About the Board of Dietetic Practice
Welcome to the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice. The Board operates under the Maryland Dietitians and Licensed Nutritionists Act, Health Occupations Article, Title 5, Annotated Code of Maryland. The State Board of Dietetic Practice (the "Board") is the licensing authority of dietitians and nutritionists in the State of Maryland. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of dietetics in Maryland by licensing qualified dietitians and nutritionists, establishing fees, maintaining a current roster of all licensees, promulgating regulations for the practice of dietetics, verification of credentials, issuance of licenses, establish requirements for and verification of completion of continuing education, investigation of complaints based on alleged violations of regulations and statutes, formal and informal disciplining of licensees, create committees as deemed appropriate to advise the Board, and submit an annual report to the Governor and Secretary.
The Mission of the Board of Dietetic Practice is to protect the citizens of Maryland and to promote quality health care in the field of dietetics by licensing and certifying dietitians and nutritionists, setting standards for the practice of dietetics through regulations and legislation, and receiving and resolving complaints from the public regarding dietitians and nutritionists.
Senate Bill 237-Health Occupations - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation, Chapter 211 (2013) was signed by Governor Martin O’Malley on May 2, 2013. The legislation extends the termination date of the Board to July 1, 2025.
Top Row Left to Right: Kristen Neville (Health Occupations Board Legislative and Regulations Coordinator), Marie Savage (Board Director), Melanie Brooks (Board Chair), and Lenelle Cooper (Board Administrative Officer) Bottom Row Left to Right: Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Governor Martin O’Malley, and Delegate Michael E. Busch