Accountability

The College has a duty to protect the public. It is accountable to the  Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to fulfill that duty. The Minister monitors College activities to ensure:

  • that the College legal processes and proceedings regulating the practice of dietetics are carried out according to the laws set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991,and the Dietetics Act, 1991.
  • that there is the required public representation on College Council. Seven of the fifteen members on the Council are public members who have been appointed by the Ontario Provincial Government to represent public interests;
  • that there is public representation on College Committees where at least one public member sits on each of the seven statutory committees;
  • that Council meetings and discipline hearings are open to the public; and
  • that the College submits an annual report of its activities to the Minister of Health & Long Term Care.

Fair and Objective Registration Practices

The College is also accountable to the Fairness Commissioner for transparent, objective, impartial and fair registration practices. When requested, the College reports to the Fairness Commissioner on the results and processes of our registration practices. The registration review must demonstrate:

  1. that College requirements for registration are necessary for the practice of dietetics in Ontario;
  2. efficiency and timeliness of registration decision-making; and
  3. the reasonableness of registration fees.