Senator Randy Gardner has served the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in several ways these past few years. He has been a speaker at the Policy Day for Dietetic Interns and Students and has worked with OAND on two issues that we want added to our Dietetic Practice Act – scope of practice for therapeutic diet orders and confidentiality regarding complaints. This past year he worked with OAND in our efforts to retain independent status for the Ohio Board of Dietetics. When we knew that this was not going to be successful, Senator Gardner sponsored an amendment and worked with his colleagues to strengthen the Dietetic Advisory Council under the State Medical Board in the final budget bill. His efforts were successful.