A. A health coach is an individual trained to work with individuals to motivate them to make healthy life style changes. Health coaches can give basic nutrition information on choosing healthy foods. The health coach if desiring to provide medical nutrition therapy, would need to meet the requirements for licensure as a licensed registered dietitian under the North Dakota Statute Chapter 43-44.
A. If you are a registered dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration you need to update your name status with the CDR. Once your name has been changed with CDR please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name change and a new license will be emailed to you by the NDBODP. If you are a licensed nutritionist please email or mail a copy of your marriage license to the NDBODP and a new license will be emailed to you.
A. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has issued guidelines for professional credential placement. The recommended order of listed credentials for Registered Dietitians is: Graduate degree, RDN (or RD), specialty certifications with the CDR (e.g. CSG, CSO, CSP, CSSD, CSR), licensure designation, and other certifications (e.g. CDE, CNS, etc.). The CDR has also recommended to not modify your current licensure designation; therefore you should use the designation, LRD, not LRDN for your licensure credential.
A. Since the North Dakota credential for a licensed dietitian is “licensed registered dietitian (LRD)”, these dietitians may not use this credential until after they have passed the RD exam. The Commission on Dietetic Registration recommends that this category of dietitian refer to themselves as “provisionally licensed dietitian” or “registration eligible dietitian”. CDR made it clear that these titles should not be abbreviated in any way and are only acceptable when written out in full.
A. Our law does not put any limits on how a graduate dietitian that has a limited permit may practice; however, some employers may require that the dietitian be registered prior to employment. These dietitians need to make sure that they are forthcoming about their limited license to their potential employer. If you are an employer who hires registration eligible dietitians, it is your responsibility to make sure that the nutrition needs and requirements of your place of business are met with a non-registered dietitian. Some facilities may require a provisionally licensed dietitian to work under and/or have documentation signed off by a licensed registered dietitian.
A. The NDBODP is required to request this information for two reasons. The first reason is that the ND Child Support Division is authorized to obtain access to our licensee information to identify licensees who are delinquent obligors and therefore would be subject to professional occupational license suspension by a court or by Child Support. Second, if there is disciplinary action taken against a licensee we are mandated by Federal law to report the information to the National Practitioner Data Bank. The licensee’s social security number and date of birth is required information that is reported in such instances.