Dietitians and nutritionists; requirements for licensure by Board of Health Professions. (HB1056)

Introduced By

Del. Jack Reid (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health professions; licensure of dietitians and nutritionists. Requires dietitians and nutritionists to be licensed by the Board of Health Professions. The bill establishes criteria for licensure that includes (i) a four-year bachelor of science degree, or master's degree when the bachelor's degree was not nutrition related, in human nutrition, dietetics, nutrition education, public health nutrition, nutrition research, nutritional biochemistry, foods and nutrition with a concentration in dietetics, or kinesiology/exercise science where the primary concentration of studies involves biochemistry, nutrition, or physiology; (ii) a completed board-approved work experience or program; and (iii) a successfully passed board-approved examination. The Board of Health Professions must (i) review applications for licensure, (ii) require the submission of an official college transcript; (iii) establish a Code of Ethics; and (iv) require 30 hours of continuing education credit every two years as a condition of renewal of licenses. Additionally, the bill establishes an Advisory Board on Dietitians and Nutritionists to assist the Board of Health Professions regarding the qualifications, examination, and regulation of licensed dietitians and nutritionists. The Advisory Board expires on July 1, 2009. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060973488
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/07/2006Continued to 2007 in Health, Welfare and Institutions