Committees

Registration Committee

The registration  committee grants registration and decides whether applicants are eligible for registration and if any upgrading of academic or practical qualifications is required. 

Next Meeting

May 4, 2020

Meeting minutes are available to the public upon request.
Please contact us if you would like to obtain a copy.

Members List

Holly van Heukelom, RD, Chair
Theresa Cividin, Board elected RD, Vice-chair
Denise De Pape, public representative
Laura Frisby, RD
Courtenay Hopson, RD
Jack Trumley, appointed public representative and Board member

Term of reference

Registration Committee
Date created: April 14, 2010
Date approved by Board: June 8, 2012, June 7, 2013, Oct 21/16
Category: Board Policy
File code: Bd16/Policies/Bd-26-ToR-Reg-C-fin-Oct-21-16

Authority

The Registration Committee is a Committee of the CDBC Board established pursuant to Health Professions Act, s. 16, 19(1) and 20; Bylaws, s. 14, 16 to 19, 40 to 53, and 55.

Composition

The Committee consists of a minimum of five (5) persons appointed by the Board, maintaining one-third public representation:

  • one (1) appointed public representative Board member;
  • one (1) public representative;
  • one (1) elected Registered Dietitian Board member; and
  • two (2) Registered Dietitians.

The Committee may meet in panels of three (3) persons appointed by the Committee Chair to exercise any power, duty or function of the Committee. Composition must include at least:

  • one (1) board member,
  • one (1) public representative, and
  • one (1) other Committee member.

Ex-officio (non-voting) members of the Committee include the Board Chair (not applicable when Board Chair is also a Committee or panel member). Staff support is provided by the Deputy Registrar, Registration and Communications and the Registrar.

The Committee selects a Chair and a Vice-Chair annually from its members and recommends their approval to the Board. The Chair of a panel is appointed by the Committee Chair.

Mandate

Pursuant to legislation and in a transparent, objective, impartial and fair manner, the Committee’s mandate is to ensure, in the public’s interest, that Dietitians are qualified to practice.

Primary Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

The Committee ensures that Dietitians are qualified to practice by:

  • Establishing standards of academic or technical achievement and the qualifications required for registration as a member of the College;
  • Developing and monitoring registration policies;
  • Monitoring registration requirement processes;
  • Establishing protocols for substantial equivalence assessment processes;
  • Granting 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 Registered
    Dietitian, and pays the required fees;
  • Attaching terms and conditions to the grant of registration;
  • Refusing to grant registration or setting limits or conditions on the practice of an applicant who presents a risk of physical or sexual abuse to children and physical, sexual or financial abuse of vulnerable adults according to a criminal record check authorized under the Criminal Records Review Act.
  • Informing Dietitians and the public about responsibilities of registration; and, 
  • Reporting to and advising the Board.

Term

The term for each Committee member is two (2) years. Members are eligible for reappointment by the Board but may not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms.

Remuneration

Remuneration is $500 annually for members and $600 annually for the Chair, plus expense reimbursement. Remuneration is prorated for first terms of less than one year.

Meeting Procedures

  • Schedule: at least three times annually;
  • Format: meetings can be held in person or by telecommunications or electronic means;
  • Voting: may take place in person, by teleconference or by email ballot; a majority is required to pass a proposed resolution;
  • Agenda: developed by the Committee Chair and Deputy Registrar, Registration and Communications, with input from Committee members;
  • Quorum: a majority of a Committee constitutes a quorum;
  • Minutes: using standard format, drafted by College staff, circulated to the Chair for approval of the draft, circulated to Committee members, and reviewed and approved by the Committee at the next meeting or via email ballot; approved copies of the Minutes are published on the CDBC website.

Indemnification

Immunity for acts or omissions in good faith (s. 24, Health Professions Act); Directors and Officers Liability Insurance.

Quality Assurance Committee

The quality assurance committee establishes, monitors and enforces the standards of practice, continuing competence program, and enforces a professional code of ethics amongst dietitians.  

Next Meeting

May 4, 2020

Meeting minutes are available to the public upon request.
Please contact us if you would like to obtain a copy.

Members List

Jennica Hague, Chair, RD
Brigitte McRae, Vice-chair, RD
Sian-Hoe Cheong, RD 
Kady Hunter, Board appointed RD
Mae Meller, Public Representative
John Meneghello, appointed Board Public Representative

Term of reference

Date created: February 19, 2010
Date approved by Board: June 8, 2012, June 7, 2013, Oct 21, 2016
Category: Board
File code: Bd16/Policies/Bd-25-ToR-QAC-fin-Oct-21 -16

Authority

The Quality Assurance Committee is a Committee of the CDBC Board established pursuant to Health Professions Act s. 16, 19(1) and 26; Bylaws, s. 14-15, 17-19 4-19, 50(1)(c)(iii), 56-59, 70-71, 73 and 74.

Composition

The Committee consists of a minimum of five (5) persons appointed by the Board, maintaining one-third public representation:

  • one (1) appointed public representative Board member;
  • one (1) public representative;
  • one (1) elected Registered Dietitian Board member; and
  • two (2) Registered Dietitians.

Ex-officio (non-voting) members of the Committee include the Board Chair (not applicable when the Board Chair is also a Committee member. Staff support is provided by the Deputy Registrar – Quality Assurance, and the  Registrar.

The Committee selects a Chair and a Vice-Chair from its members and recommends their approval to the Board.

Mandate

Pursuant to legislation and in a transparent, objective, impartial and fair manner, the Committee’s mandate is to ensure, in the public’s interest, that Dietitians are safe and competent to practice, and practicing to a high ethical and procedural standard. 

Primary Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

The Committee ensures safe and competent practice by:

  • Reviewing and recommending to the Board standards of ethics and practice to enhance the quality of practice and reduce incompetent, impaired or unethical practice among Dietitians;
  • Administering a quality assurance program to promote high practice standards among Dietitians;
  • Assessing professional performance and establishing remedial procedures to assist registrants in identifying and correcting deficiencies in their abilities;
  • Establishing and maintaining a patient relations program to prevent professional misconduct, including of a sexual nature;
  • Informing Dietitians and the public about access to health care records, privacy matters, marketing, College’s responsibilities and processes and quality practice; 
  • Developing and maintaining the College’s online Jurisprudence Guide and Examination for Dietitians;
  • Developing and maintaining guidelines for the conduct of registrants; and
  • Reporting to and advising the Board.

Term

The term for each Committee member is two (2) years. Members are eligible for reappointment by the Board but may not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms.

Remuneration

Remuneration is $500 annually for members and $600 annually for the Chair, plus expense reimbursement. Remuneration is prorated for terms of less than one year.

Meeting Procedures

  • Schedule: at least three times annually
  • Format: meetings can be held in person or by telecommunications or electronic means
  • Voting may take place in person by teleconference or by email ballot; a majority is required to pass a proposed resolution
  • Agenda: developed by the Committee Chair and the Deputy Registrar, Quality Assurance with input from Committee members
  • Quorum: a majority of a Committee constitutes a quorum
  • Minutes: using standard format, drafted by College staff, circulated to the Chair for approval of the draft, circulated to Committee members, reviewed and approved by the Committee at the next meeting or via email ballot and published on the CDBC website once approved.

Indemnification

Immunity for acts or omissions in good faith (s. 24, Health Professions Act); Directors and Officers Liability Insurance.

Inquiry Committee

The Inquiry Committee investigates and inspects any complaints against registrants delivered to the Registrar.

Members List

Jaki Thornhill, Chair, RD
 Joel Cawkell, Vice-Chair, public representative
Claire Kariya, RD
Don Grant, appointed Board public representative
Jiak Chin Koh, Board elected representative, RD
Bronwyn Coyne, RD

Meetings of the Inquiry Committee are confidential
and therefore, minutes are not available to the public.

Term of reference

Date created: October 13, 2004
Date approved: June 8, 2012, June 7, 2013, February 5, 2014, October 21, 2016
Category: Board
File code: Bd16/Policies/Bd-27-ToR-IC-fin-Oct-21-6-16

Authority

The Inquiry Committee is a Committee of the CDBC Board established pursuant to Health Professions Act, s. 16, 19(1), 27 to 36, and 37; Bylaws, s. 14, 16-19, 60, 61 and 69. 

Composition

The Committee consists of a minimum of five (5) persons appointed by the Board, maintaining one-third public representation:

  • one (1) appointed public representative Board member;
  • one (1) public representative;
  • one (1) elected Registered Dietitian Board member; and
  • two (2) Registered Dietitians.

The Committee may meet in panels of three (3) persons appointed by the Committee Chair to exercise any power, duty or function of the Committee. Composition must include at least:

  • one (1) board member,
  • one (1) public representative, and
  • one (1) other Committee member.

Ex-officio (non-voting) members of the Committee include the Board Chair (not applicable when the Board Chair is also a Committee or panel member). Staff support is provided by the Registrar and the Deputy Registrar – Quality Assurance.

The Committee selects a Chair and a Vice-Chair annually from its members and recommends their approval to the Board. The Chair of a panel is appointed by the Committee Chair.

Mandate

Pursuant to legislation and in a transparent, objective, impartial and fair manner, the Committee’s mandate is to manage complaints related to the practice and conduct of Dietitians, superintend the practice of the profession; govern registrants according to the Act, Dietitians Regulation and the bylaws of the College and enforce standards of practice and professional ethics.

Primary Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

The Committee manages complaints by:

  • Investigating complaints delivered to the Committee from the Registrar as an “own motion” complaint from a CDBC Committee or a complaint received in writing;
  • Inspecting, observing or examining the premises, equipment and materials used by a Dietitian to practice, the records relating to the Dietitian’s practice and the practice of a Dietitian;
  • Monitoring the inspection process;
  • Tracing and monitoring the effectiveness of the inquiry process;
  • Making decisions in accordance with the legislation;
  • Informing Dietitians and the public of the inquiry process and outcomes;
  • Reporting the results of an inspection to the Board, complainant and the public;
  • Referring matters that cannot be resolved to the Discipline Committee for a hearing; and,
  • Reporting to and advising the Board.

Term

The term for each Committee member is two (2) years. Members are eligible for reappointment by the Board but may not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms.

Remuneration

Remuneration is $500 annually for members and $600 annually for the Chair, plus expense reimbursement. Remuneration is prorated for first terms of less than one year.

Meeting Procedures

  • Schedule: at least three times annually
  • Format: meetings can be held in person or by telecommunications or electronic means
  • Voting may take place in person by teleconference or by email ballot; a majority is required to pass a proposed resolution.
  • Agenda: developed by the Committee Chair and Registrar, with input from Committee members
  • Quorum: a majority of a Committee constitutes a quorum
  • Minutes: using standard format, drafted by College staff, circulated to the Chair for approval of the draft, circulated to Committee members, and reviewed and approved by the Committee at the next meeting or via email ballot. Minutes are not published on the CDBC website due to the confidential nature of complaints and the advice of legal counsel.

Indemnification

Immunity for acts or omissions in good faith (s. 24, Health Professions Act); Directors and Officers Liability Insurance (for Board/Committee members and staff); and a CDBC Errors and Omissions policy (for Inspectors).