Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64B8-45.002 - Continuing Education Approval

Current through Reg. 47, No. 249; December 28, 2021

(1) Continuing education credit shall be awarded for educational experiences received through the following methods:
(a) By attendance and participation in any of the following dietetics or nutrition practice courses approved by the Board effective June 1, 2017:
1. Organized courses of post graduate study offered by or approved subsequent to May 31, 2011 by the American Medical Association's Liaison Committee for Medical Education;
2. Organized courses sponsored or approved subsequent to May 31, 2011 by the Public Health Service, state or territorial health services, or a branch of the United States Armed Services;
3. College courses from an approved graduate or undergraduate program which is accredited by an accrediting agency approved by the United States Department of Education or courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health which relate to the maintenance of skills necessary for the safe and competent practice of dietetics and nutrition services, the licensee shall receive 15 continuing education credits for each semester hour of the course.
4. Organized courses offered or approved subsequent to May 31, 2011 by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.
(b) Attendance of a minimum of two hours at a scheduled public meeting of the Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council, up to a maximum of 2 hours per biennium.
(c) A licensee who successfully completes a dietetic-related advanced certification exam offered or approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration shall receive 28 hours of continuing education in the biennium in which the certification was awarded.
(d) In addition to the continuing education credits authorized above, any volunteer expert witness who is providing expert witness opinions for cases being reviewed pursuant to Chapter 468, Part X, F.S., shall receive 2.5 hours of credit per case for performing a literature survey of at least two articles in conjunction with the review of cases for the Board up to a total of 5 hours per biennium.
(2) A lecturer or author presenting or authoring for the initial presentation a Board approved continuing education program that meets the requirements of subsection (1), shall receive three hours continuing education credit for every one hour of program up to a maximum of fifteen hours of credit per biennium.
(3) A preceptor may earn 2 hours of continuing education credit for each 100 hours of supervised practice experience, up to a maximum of 8 hours per biennium. To be eligible for the credit, the preceptor must participate as the primary preceptor for a potential licensee. The primary preceptor is expected to maintain documentation of the persons trained, number of hours supervised, subject matter, and dates of training.
(4) Acceptable subject matter for continuing education programs include:
(a) Updates of knowledge and skills in dietetics and nutrition practice for competent performance beyond the minimum requirements for licensure;
(b) Food preparation that focuses on nutritional value;
(c) Nutrition with specialized populations;
(d) Assessment and treatment of various dietary and nutritional disorders;
(e) Innovative marketing strategies in dietetics and nutrition practice;
(f) Food service systems management.
(5) Nonacceptable subject matter for continuing education programs include:
(a) Professional association business meetings or delegate reports;
(b) Menu planning;
(c) Food service sanitation;
(d) Cooking demonstrations;
(e) Sales presentation on a company's new product;
(f) Programs intended for or by the lay public.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64B8-45.002

Rulemaking Authority 456.013(7), (8), (9),468.507 FS. Law Implemented 456.013,468.514, 468.515 FS.

New 12-5-90, Amended 1-1-92, 9-24-92, Formerly 21M-51.002, Amended 11-4-93, Formerly 61F6-51.002, Amended 12-28-94, 11-12-95, Formerly 59R-45.002, Amended 9-26-01, 5-22-06, 7-8-09, Amended by Florida Register Volume 44, Number 050, March 13, 2018 effective 3-28-18.

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