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Chapter 157-7 PROVISIONAL PERMIT

Rule 157-7-.01 Definitions

(1) Provisionally Licensed Dietitian as specified in O.C.G.A. § 43- 11A-10 shall mean a person issued a provisional permit by the Board to practice as a provisionally licensed dietitian under the supervision of a Georgia Licensed Dietitian.
(2) Dietitian as specified in O.C.G.A. § 43-11A-10 shall mean a person holding a current active license issued by the Board.
(3) Supervision as specified in O.C.G.A. § 43-11A-10 shall mean the licensed dietitian shall at all times be responsible for providing adequate supervision of the provisionally licensed dietitian supervised by him/her. Adequate supervision by a licensed dietitian shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) An on-site face-to-face visit no less than once a month. The onsite visit shall include, but not be limited to, a review of client care plans and review of documentation prepared by the provisionally licensed dietitian.
(b) Communication with the provisionally licensed dietitian no less than once weekly to review the practice of dietetics as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-11A-3(4).
(c) Be readily available to the provisionally licensed dietitian for direction, guidance and instruction.
(4) Provisional Permit as specified in O.C.G.A. § 43-11A-10 shall mean a permit issued by the Board to examination applicants at the discretion of the Board.
(5) The letters "PLD" means a Provisionally Licensed Dietitian who holds a current provisional permit issued by the Board as specified in O.C.G.A. § 43-11A-10.

Rule 157-7-.02 Application for Provisional Permit

(1) All applicants for provisional permits must submit the following information to the Board:
(a) The application for licensure as specified in Rule 157-2-.02, indicating on the application a provisional permit is requested (a separate fee is required - see fee schedule).
(b) All applicants must submit a Secure and Verifiable document and an Affidavit of Citizenship, as defined in Code Section O.C.G.A. §§ 50-36-1 and 50-36-2;
(c) The required fee (see fee schedule).
(d) An official transcript with school seal affixed showing degree(s) earned, areas of major study and date of graduation.
(e) Documentation of completion of a supervised experience component in dietetics.
(f) An indication of the date when the examination will be taken.
(g) For applicants who have obtained their education outside the United States and its territories a credential evaluation as specified in Rule 157-2-.02(2)(b).
(h) The Board may request additional verification of any requirements or credentials as it may deem necessary.
(2) A provisional permit shall not be issued if the applicant has ever failed any examination administered or approved by the Board.
(3) A provisional permit may be denied upon a determination that the applicant fails to meet the requirements for licensure pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ 43-11A-15 and 43-1-19.

Rule 157-7-.03 Renewal of Provisional Permit

(1) A provisional permit issued by the Board shall expire either:
(a) One (1) year after issuance; or
(b) Upon issuance by the Board of a license to practice dietetics.
(2) A provisional permit may be renewed at the discretion of the Board upon submission of the following:
(a) A new application and the required fee (see fee schedule);
(b) A statement indicating circumstances requiring the renewal of the provisional permit;
(c) The Board may request additional verification of any requirements or credentials as it may deem necessary.
(3) A renewed provisional permit will be valid for a length of time as determined by the Board in its discretion.
(4) The provisional permit shall not be renewed if the applicant has ever failed any examination administered or approved by the Board.
(5) A provisional permit may be denied renewal upon a determination that the applicant fails to meet the requirements for licensure pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 43-11A-15 and O.C.G.A. § 43-1-19.