SB 0363 Requires licensure for Clinical Nutritionists
LR Number:S1290.01I Fiscal Note:1290-01
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:02/02/99 - Referred S Public Health & Welfare Committee Journal page:S170
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 363 - This act establishes the "Clinical Nutritionist Practice Act" and a committee to advise the Division of Professional Registration. After July 1, 2000, all persons using the title certified clinical nutritionist (CCN) must be certified. Applicants for certification must be at least 21 years old and shall provide evidence of the appropriate education, training, and passage of an examination. Prior to July 1, 2000, a person may apply for licensure without examination or satisfaction of the other requirements if approved by the committee.

Applications for certification must be submitted in writing. Failure to provide the correct information or pay the fee for licensure will result in a revocation of the license. Fees will be credited to the "Clinical Nutritionist Fund." Certificates will be issued to CCNs who have valid current certificates to practice in other jurisdictions. The Division may refuse to issue or renew certificates and applicants will be notified in writing of the reasons for refusal. Complaints may be filed by the Division if an applicant misrepresents him or herself to obtain a certificate. The Division may recommend prosecution for certain violations.