Mississippi licenses only dietitians under an exclusive scope of practice model. An individual must complete requirements aligned with the Registered Dietitian pathway in order to qualify for licensure. Only a licensed dietitian can provide any form of nutrition care. This law does not licensed health care providers with a scope of practice in nutrition. Only licensed individuals may use the titles "dietitian," "nutritionist," "LD," "LN," "or any other facsimile thereof".

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Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
  • Academic: Evidence of current registration as a Registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Experience: Evidence of current registration as a registered dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Examination: The Registered Dietitian (RD) examination established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Disclaimer: This is a preliminary interpretation of language of state statutes and regulations, and cannot substitute for legal counsel.