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The Ohio Board of Dietetics is pleased to report the Board’s actions to meet the recommendations provided in the Valuing Ohio Veterans, Executive Order 2013-05K Recommendations Report.

Recommendation 1. Adopt rules to evaluate military education, training and experience. Action Item: All state departments, boards and commissions shall adopt rules to evaluate military education, training and experience and create a cross walk table that maps military occupations, training or experience to occupational licenses or certifications, and post the information on their website by June 30, 2014.

  • In 2013, the Board took action to create and implement administrative rules to recognize military training and experience as it relates to the dietetics profession. These rules were effective June 30, 2014. See Rule 4759-4-12 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).
  • The Board adopted rules effective June 30, 2014, waiving the jurisprudence requirement for military members called to active duty. See Rule 4759-4-12, OAC.

Recommendation 2. Adopt rules that strengthen and support current laws benefiting veterans and spouses. Action Item: All state departments, boards and commissions shall adopt rules that strengthen and support current laws benefiting veterans, service members and spouses and post the information on their website by June 30, 2014.

  • The Board adopted rules effective June 30, 2014 to make available the temporary license for a military spouse and to waive the pro-rated initial license fee for the military member.

Recommendation 3. Ensure GI Bill benefits eligibility. Action Item: All state departments, boards and commissions shall apply for GI Bill eligibility for their license and certificate testing fees through the Veterans Educational Programs at the Department of Veteran Services by June 30, 2014.

  • Since the Board of Dietetics does not administer an exam, it was verified through the credentialing organization The Commission on Dietetic Registration that following examination is on the Department of Veterans Affairs qualified list of non-federal government licensure and certification examinations allowing eligible veterans and their dependents to be reimbursed for the cost of test:
    • Registration Exam for Dietitians

Recommendation 4. Explore waiving or discounting licensure fees. Action Item: All state departments, boards and commissions shall research the feasibility of offering license and certification fee discounts or waivers for individuals currently serving in the military and report findings and progress to the Department of Veterans Services by June 30, 2014.

  • See information under Recommendation 2 regarding fee waivers implemented by the Board.

Recommendation 5. Establish formal processes to expedite and prioritize licensing for veterans and spouses. Action Item: All state departments, boards and commissions shall establish formal processes to expedite and prioritize licensing and certification for veterans and spouses and report findings and progress to the Department of Veterans Services by June 30, 2014.

  • Effective June 30, 2014, the board implemented 4759-4-12, ORC to expedite and prioritize veterans and military members licensure applications by processing applications in 1-2 business days.

Recommendation 6. Standardize the definition of a veteran. Action Item: All state departments, boards and commissions shall adopt the recommended definition of a veteran by June 30, 2014.

  • Effective June 30, 2014, the Board included the definition of “veteran” as defined in HB 488 (introduced March 18, 2014) in Rule 4759-4-12, OAC.

Recommendation 7. Develop marketing and outreach information specifically targeted to veteran and spouses. Action Item: All state departments, boards and commissions shall develop marketing and outreach information specifically targeted to veterans and spouses and distribute or post the information on their website by June 30, 2014.


http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4759-4-12

http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4759-4-13

 
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