By-law Consultation
Proposed amendments

Seeking Your Feedback
on proposed By-Law Amendments

Feedback deadline is November 15, 2020
 

The College is seeking feedback on proposed by-law amendments: the new Draft By-law No.  1: General, which combines current By-laws 1, 3, 4 and 5, and the amended Draft By-Law  No. 2: Fees. The amendments reflect governance best practices, address recent changes to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the RHPA), and provide simplicity and flexibility.

Feedback can be provided to the College by survey, or by e-mail information@collegeofdietitians.org.

Feedback deadline is November 15, 2020

Amendments that must be circulated

The College’s governing legislation, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, stipulate that Council must circulate certain types of by-laws before finalizing additions, deletions or amendments. The draft changes to proposed By-law No. 1 and By-Law No. 2 that require circulation by law are listed below.

You are invited to provide feedback on these and all of the proposed by-law amendments.

Proposed Changes to the Register and Information from Members

The proposed updates to By-Law 1, articles 13 & 14, linked below, simplify the language to improve readability and reflect the changes made to the RHPA in 2017 that related to the information from members that must appear on the public register.


Proposed Changes to College Fees

In addition to the substantive changes below, the language in Draft By-law No. 2 has been simplified to improve readability.

By-law No. 2, articles 6.1 and 6.2: Fee to Lift Suspension and for Reinstatement

There are new fees proposed to lift suspensions and for reinstatement.

6.1   A person who is otherwise entitled to the lifting of a suspension relating to the failure to pay a fee or to provide information to the College or Registrar must pay all outstanding fees and an additional fee of $70 payable at the time the person requests the lifting of the suspension.

6.2   A person who is otherwise entitled to reinstatement of his or her certificate of registration must pay all outstanding fees and a reinstatement fee of $185 payable at the time the person requests reinstatement.

By-law No. 2, article 7.1: Temporary Certificates

This proposed change specifies that the fee for issuing temporary certificates is non-refundable.

7.1  The fee for the issuance of a Temporary Certificate of Registration is $120.00, which fee is non-refundable.

By-law No. 2, article 12.1: Waiver/Reduction of Fees

The proposed changes specify that the Registrar may waive or reduce any fee in exceptional circumstances and removes the condition that the Registrar is required compare the costs of processing the member’s request with the circumstances for requiring a wavier or reduction.

12.1  The Registrar may in exceptional circumstances waive or reduce any fee referred to in this by-law, other than the annual fee or the fee for the issuance of a Temporary Certificate of Registration, provided the waiver or reduction is not based on the individual’s ability to pay the fee.

How to provide feedback

You may provide feedback by: 

1.  Responding to the Draft By-Laws Survey 
or
2. E-mailing your commets to information@collegeofdietitians.org.

The feedback deadline is November 15, 2020