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Hiring from Outside Ontario
2/21/2018 3:58:37 PM
HIRING FROM OUTSIDE ONTARIO A Certificate of Registration from the College of Dietitians of Ontario is required to practice as a dietitian in Ontario. It is illegal to practice as a dietitian in Ontario unless an individual is registered with the College. Registration w...
2/21/2018 4:00:32 PM
EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES Employers of Registered Dietitians play an important role in building and maintaining safe health care environments and providing client-centred services. This section contains specific information and resources to help employers carry out thei...
Advertising RD Positions
2/21/2018 4:04:16 PM
ADVERTISING RD POSITIONS The statement of qualification in your advertisement for a Registered Dietitian in Ontario should simply read, "Membership with the College of Dietitians of Ontario is required". A membership with the College means that a dietitian has fulfill...
Why Hire a Registered Dietitian
2/21/2018 4:04:20 PM
WHY HIRE A REGISTERED DIETITIAN In the interest of public protection, the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Dietetic Act set out the responsibilities, powers and procedures for the College of Dietitians of Ontario to regulate the profession of dietetics to ensure...
2/21/2018 4:04:38 PM
Liability Insurance Liability insurance is mandatory for Registered Dietitians who are practising dietetics in Ontario (see College Definition of Practising Dietetics ). College members who work outside of dietetics are not required to hold liability insurance. RDs who...
2/21/2018 4:04:55 PM
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 publ...
Mandatory Use of the RD Title
2/21/2018 4:05:11 PM
Mandatory Use of the "dietitian" Title By law, all members, including temporary members, must be clearly identified when practising dietetics by using their professional title of “Registered Dietitian” or “RD”, or the French equivalent, “diététiste professionel(le)” ...
2/21/2018 4:05:19 PM
Quality Assurance The Regulated Health Professions Act requires the Quality Assurance Program of the College to conduct practice assessments of dietitians to ensure continuing competence for public protection. Through participation in the QA program, the Coll...
2/21/2018 4:05:29 PM
Record Keeping Record keeping is an integral part of effective dietetic practice. Clear, comprehensive and accurate documentation provides a record of a Registered Dietitian’s (RD’s) professional judgment and critical thinking applied to evidence-based dietetic practic...
Dietetic Scope of Practice
2/21/2018 4:05:43 PM
Dietetic Scope of Practice It is an offence for employers to aid and abet employees to engage in improper practice, for example, performing controlled acts when a dietitian is not authorized to do so. The Regulated Health Professions Act 27. (1 ) states: No pers...
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