IRT Purposes and Processes

  • Access: Access to the IRT's data will be limited to a small group of specifically-designated staff from the Academy's Policy Initiatives and Advocacy and Web Development teams with content shared as needed with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the Academy's Ethics Committee.
  • Collection: The IRT is not intended to collect submissions of Protected Health Information that would trigger federal HIPAA privacy protections. The tool includes a link for users who submitted a report of harm associated with an RDN or NDTR credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to submit an ethics complaint as part of the Academy's commitment to maintaining high standards of practice through a strong system of self-regulation.
  • Storing: Information will be stored in compliance with the Academy's data retention policy.
  • Reporting: Information reported to the Incident Reporting Tool can be shared as appropriate with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or state licensing boards to ensure compliance with professional standards and providers' legal and ethical obligations or evidence the continuing need for licensure laws' public protections.