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State professional licensing laws and our consumer protection efforts are for people to be able to identify and access qualified professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, skill and competency necessary to provide safe and ethical nutrition therapy.

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Licensure Protects the Public

States' professional licensing laws help consumers identify who is a qualified practitioner to provide a particular set of specified services, known as the profession's scope of practice.
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Licensure Map and Statutes by State

This map provides links to state boards, statutes and rules, in addition to information about for Academy members about licensure discussions, joining office hours and contacting staff for additional questions.
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Therapeutic Diet Orders

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules authorize the participation of RDNs in the issuance of therapeutic diet orders in hospitals and long term care if consistent with state laws and facility policy.
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Dietitian Licensure Compact

The Academy was selected through a competitive grant process for the DOD funding to work with the Council of State Governments' National Center for Interstate Compacts on an interstate licensure compact for the nutrition and dietetics profession.
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