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Board of Dietetic Practice

About the Board of Dietetic Practice

Welcome to the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice. The Board operates under the Maryland Dietitians and Licensed Nutritionists Act, Health Occupations Article, Title 5, Annotated Code of Maryland. The State Board of Dietetic Practice (the "Board") is the licensing authority of dietitians and nutritionists in the State of Maryland. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of dietetics in Maryland by licensing qualified dietitians and nutritionists, establishing fees, maintaining a current roster of all licensees, promulgating regulations for the practice of dietetics, verification of credentials, issuance of licenses, establish requirements for and verification of completion of continuing education, investigation of complaints based on alleged violations of regulations and statutes, formal and informal disciplining of licensees, create committees as deemed appropriate to advise the Board, and submit an annual report to the Governor and Secretary.


The Mission of the Board of Dietetic Practice is to protect the citizens of Maryland and to promote quality health care in the field of dietetics by licensing and certifying dietitians and nutritionists, setting standards for the practice of dietetics through regulations and legislation, and receiving and resolving complaints from the public regarding dietitians and nutritionists.


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On-line renewals will begin on September 9, 2015.



All Board of Dietetic Practice Members are appointed by the Governor and serve a four-year term, with eligibility for a second term. The Board has three members who are eligible for reappointment. Nancy H. Ferrone, RD, LDN is the Administrative Dietetic Practice Member. Ivis T. Forrester, Ph.D, RD, LDN, is the Faculty in the Field of Dietetics Member. Concepcion Placiente, RD, LDN, is the Consulting Dietetic Practice Member. Although all three members are eligible for reappointment to the Board, the Board is required to notify all licensees of the positions.

The Board meets the third Thursday of every other month. The meetings are held at 12:30 p.m. and last approximately 2 hours. Meetings are held at 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215. Hearings/meetings to resolve and investigate complaints are on an as needed basis. Committee meetings are on an as needed basis and time and place are set by the members of the committee.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact Kim Bennardi by November 18, 2015 at:
Kim Bennardi Administrator
Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston Street, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Office: 410-767-4049
Fax: 410-333-7687


Office of Governor


PIA Requests

  • Public Information Act Contact:
    Marie Savage  (410) 764-4741


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4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299
Phone: (410) 764-4733
Fax: (410) 358-1610