Welcome to the College of Dietitians of British Columbia

The titles "Dietitian" and "Registered Dietitian" are protected by law.  Only qualified health professionals, who are registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, may use these titles and practice as Dietitians in BC.

The College of Dietitians of British Columbia was established on November 2, 2002 under the Health Professions Act through enactment of the Dietitians Regulation. Bylaws for the College were approved by the provincial government on December 11, 2003 and on April 1, 2004 the College became the legal authority for the regulation of Dietitians in British Columbia.

Under the Health Professions Act, the mandate of the College of Dietitians of BC is to protect the BC public by regulating Dietitians to practice safely, ethically and competently. The College achieves this through fulfilling its Vision, Mission and Values Statements.

Registrants

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Employers & the Public

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The Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies is a national organization composed of ten equal and independent members who represent the provincial dietetic regulatory authorities. Representatives are Registrars or Chairs of the provincial Board or Council. The purpose of the organization is to:

  • Share information and perspectives.
  • Undertake initiatives to advance dietetic regulation in Canada.
  • Develop and implement competency based assessments for registration.
  • Maintain and administer the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE).
  • Facilitate labour mobility through the Labour Mobility Framework.
  • Act as the contact point for external groups on matters related to the regulation of dietitians in Canada.

 

 Alliance members meet monthly by teleconference. Members last met in-person on June 7-8 in St. John. The following items were discussed:

  • Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP)
  • National Dysphagia project
  • Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination
  • Canadian English Language Benchmarking for Dietitians
  • National strategies to address issues with Registered Holistic Nutritionists and environmental scan of scope of practice 
  • Reciprocity agreements with the US Commission on Dietetic Regulation and the Dietetic Association of Australia

 The next in-person meeting is scheduled for October 17-18, 2017 in Toronto.

 

Table: National Registration Requirements for Virtual Dietetic Practice.

Inquiry Committee

Mandate

  • Investigate, inquire into, inspect, observe or examine the premises, equipment and materials used by a registrant to practice; the records relating to the registrant practice; and the practice of a registrant,
  • Investigate complaints against registrants delivered by the Registrar to the Committee as required under the Health Professions Act (click here for a schematic drawing of the complaint process), Dietitians Regulation and CDBC bylaws,
  • On its own motion, investigate a registrant pursuant to the legislation,
  • Report to the Board and the complainant the results of an investigation and inform registrants and the public, to educate registrants and enhance practice, and
  • Refer matters that cannot be resolved at the inquiry level to the Discipline Committee for a hearing.

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Quality Assurance Committee

Mandate

  • Establishing, monitoring and enforcing standards of practice to enhance the quality of practice and reduce incompetent, impaired or unethical practice among Registered Dietitians;
  • Establishing and maintaining a continuing competency program to promote high practice standards among Registered Dietitians
  • Establishing and maintaining a patient relations program to prevent professional misconduct of a sexual nature;
  • Establishing, monitoring and enforcing a code of professional ethics and standards among Registered Dietitians
  • Ensuring that Registered Dietitiansprovide individuals access to their health care records in appropriate circumstances;
  • Informing individuals and the public of their rights under the College's legislation and privacy legislation;
  • Developing practice guidelines and/or advisory statements;
  • Informing Registered Dietitians and the public of College responsibilities and processes
  • Informing Registered Dietitians and the public about quality practice; and
  • Reporting to and advising the Board.

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Registration Committee

Mandate

  • Establish standards of academic or technical achievement and the qualifications required for registration as a member of the College
  • Grant registration, including reinstatement, to every person who, in accordance with the requirements of the bylaws, applies for registration, satisfies the registration committee that he or she is qualified to be a registrant, and pays the required fee
  • Attach terms and conditions to the granting of registration
  • Refuse to grant registration or set limits or conditions on the practice of an applicant who presents a risk of physical or sexual abuse to children according to a criminal record check authorized under the Criminal Records Review Act

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Discipline Committee

Mandate

Conducts hearings into matters referred by the Inquiry Committee or Quality Assurance Committee, according to the Health Professions Act, Dietitians Regulation and CDBC bylaws.