The CA Assembly bill AB 575 will affect your right to access highly qualified nutritional professionals of your choice (if you are a consumer in California) and will also prohibit you from providing valuable nutritional therapy (if you are a nutrition professional in California). It will be heard before Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protections in Sacramento, CA.
This bill is being introduced by the CDA (California Dietetics Association) and under this bill nutritionists must become licensed dietitians in order to practice! This would create a monopoly for RDs as clinical nutrition providers and limit your freedom of choice when it comes to working with other nutrition professionals.
This has all happened in the last week and Trudy Scott, has gathered much of the relevant information on her blog details of the hearing, how to submit online letters, radio interviews and more:
ACTION TO TAKE
Send emails and make phone calls to your elected legislators before if possible (details are in the above blog)
http://www.anh-usa.org/american-dietetic-association-monopoly/ has additional information and an automated letter you could send (scroll down to the CA section and click on the link to take action)
Trudy Scott, CN (Certified )
WAPF member and concerned California Nutritionist