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148.627 Transition period.

Subdivision 1. Dietitians. For one year after the effective date of rules adopted by the board under section 148.623, the board shall issue a license as a dietitian to an applicant who is a qualified dietitian as defined by the Division of Health Resources of the Department of Health and has practiced nutrition or dietetics in good standing for the equivalent of one year full time during the last five years.

Subd. 2. Nutritionists. For one year after the effective date of rules adopted by the board under section 148.623, the board shall issue a license as a nutritionist to an applicant who has received a qualifying master's or doctoral degree and has practiced nutrition or dietetics in good standing for the equivalent of one year during the last five years.

Subd. 3. Clinical nutritionists. For one year after the effective date of rules adopted by the board under section 148.623, the board shall issue a license as a nutritionist to an applicant who is a certified clinical nutritionist, certified by the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists who meets the standards for certification and recertification established by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board and works in cooperation with a medical doctor.

Subd. 4. Nutrition specialists. For one year after the effective date of rules adopted by the board under section 148.623, the board shall issue a license as a nutritionist to an applicant who is a certified nutrition specialist, certified by the Board for Nutrition Specialists.

Subd. 5. Notice. Within 30 days of the effective date of the rules adopted by the board under section 148.623, the board shall:

(1) notify dietitians and nutritionists of the existence of the rules by issuing notifications in dietitian and nutritionist trade publications;

(2) notify all Minnesota educational institutions which grant degrees in majors which prepare individuals for dietetics or nutrition practice of the existence of the rules; and

(3) provide copies of the rules upon request to interested individuals.

HIST: 1994 c 613 s 8

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