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Board of Dietetic Practice

About the Board of Dietetic Practice

Welcome to the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice. The Board operates under the Maryland Dietitians and Licensed Nutritionists Act, Health Occupations Article, Title 5, Annotated Code of Maryland. The State Board of Dietetic Practice (the "Board") is the licensing authority of dietitians and nutritionists in the State of Maryland. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of dietetics in Maryland by licensing qualified dietitians and nutritionists, establishing fees, maintaining a current roster of all licensees, promulgating regulations for the practice of dietetics, verification of credentials, issuance of licenses, establish requirements for and verification of completion of continuing education, investigation of complaints based on alleged violations of regulations and statutes, formal and informal disciplining of licensees, create committees as deemed appropriate to advise the Board, and submit an annual report to the Governor and Secretary.

Mission

The Mission of the Board of Dietetic Practice is to protect the citizens of Maryland and to promote quality health care in the field of dietetics by licensing and certifying dietitians and nutritionists, setting standards for the practice of dietetics through regulations and legislation, and receiving and resolving complaints from the public regarding dietitians and nutritionists.

Hot Topic

House Bill 304 and Senate Bill 379

State Acupuncture Board and State Board of Dietetic Practice – Action and Penalties for Violations of Practice Acts, have been introduced during the 2014 Session of the Maryland General Assembly. These bills would authorize the Board to issue cease and desist letters for unauthorized practice and misrepresentation as a licensee and to assess a maximum civil fine of $50,000 for unauthorized practice. You may track these bills via the Maryland General Assembly’s website at: www.mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga.