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General Laws

Section 206. No person shall hold himself out to be a licensed dietitian/nutritionist unless so licensed under the applicable provisions of this chapter. This section shall not restrict any person who does not hold himself out to be a licensed dietitian/nutritionist from the following:

(a) pursuing a degree in dietetics or nutrition at an accredited college or university and engaging in the practice of dietetics or nutrition under the supervision of a licensed dietitian/nutritionist and in accordance with professional standards of practice, provided that the person is designated by a title clearly indicating his status as a student;

(b) fulfilling the professional experience requirement in dietetic or nutrition necessary for licensure who is engaging in the practice of dietetics or nutrition under the supervision of a licensed dietitian/nutritionist and in accordance with professional standards of practice, provided that the person is designated by a title clearly indicating his status as a trainee;

(c) furnishing information regarding food, food material, or dietary supplements;

(d) furnishing information about food, food products, or dietary supplements to customers in connection with the marketing and distribution of such items;

(e) practicing a health profession that he is otherwise authorized to practice under chapter 112 of the General Laws; or

(f) practicing a health profession that includes a dietetic or nutritional practice component, including, but not limited to, holistic medicine, naturopathic medicine, homopathic medicine, macrobiotics, ayurvedic therapy, polarity therapy, shiatsu therapy, massage therapy, and herbal therapy.

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