Ethics Complaints and Violations

The enforcement process for the Code of Ethics establishes a fair system to deal with complaints about members and credentialed practitioners from peers or the public. Support of the Code of Ethics by members and credentialed practitioners is vital to guiding the profession's actions and to strengthening its credibility.

Registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetics technicians, registered, or other healthcare professionals who are aware of an alleged violation of the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics should use the following complaint form. Please complete all the items on the complaint form (please print), including as much supporting evidence as possible. Please review the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics before completing the complaint form. Forward the completed complaint form, in an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL, to:

Barbara Visocan, MS, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND, Vice President, Member Services
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995

Please note the deadline for filing a complaint specified in Section "Ethics Cases" (page 5, Code of Ethics) of the procedures for submitting a complaint. If the ethics process goes forward, a copy of the complaint will be sent to the respondent.

Confidentiality procedures will be followed as set forth on page 13, Code of Ethics. Please keep this matter confidential. Please contact Barbara Visocan if you have any questions.