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225 ILCS 30/15

    (225 ILCS 30/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-15)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-945)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 15. License required.
    (a) No person may engage for remuneration in the practice of dietetics and nutrition services or hold himself or herself out as a licensed dietitian nutritionist unless the person is licensed in accordance with this Act.
    (b) This Section does not prohibit the practice of dietetics and nutrition services by the following:
        (1) A person that is licensed to practice nutrition
    
under the law of another state, territory of the United States, or country and has applied in writing to the Department in form and substance satisfactory to the Department for a license as a dietitian nutritionist until (i) the expiration of 6 months after filing the written application, (ii) the withdrawal of the application, or (iii) the denial of the application by the Department.
        (2) A person that is licensed to practice dietetics
    
under the law of another state, territory of the United States, or country, or is a certified nutrition specialist, a certified clinical nutritionist, a diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, or a registered dietitian, who has applied in writing to the Department in form and substance satisfactory to the Department for a license as a dietitian nutritionist until (i) the expiration of 6 months after the filing the written application, (ii) the withdrawal of the application, or (iii) the denial of the application by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-945)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 15. License required.
    (a) No person may provide, offer to provide, or attempt to provide medical nutrition therapy, whether for remuneration, or hold himself or herself out as a licensed dietitian nutritionist or as a qualified provider of nutrition care services, including medical nutrition therapy, unless the person is licensed in accordance with this Act.
    (b) This Section does not prohibit the provision of medical nutrition therapy by: a person who is licensed to practice dietetics and nutrition under the law of another state, territory of the United States, or country and has applied in writing to the Department in form and substance satisfactory to the Department for a license as a dietitian nutritionist until (i) the expiration of 6 months after filing the written application, (ii) the withdrawal of the application, or (iii) the denial of the application by the Department.
    (c) For the purposes of this Section, the "practice of dietetics and nutrition" means the integration and application of scientific principles derived from the study of food, nutrition, biochemistry, metabolism, nutrigenomics, physiology, food management, and behavioral and social sciences in achieving and maintaining patients' and clients' health throughout their life spans and in providing nutrition care services in person and via telehealth in both clinical and community settings. The primary functions of the "practice of dietetics and nutrition" are medical nutrition therapy provided for the purpose of disease management or to treat or rehabilitate an illness, injury, or condition and other nutrition care services provided for health and wellness and as primary prevention of chronic disease.
(Source: P.A. 102-945, eff. 1-1-23.)