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PDFWAC 182-555-0200


The following definitions and those found in chapter 182-500 WAC apply to this chapter:
"Enteral nutrition" - See WAC 182-554-200.
"Medical nutrition therapy" - Means an interaction between the registered dietitian (RD) and the client or client's guardian for the purpose of evaluating and making recommendations regarding the client's nutritional status.
"Nutrition assessment" - Means the collection and documentation of information such as food or nutrition-related history; biochemical data, medical tests and procedures; anthropometric measurements, nutrition-focused physical findings and client history.
"Nutrition care process" - Means a systematic approach to providing high-quality nutrition care. Provides a framework for the registered dietitian to individualize care, taking into account the client's needs and values and evidence available to make decisions.
"Nutrition-related diagnosis" - Means a diagnosis within the scope of practice for an RD to diagnose and treat as defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
"Registered dietitian" - Means a dietitian who is registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and who is certified by the Washington state department of health (DOH).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 18-22-060, § 182-555-0200, filed 10/31/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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