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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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Why Licensure

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 boards, statutes and rules, in addition to information about the type of nature of dietetics regulation in each state.
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Teleheath and Licensure

Registered dietitian nutritionists looking to relocate, practice telehealth or otherwise practice dietetics and nutrition or provide medical nutrition therapy to individuals in another state should be aware of certain legal implications.
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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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