Legislative Process

Public Act 333 of 2006 was officially recognized by the Secretary of State's office on August 15, 2006. This amends the Public Health Code to provide for the licensure of dietitians and nutritionists. 

The final rules which defined the equivalent course of study for any non-dietician were passed on Nov. 5th 2010. They must now go through several administrative steps as defined in the MIchigan Administrative Procedures Act including the preparation of a Regulatory Impact Statement by the state. When those steps are completed a public hearing date is set, and advertised, and all public comment and testimony supporting or objecting to the law is heard. All reasonable objections must go back to the Dietetics and Nutrition Board and be considered. Michigan Nutrition Association will be presenting it's own regulatory impact statement at the Public Hearing and working to organize individuals and organizations who wish to express their objections to this law. Click here if you would like to participate.

If this law should get enacted it would still be possible to amend or repeal the law through the established legislative channels, or by referendum. It is also possible, that upon review of the proposed law, Governor Snyder's office could take a different course. In his Jan 20, 2011 State of the State address Gov. Snyder stated  "We will also task our executive group on people with vigorously pursuing improvements in our health care system in terms of cost, quality and access. We must emphasize wellness and preventative care" and ."we will review existing and proposed regulations to create a better environment for economic success while maintaining our duty to protect our citizens and businesses".