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Register March 2014 No. 699
Chapter Chir 12
Chir 12.01   Definitions.
Chir 12.02   Requirements for nutritional counseling certification.
Chir 12.03   Approval of nutritional counseling education programs.
Chir 12.04   Application denials.
Chir 12.05   Revocation of approval.
Chir 12.06   Prohibited practices.
Chir 12.01 Chir 12.01Definitions. In this chapter:
Chir 12.01(1) (1) “Administering" means the direct application of a product, whether by ingestion or any other means, to the body of a patient or research subject by any of the following:
Chir 12.01(1)(a) (a) A chiropractor.
Chir 12.01(1)(b) (b) A patient or research subject at the direction of the chiropractor.
Chir 12.01(2) (2) “Dispensing" means delivering a product to an ultimate user or research subject by a chiropractor.
Chir 12.01(3) (3) “Nutritional counseling" means providing counsel, direction, guidance, advice or a recommendation to a patient regarding the health effects of vitamins, herbs or nutritional supplements.
Chir 12.01(4) (4) “Nutritional supplement" means a product, other than tobacco, that is intended to supplement the diet that contains one or more of the following dietary ingredients: a vitamin, a mineral, an herb or other botanical, an amino acid, a dietary substance for use by man to supplement the diet by increasing the total daily intake, or concentrate, metabolics, constituent, extract or combination of these ingredients; or is labeled as a nutritional or dietary supplement.
Chir 12.01 History History: CR 06-051: cr. Register November 2006 No. 611, eff. 12-1-06.
Chir 12.02 Chir 12.02Requirements for nutritional counseling certification.
Chir 12.02(1)(1) The board shall grant a certificate for nutritional counseling to a licensed chiropractor who does all of the following:
Chir 12.02(1)(a) (a) Submits an application for a certificate to the department on a form provided by the department.
Chir 12.02 Note Note: Application forms are available on request to the board office located at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708, or from the department's website at:
Chir 12.02(1)(b) (b) Pays the fee specified in s. 446.02 (2) (c), Stats.
Chir 12.02(1)(c) (c) Submits evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has completed any of the following:
Chir 12.02(1)(c)1. 1. Received a postgraduate degree in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition or dietetics conferred by a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting body listed as nationally recognized by the secretary of the federal department of education.
Chir 12.02(1)(c)2. 2. Received diplomate status in human nutrition conferred by a college of chiropractic accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) or approved by the board or by an agency approved by the United States office of education or its successor.
Chir 12.02(1)(c)3. 3. Received a postgraduate degree in human nutrition conferred by a foreign school determined to be equivalent to an accredited college of chiropractic by the CCE or approved by the board or another board approved accrediting agency, indicating that the applicant has graduated from a program that is substantially equivalent to a postgraduate or diplomate program under subd. 1. or 2.
Chir 12.02(1)(c)4. 4. Received a degree from or otherwise successfully completed a postgraduate program after December 1, 2006 consisting of a minimum of 48 hours in human nutrition that is approved by the board as provided in s. Chir 12.03, after December 1, 2006.
Chir 12.02 History History: CR 06-051: cr. Register November 2006 No. 611, eff. 12-1-06.
Chir 12.03 Chir 12.03Approval of nutritional counseling education programs.
Chir 12.03(1)(1) To qualify for board approval as a nutritional counseling education program under s. Chir 12.02 (1) (c) 4., a program shall meet all of the following minimum requirements:
Chir 12.03(1)(a) (a) The program is sponsored by the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractors Association, a college of chiropractic approved by the board, or a college of medicine or osteopathy accredited by an agency recognized by the United States department of education.
Chir 12.03(1)(b) (b) The program subject matter includes core curriculum education in each of the following areas:
Chir 12.03(1)(b)1. 1. Nutrition counseling and initial screening to include nutrition physical examination.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)2. 2. Diet history taking.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)3. 3. Analysis of laboratory data including hair, saliva, urine and blood samples.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)4. 4. Symptoms of severe vitamin and nutritional deficiencies, and the toxicity of excess vitamin and mineral supplementation, herbals or other nutritional supplements.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)5. 5. Protein, carbohydrates, and fat macronutrient needs and symptoms of deficiencies of any of these nutrients.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)6. 6. Vitamin recommended daily allowances and dietary reference intakes.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)7. 7. Mineral and metals needs of the human body and the biochemistry of essential and non-essential nutritional supplements.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)8. 8. Fiber needs.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)9. 9. Codex Alimentarius Commission.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)10. 10. Dietary supplement health and education act of 1994, P.L. 103-417 and related regulations.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)11. 11. Etiology of organ system dysfunction, internal medicine diseases and conditions.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)12. 12. Supplements and nutrition.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)13. 13. The efficacy, safety, risks and benefits of glandular products, chelation therapy and therapeutic enzymes.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)14. 14. Food composition and foods as a source of vitamins.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)15. 15. Sports nutrition, endurance, body building and exercise physiology.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)16. 16. Weight management and control.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)17. 17. Contraindications, side effects, and toxic effects of botanicals, nutritional supplements and diet products.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)18. 18. Nutrition across the life cycle.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)19. 19. Nutrition relating to infants, pregnancy and lactation.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)20. 20. Geriatric nutritional needs.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)21. 21. Adolescent nutrition needs.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)22. 22. Male and female nutrition needs.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)23. 23. Therapeutic use of botanical medicine.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)24. 24. Food, drug, and nutritional supplements interactions.
Chir 12.03(1)(b)25. 25. Safety and efficacy – risks and benefits of nutritional supplements.
Chir 12.03(1)(c) (c) The program sponsor agrees to provide a responsible person to monitor and verify the attendance of each registered chiropractor at the program, and the program sponsor agrees to keep the records of attendance for 3 years from the date of the program and to furnish each participant with evidence of having attended the program.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.