A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE DIETETICS/NUTRITION BOARD AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO SUBMIT A STATE PLAN AMENDMENT TO THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES TO REMOVE FROM THE MEDICAID STATE PLAN ANY STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR DIETITIANS OR NUTRITIONISTS.
Repeals GS 90-350 through GS 90-370, the Dietetics/Nutrition Practice Act, which provided for the establishment of the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition.
Repeals GS 90-18(c)(15), which provided that the practice of dietetics/nutrition by a licensed dietitian/nutritionist does not constitute practicing medicine or surgery as defined in the same Article.
Amends GS 143B-216.60, The Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force, providing that a person who specializes in dietetics and nutrition will be appointed to the task force upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives (was, the person appointed had to be a licensed dietitian/nutritionist).
All of the above becomes effective January 1, 2014.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to submit a State plan amendment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove any state licensing requirements for dietitians or nutritionists from the Medicaid State plan that are inconsistent with this act.
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