SB 0846 Modifies licensing of dietitians
LR Number:3001S.01I Fiscal Note:3001-01
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections
Last Action:02/10/04 - Voted Do Pass S Financial & Governmental Org., Journal page:
Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SB 846 - This act modifies provisions relating to the licensing of dietitians. Definitions for "dietetics practice" and "registered dietitian" are created. The State Committee of Dietitians is placed within the division of professional registration. The Committee shall assist the division in carrying out the provisions of the Dieticians Practice Act and shall approve the licensing examination.

Any person holding themselves out as a dietitian or practices or offers to practice as a dietitian shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Certain persons are exempted from the licensure requirements of this act provided they do not hold themselves out as a dietitian.

Licensees are allowed to let their license lapse or be put on inactive status, provided the licensee does not practice during the time the license is lapsed or inactive. The act creates requirements for maintaining an inactive license and for reinstating a lapsed license. A person practicing with a lapsed or inactive license shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

This act is identical to SB 415 (2003).