Nebraska licenses only dietitians as "licensed medical nutrition therapists" under an exclusive scope of practice model. Only a licensed medical nutrition therapist can provide nutrition care including: assessment, goal setting, counseling, or advice. If licensed, you must practice under the consultation of a Nebraska state licensed physician. There is an exemption for general nutrition serivces as defined in statute.
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Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
- Academic: A bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major course of study in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics, or an equivalent major course of study approved by the Board; or a master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major course of study in human nutrition, nutrition and education, food and nutrition, or public health nutrition or an equivalent major course of study approved by the Board; or a master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major course of study in clinical nutrition with no less than a combined 200 hours of biochemistry and physiology and no less than 75 hours in human nutrition.
- Experience: Satisfactory completion of a supervised clinical experience of at least 900 hours approved by the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health and Human Services. The experience must be in human nutrition, food and nutrition, or dietetics under the supervision of an individual meeting the qualifications of a medical nutrition therapist.
- 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.