Standards & Ethics
The standards of the dietetic profession in Ontario are set out in a variety of documents. These include the Professional Standards for Dietitians in Canada
College regulations made under the Dietetics Act
, the Regulated Health Professions Act,
and other relevant legislation. Together, they set a level of practice that ensures client safety.
Registered Dietitians have a responsibility to follow workplace rules and standards as long as the obligations of the facility are not contrary to the Professional Standards for Dietitians in Canada
, the dietetic Code of Ethics
, the regulations defining professional misconduct and other federal or provincial laws. It is very important for dietitians, as well as their employers, to have a good understanding of the laws and regulations that affect dietetic practice.