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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.