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Connecticut Laws | Title 20 Professional And Occupational Licensing, Certification, Title...
CHAPTER 384a* MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Sec. 20-206g. Advertising by massage therapists. Requirements and prohibitions.

(c) Each person who holds a license as a massage therapist shall include his or her license number in any advertisement for such person's massage therapy services that appears in a newspaper, telephone directory or other advertising medium. (1419)

(d) It shall be a violation of this section for any person who does not hold a current license as a massage therapist to advertise massage therapy services by using the term "massage", "massage therapist", "licensed massage therapist", "massage practitioner", "massagist", "masseur" or "masseuse". (1420)

Sec. 20-206h. Enforcement within available appropriations. (1421)(Text)

The Commissioner of Public Health shall carry out the commissioner's responsibilities with respect to enforcement of the provisions of sections 20-206b, 20-206d and 20-206g within available appropriations. (1422)

Secs. 20-206i to 20-206l. (1423)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (1424)

CHAPTER 384b* DIETITIAN-NUTRITIONISTS (1425)(Text)

Sec. 20-206m. Definitions. (1426)(Text)

As used in this section and sections 20-206n to 20-206t, inclusive: (1427)

(1) "Department" means the Department of Public Health. (1428)

(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health. (1429)

(3) "Nutrition assessment" means the evaluation of the nutrition needs of individuals and groups based upon appropriate biochemical, physical, and dietary data to determine nutrient needs and recommend appropriate nutrition intake including enteral and parental nutrition. (1430)

(4) "Nutrition counseling" means advising and assisting individuals or groups on appropriate nutrition intake by integrating information from the nutrition assessment. (1431)

(5) "Dietetics or nutrition practice" means the integration and application of the principles derived from the sciences of nutrition, biochemistry, food, physiology, and behavioral and social sciences to provide nutrition services that include: (A) Nutrition assessment; (B) the establishment of priorities, goals, and objectives that meet nutrition needs; (C) the provision of nutrition counseling in health and disease; (D) the development, implementation and management of nutrition care plans; and (E) the evaluation and maintenance of appropriate standards of quality in food and nutrition. The term "dietetics or nutrition practice" does not include the administration of nutrition by any route other than oral administration and does not include the issuance of orders for laboratory or other diagnostic tests or orders intended to be implemented by any person licensed pursuant to chapter 378. (1432)

Sec. 20-206n. Certification. Qualifications. (1433)(Text)

(a) The department may, upon receipt of an application and fee of one hundred ninety dollars, issue a certificate as a dietitian-nutritionist to any applicant who has presented to the commissioner satisfactory evidence that (1) such applicant is certified as a registered dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or (2) such applicant has (A) successfully passed a written examination prescribed by the commissioner, and (B) received a master's degree or doctoral degree, from an institution of higher education accredited to grant such degree by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with a major course of study which focused primarily on human nutrition or dietetics and which included a minimum of thirty graduate semester credits, twenty-one of which shall be in not fewer than five of the following content areas: (i) Human nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle, (ii) nutrition biochemistry, (iii) nutrition assessment, (iv) food composition or food science, (v) health education or nutrition counseling, (vi) nutrition in health and disease, and (vii) community nutrition or public health nutrition. (1434)

(b) No certificate shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom a professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. (1435)

Sec. 20-206o. Certification without examination of applicants currently licensed or certified in another jurisdiction. (1436)(Text)

The department may, upon receipt of an application and fee of one hundred ninety dollars, issue a certificate without examination to any person who presents proof of current licensure or certification as a dietitian or nutritionist in another state, the District of Columbia, or territory of the United States which maintains standards for certification determined by the department to be equal to or higher than those of this state. No certificate shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint. (1437)

Sec. 20-206p. Use of title. (1438)(Text)

No person who is not certified by the Department of Public Health as a dietitian-nutritionist shall represent himself as being so certified or use in connection with his name the term "Connecticut Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist", "Connecticut Certified Dietitian", "Connecticut Certified Nutritionist", or the letters "C.D.-N.", "C.D.", "C.N." or any other letters, words or insignia indicating or implying that he is a certified dietitian-nutritionist in this state. Any person who violates the provisions of this section or who obtains or attempts to obtain certification as a dietitian-nutritionist by any wilful misrepresentation or any fraudulent representation shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. Failure to renew a certificate in a timely manner shall not constitute a violation for the purposes of this section. (1439)

Sec. 20-206q. Verbal orders from physicians. (1440)(Text)

When a physician conveys an order for a diet or means of nutritional support to a certified dietitian-nutritionist by verbal means for a patient in an institution, as defined in section 19a-490, such order shall be received and immediately committed to writing in the patient's chart by the certified dietitian-nutritionist. Any order so written may be acted upon by the institution's nurses and physician assistants with the same authority as if the order were received directly from the physician. Any order conveyed in this manner shall be countersigned by the physician within twenty-four hours unless otherwise provided by state or federal law or regulations. (1441)

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