Covid-19 Crisis Update

Like you, the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and its impact. The Board is committed to maintaining normal operations during these times. Although the office is not open to the public, as of March 24, 2020, the Board remains in full operation. Should you have concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office through the contact information provided on our website.

Temporary Licensing Requirements - Updated August 30, 2021

The NC Board of Dietetics adopted the following position statement at their April 20, 2020 Board meeting:

Whereas, on April 8, 2020, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 130, providing under Section 3(A) the authority to each professional health care licensure board to waive or modify enforcement of any legal or regulatory constraints that would prevent or impair persons from providing care if they are licensed in states, territories, or the District of Columbia, but are not licensed in NC, the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (the NCBDN) formally temporarily waives dietetics/nutrition licensure requirements for persons licensed in other states, territories, or the District of Columbia.

As of February 9, 2021, the provision noted above was extended by Executive Order 193, on May 10, 2021, the provision was again extended by Executive Order 211, and on August 6, 2021 the provision was again extended by Executive Order 225. Noting that it is within the Board's authority to determine whether or not a waiver of the licensure requirements is necessary, the Board voted at its meeting on August 30, 2021 to NOT extend the waiver that has been in effect since 2020. Thus, if one is providing medical nutrition therapy services to a patient located in NC, unless otherwise exempt, an NC license is required. 
 
If you have questions regarding the above position, please contact our office at info@ncbdn.org.