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Notice Replacing the Prescribed Scope of Practice and Qualifications-Dietitians (Qualifications Amendment) Notice 2012

Pursuant to Part 2, sections 11 and 12(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 ("the Act"), the following notice is given.
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1. Title and commencement-(1) This notice may be cited as the Dietitians (Qualifications Amendment) Notice 2012.
(2) This notice, to amend the qualification, will come into force on 16 November 2012.
2. Revocation-This notice revokes and replaces the previous notice issued by the Dietitians Board and published in the
New Zealand Gazette, 30 October 2008, No. 164, page 4313.
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(2) of the Act, the following qualifications are prescribed for registration as a dietitian:
"Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics; or Master of Dietetics degree; or Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) degree; or Master of Health Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics; or equivalent qualification and pass in a Board examination; or any other assessment set by the Board".
Dated at Wellington this 16th day of October 2012.
JANE DE LISLE, Registrar, Dietitians Board.