Documenting Dangerous, Deceptive, and Discredited Practice
The Academy launched its Incident Reporting Tool in 2020 to collect stories of success and harm related to the delivery of nutrition and dietetic services. Since its inception, the Tool has captured cases of misinformation and substandard nutrition care. A series of cases will be reviewed in this session with an analysis of the licensure law and potential violations. Firsthand, real-life examples will be shared by individuals impacted by harmful nutrition recommendations.
Recognizing professional regulation serves to protect the public from the risk of harm. Attendees will learn how to identify what types of harm are relevant in legislative initiatives, utilize tools for effectively communicating stories when advocating for nutrition and dietetic licensure laws, and prepare for fierce conversations.
- Examine the elements of specific cases of misinformation and substandard nutrition care as they relate to dietetic licensure laws and regulations.
- Describe how to submit information to the Academy’s Incident Reporting Tool.
- Recognize the principles of occupational licensure and recall the key characteristics of communicating stories to policy makers and effective advocacy strategies.
- 1.1.8 Adheres to the Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs.
- 1.5.3 Reports unsafe, unethical or incompetent practice or behaviors.
- 3.2.1 Advocates for, and participates in, activities that support advancement of the profession.
Cynthia Blocksom, MED, MCHES, RD, LD, FAND
Chair, Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Charla Burill, JD, RDN
Executive Director/Executive Secretary
North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition
Catherine Christie, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Associate Dean, Brooks College of Health
University of North Florida
Kay Mavko, MS, RDN, LD
Previously Director Ohio Board of Dietetics (1996-2010)