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. College bylaws 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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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 video on 'Understanding 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.

 

Meeting Dates

  • Last in-person meeting was on October 22, 18. 
  • Next in-person meeting: December 14, 2018

 Minutes of the Inquiry Committee are not published as they relate to confidential matters.

Policies and Guidelines

 

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.

 

Meeting Dates

  • Last meeting was in-person on September 28, 2018. Minutes will be published once approved.
  • Next meetings: January 25 and April 26, 2019.

 

Minutes

 

Standards, Policies and Guidelines