Scope of Practice

The Dietetic Scope of Practice Statement as defined in the Dietetics Act, 1991 is: “The practice of dietetics is the assessment of nutrition and nutritional conditions and the treatment and prevention of nutrition related disorders by nutritional means.”

The Scope of practice of dietetics includes the area of expertise of dietitians as a profession. This reflects what dietitians are trained to do through their educational programs and, to a lesser extent, the evolution of the profession as its role develops. The dietetic scope of practice includes the activities that dietitians as a profession are legally permitted to do under the Dietetics Act, 1991 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and an individual dietitian’s area of competence.

Key Resources

Controlled Acts

Acting as an Evaluator

  Dysphagia

Ordering Lab Tests

Additional Resources