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Notice of Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Notice of Proposed Bylaw Amendments

On November 1, 2021, the College of Dietitians of British Columbia’s (CDBC) Board of Directors approved amendments to the College's bylaws that are subject to the notice requirements described in section 19(6.2) of the Health Professions Act. The proposed amendments...

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Q&A

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Q&A

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important concepts that should be integrated in day-to-day life as a dietitian. Through the lens of dietetic practice involving clients, equity refers to a process where every client has a fair opportunity to access dietetic...

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Testimonial Q&A

Testimonial Q&A

Use of testimonials in practice goes against the Code of Ethics, as it prioritizes the interest of the dietitian over the client’s and creates the following risks: selection bias: testimonials are not representative of all clients’ experience and opinion of services...

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Marketing Q&A

Marketing Q&A

The terms ‘marketing’ and ‘advertisement’ are in bylaw and are not new. These terms are not flexible in their definition without requiring consultation with the Ministry of Health and a change in bylaw. The definitions apply to marketing of dietetic services and...

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Conflict of Interest and Sales Q&A

Conflict of Interest and Sales Q&A

You are encouraged to review the policy on Conflict of Interest and Sales for details and definitions that might provide clarity on your situation. As well, have a look at the Ethical Problem Solving framework at the end of the CDBC Code of Ethics. Reach out any time...

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Social Media Q&A

Social Media Q&A

From Government of Canada – Legislation and Guidelines, “Guidelines are… documents that are used to interpret legislation and/or regulation. Although they may be derived from legislation and are often used to advise how one might comply with a regulation, guidelines...

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Private Practice Q&A

Private Practice Q&A

There are some key aspects of starting a private practice to consider. They are listed below, and you are encouraged to review the CDBC Private Practice Resource for details for each aspect, so you can ensure that you have covered all important areas needed to...

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Privacy Q&A

Privacy Q&A

This response is a summary of a legal opinion provided by CDBC legal counsel during the time this question was submitted. Audio recordings in the context of a healthcare relationship have not been squarely addressed by the courts. However, there is enough information...

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