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§5-64-12  Exemptions. –

Published: 2015

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The Licensed Dietitian

SECTION 5-64-12

   § 5-64-12  Exemptions. –

This chapter shall not be construed as preventing or restricting the practice,

services, or activities of:

   (1) Any person who does not call himself or herself a

dietitian/nutritionist from furnishing nutritional information to customers or

any consumer as to the use of foods, food products, or dietary supplements in

connection with the marketing and distribution of those products; or to the

general public for educational purposes and any person who provides a weight

loss program and/or health maintenance counseling as long as the persons do not

engage in nutrition counseling for the management of disease, and do not hold

themselves out to be dietitians/nutritionists.

   (2) A person licensed or certified in this state under any

other law from engaging in the profession or occupation for which the person is

licensed or certified and any person holding a doctoral degree from an

accredited institution in nutrition or a related field as determined by the

board; and any person with a bachelor's degree in home economics from

furnishing nutrition information incidental to the practice of his or her


   (3) A person employed as a dietitian/nutritionist by the

government of the United States or the state or by a participating local agency

of the special supplemental food program for women, infants and children, if

the person practices solely under direction or control of the organization by

which the person is employed.

   (4) A student enrolled in a board approved academic program

in dietetics/nutrition.

   (5) Family members, friends, or acquaintances who provide

gratuitous nutrition advice as long as the advisor does not hold himself or

herself out to be a dietitian/nutritionist.

   (6) Not-for-profit health-related agencies, as described in

26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3), which provide nutrition information in the normal

course of doing business.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1988, ch. 643, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 385, § 1.)