ROBERT L. EHRLICH, JR., Governor H.B. 353
DIETITIAN-NUTRITIONIST", "LDN", "dietitian", "licensed dietitian", "D", "LD",
"NUTRITIONIST", "licensed nutritionist", or "LN".
A person who violates § 5-401 or § 5-402 of this subtitle is guilty of a
misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or
imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.
This title may be cited as the "Maryland [Dietitians and Licensed Nutritionists]
LICENSED DIETITIAN-NUTRITIONISTS Act".
Subject to the evaluation and reestablishment provisions of the Maryland
Program Evaluation Act, this title and all regulations adopted under this title shall
terminate and be of no effect after July 1,  2015.
Article - State Government
(a) On or before December 15 of the 2nd year before the evaluation date of a
governmental activity or unit, the Legislative Policy Committee, based on a
preliminary evaluation, may waive as unnecessary the evaluation required under this
(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a) of this section, on or before
the evaluation date for the following governmental activities or units, an evaluation
shall be made of the following governmental activities or units and the statutes and
regulations that relate to the governmental activities or units:
(18) Dietetic Practice, State Board of (§ 5-201 of the Health Occupations
Article: July 1,  2014);
SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the State Board of
Dietetic Practice and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shall report to
the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee and the House
Health and Government Operations Committee on or before October 1, 2004, in
accordance with § 2-1246 of the State Government Article, on the implementation of
the recommendations of the Department of Legislative Services contained in the
sunset evaluation report dated October 2003.
SECTION 3. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That, notwithstanding Section
1 of this Act, a member of the State Board of Dietetic Practice whose term as of June
30, 2004 was to terminate after July 1, 2004, shall continue to serve the remainder of
the term, or until the member's successor is appointed.
SECTION 4. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That an individual licensed as
a dietitian or nutritionist by the State Board of Dietetic Practice on June 30, 2004, in
all respects, shall be considered licensed by the State Board of Dietetic Practice and,
subject to the provisions of this Act, for the remainder of the term of the individual's
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