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Regulatory Mandate

The Regulated Health Professions Act sets out the objects listed below, which define the College mandate as regulating and governing the practice of Registered Dietitians of Ontario.

Objects and Duty of the College (RHPA 1991, Chap. 18, Schedule 2)
  1. To regulate the practice of the profession and to govern the members in accordance with the health profession Act, this Code and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws.
  2. To develop, establish and maintain standards of qualification for persons to be issued certificates of registration.
  3. To develop, establish and maintain programs and standards of practice to assure the quality of the practice of the profession.
  4. To develop, establish and maintain standards of knowledge and skill and programs to promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement among the members
  5. To develop, establish and maintain standards of professional ethics for the members.
  6. To develop, establish and maintain programs to assist individuals to exercise their rights under this Code and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.
  7. To administer the health profession Act, this Code and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 as it relates to the profession and to perform the other duties and exercise the other powers that are imposed or conferred on the College.
  8. To promote and enhance relations between the College and its members, other health profession colleges, key stakeholders, and the public.
  9. To promote inter-professional collaboration with other health profession colleges.
  10. To develop, establish, and maintain standards and programs to promote the ability of members to respond to changes in practice environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues.
  11. Any other objects relating to human health care that the Council considers desirable.
The College has added another object regarding human health resource planning:
  • To engage in and facilitate, with appropriate partners, human health resource planning and research and direct the Executive Committee and Registrar/ED to take appropriate action, including entering into agreements and arrangements with third parties to achieve this object.