The College has three types of committees:

  • Statutory: committees that are required under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and have specific roles and authorities
  • Non-statutory: standing committees that the Board created for a defined and ongoing purpose
  • Ad Hoc: committees that the Board created for a specific and short-term function

Committees are largely comprised of Board directors, with the addition of professional members who are not part of the Board (committee appointees).

statutory Committees

Executive Committee: Has the powers of the Council between Council meetings with respect to any matter that requires immediate attention other than approving by-laws and proposing regulations.

Discipline Committee: Holds hearings regarding allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence.
Fitness to Practise Committee: Holds hearings to determine whether a dietitian is incapacitated (suffering from a physical or mental condition or disorder that may pose a risk to the public interest).
Quality Assurance Committee: Develops, reviews and evaluates the College’s Quality Assurance program and identifies quality standards that promote excellent dietetic care and make related program proposals to the Board for implementation.
Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee: Screening committee for concerns about the conduct, competence or capacity of dietitians.
Patient Relations Committee: Administers the funding program for therapy and counselling for patients who have been sexually abused by a dietitian and responsible for the patient relations program.
Registration Committee: Receives referrals from the Registrar if there are doubts about whether an applicant meets the registration requirements or if the Registrar believes terms, conditions and limitations should be imposed on a certificate of registration.

non-statutory Committees

Finance and Audit Committee: Assists the Board in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities by making recommendations relating to financial planning and reporting, external audit, internal control systems, investments and policies.
Governance Committee: Makes recommendations to the Board that promote governance excellence.
Professional Practice Committee: Considers and makes recommendations to the Board regarding professional practice standards, policies and guidelines relevant to the practice of dietetics.

Registrar Performance & Compensation Review Committee: Evaluates the Registrar’s performance and compensation and makes recommendations to the Board.