Mandatory Dietitian self-reporting

A legal requirement for Ontario dietitians

Mandatory self-reporting is an important component of regulating the dietetics profession in Ontario. They alert the College to situations where a dietitian may not be practicing safely and allow the College to take any appropriate steps to protect the public.

as soon as possible and within 30 days

Under the Registration Regulation a dietitian must self-report to the College as soon as possible, but not later than within 30 days if she or he:

  • Has a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity or any similar finding, in relation to the practice of any profession, within Ontario or in any other jurisdiction; (Note:  Information about findings from the College of Dietitians of Ontario need not be reported)
  • Is the subject of a current investigation, inquiry or proceeding for professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity or any similar investigation or proceeding in relation to the practice of dietetics or any other profession in any jurisdiction; (Note: Information about College proceedings need not be reported.)
  • Has a finding of professional negligence and/or malpractice;
  • Is refused registration with a professional regulatory body, in Ontario or any other jurisdiction;
  • Is no longer in good standing with or is no longer fulfilling any terms, conditions or limitations imposed on the member by, any professional regulatory body in Ontario or any other jurisdiction;
  • Was not in good standing at the time that she or he ceased being registered with a professional regulatory body in Ontario or any other jurisdiction;
  • Has been found guilty of any offence in any jurisdiction;
  • Ceases to be a Canadian Citizen, or permanent resident of Canada or ceases to be authorized to work in Canada;
  • No longer maintains professional liability insurance as required under by-law #5

Consequences of Not Making a Report

Failing to self-report is a serious matter and can result in referral to discipline.  

For More Information or Assistance

Contact the Registrar & Executive Director of the College at 
416-598-1725 / 1-800-668-4990, ext. 228