practice Board. The Director shall appoint a 9 Dietetic and Nutrition Services Practice Board as follows: 10 Seven individuals who shall be appointed by and shall 11 serve in an advisory capacity to the Director. Of these 7 12 individuals, 4 members must be licensed under this Act and 13 currently engaged in the practice of dietetics or nutrition 14 services in the State of Illinois and must have been doing so 15 for a minimum of 3 years, 3 2of whom shall be licensed 16 dietitians who are not also licensed as nutrition counselors 17 under this Act, and one 2of whom shall be a licensed 18 nutrition counselor counselorswho is arenot also a licensed 19 dietitian dietitiansunder this Act; one member must be a 20 physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its 21 branches; one member must be a licensed professional nurse; 22 and one member must be a public member not licensed under 23 this Act. 24 Members shall serve 3 year terms and until their 25 successors are appointed and qualified, except the terms of 26 the initial appointments. The initial appointments shall be27 served as follows: 2 members shall be appointed to serve for28 one year, 2 shall be appointed to serve for 2 years, and the29 remaining members shall be appointed to serve for 3 years and30 until their successors are appointed and qualified.No 31 member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that 32 would cause his or her continuous service on the Board to be 33 longer than 8 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be -7- LRB9211070LBpram 1 made in the same manner as original appointments, for the 2 unexpired portion of the vacated term. Initial terms shall 3 begin upon the effective date of this Act and Board members 4 in office on that date shall be appointed to specific terms 5 as indicated in this Section. 6 The membership of the Board shall reasonably represent 7 all the geographic areas in this State. Any time there is a 8 vacancy on the Board, any professional association composed 9 of persons licensed under this Act may recommend licensees to 10 fill the vacancy to the Board for the appointment of 11 licensees, the organization representing the largest number 12 of licensed physicians for the appointment of physicians to 13 the Board, and the organization representing the largest 14 number of licensed professional nurses for the appointment of 15 a nurse to the Board. 16 Members of the Board shall have no liability in any 17 action based upon any disciplinary proceeding or other 18 activity performed in good faith as members of the Board. 19 The Director shall have the authority to remove any 20 member of the Board from office for neglect of any duty 21 required by law or for incompetency or unprofessional or 22 dishonorable conduct. 23 The Director shall consider the recommendation of the 24 Board on questions of standards of professional conduct, 25 discipline, and qualifications of candidates or licensees 26 under this Act. 27 (Source: P.A. 87-784; 87-1000.) 28 (225 ILCS 30/45) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-45) 29 (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2002) 30 Sec. 45. Dietitian; qualifications. A person shall be 31 qualified for licensure as a dietitian if that person meets 32 all of the following requirements: 33 (a) Has applied in writing in form and substance -8- LRB9211070LBpram 1 acceptable to the Department and possesses a baccalaureate 2 degree or post baccalaureate degree in human nutrition, foods 3 and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management, nutrition 4 education, or an equivalent major course of study as 5 recommended by the Board and approved by the Department from 6 a school or program accredited at the time of graduation from 7 the appropriate accrediting agency recognized by the Council 8 on Higher Education Post-secondaryAccreditation and the 9 United States Department of Education. 10 (b) Has successfully completed the examination 11 authorized by the Department which may be or may include an 12 examination given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. 13 The Department shall establish by rule a waiver of the 14 examination requirement to applicants who, at the time of 15 application, are acknowledged to be registered dietitians by 16 the Commission on Dietetic Registration and who are in 17 compliance with other qualifications as included in the Act. 18 (c) Has completed a dietetic internship or documented, 19 supervised practice experience in dietetics of not less than 20 900 hours under the supervision of a registered dietitian or 21 a licensed dietitian, a State licensed healthcare 22 practitioner, or an individual with a doctoral degree 23 conferred by a U.S. regionally accredited college or 24 university with a major course of study in human nutrition, 25 nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics or food 26 systems management. Supervised practice experience must be 27 completed in the United States or its territories. 28 Supervisors who obtained their doctoral degree outside the 29 United States and its territories must have their degrees 30 validated as equivalent to the doctoral degree conferred by a 31 U.S. regionally accredited college or university. 32 (Source: P.A. 87-784; 87-1000.) 33 (225 ILCS 30/50) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-50) -9- LRB9211070LBpram 1 (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2002) 2 Sec. 50. Nutrition counselor; requirements for 3 licensure. A person shall be qualified for licensure as a 4 nutrition counselor if that person meets all of the following 5 requirements: 6 (a) Has applied in writing in form and substance 7 acceptable to the Department and possesses a baccalaureate 8 degree or post baccalaureate degree in human nutrition, food 9 sciences, home economics, biochemistry, physiology, public 10 health, or an equivalent major course of study as recommended 11 by the Board and approved by the Department from a school or 12 program accredited at the time of graduation from the 13 appropriate accrediting agency recognized by the Council on 14 Higher Education PostsecondaryAccreditation and the United 15 States Department of Education. 16 (b) Has successfully completed the examination 17 authorized by the Department. 18 (c) Has completed documented practice experience of not 19 less than 900 hours which is supervised by a licensed health 20 care practitioner and authorized by the Department. This may 21 be or may include an equivalent, supervised practice 22 experience in nutrition services that is a component of the 23 baccalaureate or postbaccalaureate program specified for 24 licensure under this Act, as recommended by the Board and 25 authorized by the Department. 26 (Source: P.A. 87-784; 87-1000.) 27 (225 ILCS 30/55 new) 28 (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2002) 29 Sec. 55. Issuance of licenses. Any person applying for 30 licensure as a nutrition counselor must submit his or her 31 application to the Department, no later than July 1, 2004, in 32 accordance with the provisions of this Act. 33 Beginning January 1, 2005, the Department shall not issue -10- LRB9211070LBpram 1 any additional licenses for nutrition counselors. Any person 2 holding a valid license as a nutrition counselor on January 3 1, 2005 may retain his or her license and shall be subject to 4 continued regulation by the Department under this Act. 5 Any nutrition counselor license that lapses on or after 6 January 1, 2005 shall not be renewed or restored. 7 (225 ILCS 30/95) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-95) 8 (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2002) 9 Sec. 95. Grounds for discipline. The Department may 10 refuse to issue or renew, or may revoke, suspend, place on 11 probation, reprimand, or take other disciplinary action as 12 the Department may deem proper, including fines not to exceed 13 $1000 for each violation, with regard to any license or 14 certificate for any one or combination of the following 15 causes: 16 (a) Material misstatement in furnishing information 17 to the Department. 18 (b) Violations of this Act or its rules. 19 (c) Conviction of any crime under the laws of the 20 United States or any state or territory thereof that is 21 (i) a felony; (ii) a misdemeanor, an essential element of 22 which is dishonesty; or (iii) a crime that is directly 23 related to the practice of the profession. 24 (d) Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of 25 obtaining licensure or violating any provision of this 26 Act. 27 (e) Professional incompetence or gross negligence. 28 (f) Malpractice. 29 (g) Aiding or assisting another person in violating 30 any provision of this Act or its rules. 31 (h) Failing to provide information within 60 days 32 in response to a written request made by the Department. 33 (i) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical or -11- LRB9211070LBpram 1 unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, 2 defraud, or harm the public. 3 (j) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to 4 alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical 5 agent or drug that results in the inability to practice 6 with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety. 7 (k) Discipline by another state, territory, or 8 country if at least one of the grounds for the discipline 9 is the same or substantially equivalent to those set 10 forth in this Act. 11 (l) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving 12 from any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or 13 association any fee, commission, rebate, or other form of 14 compensation for any professional services not actually 15 or personally rendered. 16 (m) A finding by the Department that the licensee, 17 after having his or her license placed on probationary 18 status, has violated the terms of probation. 19 (n) Conviction by any court of competent 20 jurisdiction, either within or outside this State, of any 21 violation of any law governing the practice of dietetics 22 or nutrition counseling, if the Department determines, 23 after investigation, that the person has not been 24 sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. 25 (o) A finding that licensure has been applied for 26 or obtained by fraudulent means. 27 (p) Practicing or attempting to practice under a 28 name other than the full name as shown on the license or 29 any other legally authorized name. 30 (q) Gross and willful overcharging for professional 31 services including filing statements for collection of 32 fees or monies for which services are not rendered. 33 (r) Failure to (i) file a return, (ii) pay the tax, 34 penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or (iii) pay -12- LRB9211070LBpram 1 any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as 2 required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois 3 Department of Revenue, until the requirements of any such 4 tax Act are satisfied. 5 (s) Willfully failing to report an instance of 6 suspected child abuse or neglect as required by the 7 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. 8 In enforcing this Section, the Board, upon a showing of a 9 possible violation, may compel a licensee or applicant to 10 submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as 11 required by and at the expense of the Department. The 12 examining physician or clinical psychologist shall be 13 specifically designated by the Board. The Board or the 14 Department may order (i) the examining physician to present 15 testimony concerning the mental or physical examination of a 16 licensee or applicant or (ii) the examining clinical 17 psychologist to present testimony concerning the mental 18 examination of a licensee or applicant. No information may 19 be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory 20 privilege relating to communications between a licensee or 21 applicant and the examining physician or clinical 22 psychologist. An individual to be examined may have, at his 23 or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice 24 present during all aspects of the examination. Failure of an 25 individual to submit to a mental or physical examination, 26 when directed, is grounds for suspension of his or her 27 license. The license must remain suspended until the time 28 that the individual submits to the examination or the Board 29 finds, after notice and a hearing, that the refusal to submit 30 to the examination was reasonable. 31 If the Board finds that an individual is unable to 32 practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, 33 the Board must require the individual to submit to care, 34 counseling, or treatment by a physician or clinical -13- LRB9211070LBpram 1 psychologist approved by the Board, as a condition, term, or 2 restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure 3 to practice. In lieu of care, counseling, or treatment, the 4 Board may recommend that the Department file a complaint to 5 immediately suspend or revoke the license of the individual 6 or otherwise discipline him or her. Any individual whose 7 license was granted, continued, reinstated, or renewed 8 subject to conditions, terms, or restrictions, as provided 9 for in this Section, and any individual who was disciplined 10 or placed on supervision pursuant to this Section must be 11 referred to the Director for a determination as to whether 12 the individual shall have his or her license suspended 13 immediately pending a hearing by the Board. 14 The Department shall deny any license or renewal under 15 this Act to any person who has defaulted on an educational 16 loan guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance 17 Commission; however, the Department may issue a license or 18 renewal if the person in default has established a 19 satisfactory repayment record as determined by the Illinois 20 Student Assistance Commission. 21 The determination by a circuit court that a registrant is 22 subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as 23 provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities 24 Code operates as an automatic suspension. This suspension 25 will end only upon a finding by a court that the patient is 26 no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial 27 admission, the issuance of an order so finding and 28 discharging the patient, and the recommendation of the Board 29 to the Director that the registrant be allowed to resume 30 practice. 31 (Source: P.A. 87-784; 87-1000.) 32 (225 ILCS 30/60 rep.) 33 Section 15. The Dietetic and Nutrition Services Practice -14- LRB9211070LBpram 1 Act is amended by repealing Section 60.".
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