(d) Identify and evaluate nutrition-related goals and outcomes for each 13
nutrition-related problem diagnosed under par. (b) and monitor and modify, as 14
necessary, the interventions developed under par. (c).
"Practice of dietetic nutrition care services" includes each of the following:
(a) Dietetic nutrition therapy.
(b) The nutrition care process.
"Registration commission" means the commission on dietetic registration 19
of the American Dietetic Association or its successor.
21448.71 License required.
Except as provided in s. 448.72, no individual may 22
engage in the practice of dietetic nutrition care services unless the individual is 23
licensed under this subchapter.
AB440-ASA1, s. 24
448.72 (intro.) and (1) (intro.) of the statutes are consolidated, 25
renumbered 448.72 (intro.) and amended to read:
This No license is required under this 2
subchapter does not do any of the following: (1) (intro.) Require a certificate under
for any of the following:
AB440-ASA1, s. 26
448.72 (1) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 448.72 (9) and 6
amended to read:
A person pursuing a supervised course of study, including
8internships, leading to a degree or certificate student enrolled
dietetics from an 9educational program that is
accredited educational program or an educational
by the affiliated credentialing board accreditation commission if
11the student's enrollment is for the purpose of meeting eligibility requirements to take
12the examination for dietitians established by the registration commission
AB440-ASA1, s. 28
448.72 (1) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 448.72 (10) and 15
amended to read:
A dietitian nutritionist
who is serving in the U.S. armed forces, as 17
defined in s. 40.02 (57m), or in the commissioned corps of the federal public health 18
service or is employed by the U.S. veterans administration, and who is engaged in 19
the practice of dietetics dietetic nutrition care services
as part of that service or 20
AB440-ASA1, s. 31
448.72 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 448.76 (3) and amended 24
448.76 (3) Prohibit an An
individual described in sub. (1) (e) from using
2448.72 (10) may use
the title "dietitian nutritionist
" or any letters or designation that 3
represents or may tend to represent the individual as a dietitian
, if the 4
or designation is used only in the course of the individual's service or 5
AB440-ASA1, s. 32
448.72 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 448.76 (4) and amended 7
448.76 (4) Prohibit an An
individual who is registered as a dietitian with the 9registration
commission on dietetic registration of the American Dietetic Association 10from using may use
the title "
"registered dietitian" or the initials, "R.D."
AB440-ASA1, s. 33
448.72 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 448.76 (5) and amended 12
448.76 (5) Prohibit an An
individual who is registered as a dietetic technician 14
with the registration
commission on dietetic registration of the American Dietetic
15Association from using may use
the title "dietetic technician" or,"
"dietetic technician 16registered" registered," or the initials, "D.T.R."
AB440-ASA1, s. 34
448.72 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 448.76 (6) and amended 18
448.76 (6) Prohibit an An
individual from using may use
the title "dietitian",,"
"licensed dietitian" or," "licensed dietitian nutritionist," 21
"certified dietitian"," or certified dietitian nutritionist"
if the person individual
licensed or certified as a dietitian or dietitian nutritionist
under the laws of another 23
state which has licensure or certification requirements that the affiliated 24
credentialing board determines to be substantially equivalent to the requirements 25
under s. 448.78.
An individual who is lawfully practicing within the scope of a license 3
or certificate granted under subch. XII of ch. 440, chs. 441, 446, or 447, subchs. I to 4
IV, VI, and VII of ch. 448, or chs. 449 to 451.
A retailer that sells food, food materials, dietary supplements, and 7
other goods at the retailer's establishment or a similar establishment and that 8
furnishes oral or written general nonmedical nutrition information related to the 9
sale, marketing, and distribution of the food, food materials, dietary supplements, 10
or other goods.
(a) An individual who provides weight control services to a client 13
or group of clients through a program of instruction that has been reviewed and 14
approved in writing by one of the following:
1. An individual licensed under this subchapter.
2. A physician as defined in s. 448.01 (5).
3. An individual who is licensed or certified as a dietitian or dietitian 18
nutritionist under the laws of another state that has licensure or certification 19
requirements that the affiliated credentialing board determines to be substantially 20
equivalent to the licensure requirements under s. 448.78.
4. An individual who is registered as a dietitian with the registration 22
(b) An individual who provides weight control services as provided under par. 24
(a) may not initiate changes to the program of instruction until the changes have
been reviewed and approved in writing by an individual who is authorized to review 2
and approve a program of instruction under par. (a).
An individual practicing under the disciplines, tenets, or traditions 5
of a recognized religious organization and providing information and services to 6
other individuals who are adherents to or members of the same recognized religious 7
organization if the individual provides to the other individuals a written disclosure 8
that contains the information required under s. 448.865 (1) (b) 2.
AB440-ASA1, s. 39
448.74 (intro.) and (2) of the statutes are consolidated, 10
renumbered 448.74 and amended to read:
11448.74 Duties of affiliated credentialing board.
The affiliated 12
credentialing board shall promulgate rules that do all of the following: (2) Establish
13a code of ethics establish by rule standards of practice
to govern the professional 14
conduct of certified dietitians an individual licensed as a dietitian nutritionist,
15including a code of ethics, and may promulgate rules necessary for the
16administration and enforcement of this subchapter
AB440-ASA1, s. 41
448.76 of the statutes is renumbered 448.76 (1) and amended to 19
Except as provided in s. 448.72 (1) (e) and (2) subs. (3)
to (6), a person 21(7), an individual
who is not a certified licensed as a
may not 22
designate himself or herself as a dietitian, claim to provide dietetic services 23nutritionist; use or assume the title "dietitian," "certified dietitian," "licensed
24dietitian," "certified nutritionist," "licensed nutritionist," "dietitian nutritionist,"
25"certified dietitian nutritionist," or "licensed dietitian nutritionist"; append to the
1individual's name the letters "L.D.," "L.N.," or "L.D.N.";
or use any title or initials 2
that represent or may tend to represent the person
as certified or licensed 3
as a dietitian nutritionist
or as certified or licensed in a nutrition-related field.
An individual with a temporary license under s. 448.80 shall use the 6
title "registry eligible dietitian," which title shall not be abbreviated or capitalized.
8448.78 Certification of dietitians Licensure as a dietitian nutritionist. 9
(intro.) The affiliated credentialing board shall grant a certificate license
as a 10
to an individual who does all of the following:
Submits an application for the certificate license
to the department 13
on a form provided by the department.
(a) Received Possesses
a bachelor's, master's,
or doctoral degree in
16human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics or food systems
17management from a program at granted by
a United States regionally accredited 18
college or university that is regionally accredited, as determined by the affiliated
19credentialing board, and that is located in a state or territory of the United States 20and successfully completes a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the
(b) Received Possesses
a bachelor's, master's,
or doctoral degree in
24human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics or food systems
25management from a program at granted by
a college or university that is not located
in a state or territory of
the United States if an independent agency approved by
the 2affiliated credentialing board determines registration commission has determined 3
that the program degree
is substantially equivalent to a program degree described 4
under par. (a).
AB440-ASA1, s. 48
448.78 (4) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 448.78 (4) and 7
amended to read:
Submits evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board 9
that he or she has completed a supervised practice program accredited by the
10accreditation commission with
at least 900 supervised practice
hours of dietetics
11practice in any state or territory of the United States under the supervision of any
12of the following:.
AB440-ASA1, s. 49
448.78 (4) (a), (b) and (c) of the statutes are repealed.
Passes the registration examination for dietitians established by the 16registration
commission on dietetic registration of the American dietetic association,
17or passes an equivalent examination approved by the affiliated credentialing board,
18and held under s. 448.84, to determine fitness to practice dietetics
20448.80 Temporary certificate license.
Upon application and payment of 21
the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6), the affiliated credentialing board may grant a 22
temporary dietitian certificate license
to an individual who satisfies the 23
requirements under s. 448.78 (1) to (4) and has submitted an application to take the
24next available examination under s. 448.84 submits a letter from the registration
25commission verifying registration eligibility status
. A temporary
granted under this section is valid for a period designated by the affiliated 2
credentialing board, not to exceed 9 6
months, and may be renewed once by the 3
affiliated credentialing board.
AB440-ASA1, s. 52
448.82 of the statutes is renumbered 448.82 (intro.) and amended 5
6448.82 Reciprocal certificate license.
(intro.) Upon application and 7
payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the affiliated credentialing board shall 8
grant a dietitian certificate license
to an the following:
individual who holds a similar
certificate or license in issued by
state or territory of the United States if the affiliated credentialing board determines 11
that the requirements for receiving the certificate or license
in the other state or 12
territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 448.78.
An individual who is registered with the registration commission.
The affiliated credentialing board shall conduct or arrange contract 17
for administration of
examinations for dietitian
certification nutritionist licensure 18
at least semiannually and
at times and places determined by the affiliated
19credentialing board, locations within this state
and shall provide public notice of 20
each examination at least 90 days before the date of the examination.
Examinations held under sub. (1) shall consist of written or oral 23
tests, or both, requiring applicants to demonstrate minimum competency in subjects 24
substantially related to the practice of dietetics
dietetic nutrition care services
AB440-ASA1, s. 56
448.86 (title) and (1) of the statutes are amended to read:
(title) Issuance of certificate license; expiration and renewal. 2(1)
The department shall issue a certificate license
to each individual who is certified 3licensed
under this subchapter.
The renewal dates for certificates licenses
granted under this 6
subchapter, other than temporary certificates licenses
granted under s. 448.80, are 7
specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a). Renewal applications shall be submitted to the 8
department on a form provided by the department and shall include the renewal fee 9
determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
An applicant for renewal of a license granted under this subchapter 12
shall provide to the department proof of satisfactory completion of at least the 13
minimum continuing professional education credits required by the registration 14
commission and shall submit one of the following:
(a) Proof of valid registration with the registration commission.
(b) Verification from the registration commission that the applicant has 17
completed and accurately reported at least the minimum continuing professional 18
education credits required by the commission.
20448.865 Disclosure required to provide certain services. (1)
individual who is neither licensed under this subchapter nor exempt from licensure 22
under s. 448.72 may provide general nonmedical nutrition information and other 23
information or services related to nutrition to a client or group of clients for 24
compensation, direct or indirect, or in the expectation of compensation, if the 25
individual complies with all of the following:
(a) The individual does not engage in the practice of dietetic nutrition care 2
(b) The individual provides to the client or group of clients a written disclosure 4
that contains the following information:
1. The name, professional title, business address, and business telephone 6
number of the individual.
2. A statement that the individual is not licensed as a dietitian nutritionist in 8
this state and cannot provide dietetic nutrition therapy.
3. A statement that the individual may not provide a medical diagnosis or 10
recommend that the client or group of clients discontinue medically prescribed 11
(c) The individual clearly posts in the individual's place of business a copy of 13
the written disclosure under par. (b).
(d) Prior to providing services to a client or group of clients, the individual 15
obtains from each client a signed and dated statement on which the client confirms 16
receiving and reading the disclosure required under par. (b). The individual shall 17
maintain the signed statement in the client's file for 7 years after the client has 18
ceased being a client of the individual.
An individual who provides information and services to other individuals 20
under s. 448.72 (12) shall provide to the other individuals a written disclosure that 21
contains the information required under sub. (1) (b) 2.
AB440-ASA1, s. 60
448.87 (2) (intro.) and (a) of the statutes are amended to read: