Chapter 691 — Dietitians

 

2013 EDITION

 

 

DIETITIANS

 

OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

691.405     Definitions for ORS 691.405 to 691.485

 

LICENSING

 

691.415     License required

 

691.435     Licensing requirements; examination

 

691.445     Licensing without examination based on prior practice or licensure in other state

 

691.465     License renewal; rules

 

HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE

 

691.475     Duties of Health Licensing Office; rules

 

691.477     Discipline

 

BOARD

 

691.485     Board of Licensed Dietitians

 

691.010 [Repealed by 1967 c.587 §1 (subsections (1) to (5) and (8) to (13) of 691.011 enacted in lieu of 691.010)]

 

      691.011 [Subsections (1) to (5) and (8) to (13) enacted as 1967 c.587 §2 (enacted in lieu of 691.010); subsections (6) and (7) enacted as 1967 c.355 §4; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.020 [Amended by 1967 c.355 §2; 1967 c.587 §§3, 58; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.030 [Repealed by 1967 c.587 §11 (691.055 enacted in lieu of 691.030)]

 

      691.040 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §4; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.045 [1967 c.355 §5; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.050 [Amended by 1961 c.386 §1; repealed by 1967 c.587 §11 (691.055 enacted in lieu of 691.050)]

 

      691.052 [1967 c.587 §5; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.055 [1967 c.587 §12 (enacted in lieu of 691.030, 691.050 and 691.080); 1975 c.465 §1; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.060 [Amended by 1953 c.231 §4; 1967 c.587 §15; 1971 c.762 §1; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.070 [Repealed by 1967 c.587 §13 (691.071 enacted in lieu of 691.070)]

 

      691.071 [1967 c.587 §14 (enacted in lieu of 691.070); 1973 c.832 §42; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.080 [Repealed by 1967 c.587 §11 (691.055 enacted in lieu of 691.080)]

 

      691.085 [1967 c.587 §50; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.090 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §16; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.100 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §17; 1975 c.465 §2; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.105 [1955 c.155 §2; 1967 c.587 §18; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.110 [Amended by 1957 c.194 §1; 1967 c.587 §28; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.120 [Amended by 1953 c.231 §4; 1955 c.155 §3; 1961 c.102 §1; 1967 c.587 §6; 1973 c.832 §43; 1977 c.873 §10; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.130 [Amended by 1961 c.386 §2; 1967 c.587 §39; 1971 c.762 §3; 1973 c.832 §44; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.140 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §41; repealed by 1971 c.734 §21]

 

      691.145 [1971 c.734 §148; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.150 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §42; repealed by 1971 c.734 §21]

 

      691.160 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §9; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.170 [Amended by 1953 c.231 §4; 1967 c.587 §10; 1971 c.762 §4; repealed 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.180 [Amended by 1953 c.231 §4; 1955 c.155 §4; 1959 c.29 §1; 1963 c.52 §2; 1967 c.18 §2; 1967 c.587 §7; renumbered 691.300]

 

      691.190 [1967 c.587 §30 (691.190 enacted in lieu of 691.220); 1971 c.762 §5; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.195 [1967 c.587 §31 (enacted in lieu of 691.220); repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.200 [1967 c.587 §32 (enacted in lieu of 691.220); repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.205 [1967 c.587 §33 (enacted in lieu of 691.220); repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.210 [Repealed by 1967 c.587 §57]

 

      691.215 [1967 c.587 §34 (enacted in lieu of 691.220); repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.220 [Amended by 1955 c.155 §5; 1961 c.386 §3; repealed by 1967 c.587 §29 (691.190 to 691.215, 691.235 and 691.245 enacted in lieu of 691.220)]

 

      691.225 [1961 c.386 §5; 1965 c.184 §1; repealed by 1967 c.587 §37 (691.226 enacted in lieu of 691.225)]

 

      691.226 [1967 c.587 §38 (enacted in lieu of 691.225); repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.230 [Amended by 1953 c.272 §1; 1961 c.386 §6; 1967 c.587 §40; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.235 [1967 c.587 §35 (enacted in lieu of 691.220); 1971 c.762 §6; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.240 [Amended by 1955 c.155 §6; 1967 c.452 §1; repealed by 1967 c.452 §11 and 1967 c.587 §57]

 

      691.245 [1967 c.587 §36 (enacted in lieu of 691.220); 1975 c.465 §3; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.248 [1973 c.832 §46; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.250 [Amended by 1957 c.406 §1; 1961 c.42 §1; 1967 c.452 §2; repealed by 1967 c.452 §11 and 1967 c.587 §24]

 

      691.252 [1967 c.452 §7; 1967 c.587 §19; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.260 [Amended by 1957 c.406 §2; 1961 c.42 §2; 1967 c.452 §3; repealed by 1967 c.452 §11 and 1967 c.587 §22 (691.261 enacted in lieu of 691.260)]

 

      691.261 [1967 c.452 §8; 1967 c.587 §23 (enacted in lieu of 691.260); repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.270 [Repealed by 1967 c.587 §20 (691.271 enacted in lieu of 691.270)]

 

      691.271 [1967 c.587 §21 (enacted in lieu of 691.270); repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.275 [1957 c.406 §3; 1961 c.42 §3; repealed by 1967 c.587 §26 (691.276 enacted in lieu of 691.275)]

 

      691.276 [1967 c.587 §27 (enacted in lieu of 691.275); repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.280 [Amended by 1953 c.231 §4; 1961 c.386 §7; 1967 c.587 §8; renumbered 691.297]

 

      691.290 [1967 c.452 §10; 1971 c.762 §7; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.295 [1967 c.452 §6; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.297 [Formerly 691.280; repealed by 1971 c.762 §8]

 

      691.300 [Formerly 691.180; 1971 c.762 §9; 1973 c.832 §47; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.310 [Amended by 1967 c.325 §§1, 2; 1967 c.587 §43; 1971 c.753 §32; 1971 c.762 §10; 1973 c.832 §48; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.320 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §45; 1971 c.762 §11; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.330 [Amended by 1965 c.218 §1; 1967 c.587 §44; 1969 c.314 §92; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.340 [1967 c.587 §46; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.345 [1967 c.587 §48; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.350 [Amended by 1961 c.386 §8; 1967 c.587 §49; 1971 c.762 §12; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.360 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §51; 1971 c.762 §13; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

      691.370 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §47; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

      691.405 Definitions for ORS 691.405 to 691.485. As used in ORS 691.405 to 691.485:

      (1) “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:

      (a) Assessing the nutritional needs of clients;

      (b) Establishing priorities, goals and objectives that meet nutritional needs of clients;

      (c) 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; and

      (d) 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.

      (2) “Licensed dietitian” means a dietitian licensed as provided in ORS 691.435. [1989 c.487 §1; 2001 c.900 §216; 2007 c.71 §225; 2009 c.595 §1108; 2009 c.828 §43; 2011 c.630 §4]

 

LICENSING

 

      691.415 License required. A person who is not licensed under ORS 691.435 may not practice or attempt to practice as a licensed dietitian using in connection with the name of the person the words or letters “L.D.,” or “Licensed Dietitian.” [1989 c.487 §2; 2011 c.630 §5]

 

      691.425 [1989 c.487 §3; 2005 c.21 §10; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.435 Licensing requirements; examination. The Health Licensing Office, in consultation with the Board of Licensed Dietitians, shall issue a dietitian license to an applicant who:

      (1) Files an application as prescribed by the office;

      (2) Pays the applicable fees established under ORS 676.592; and

      (3) Demonstrates to the satisfaction of the office that the applicant has:

      (a) Received a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States with a major course of study in human nutrition, dietetics, foods and nutrition or food systems management approved by the board as meeting the standards for approval of the course of study under ORS 691.405 to 691.485;

      (b) Completed a planned, continuous program of dietetic experience approved by the office of 900 hours under the supervision of a licensed dietitian; and

      (c) Passed an examination prescribed by the office. [1989 c.487 §4; 2011 c.630 §7; 2013 c.314 §48; 2013 c.568 §103]

 

      Note: The amendments to 691.435 by section 103, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 142, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, as amended by section 146, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, including amendments by section 48, chapter 314, Oregon Laws 2013, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

      691.435. The Oregon Health Licensing Agency, in consultation with the Board of Licensed Dietitians, shall issue a dietitian license to an applicant who:

      (1) Files an application as prescribed by the agency;

      (2) Pays the applicable fees established under ORS 676.592; and

      (3) Demonstrates to the satisfaction of the agency that the applicant has:

      (a) Received a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States with a major course of study in human nutrition, dietetics, foods and nutrition or food systems management approved by the board as meeting the standards for approval of the course of study under ORS 691.405 to 691.485;

      (b) Completed a planned, continuous program of dietetic experience approved by the agency of 900 hours under the supervision of a licensed dietitian; and

      (c) Passed an examination prescribed by the agency.

 

      691.445 Licensing without examination based on prior practice or licensure in other state. The Health Licensing Office, in consultation with the Board of Licensed Dietitians, may waive the examination requirement and grant a dietitian license to an applicant who:

      (1) Files an application as prescribed by the office;

      (2) Pays the applicable fees established under ORS 676.592; and

      (3) Presents satisfactory evidence of:

      (a) Current registration as a dietitian with a credentialing body approved by the board; or

      (b) Current licensure under the laws of any other state or territory in the United States, if the requirements for licensure of dietitians in the state or territory in which the applicant is licensed are not less than those required by ORS 691.405 to 691.485. [1989 c.487 §5; 2011 c.630 §8; 2013 c.314 §49; 2013 c.568 §104]

 

      Note: The amendments to 691.445 by section 104, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 142, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, as amended by section 146, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, including amendments by section 49, chapter 314, Oregon Laws 2013, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

      691.445. The Oregon Health Licensing Agency, in consultation with the Board of Licensed Dietitians, may waive the examination requirement and grant a dietitian license to an applicant who:

      (1) Files an application as prescribed by the agency;

      (2) Pays the applicable fees established under ORS 676.592; and

      (3) Presents satisfactory evidence of:

      (a) Current registration as a dietitian with a credentialing body approved by the board; or

      (b) Current licensure under the laws of any other state or territory in the United States, if the requirements for licensure of dietitians in the state or territory in which the applicant is licensed are not less than those required by ORS 691.405 to 691.485.

 

      691.455 [1989 c.487 §6; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.465 License renewal; rules. To renew a license issued under ORS 691.405 to 691.485, the licensee must submit to the Health Licensing Office:

      (1) A completed renewal application;

      (2) The applicable renewal fee established under ORS 676.592; and

      (3) Satisfactory evidence of having completed any required continuing education credits on or before the expiration date of the license as specified by office rule. [1989 c.487 §7; 1991 c.77 §1; 1991 c.703 §34; 1993 c.10 §1; 2007 c.768 §52; 2009 c.42 §1; 2011 c.630 §9; 2013 c.314 §50; 2013 c.568 §105]

 

      Note: The amendments to 691.465 by section 105, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 142, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, as amended by section 146, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, including amendments by section 50, chapter 314, Oregon Laws 2013, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

      691.465. To renew a license issued under ORS 691.405 to 691.485, the licensee must submit to the Oregon Health Licensing Agency:

      (1) A completed renewal application;

      (2) The applicable renewal fee established under ORS 676.592; and

      (3) Satisfactory evidence of having completed any required continuing education credits on or before the expiration date of the license as specified by agency rule.

 

HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE

 

      691.475 Duties of Health Licensing Office; rules. The Health Licensing Office, in consultation with the Board of Licensed Dietitians, shall:

      (1) Adopt rules necessary for the administration of ORS 691.405 to 691.485;

      (2) Issue, deny, revoke, suspend and renew dietitian licenses;

      (3) Determine the qualifications, training, education and fitness of applicants for licenses, renewals of licenses and reciprocal licenses for dietitians;

      (4) Determine requirements for reciprocity and equivalency for licensed dietetics practice;

      (5) Establish a code of professional responsibility and standards of practice for licensed dietitians;

      (6) Develop, approve or recognize examinations to test an applicant’s knowledge relating to dietitian techniques and methods and any other subjects the board may determine to be necessary to assess an applicant’s fitness to practice as a licensed dietitian; and

      (7) Provide for waivers of examinations. [2011 c.630 §11; 2013 c.314 §51; 2013 c.568 §106]

 

      Note: The amendments to 691.475 by section 106, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 142, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, as amended by section 146, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, including amendments by section 51, chapter 314, Oregon Laws 2013, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

      691.475. The Oregon Health Licensing Agency, in consultation with the Board of Licensed Dietitians, shall:

      (1) Adopt rules necessary for the administration of ORS 691.405 to 691.485;

      (2) Issue, deny, revoke, suspend and renew dietitian licenses;

      (3) Determine the qualifications, training, education and fitness of applicants for licenses, renewals of licenses and reciprocal licenses for dietitians;

      (4) Determine requirements for reciprocity and equivalency for licensed dietetics practice;

      (5) Establish a code of professional responsibility and standards of practice for licensed dietitians;

      (6) Develop, approve or recognize examinations to test an applicant’s knowledge relating to dietitian techniques and methods and any other subjects the board may determine to be necessary to assess an applicant’s fitness to practice as a licensed dietitian; and

      (7) Provide for waivers of examinations.

 

      691.477 Discipline. In the manner prescribed in ORS chapter 183 for contested cases and in consultation with the Board of Licensed Dietitians, the Health Licensing Office may impose a form of discipline listed in ORS 676.612 against any person practicing dietetics for any of the grounds listed in ORS 676.612 and for any violation of the provisions of ORS 691.405 to 691.485, or the rules adopted under ORS 691.405 to 691.485. [2011 c.630 §13; 2013 c.568 §107]

 

      Note: The amendments to 691.477 by section 107, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 142, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, as amended by section 146, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

      691.477. In the manner prescribed in ORS chapter 183 for contested cases and in consultation with the Board of Licensed Dietitians, the Oregon Health Licensing Agency may impose a form of discipline listed in ORS 676.612 against any person practicing dietetics for any of the grounds listed in ORS 676.612 and for any violation of the provisions of ORS 691.405 to 691.485, or the rules adopted under ORS 691.405 to 691.485.

 

      691.479 [2011 c.630 §12; repealed by 2013 c.314 §65]

 

BOARD

 

      691.485 Board of Licensed Dietitians. (1) There is established, within the Health Licensing Office, the Board of Licensed Dietitians to advise the office with regard to the regulation of dietitians. The board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor. All members of the board must be residents of this state. Of the members of the board:

      (a) Two must be members of the general public who are not otherwise qualified for membership on the board and who are not a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of a licensed dietitian;

      (b) One must be a physician trained in clinical nutrition; and

      (c) Four must be licensed dietitians who have been engaged in the practice of dietetics for at least five years.

      (2) The term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. A member is eligible for reappointment. If a person serves two consecutive full terms, a period of at least four years must elapse before the person is again eligible for appointment to serve on the board. If there is a vacancy on the board for any reason, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term. A member shall hold the member’s office until the appointment and qualification of a successor.

      (3) Members of the board are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495. The office may provide by rule for compensation to board members for the performance of official duties at a rate that is greater than the rate provided in ORS 292.495.

      (4) The board shall meet at least once per year. [1989 c.487 §8; 2009 c.535 §31; 2009 c.756 §81; 2011 c.630 §6; 2013 c.568 §109]

 

      Note: The amendments to 691.485 by section 109, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 142, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013, as amended by section 146, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

      691.485. (1) There is established, within the Oregon Health Licensing Agency, the Board of Licensed Dietitians to advise the agency with regard to the regulation of dietitians. The board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor. All members of the board must be residents of this state. Of the members of the board:

      (a) Two must be members of the general public who are not otherwise qualified for membership on the board and who are not a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of a licensed dietitian;

      (b) One must be a physician trained in clinical nutrition; and

      (c) Four must be licensed dietitians who have been engaged in the practice of dietetics for at least five years.

      (2) The term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. A member is eligible for reappointment. If a person serves two consecutive full terms, a period of at least four years must elapse before the person is again eligible for appointment to serve on the board. If there is a vacancy on the board for any reason, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term. A member shall hold the member’s office until the appointment and qualification of a successor.

      (3) Members of the board are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495. The agency may provide by rule for compensation to board members for the performance of official duties at a rate that is greater than the rate provided in ORS 292.495.

      (4) The board shall meet at least once per year.

 

      691.495 [1989 c.487 §9; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.505 [1989 c.487 §10; 2009 c.756 §82; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.515 [1989 c.487 §11; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.535 [1989 c.487 §12; 2009 c.756 §83; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.545 [1989 c.487 §13; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.555 [1989 c.487 §14; 1995 c.79 §349; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.565 [1989 c.487 §15; 2005 c.726 §5; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.575 [2009 c.536 §9; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.580 [1997 c.791 §51; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.585 [1989 c.487 §14a; 1997 c.791 §52; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.955 [1989 c.487 §16; repealed by 2011 c.630 §24]

 

      691.990 [Amended by 1967 c.587 §52; repealed by 1977 c.842 §27 and 1977 c.886 §42]

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