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.


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Employers & the Public

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In accordance with sections 16(2)(d) and (g) of the Health Professions Act, the CDBC must establish, monitor and enforce standards of practice and standards of professional ethics to enhance the quality of practice and reduce incompetent, impaired or unethical practice amongst registrants.

The following Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and Practice Guidelines were approved by the CDBC Board to address these requirements of the Act. Registered Dietitians are expected to be familiar with and refer to each document as necessary.


Standards of Practice, Indicators & Outcomes

Standards for Record Keeping


Code of Ethics - Principles & Guidelines


Co-signing Interns' Records

Consent to Nutrition Care Guidelines

Ministry of Health: Health Care Providers' Guide to Consent to Healthcare

Marketing, Sales and Conflict of Interest

Professional Boundaries in Therapeutic Relationships

Privacy Legislation for Private Practitioners

Restricted Activities Interpretive Guidelines

Nasal/Oral Feeding Tube Insertion

Virtual Dietetic Practice Guidelines