NOTICE OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE AND RELATED QUALIFICATIONS
PRESCRIBED BY THE DIETITIANS BOARD
The Dietitians Board ("the Board") will assume its full responsibilities under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 ("the Act") on 18 September 2004. This notice will take effect from that date.
Scope of Practice
Pursuant to section 11 (1) of the Act, the Board specifies one scope of practice as follows:
Scope of Practice - Dietitian
Dietitians apply scientific knowledge about food and nutrition to individuals and groups in states of health and disease to promote optimal health outcomes within the social, economic, and cultural context of the New Zealand population.
Qualifications Prescribed for Registration in the Scope of Practice - Dietitian
Pursuant to section 12 (1) of the Act, the following qualifications are prescribed for registration as a dietitian:
Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics; or equivalent qualification and pass in a Board examination.
Dated at Wellington this 12th day of August 2004
MICHAEL FITZGERALD, Acting Registrar, Dietitians Board