TITLE 16             OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSING

CHAPTER 14     NUTRITION AND DIETETIC PRACTITIONERS

PART 3                 REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE

 

16.14.3.1               ISSUING AGENCY:  Nutrition and Dietetic Practice Board, P.O. Box 25101, Santa Fe, NM 87504, (505) 827-7169.

[8/31/96; 16.14.3.1 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.1, 11/22/2005]

 

16.14.3.2               SCOPE:  The provisions of Part 3 apply to all individuals applying for licensure to practice as a dietitian, nutritionist, or nutrition associate in New Mexico.

[8/31/96; 16.14.3.2 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.2, 11/22/2005]

 

16.14.3.3               STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  Sections 61-7A-6 through 61-7A-7 NMSA 1978 (Laws of 1996 and 1993 Repl. Pamp.).

[8/31/96; 16.14.3.3 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.3, 11/22/2005]

 

16.14.3.4               DURATION:  Permanent.

[8/31/96; 16.14.3.4 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.4, 11/22/2005]

 

16.14.3.5               EFFECTIVE DATE:  8-31-96

[8/31/96; 16.14.3.5 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.5, 11/22/2005]

 

16.14.3.6               OBJECTIVE:  To establish the requirements for licensure, as well as the required documentation and licensing process for all applicants.

[8/31/96; 16.14.3.6 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.6, 11/22/2005]

 

16.14.3.7               DEFINITIONS:  RESERVED

[8/31/96; 16.14.3.7 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.7, 11/22/2005; A, 08/01/2011]

 

16.14.3.8               REQUIREMENTS FOR DIETITIAN LICENSE:

                A.            Prerequisites:

                    (1)     valid current registration with CDR which includes successful completion of the CDR examination and gives the applicant the right to use the term “registered dietitian” or “RD” or

                    (2)     license in another state which has standards for licensure not less stringent than those in New Mexico.

                B.            Documentation: Each applicant for a license to practice as a dietitian must submit the required fees and following documentation:

                    (1)     a completed and signed application;

                    (2)     a copy of CDR card; and

                    (3)     applicants who are currently, or have previously been, licensed in another state(s) must provide a copy of each license and a verification of license status directly to the board from the state(s) where licensed.

[3/30/90...8/31/96; 16.14.3.8 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.8, 11/22/2005; A, 08/01/2011]

 

16.14.3.9               REQUIREMENTS FOR NUTRITIONIST LICENSE:

                A.            Education requirements: Each applicant for a license as a nutritionist must have one of the following:

                    (1)     master’s degree or doctorate in human nutrition, nutrition education, foods and nutrition, or public health nutrition from a college or university accredited by a member of the council on post-secondary accreditation; or

                    (2)     valid current evidence of membership in one of the following organizations:  American clinical board of nutrition or American society for nutrition.

                B.            Additional requirements:

                    (1)     pass an examination related to entry level nutrition practice and nutrition care services which has been approved by the board; or

                    (2)     be licensed in another state which has standards for licensure not less stringent than those in New Mexico.

                C.            Documentation: Each applicant for license to practice as a nutritionist must submit the required fees and following documentation:

                    (1)     completed and signed application;

                    (2)     official transcript verifying degree required in Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of 16.14.3.9 NMAC, mailed directly from the college or university; or

                    (3)     proof of membership in the organizations specified in Paragraph (2) of Subsection A of 16.14.3.9 NMAC;

                    (4)     applicants who are currently, or have previously been, licensed in another state(s) must provide a copy of each license and a verification of license status directly to the board from the state(s) where licensed.

[3/30/90...8/31/96; 16.14.3.9 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.9, 11/22/2005; A, 08/01/2011]

 

16.14.3.10             REQUIREMENTS FOR NUTRITION ASSOCIATE LICENSE:

                A.            Education requirements: Each applicant for a license as a nutrition associate must have:

                    (1)     a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university accredited by a member of the council on post-secondary accreditation; and

                    (2)     completion of the academic requirements that qualify the applicant for an internship or equivalent program as approved by the commission on dietetic registration; and

                B.            Additional requirements:

                    (1)     pass an examination related to entry level nutrition practice and nutrition care services which has been approved by the board; or

                    (2)     be licensed in another state which has standards for licensure not less stringent than those in New Mexico.

                C.            Documentation: Each applicant for a license to practice as a nutrition associate must submit the required fees and following documentation:

                    (1)     completed and signed application;

                    (2)     official transcript verifying degree required in Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of 16.14.3.10 NMAC, mailed directly from the college or university; and

                    (3)     American dietetic association verification statement completed by a program director which verifies eligibility for an internship or equivalent program approved by CDR; and

                    (4)     applicants who are currently, or have previously been, licensed in another state(s) must provide a copy of each license and a verification of license status directly to the board from the state(s) where licensed; and

                    (5)     completed employment information form documenting supervision by a New Mexico licensed dietitian or nutritionist; documentation is required for subsequent changes in employment or supervision.

[3/30/90...8/31/96; 16.14.3.10 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.10, 11/22/2005; A, 08/01/2011]

 

16.14.3.11             INITIAL LICENSES AND LICENSE PERIOD:

                A.            The board shall issue an initial license to an applicant who meets the requirements of the Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Act and has paid the fees required under Part 2. If the applicant fails to pay all required fees within 30 days of notification of board approval, the application shall be deemed withdrawn. The applicant shall then be required to reapply and pay all fees required under Part 2.

                B.            All licenses will be valid for one year.

                    (1)     The issue date for all initial licenses will be the date payment is received following board approval of the request for licensure.

                    (2)     Each renewal license shall be valid for a period of one year beginning the day after the date of expiration of the license being renewed.

                    (3)     Licenses which lapse and are then reinstated will be valid for one year from the first day of the month following board approval of reinstatement.

                    (4)     New licenses which are issued as the result of a change of licensing category will be valid for one year from the date of issuance of the new license.

[4/7/93; 16.14.3.11 NMAC - Rn, 16 NMAC 14.3.11, 11/22/2005]

 

16.14.3.12             PROVISIONS FOR EMERGENCY LICENSURE:

                A.            Nutrition and dietetic practitioners currently licensed and in good standing, or otherwise meeting the requirements for New Mexico licensure in a state in which a federal disaster has been declared, may be licensed in New Mexico during the (4) four months following the declared disaster at no cost upon satisfying the following requirements:

                    (1)     receipt by the nutrition and dietetic practitioners board of a completed application that has been signed and that is accompanied by proof of identity, which may include a copy of a drivers license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity;

                    (2)     other required verification may be obtained from the commission on dietetic registration;

                    (3)     nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of qualifications of the requirements for licensure contained in 16.14.3.8, 16.14.3.9, 16.14.3.10 NMAC; and

                    (4)     sworn affidavit that the applicant was personally or professionally affected by the disaster.

                B.            The board will waive fees.

                C.            The board may waive the specific forms required under 16.14.3.8, 16.14.3.9, 16.14.3.10 NMAC only if the applicant is unable to obtain documentation from the federal declared disaster area.

                D.            Emergency provisional license shall expire one (1) year from the date of issue of the emergency issued license.  Application for a permanent license shall be made before the one-year expiration date of the emergency license, at which time, license fees will be required.

                E.            The board reserves the right to request additional documentation, including but not limited to, recommendation forms and work experience verification forms prior to approving the permanent license.

[16.14.3.12 NMAC - N/E, 11/22/2005; A, 08/01/2011]

 

16.14.3.13             TERMINATION OF EMERGENCY LICENSE

                A.            The emergency license shall terminate upon the following circumstances:

                    (1)     the issuance of an initial license under section l6.l4.3.11 NMAC; or

                    (2)     proof that the emergency license holder has engaged in fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in procuring or attempting to procure a license under this section.

                B.            Termination of an emergency license shall not preclude application for permanent licensure.

[16.14.3.13 NMAC - N/E, 11/22/2005]

 

HISTORY OF 16.14.3 NMAC:

Pre-NMAC History:  The material in this part was derived from that previously filed with the state records center:

N&D Rule 90-2, Licensure Requirements, filed 2/28/90.

Rule 2, Licensure Requirements, filed 3/8/93.

 

History of Repealed Material:  [RESERVED]

 

Other History:

Rule 2, Licensure Requirements (filed 3/8/93) was reformatted, renumbered, amended and replaced by 16 NMAC 14.3 NMAC, Requirements for Licensure, effective 8/31/96.

16 NMAC 14.3 NMAC, Requirements for Licensure (filed 8/19/96) reformatted, renumbered, amended and replaced by 16.14.3 NMAC, Requirements for Licensure, effective 11/22/2005.