Displaced Worker Emergency License: Nutrition and Dietetic Practitioner
When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a nutrition practitioner and a dietetic practitioner in good standing in the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, verifying that they were personally or professionally affected by the disaster, and providing any other documents requested by the Nutrition and Dietetic Practice Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.
PROVISIONS FOR EMERGENCY LICENSURE
A. Nutrition and dietetic practitioners currently licensed and in good standing, or otherwise meeting the requirements for New Mexico licensure in a state in which a federal disaster has been declared, may be licensed in New Mexico during the (4) four months following the declared disaster at no cost upon satisfying the following requirements: (1) receipt by the nutrition and dietetic practitioners board of a completed application that has been signed and that is accompanied by proof of identity, which may include a copy of a drivers license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity; (2) other required verification may be obtained from the commission on dietetic registration; (3) nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of qualifications of the requirements for licensure contained in 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 NMAC; and (4) sworn affidavit that the applicant was personally or professionally affected by the disaster. B. The board will waive fees. C. The board may waive the specific forms required under 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 NMAC only if the applicant is unable to obtain documentation from the federal declared disaster area. D. Emergency provisional license shall expire one (1) year from the date of issue of the emergency issued license. Application for a permanent license shall be made before the one-year expiration date of the emergency license, at which time, license fees will be required. E. The board reserves the right to request additional documentation, including but not limited to, recommendation forms and work experience verification forms prior to approving the permanent license.