Guidelines and Bulletins



The Board office receives many inquiries regarding dietetic practice. Information on the following topics may provide guidance for you in practice:



Guideline A - Supervision

This guideline assists the dietitian supervisor in determining appropriate academic preparation for exempt individuals, and gives suggestions for consideration when supervising and monitoring the practice for these persons.


Guideline B - Signatures of Students and Titles for Persons Claiming Exemption

Suggests titles that are appropriate for use by students and persons claiming exemption from licensure.


Guideline C - Direct Supervision of Limited Permit Holder

The purpose of this document is to clarify the supervision required for a limited permit holder who has failed the examination.


Guideline D - Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

For the safety and welfare of the public, this guideline reviews the tasks that should be done by either licensed or exempt individuals and suggests those nutrition related tasks which may be properly delegated to unlicensed assistive personnel.


Guideline F - Personal Trainers/Fitness Facilities

The purpose of this document is to provide information about dietetic practice for unlicensed, non-exempt personal trainers and other persons associated with fitness facilities.


Guideline G - Dietetic Technicians

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance for nutrition care responsibilities which may be appropriately delegated to dietetic technicians working under the supervision of a licensed dietitian.


Guideline H - Nutrition Care

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance for standards of practice in nutrition care.


Guideline I - Assessing Competency

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance for assessing competency for the exempt practioner.


Guideline J - Diet and Nutrition Orders




Bulletin 1        



Bulletin 2

Describes the nutrition education exemption and situations in which it applies.


Bulletin 3

Informs persons involved in the operation of weight control programs of the regulations regarding the dietitian licensure law.


Bulletin 4

Informs dietetic students, interns, educators, potential employers, and the general public of Ohio regulations regarding the dietitian licensure laws. It clarifies requirements for the "Limited Permit."


Bulletin 5

Informs dietitians, educators, and employers about licensing regulations which apply to dietitians who are not directly involved in providing nutritional care.


Bulletin 6

Describes the exemption from licensure for persons involved in the sale, promotion, or explanation of the sale of food, food materials, or dietary supplements.


Bulletin 7

Informs persons who are employed in food, nutritional, and pharmaceutical companies about licensing regulations which apply to those who work in areas such as research, development, sales, and marketing.


Bulletin 8

Describes the types of general non-medical nutrition information that may be provided by unlicensed individuals.