When can you use nutrition tools in your practice:
As a Pharmacist it is important to review the specific scope of practice of your Pharmacy licensure law to see if it outlines a clear right to use nutrition tools. You can practice if:
- Your state nutrition law specifically identifies Pharmacists among the exemptions for health professions.
- Your state’s Pharmacy law explicitly outlines nutrition care. In this case you can legally use nutrition tools as outlined by your Pharmacy scope of practice.
- Your state’s nutrition law in your state is a licensure without exclusive scope of practice then you can practice nutrition care without being certified/licensed as a nutrition care provider. However, if specific title protections exists in the law, you may not use any protected title in advertising or practice.
Disclaimer: This information represents a preliminary interpretation of state statutes, and cannot be substituted for legal counsel.