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Act & Regulations

The purpose of self-regulation is public protection. Professional regulatory bodies (Colleges) are accountable for establishing:

Through the development and enforcement of these standards and policies, the public is assured that a regulated member is competent to practise in their field.

The College of Dietitians of Manitoba (the College) has a complaint and mediation process in place to provide the public with a means of recourse if a member of the public feels that a Dietitian has failed to meet professional standards.

Registered Dietitians, Graduate Dietitians and Dietetic Interns have the privilege and responsibility of being self-regulated in the Province of Manitoba under The Registered Dietitians Act and Regulations.

The College functions are determined by:

Professional regulation is a provincial jurisdiction. The Manitoba Government establishes the legislation that governs health professionals.

The Registered Dietitians Act of Manitoba sets out in law the powers, duties and responsibility of the College, its regulated members, and their employers.

The Act defines:

  • The practice of dietetics
  • Regulation of the profession
  • Authorized use of title

The Act protects the public from unqualified persons practising as Dietitians by limiting the use of the title Registered Dietitian, RD, Graduate Dietitian, GD, Dietetic Intern and DI or representing oneself as a Dietitian without being a member of the College

The Registered Dietitians Regulation describes how the College of Dietitians of Manitoba will apply the Legislation to the practice of the profession.

Colleges establish the unique requirements of the profession within the legislative and policy requirements of the Government. The Regulations specify the requirements to change registration status and also the requirements to renew a member’s registration.

The Regulations have schedules attached to them, specifying the minimum Standard of Practice (Schedule A) and Continuing Competence requirements (Schedule B) for the profession in the province.

The Government must approve regulations before a college can be proclaimed and must approve any changes or amendments to the Regulation.

The framework and scope for College Bylaws are specified in legislation. They refer more specifically to the organization of the College and how it will conduct its business. Bylaws are established by the Council and specify procedural matters such as:

  • Election of Council
  • Appointment of committees
  • Holding of meetings
  • Rules of order
  • Fees
  • Notices


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