Mandatory Reporting

Mandatory reports about Registered Dietitians enable the College to investigate the situation that resulted in the report so that remedial action and support can be provided to the dietitian. This is a critical College function in keeping with its public protection mandate. 

Terminating or suspending employment

The RHPA requires that a report be made to the College of Dietitians of Ontario:
  • by anyone who terminates or suspends a Registered Dietitian's employment for reasons related to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.
  • by anyone who dissolves a partnership, corporation or association with a Registered Dietitian for reasons related to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity must make a written report to the College of Dietitians of Ontario. 
The Regulated Health Professions Act gives immunity to people who file mandatory reports if the report is made in good faith, that is, not made maliciously. In addition, the duty to make mandatory reports overrides other duties of confidentiality.

Failure to make a mandatory report can result in a fine of $50,000. It is also professional misconduct for health professionals to fail to make a mandatory report.

30 Days To Make A Mandatory Report

Following a termination or suspension of an employer or dissolution of a partnership, employers or partners have 30 days to make a mandatory report the College. The report must be made even if a Registered Dietitian resigned before the termination or suspension took place. 

How to make a report


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