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Scope of Practice

What can a Dietitian do?

The statutory definition of "dietetics practice” means the integration and application of principles derived from the sciences of nutrition, biochemistry, food, management, physiology and behavioral and social sciences to achieve and maintain the health of people through:
  • Assessing the nutritional needs of clients 
  • Establishing priorities, goals and objectives that meet nutritional needs of clients 
  • Advising and assisting individuals or groups on appropriate nutritional intake by integrating information from a nutritional assessment with information on food and other sources of nutrients and meal preparation 
  • Evaluating and making changes in food, diets and nutrition services, maintaining appropriate standards of nutritional quality in food and maintaining appropriate standards of nutrition services
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Step-by-Step Process

To more effectively and efficiently respond to stakeholder questions, the Oregon Health Licensing Agency has developed a step-by-step process.  Below are documents to assist stakeholders in requesting clarification regarding licensing and regulatory issues.
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Issue Responses

There are currently no issue responses for the Board of Licensed Dietitians.

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For more information, please contact an HLO policy analyst at 503-378-8667 or at hlo.info@state.or.us.

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