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Dietitians in Nevada


During its 2011 session, the Nevada Legislature declared that the practice of dietetics is a learned allied profession affecting the safety, health and welfare of the public. This site will provide Nevadans with information about what dietitians do and how they are regulated by the state. This site also contains information dietitians will need to become licensed and remain licensed to practice in Nevada.

    What is a dietitian?

    A "licensed dietitian" is a person licensed under Nevada law to engage in the practice of dietetics or to provide nutrition services, including medical nutrition therapy. "Dietetics" means the performance of any act in the nutrition care process, including assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, counseling, intervention, monitoring and treatment, of a person which requires substantial specialized judgment and skill based on the knowledge, application and integration of the principles derived from the sciences of food, nutrition, management, communication, biology, behavior, physiology and social science to achieve and maintain proper nourishment and care of the health of the person.

      Dietitian Licensing in Nevada

      The process for becoming a Nevada-licensed dietitian has gone online and can be found by clicking here. For general information and information about specific types of dietitian licensure, use the links below.

       

      I am a licensed dietitian, do I require a business license?

      A sole proprietor (e.g., an individual who becomes licensed as a dietitian or music therapist and wants to open their own consulting business) or partnership must also obtain a State Business License or Certificate of Exemption by visiting SilverFlume Nevada's Business Portal at https://www.nvsilverflume.gov.

      NOTE: You can conduct your annual State Business License renewal at SilverFlume Nevada's Business Portal at https://www.nvsilverflume.gov.  

        Verify a Nevada Dietitian

        To verify a dietitian license online, visit the Nevada Online Licensing System. (Note: When the online verification page opens, change the business unit to "Dietitians and Music Therapists." When accessing this site, do not use the Google Chrome browser; use Internet Explorer 9-11, Safari 5.0 or Firefox 26-40.)

          Get Info About Dietitians and Applicants

          If requested, the Division of Public and Behavioral Health shall provide the names of applicants for a license and licensees and the names of those whose licenses have been revoked or suspended. To request a list please email individuallicensing@health.nv.gov. Please include the following information in the email request: last name, first name, license number and the address to which the verification should be mailed.

          Complaints

          To file a complaint against a licensed dietitian or licensed music therapist or against an individual practicing medical nutrition therapy or music therapy without a license, please click the link below.

          Nevada Laws

          Visit this link for information about Nevada laws governing dietitians.

             

             

              Contact Us

              Dietitian Licensing Unit
              727 Fairview Drive, Suite E
              Carson City, NV 89701
              Phone: (775) 684-1030
              Fax: (775) 684-1073
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              Last Updated: 3/24/2017