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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 468
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F.S. 468.506
468.506 Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council.There is created the Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council under the supervision of the board. The council shall consist of four persons licensed under this part and one consumer who is 60 years of age or older. Council members shall be appointed by the board. Licensed members shall be appointed based on the proportion of licensees within each of the respective disciplines. Members shall be appointed for 4-year staggered terms. In order to be eligible for appointment, each licensed member must have been a licensee under this part for at least 3 years prior to his or her appointment. No council member shall serve more than two successive terms. The board may delegate such powers and duties to the council as it may deem proper to carry out the operations and procedures necessary to effectuate the provisions of this part. However, the powers and duties delegated to the council by the board must encompass both dietetics and nutrition practice and nutrition counseling. Any time there is a vacancy on the council, any professional association composed of persons licensed under this part may recommend licensees to fill the vacancy to the board in a number at least twice the number of vacancies to be filled, and the board may appoint from the submitted list, in its discretion, any of those persons so recommended. Any professional association composed of persons licensed under this part may file an appeal regarding a council appointment with the State Surgeon General, whose decision shall be final. The board shall fix council members’ compensation and pay their expenses in the same manner as provided in s. 456.011. 6, 19, 20, ch. 88-236; ss. 4, 5, ch. 91-429; s. 6, ch. 96-367; s. 91, ch. 98-166; s. 130, ch. 99-397; s. 150, ch. 2000-160; s. 94, ch. 2008-6.