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10.56.05.00.htm 10.56.05.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 56 BOARD OF DIETETIC PRACTICE Chapter 05 Continuing Education Authority: Health Occupations Article, §5-205, 5-308(d) and 5-309, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.56.05.01.htm 10.56.05.01. 01 Scope.. A. These regulations establish continuing education requirements for licensed dietitians and licensed nutritionists in the State of Maryland.B. The objectives of these regulations are the:. 1) Maintenance of professional competency; and. 2) Improvement of professional skills..
10.56.05.02.htm 10.56.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Continuing education" means additional professional education by means of academic course work, seminars, lectures, journal clubs, skills development, professional reading, independent learning, study groups, publications, research, professional presentations, case presentations, exhibits, posters, advanced certifications, and professional leadership or other forms of
10.56.05.03.htm 10.56.05.03. 03 Conditions of Licensure Renewal; Continuing Education Units Required.. The Board shall renew a license for an additional 2-year period if the licensee:. A. Otherwise is entitled to be licensed as set forth in COMAR 10.56.02;. B. Pays to the Board the renewal fee as set forth in COMAR 10.56.02; and. C. Submits to the Board:. 1) A renewal application on the form that the Board requires, and. 2) Satisfactory evidence of having completed, within the 2-year period befo
10.56.05.04.htm 10.56.05.04. 04 Qualifying Continuing Education.. A. The licensee shall complete continuing education units relating to the practice of dietetics that foster improvement, advancement, and extension of the licensee's professional skill and knowledge relating to the practice of dietetics.B. Continuing education may include the categories listed in §C―J of this regulation per each licensure renewal period.C. Category 1―Academic Course Work.. 1) In this category, continuing education may include:.
10.56.05.05.htm 10.56.05.05. 05 Obtaining Board Approval for Continuing Education Activities.. A. To obtain approval by the Board of programs and activities qualifying for continuing education units, the program's sponsor or the licensee shall complete and submit the appropriate form, along with any required supporting documentation, to the Board at the appropriate time as provided in this chapter.B. The required supporting documentation in §A of this regulation includes the following:.
10.56.05.06.htm 10.56.05.06. 06 Waiver of Documentation of Continuing Education Units.. If the Board determines that an applicant for licensure could not reasonably have anticipated the need for documentation of continuing educationunits at the time the work was completed, the Board may, in its discretion, consider any evidence produced by the applicant to substantiate that he has satisfied the requirements of Regulation .03 of this chapter.
10.56.05.07.htm 10.56.05.07. 07 Inactive Status.. A. The Board shall place an active licensee on inactive status if the licensee:. 1) Submits to the Board an application for inactive status on the form required by the Board; and. 2) Pays to the Board the inactive status fee set by the Board under COMAR 10.56.02.. B. The Board shall reactivate the license of an individual placed on inactive status if the individual:1) Demonstrates completion of 15 continuing education units for each year t
10.56.05.08.htm 10.56.05.08. 08 Reinstatement.. A. Within 1 Year of Failed Renewal.. 1) Within 1 calendar year after the renewal date, the Board shall reinstate the license of a dietitian or nutritionist whose license was not renewed due to failure to complete continuing education requirements, if the dietitian or nutritionist completes within that year all or the remaining balance of 30 continuing education units required during the prior renewal period.2) Continuing education units applied to reinstate
10.56.05.9999.htm 10.56.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 4, 1991 (18:2 Md. R. 150). Regulation .03B amended effective November 7, 1994 (21:22 Md. R. 1878). Regulation .05 amended effective November 7, 1994 (21:22 Md. R. 1878) ―. Chapter revised effective June 26, 2000 (27:12 Md. R. 1141). Regulation .02B amended effective August 13, 2007 (34:16 Md. R. 1432). Regulation .03C amended effective August 13, 2007 (34:16 Md. R. 1432).
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