Complaint Form

The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (the NCBDN) is charged with the mission of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina from harmful nutrition practice by providing for the licensure and regulation of persons engaged in the practice of dietetics/nutrition and by establishing educational standards for those persons. The Board has a duty to investigate all complaints that it receives alleging violation of Article 25 of Chapter 90 of the North Carolina General Statutes (the Dietetics Practice Act) and the rules of the Board. The General Statutes of North Carolina and the Administrative Code establish protocols for the review of complaints and set grounds for possible disciplinary action.

More detail regarding the complaint process and investigations is available by reviewing the Complaint Procedures document posted here:

Click here to download the Complaint Procedures Document

How are complaints received?

Per 21 NCAC 17.0116 of the North Carolina Administrative Code, anyone may file a complaint with the NCBDN alleging that a person has committed an action prohibited by the Dietetics Practice Act or the rules of the Board. Complaints will be accepted anonymously, but if an anonymous complaint is submitted, without admissible evidence substantiating the complainant’s allegations, it is unlikely that the Board will be able to pursue legal action should the situation necessitate such action.

A complaint form must be submitted in order for the NCBDN to initiate an investigation. The complaint form is available as a PDF at the link below. If unable to print the complaint form, you may contact the NCBDN office and request that a form be sent to you. When completing the complaint form, provide as much information as possible and include any relevant documents. The form, along with supporting documentation, may be submitted via postal mail or email to the following:

Via postal mail:
NCBDN
140 Preston Executive Drive, Suite 205-C
Cary, NC 27513

Via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Before submitting a complaint…

All professions licensed under Chapter 90 of the North Carolina General Statutes are exempt from the requirements of the Dietetics Practice Act. Therefore, if you are seeking to file a complaint against a practitioner licensed under Chapter 90 that is not a licensed dietitian/nutritionist (please click here for a list of professions licensed under Chapter 90), please raise your concerns to the appropriate profession’s Board. The NCBDN does not have jurisdiction over Chapter 90 licensed professionals who are not licensed dietitians/nutritionists.

Click here to download the Complaint Form