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Pence vetoes license bills for dietitians, others

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has vetoed his first legislation since taking office in January, rejecting two bills with new licensing requirements.

Pence vetoed a bill requiring licenses for diabetes educators and a measure creating new license requirements for anesthesiologist assistants and dietitians, as well as state certification for music therapists.

Pence says he vetoed the bills because he believes Indiana needs fewer, not more, licensing requirements. He says the two bills "create barriers" and don't meet his standard of licensing legislation that opens up new employment opportunities or streamlines existing practices and procedures.

Indiana's lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene June 12 to consider overriding Pence's vetoes. A simple majority is needed in both the House and Senate to override a veto.

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  • Nutrition
    As a registered dietitian in the area, I am responsible for providing essential information to chronically ill patients who could die if they didn't receive this information. As a part of their healthcare team, their life literally depends on the education I provide. If someone was uneducated or under-educated, imagine the risk! I went to school for too long and have worked too hard to learn about how food is a part of everybody life and how it can make serious impacts when the education that is provided is correct and incorrect. It seems that our governor needs education on how critical dietitians are in healthcare and should be seen as equal parts of the healthcare team as MD's and RN's are.
  • What a joke
    What a joke this governor is. He's fine with having unlicensed educators, therapists, and even superintendents (no teaching license required!) running around because that "creates barriers" that put a drag on the economy. He has no problem, however, putting a Planned Parenthood clinic that provides health care for women at risk for closure by slapping them with needless mandates such as extra-wide hallways, a water fountain, and larger exam rooms. Here's Pence's Teapublican "logic" in a nutshell: Small government and deregulation good except for women's health. Then Pence and the GOP need to impose petty, ridiculous, overreaching restrictions for our own good. I'm sure they think the gals in Indiana will thank them for it later.
  • And yet-----
    There are those in our state government who want to drop the licenses needed for beauty industry. Think of all the medical problems that can be caused by unclean hairstyling, false nails, skin treatments, etc.,. A good schooling is needed, and a license obtained to give these services.

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