9/5/2014 - Revised Technical Bulletin on Dietitians Ordering of Diets
Today we received a technical bulletin from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health stating there were some inaccuracies in the previous bulletin. They are referring to:
NRS 640E.260 Duties of licensed dietitian; authorized services; prohibition from providing person with medical diagnosis.
1. A licensed dietitian shall provide nutrition services to assist a person in achieving and maintaining proper nourishment and care of his or her body, including, without limitation:
(l) Accepting and transmitting verbal and electronic orders from a physician consistent with an established protocol to implement medical nutrition therapy; and
(m) Ordering medical laboratory tests relating to the therapeutic treatment concerning the nutritional needs of a patient when authorized to do so by a written protocol prepared or approved by a physician.
The Therapeutic Diet Order Task Force is already working with the Academy and as we get more information, we will keep you notified. CLICK HERE for full bulletin.
Thank you, Tammy Wild- Consumer Protection Coordinator and TDO Task Force Chair