Supporting Dietitec Practice
The College of Dietitians of Ontario believes that in addition to enforcing practice standards, the best way to protect the public is by supporting Registered Dietitians' to be safe, ethical and competent in their practice.
The College of Dietitians of Ontario provides information and guidance to members in many ways:
Offers guidance for Registered Dietitians through its Practice Advisory Program. When RDs need help with ethical or professional issues, they are encouraged to call, fax or email the College's Practice Advisory Service.
Develops standards, guidelines and policies to support dietetic practice, such as the Code of Ethics Interpretive Guide.
Through its website and quarterly résumé newsletter informs members about topical practice issues and developments in laws that affect their practice.
Plans teleconference meetings to help members connect with each other and to the College to discuss professional practice issues.
Organizes workshops, face-to-face and webinar meetings annually where the Registrar & Executive Director, the Practice Advisors, the Registration Program Manager and the Quality Assurance Program Manager are available to meet with Registered Dietitians to discuss College programs and standards, ethical, legal, and professional practice issues.
Provides speakers for conferences and special events. The Registrar & Executive Director, Practice Advisor & Policy Analyst and the Quality Assurance Manager and other staff are available to speak to conference and special events related to College business, jurisprudence and dietetics in Ontario. Contact Us for more information.
The Registration Program
sets the requirements for entry to practice and ensures that only qualified people become registered. Members can maintain their membership if they comply with College requirements and continue to demonstrate their competence, good character and conduct.
Quality Assurance and Continuing Competence
Through the Quality Assurance Program, all members are guided to reflect on their practice and competence and to develop and execute professional development plans. The Quality Assurance Program also conducts Practice Assessments to assess members' competence on a random basis. Member remediation is supported as needed.