147. Dietetics Licensure: Outdated or Imperative?

Tuesday, October 29
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 120-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 151118

Course Tracks: Policy and Advocacy

State licensure laws regulating professional and occupations have come under sustained attack in the last decade from both sides of the political spectrum as overly restrictive, unconstitutional, unnecessary, rent-seeking measures that negatively impact minority communities disproportionately. This session will examine the current state of licensure and looks to its future by evaluating criticisms of licensure generally and assessing how both valid and invalid criticisms may impact dietetics licensure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize key drivers of change in professional regulation
  • Identify philosophical underpinnings of supporters and opponents of professional regulation
  • Summarzie how the Academy’s adaptable, future-focused approach to licensure is helping it prepare for a novel, uncertain future of professional licensure

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1010 Career planning, Standards of Practice, Standards of Professional Performance, Scope of Dietetic Practice Framework
  • 1080 Legislation, public policy
  • 7110 Legal issues, malpractice

Performance Indicator:

  • 8.3.5 Keeps abreast of changes in practice and within practice environments that affect scope of practice.
  • 3.2.6 Communicates with policymakers to influence decisions that impact advancement of the profession.
  • 1.5.4 Models a professional image as defined within organization policy and code of ethics.


  • Pat Booth

  • Speaker(s)

  • Meg Rowe, MS, RD, LDN, FADA,FAND


    Self Employed

  • Shoshana Weissmann