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Michigan Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
Public Act 333 of 2006 was officially recognized by the Secretary of State's office on August 15, 2006. This amends the Public Health Code to provide for the licensure of dietitians and nutritionists. This bill takes effect, officially, on July 1, 2007.
The regulation of any health professional is intended to ensure the general public that the people who are identified as a specific type of health professional are qualified to practice. Even when a profession has been working in the health care industry for a number of years without regulation, establishing requirements for licensure are setting the stage for the future of the profession. The passage of legislation requiring regulation of a profession is only the first step.
The Governor has now appointed the Dietetics and Nutrition Board which consists of five dietitians or nutritionists and two public members.
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, in consultation with the Board, will develop administrative rules that establish the minimum standards for licensure. The development of rules is a detailed and lengthy process. The rules must identify the standards by which all applications are evaluated. The proposed rules will be available at this website as soon as they become available for review by the administrative agencies prior to the required public hearing.
Applications for licensure and the actual issuance of licenses can not begin until the rules have been developed and formally approved. This process can take 12-18 months. Periodic updates will be made to this website as the program progresses.
If you wish to receive an application for licensure, you can submit your name and address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. We anticipate distributing applications to those on our list in late 2012.
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