Allied Health Profession Act (AHP Act)
The Allied Health Profession Act (Act 774) was created to regulate the services of the associated health profession which has a direct or indirect effect on the care of patients, the health of individuals or the population. This 774 Act was gazetted on 18 February 2016 and is expected to come into force by 2020. There are 23 professions under this 774 act including Nutritionist.
To register as a Nutritionist, here are some requirements that must be met:
- Malaysian citizen
- Meet the terms and conditions and eligibility criteria as stated in Act 774.
- Graduating in nutrition from a university recognized for registration and practice under Act 774.
- Graduates from unrecognized universities must obtain approval from the AHP Council.
- Not registered for other professions under Act 774