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New Hampshire Statutes

Medical nutrition therapy is a medical treatment. Like other non-physician practitioners providing medical treatments, registered dietitian nutritionists generally can practice MNT because of licensure and certification laws, which provide authority for RDNs to provide this medical service. It is with this understanding that the Academy strongly recommends — unless there is an applicable exception or exemption or a state does not provide for licensure or certification requirements — practitioners hold licensure or certification in all states where the practitioner's clients or patients are located when services are provided.

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Licensure (or Certification) by Endorsement of RDN Credential/Exemptions


Licensure (or Certification) by Reciprocity or Endorsement of Another License

326-H:13 Reciprocity. – The board may, in its discretion, grant a license under this chapter to an individual certified or licensed in another state if it determines that the requirements or standards for certification or licensure in that state are equivalent to, or greater than, those established by this chapter.

Temporary/Provisional Licensure (or Certification)



326-H:4 Exceptions. –

I. This chapter shall not apply to a dietitian who is:

(a) Serving in the armed forces of the United States;

(b) Engaged in a state or federally funded public health program;

(c) Employed by the Veterans Administration, provided such dietetic activities are related to such service or employment; or

(d) Licensed, certified, or registered under other laws of this state who is performing services within his or her authorized scope of practice.

II. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to restrict, prevent, or otherwise interfere with a person who does not hold himself or herself out as a licensed dietitian from providing advice, counseling or assessments in matters of food, diet or nutrition; or from marketing or distributing food products, including dietary supplements as defined by the federal Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act; or from providing explanations to or communicating with customers with regard to the uses of such products.

Updated August 2023

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