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State licensure laws regulating professional occupations have come under sustained attack in the last decade from both sides of the political spectrum as overly restrictive, unconstitutional, unnecessary rent-seeking measures that negatively impact minority communities disproportionately. Meanwhile, proponents of licensure contend that it is a critical measure in protecting the public from uninformed, potentially damaging medical advice or care. This session examines the current state of licensure and looks to its future by evaluating criticisms of licensure generally and assessing how both valid and invalid criticisms may impact dietetics licensure.
Planned with the Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee
CPE Level: 2 - Intermediate
Learning Need Codes: 1010, 1080, 7110
- 8.3.5 Keeps abreast of changes in practice and within practice environments that affect scope of practice.
- 3.2.6 Communicates with policymakers to influence decisions that impact advancement of the profession.
- 1.5.4 Models a professional image as defined within organization policy and code of ethics.
- Recognize key drivers of change in professional regulation
- Identify philosophical underpinnings of supporters and opponents of professional regulation
- Summarize how the Academy's adaptable, future-focused approach to licensure is helping it prepare for a novel, uncertain future of professional licensure
- Meg Rowe, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, FAND
- Shoshana Weissmann