Nutritional freedom is at risk in Illinois and other states.
ACTION NEEDED IN ILLINOIS
What the Bill Does:
S.B. 2936 would extend Illinois monopolistic Dietitian and Nutrition services law until 2023 and increase the penalties for unlicensed practice to $10,000 for each offense. The definition of Dietetics and Nutrition services is so broad that it make illegal anyone who practices within the nutrition field that does not have a licensed including herbalists, naturopaths, nutritional consultants, and even people like housewives who talk about food and herbs all the time. To read H.B. 2936, Click HERE.
OPPOSE Illinois S.B. 2936
Illinois current monopolistic Dietitian law is up for repeal in 2013 and Senate Bill 2936 is attempting to extend the law until 2023.The Illinois Dietitian and Nutrition Services law is one of the most restrictive monopolistic Dietitian laws in the U.S. And the new bill would make it even worse, increasing the civil fines for unlicensed practice to $10,000, including anyone who practices in the field of nutrition if they are not licensed as Dietitian Nutritionists. This law needs to be repealed NOW! The bill received unhelpful amendments on March 2, 2012, keeping in place all of the violation penalties for practice without a license and continues to move forward, now referred back to the Committee on Licensed Activities.
What you can do to TAKE ACTION:
Immediately contact all the members of the Senate Committee on Licensed Activities listed below to let them know you Oppose S.B. 2936. Then, contact your personal Senator and Representative to tell them to Vote NO on S.B. 2936. Contact legislators by phone, email, or personal letter or by going to their website and filling out their contact form. Also, keep in touch to come to any future hearings.
If you want to register your opinion right now, you can do so at this website: Alliance for Natural Health
Diane Miller JD is a Minnesota attorney, and Legal and Public Policy Director of the acclaimed National Health Freedom Coalition (NHFC) and it’s sister organization, the National Health Freedom Action (NHFA).