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« Health E-Review: Aug. 5, 2013 | Main | This Week in the Fitness Industry 8-2-13 »

Michigan health clubs sought for feedback

IHRSA is asking Michigan health club operators to provide feedback on how the state’s efforts to regulate dietitians and nutritionists impacts your business. 

The current law, enacted in 2006 but yet to be fully enforced by state regulators, prohibits anyone from offering dietetics and/or nutrition services, unless they are licensed by the state. The law requires an individual to be licensed prior to performing the following services:

  • Comprehensive nutrition assessments to determine a client’s nutritional needs based on factors including medical history, laboratory values, and current habits;
  • Creating a nutrition plan based on a client’s needs and providing nutrition counseling regarding a specific health condition or disease such as obesity or type 2 diabetes; and
  • Monitoring and evaluating a client’s progress.

There is currently a bill before the Michigan legislature – House Bill 4688 – that would repeal the law.
Contact Tim Sullivan at or 617-316-6722 with your thoughts on the current law, House Bill 4688, and how both could impact your business.

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