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65-5902.Definitions. For the purposes of this act:

(a) "Secretary" means the secretary of health and environment.

(b) "Department" means the department of health and environment.

(c) "Licensed dietitian" means a person licensed under this act.

(d) "Dietetics practice" means the integration and application of principles derived from the sciences of nutrition, biochemistry, food, physiology, management and behavioral and social sciences to achieve and maintain the health of people through:

(1) Assessing the nutritional needs of clients;

(2) establishing priorities, goals and objectives that meet nutritional needs of clients; and

(3) advising and assisting individuals or groups on appropriate nutritional intake by integrating information from a nutritional assessment with information on food and other sources of nutrients and meal preparation.

(e) "Nutritional assessment" means the evaluation of the nutritional  needs of clients based upon appropriate biochemical, anthropometric, physical and dietary data to determine nutrient needs and recommend appropriate nutritional intake including enteral and parenteral nutrition.

(f) "Dietitian" means a person engaged in dietetics practice.

(g) "Sponsor" means entities approved by the secretary of health and environment to provide continuing education programs or courses on an ongoing basis under this act and in accordance with any rules and regulations promulgated by the secretary in accordance with this act.

History: L. 1988, ch. 228, § 2; L. 1989, ch. 203, § 1; L. 1997, ch. 31, § 1; Apr. 10.

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