Support for HF 2375- Iowa Dietitian Licensure Compact
We are thrilled to share that the Dietitian Licensure Compact has been introduced in the Iowa State Legislature, HF 2375, marking an opportunity for significant advancement in our profession! For more details and a comprehensive understanding of the compact’s implications, please visit: https://dietitianscompact.org/
Dietitian Licensure Compact Benefits for Practitioners:
Facilitates mobility for licensees
Expands employment opportunities
Eases the burden of applying for and maintaining multiple licenses
Supports relocating military spouses and families
Improves access to and continuity of care
Dietitian Licensure Compact Benefits for the State of Iowa:
Reduces administrative burden
Creates a compact information system that supports the facilitation of licensure and discipline information for dietitians
Expands cooperation among state licensure boards on investigations and disputes
Allows regulators to retain jurisdiction over licensees practicing in their state
Promotes workforce development and strengthens labor markets
Expands consumer access to highly qualified practitioners
Enhances public safety through a shared interstate data system of licensure and disciplinary information, allowing for rapid verification of licensure status and cooperation among states
Preserves state sovereignty
Please join us in our advocacy efforts by contacting your state representative and asking him/her to support HF 2375, the Dietitian Licensure Compact. Attached is a template letter and 2-page compact handout that can be used when contacting your representative. If you need assistance finding your representative, you can do that here.
Additionally, we want to thank everyone who has engaged in advocacy around maintaining the Board of Dietetics and the Iowa Academy policy team continues to monitor this closely. Your support for the compact helps ensure success for maintaining the Board of Dietetics.
Stay tuned for more updates and detailed guidance on engaging in these advocacy efforts.
Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to expanding access to qualified nutrition care and advancing our profession.