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Quality Management

When to Cosign Medical Documents

How does a facility handle the registration eligible dietetic technician for charting in the patient/client/residential medical record or electronic health record?

Answer: This is a facility decision based on the Qualified Dietitian Federal Definition which lists duties and qualifications of staff within Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), Long Term Care facilities, and End Stage Renal facilities. For more information, please visit:


Focus Area SOP and SOPP

Scope of Practice, Standards of Excellence, Standards of Practice (SOP), and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) are tools for credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners to determine competence, advance practice, and measure and evaluate an organization’s programs, services, and initiatives.

The RD and DTR must continually self-assess their skills, education, training, and knowledge, as well as their auton-omy, responsibility, and accountability in the practice of nutrition and dietetics.