Federal Issues

While states determine licensure and general practice laws, federal agencies set guidelines for hospital staffing and public insurance reimbursement that can determine what economic opportunities exist for nutrition practitioners. Additionally, Congress considers other legislation that affects funding for nutrition programs and more. The chart below includes currently active bills that fall into one or more of these categories. You can click on bills to read the full text, learn who’s sponsoring it, and when hearings may be held.

Federal Letters

ANA Statement of Support for S 1536 and HR 3108, Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2021

Executive Order: Protecting and Improving Medicare for America's Seniors

Indian Health Service Health Professional Loan Repayment Program

In Support of Maternal Mortality Legislation Addressing Nutrition

In Support of A Resolution Recognizing Health Coaches

In Support of Creating a National Institute of Nutrition

In Support of Legislation Related to Medically Tailored Meals