4759.02 Unlicensed practice.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in this section or in section 4759.10 of the Revised Code, no person shall practice, offer to practice, or hold himself forth to practice dietetics unless he has been licensed under section 4759.06 of the Revised Code.

(B) Except for a licensed dietitian holding an inactive license who does not practice or offer to practice dietetics, or a person licensed under section 4759.06 of the Revised Code, or as otherwise provided in this section or in section 4759.10 of the Revised Code:

(1) No person shall use the title "dietitian"; and

(2) No person except for a person licensed under Chapters 4701. to 4755. of the Revised Code, when acting within the scope of their practice, shall use any other title, designation, words, letters, abbreviation, or insignia or combination of any title, designation, words, letters, abbreviation, or insignia tending to indicate that the person is practicing dietetics.

(C) Notwithstanding division (B) of this section, a person who is a dietitian registered by the commission on dietetic registration and who does not violate division (A) of this section may use the designation "registered dietitian" and the abbreviation "R.D."

(D) Division (A) of this section does not apply to:

(1) A student enrolled in an academic program that is in compliance with division (A)(5) of section 4759.06 of the Revised Code who is engaging in the practice of dietetics under the supervision of a dietitian licensed under section 4759.06 of the Revised Code or a dietitian registered by the commission on dietetic registration, as part of the academic program;

(2) A person participating in the pre-professional experience required by division (A)(6) of section 4759.06 of the Revised Code;

(3) A person holding a limited permit under division (F) of section 4759.06 of the Revised Code.

(E) Divisions (A) and (B) of this section do not apply to a person who performs no more than fifteen days of dietetic practice in the state and who meets at least one of the following requirements:

(1) The Ohio board of dietetics determines that he is licensed in another state with licensure requirements equivalent to or more stringent than those set forth in this chapter;

(2) He is a dietitian registered by the commission on dietetic registration and resides in another state that either has no dietitian licensure requirements or has licensure requirements less stringent than those set forth in this chapter.

Effective Date: 07-01-1993