Update from The Academy’s weekly Public Policy Newsletter:

CPLS Explores Feasibility of Developing a Dietetic Licensure Compact
“Modern healthcare delivery requires that dietetics practice be dynamic and fluid across state boundaries, but the current licensure model in some states may not be sufficiently flexible, adaptable or manageable to best meet this need. The Academy’s Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommitte has created a Compact Taskforce to evaluate a potential solution: Development of a Dietitian Licensure Compact (DLC) which would increase access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level.  Such an agreement would allow RDNs to have one multi-state license, with the privilege to practice in their home state and other member states via either physical presence or HIPAA-qualified technology. Interstate compacts are contracts between two or more states adopting minimum standards to cooperate on policy issues. This provides a state-developed structure for collaborative action, while building consensus among states and federal partners. The task force will make recommendations to the Academy’s board of directors during the current fiscal year.”