GENERAL GOVERNMENT CABINET

Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists

(Amendment)

 

      201 KAR 33:015. Application; approved programs.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 310.021, 310.031(1), (2)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 310.041(1), (2), (6)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 310.041 requires the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Dietitians and Nutritionists to promulgate administrative regulations and to review and approve or reject the qualifications of all applicants for licensure and certification. This administrative regulation establishes the procedure for submitting an application for licensure or certification and establishes requirements for institutions to be approved by the board.

 

      Section 1. Application. (1) An Application for Licensure or Certification shall be submitted to practice dietetics after the requirements established in KRS 310.021 are met.

      (2) An Application for Licensure or Certification shall be submitted to practice nutrition after the requirements established in KRS 310.031 are met.

      (3) Each Application for Licensure or Certification shall be accompanied by the nonrefundable application fee, established in 201 KAR 33:010.

      (4) Each application shall be signed by the applicant.

      (5)(a) Each application to practice dietetics shall include a copy of the applicant's current registration card issued by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

      (b) A membership card shall not constitute compliance with paragraph (a) of this subsection.

      (6) Each application to practice nutrition shall include a certified copy of the applicant's official master's[masters] transcript.

      (7) If the applicant is or was licensed or registered in another jurisdiction, the applicant shall submit a complete Verification of Licensure in Other Jurisdictions form for all jurisdictions where the applicant is currently or has formerly been licensed or registered.

 

      Section 2. Approved Programs. (1) A baccalaureate degree from a college or university approved by the board pursuant to KRS 310.021(3) or 310.031(2)(a) shall be a degree program that is listed as accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics[Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education].

      (2) If an applicant’s baccalaureate degree is not listed as accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics[Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education], then the applicant shall demonstrate at least forty-five (45) semester hours or sixty-eight (68) quarter hours, as evidenced by a certified copy of an academic transcript, of coursework at the baccalaureate or graduate level in addition to the hours required by KRS 310.031(2)(b). The coursework shall include content specific to each of the following areas:

      (a) Communication;

      (b) Counseling;

      (c) Physical and biological sciences;

      (d) Social sciences;

      (e) Research;

      (f) Food composition;

      (g) Nutrient metabolism;

      (h) Food systems management;

      (i) Nutrition therapy;

      (j) Lifecycle nutrition; and

      (k) Healthcare systems.

      (3) The twelve (12) semester hours of graduate credit required by KRS 310.031(2)(b) shall include only didactic hours of graduate credit specifically related to human nutrition. Examples include:

      (a) Food sources of nutrients;

      (b) Physiological and chemical processes of digestion, absorption, and metabolism;

      (c) Nutrient needs throughout the life cycle;

      (d) Nutrition assessment processes;

      (e) Pathophysiology of disease states;

      (f) Medical nutrition therapy;

      (g) Nutrient needs in exercise and fitness; and

      (h) Nutrition in health and wellness.

      (4) The twelve (12) semester hours of graduate credit required by KRS 310.031(2)(b) shall not include practicums, courses that are primarily obtained from work experiences, independent study, thesis, or dissertation credit hours.

 

      Section 3. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "Application for Licensure or Certification", February, 2014[2012]; and

      (b) "Verification of Licensure in Other Jurisdictions", February, 2014[2012].

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Division of Occupations and Professions, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

AVA EAVES, Board Chair

      APPROVED BY AGENCY: January 29, 2014

      FILED WITH LRC: February 13, 2014 at 3 p.m.

      PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on March 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) at 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Individuals interested in being heard at this hearing shall notify this agency in writing five (5) days prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing is received by that date, the hearing may be cancelled. This hearing is open to the public. Any person who wishes to be heard will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed administrative regulation. A transcript of the public hearing will not be made unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted until 11:59 pm on March 31, 2014. Send written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to the contact person.

      CONTACT PERSON: Robin Vick, Board Administrator, Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists, PO Box 1360, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, phone 502-564-3296.

 

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT

 

Contact Person: Michael West

      (1) Provide a brief summary of

      (a) What this administrative regulation does: This regulation establishes approved programs for dietetic licensure.

      (b) The necessity of this administrative regulation: This regulation is necessary to implement the provisions of KRS 310.021.

      (c) How this administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes: The regulation is in conformity as the authorizing statute gives the board the ability to promulgate regulations generally and to approve education programs specifically.

      (d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: This regulation will assist the board in administering this program by identifying approved educational programs.

      (2) If this is an amendment to an existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:

      (a) How the amendment will change this existing administrative regulation: It changes the name of the national certifying body to bring that information up to date.

      (b) The necessity of the amendment to this administrative regulation: It changes the name of the national certifying body to bring that information up to date.

      (c) How the amendment conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes: The regulation is in conformity as the authorizing statute gives the board the ability to promulgate regulations generally and to approve education programs specifically.

      (d) How the amendment will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: The regulation as amended will more clearly identify approved programs for applicants.

      (3) List the type and number of individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected by this administrative regulation: Approximately 1,288 persons are licensed by the board.

      (4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment, including:

      (a) List the actions that each of the regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to take to comply with this administrative regulation or amendment: None. This will only apply to new applicants.

      (b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified in question (3): None.

      (c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3): None.

      (5) Provide an estimate of how much it will cost to implement this administrative regulation:

      (a) Initially: No new costs will be incurred by the changes.

      (b) On a continuing basis: No new costs will be incurred by the changes.

      (6) What is the source of the funding to be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation: The board’s operations are funded by fees paid by licensees.

      (7) Provide an assessment of whether an increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change if it is an amendment: No fees will be required to implement this administrative regulation.

      (8) State whether or not this administrative regulation establishes any fees or directly or indirectly increases any fees: The amendment to this administrative regulation does not establish any new fees. Nor does it increase any existing fees.

      (9) TIERING: Is tiering applied? Tiering is not applied to this regulation. This regulation does not distinguish between similarly situated individuals on the basis of any factor.

 

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

      (1) What units, parts, or divisions of state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation? Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists

      (2) Identify each state or federal statute or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the administrative regulation. KRS 310.021; KRS 310.041(1).

      (3) Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect. None

      (a) Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect. None

      (b) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for subsequent years? None

      (c) How much will it cost to administer this program for the first year? None

      (d) How much will it cost to administer this program for subsequent years? None

      Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the administrative regulation.

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      Expenditures (+/-):

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