4759.06 License qualifications.

(A) The Ohio board of dietetics shall issue or renew a license to practice dietetics to an applicant who:

(1) Has satisfactorily completed an application for licensure in accordance with division (A) of section 4759.05 of the Revised Code;

(2) Has paid the fee required under division (A) of section 4759.08 of the Revised Code;

(3) Is a resident of the state or performs or plans to perform dietetic services within the state;

(4) Is of good moral character;

(5) Has received a baccalaureate or higher degree from an institution of higher education that is approved by the board or a regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the council on postsecondary accreditation, and has completed a program consistent with the academic standards for dietitians established by the academy of nutrition and dietetics;

(6) Has successfully completed a pre-professional dietetic experience approved by the academy of nutrition and dietetics, or experience approved by the board under division (A)(3) of section 4759.05 of the Revised Code;

(7) Has passed the examination approved by the board under division (A)(1) of section 4759.05 of the Revised Code;

(8) Is an applicant for renewal of a license, and has fulfilled the continuing education requirements adopted under division (A)(6) of section 4759.05 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board shall waive the requirements of divisions (A)(5), (6), and (7) of this section and any rules adopted under division (A)(7) of section 4759.05 of the Revised Code if the applicant presents satisfactory evidence to the board of current registration as a registered dietitian with the commission on dietetic registration.

(C) The board shall waive the requirements of division (A)(7) of this section if the application for renewal is made within two years after the date of license expiration.

(D) The board may waive the requirements of division (A)(5), (6), or (7) of this section or any rules adopted under division (A)(7) of section 4759.05 of the Revised Code, if the applicant presents satisfactory evidence of education, experience, or passing an examination in another state or a foreign country, that the board considers the equivalent of the requirements stated in those divisions or rules.

(E) The board shall issue an initial license to practice dietetics to an applicant who meets the requirements of division (A) of this section. An initial license shall be valid from the date of issuance through the thirtieth day of June following issuance of the license. Each subsequent license shall be valid from the first day of July through the thirtieth day of June. The board shall renew the license of an applicant who is licensed to practice dietetics and who meets the continuing education requirements of division (A)(6) of section 4759.05 of the Revised Code. The renewal shall be pursuant to the standard renewal procedure of sections 4745.01 to 4745.03 of the Revised Code.

(F) The board may grant a limited permit to a person who has completed the education and pre-professional requirements of divisions (A)(5) and (6) of this section and who presents evidence to the board of having applied to take the examination approved by the board under division (A)(1) of section 4759.05 of the Revised Code. A person holding a limited permit who has failed the examination shall practice only under the direct supervision of a licensed dietitian.

(G) A licensed dietitian may place the license in inactive status.

Cite as R.C. § 4759.06

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.

Effective Date: 09-29-1999