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Code of Ethics Update
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), its credentialing agency, abide by the Code of Ethics which was last approved on June 2, 2009. According to the AND website, the Code of Ethics “…provides guidance to dietetics practitioners in their professional practice and conduct.” The Code of Ethics applies to all members of the Academy who are credentialed (RDN or NDTR), not credentialed, as well as RDN’s and NDTR’s who are not members of the Academy. The Code of Ethics consists of 19 principles, which are divided into the following five categories:
*Responsibilities to the Public
*Responsibilities to Clients
*Responsibilities to the Profession
*Responsibilities to Colleagues and other Professionals
Click here to further familiarize yourself with the Code of Ethics, https://www.eatrightpro.org/~/
This document provides information from the Ethics Committee which can help you to determine if an issue is truly an ethical one, a legal matter or a business or employment issue.
Additionally, in 2011 the CDR began to require RD’s and NDTR’s to complete a minimum of 1 CPEU in ethics (Learning Need Code 1050) during each 5-year recertification cycle.
To locate examples of available programs, search the database below and search for “ethics.” https://www.cdrnet.org/go/and/
There are currently 55 possible ethics CDR approved CPE opportunities listed on the CDR website. The way to find this is as follows:
*Go to www.cdrnet.org<http://www.
*Click on CPE Offerings and Resources in yellow arrow on left hand side
*Click on CPE Database Search
*Type in ‘ethics’ as title and description , scroll down to click on search
You may also use this link for 1 free Ethics CEU. FREE! Ethics and the Dietitian in the Digital Age (1 CPEU/CEU)<https://www.