(225 ILCS 30/10)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8401-10)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
As used in this Act:
"Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application
file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or
licensee to inform the Department of any change of address and those changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
"Board" means the Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Board
appointed by the Secretary.
"Certified clinical nutritionist" means an individual certified by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board.
"Certified nutrition specialist" means an individual certified by the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists.
"Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Dietetics and nutrition services" means the integration and application of principles derived from the sciences of food and nutrition to provide for all aspects of nutrition care for individuals and groups, including, but not limited to:
(1) nutrition counseling; "nutrition counseling"
means advising and assisting individuals or groups on appropriate nutrition intake by integrating information from the nutrition assessment;
(2) nutrition assessment; "nutrition assessment"
means the evaluation of the nutrition needs of individuals or groups using appropriate data to determine nutrient needs or status and make appropriate nutrition recommendations;
(3) medically prescribed diet; "medically prescribed
diet" is one form of medical nutrition therapy and means a diet prescribed when specific food or nutrient levels need to be monitored, altered, or both as a component of a treatment program for an individual whose health status is impaired or at risk due to disease, injury, or surgery and may only be performed as initiated by or in consultation with a physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 acting within the scope of his or her practice, except that a medically prescribed diet for a resident of a nursing home shall only be performed as initiated by or in consultation with a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches;
(4) medical nutrition therapy; "medical nutrition
therapy" means the component of nutrition care that deals with the systematic use of food and oral supplementation, based on the nutrition assessment and individual health status and need to manage health conditions;
(5) nutrition services for individuals and groups;
"nutrition services for individuals and groups" includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(A) providing nutrition assessments relative to
preventive maintenance or restorative care;
(B) providing nutrition education and nutrition
counseling as components of preventive maintenance or restorative care; and
(C) developing and managing systems whose chief
function is nutrition care; nutrition services for individuals and groups does not include medical nutrition therapy as defined in this Act; and
(6) restorative; "restorative" means the component of
nutrition care that deals with oral dietary needs for individuals and groups; activities shall relate to the metabolism of food and the requirements for nutrients, including dietary supplements for growth, development, maintenance, or attainment of optimal health.
"Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition" means an individual certified by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.
"Licensed dietitian nutritionist" means a person licensed under this Act to
practice dietetics and nutrition services, as defined in this Section.
Activities of a licensed dietitian nutritionist do not include the medical
differential diagnosis of the health status of an individual.
"Practice experience" means a preprofessional, documented, supervised
practice in dietetics or nutrition services that is acceptable to the
Department in compliance with requirements for licensure, as specified in Section
45. It may be or may include a documented, supervised
practice experience which is a component of the educational requirements
for licensure, as specified in Section 45.
"Registered dietitian" means an individual registered with the Commission
on Dietetic Registration, the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly known as the American
"Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Telepractice" means the delivery of services under this Act by means other than in-person, including, but not limited to, telephone, email, Internet, or other methods of electronic communication. Telepractice is not prohibited under this Act provided that the provision of telepractice services is appropriate for the client and the level of care provided meets the required level of care for that client. Individuals providing services regulated by this Act via telepractice shall comply with and are subject to all licensing and disciplinary provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12; 98-148, eff. 8-2-13.)