Kansas licenses only dietitians under an exclusive scope of practice model. Only a licensed dietitian can provide therapeutic nutrition care including: assessment, goal setting, counseling, or advice or use the titles “dietitian”, “licensed dietitian” or the abbreviation “LD”. This law does not apply to licensed healing arts practitioners or those providing therapeutic nutrition care as part of a religious or spiritual practice.
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Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
- Academic: Bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college institution with a major course of study in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics or food service management approved by the secretary as meeting the standards for approval of such course of study.
- Experience: Completion of a planned, continuous program of dietetic experience approved by the secretary of at least 900 clock hours under the supervision of a licensed dietitian.
- Examination: The Registered Dietitian (RD) examination established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), or another examination approved by the Secretary
Disclaimer: This is a preliminary interpretation of language of state statutes and regulations, and cannot substitute for legal counsel.