mission of the Ohio Board of Dietetics is to effectively protect
the public by regulating the practice of dietetics through licensure,
and by fairly and consistently enforcing the laws and rules governing
Board accomplishes its mission as follows:
standards of professional responsibility and practice for
Ohio dietitians: The Board may impose disciplinary actions
on licensees who fail to maintain these standards and may
result in the revocation of the privilege to practice.
licenses and permits: Board staff review all applicants
to determine compliance with minimal qualifications as specified
in Chapter 4759.06 ORC. Upon recognition of this compliance,
the Board may issue a license or permit to practice.
complaints and determines disciplinary action: The Board
has statutory authority to receive, review and investigate
complaints concerning its licensees. Licensing of dietitians
in Ohio is mandatory and anyone practicing dietetics, as defined
in the law, must be licensed. Pursuant to Section 4759.09
of the Ohio Revised Code, the Board may provide a hearing
to those allegedly practicing without an Ohio license.
of minimal competency examination: Requirements for Ohio
dietitians require an individual applying for an Ohio license
to pass a Board approved examination. The Board has recognized
and approved a dietitian licensure examination offered by
the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
education: Licensees are required to complete continuing
education in order to remain current and competent in the
practice as a result of continual changes in the provision
of health care.
duties: In addition, the Board is also required to manage
a database on all licenses of the Board and make inquiries
regarding the legal status of its licensees accessible to
the public. The Board holds meetings to establish policies
and perform other functions to accomplish the agency’s mission.
Director/Executive Secretary is the chief administrative officer
of the Board and responsible to the Board for the daily activities
of its staff. The Director serves as official spokesperson for
dietitian licensure law is a mandatory law, requiring all
persons who practice dietetics in Ohio as defined in Chapter 4759
of the Ohio Revised Code to be licensed. Sec.4759.01(A) "The
practice of dietetics" means any of the following:
assessment to determine nutritional needs and to recommend
appropriate nutritional intake, including enteral and parenteral
counseling or education as components of preventive, curative
and restorative health care;
administration, evaluation and consultation regarding nutritional