Dietitians under Nevada Law

Statutes and Regulations

Click on the links below for the Nevada laws and regulations governing dietitians.

Under Executive Order 2023-003, issued Jan. 12 by Gov. Joe Lombardo, all executive branch agencies must do a comprehensive review of regulations subject to their enforcement. From this review, agencies then must submit a report to the governor by May 1 detailing how the regulations can be streamlined, clarified, reduced or otherwise improved to ensure they provide for the general welfare without unnecessarily inhibiting economic growth. This report must include at least 10 regulations recommended for removal. The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC) is among those executive branch agencies as the agency that enforces dietitian regulations.

Prior to submitting their respective reports, every executive branch department, agency, board and commission shall hold a public hearing to vet their recommended changes; solicit input as to the merits of those changes; and identify other regulatory changes stakeholders feel are worthy of consideration. Stakeholder input shall be reflected in the summary of findings and recommendations included in each submitted report.

HCQC has created this online form that can be used to provide this feedback on regulations. This form will continue to be available after the report due in May to give dietitian licensees and members of the general public a way to provide ongoing feedback on these regulations.

    Mandatory Abuse Reporting

    Dietitians are mandatory abuse reporters. Click on the links below to review the laws governing mandatory abuse reporting.

    Criminal History

    Click on the link below for list of the disqualifying crimes for licensure as a dietitian in Nevada.

    The application refers to several NRS’s in the Criminal History Section. Below are the links to the different laws referenced.
    • Abuse, neglect, exploitation or isolation of older persons or vulnerable persons, including, without limitation, a violation of any provision of NRS 200.5091 to NRS 200.50995, inclusive, or a law of any other jurisdiction that prohibits the same or similar conduct.
    • A violation of any provision of NRS 422.450 to NRS 422.590, inclusive.
    • A violation of any federal or state law regulating the possession, distribution or use of any controlled substance or any dangerous drug as defined in NRS Chapter 454.