Diet Order Writing

ISDH and the Governor’s office, without objection, approved changing Indiana hospital regulations to comply with CMS’s ruling and HEA 1157 allowing registered certified dietitians to independently write diet orders in Indiana hospitals.  This became effective on September 30, 2016.

RDN practitioners can now begin implementing independent order writing for dietitians; however, it is it is important to obtain approval from hospital supervisors, medical staff, and administrators.

Implementation of diet order writing has not been approved for long term care facilities.