GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO MNA IMPACT STATEMENTS:
The Impact Statements here provide both facts and interpretation.
The Michigan Nutrition Association has conducted extensive research to provide information to the public about the Michigan dietetics/nutrition licensing statute and contemplated rules.
Because as of August 2010 the draft rules were not yet public, our understanding of the draft rules has been pieced together from various sources of information (board minutes, motions, discussions and our notes, etc.) we've constructed this based on that incomplete picture. Thus the rules may or may not-- now or when finally approved-- closely track our current understanding of them.
We have organized the information into four categories which are color coded as follows:
Black: Facts: For instance, the text of the statute and proceedings at licensing meetings.
Statutory language is in black because it denotes the “Law of the Land” and cannot be changed without amending or repealing Michigan Public Act 333 of 2006, §18351.
Grey: Board’s Current Rules, available from public documents, board minutes, motions etc. These rules on the other hand must be written to comply with the Statute (information in Black), and this is where considerable leeway is possible, and this is where MNA is concentrating its efforts, to get as many qualified practitioners as possible licensed.
RED: MNA Interpretation. How statutes and rules will ultimately be applied is necessarily a matter of interpretation. Thus, our interpretation of the impact of the statute and rules represents our best effort to predict how they will ultimately be applied. Please do not mistake our interpretation for fact. We provide general legal information, which should not be construed as legal advice to be applied to any specific factual situation. For legal advice or assistance, please consult an attorney
Green: How the profession would be treated under MNA’s proposed rules.
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