Regulation Matters 2019 - Issue 1

Welcome to the New Practice Advisor and Policy Analyst

Diane Candiotto MNSP, RD

I am pleased to be writing this article as the College’s new Professional Practice Advisor and Policy Analyst. The College is not new to me, but this role is and I’m grateful to be providing education, together with Carole Chatalalsingh through the Practice Advisory Program.
Recently, I reflected on how I have been inspired to ask questions in my career. I love listening to podcasts and watching Jeopardy! Are you wondering what these interests have to do with the Practice Advisory Program? If you’re thinking the answer is about gathering information, posing questions and formulating answers, you’re right! I feel most “at home”, supporting others and the Practice Advisor role allows me to continue doing so. Throughout my career, I’ve worked in various areas with a focus on education. At Ryerson University, I developed and taught professional practice courses.
From 2014 to 2017, I was a Project Coordinator at the College, co-developing and implementing the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition Process. My interest and appreciation for self-regulation has grown over time.
My hope is to continue to collaborate and provide quality tools that will help support you in your work and will inspire you to connect with us.  Whether it be a call on the phone, an email, or discussion at a workshop, we look forward to your questions and comments!

Your questions are invaluable! We learn from them. They help inform relevant education materials for newsletter articles, workshops and for policy work. 

Perhaps you’re wondering, what are the kinds of questions the Practice Advisory service can and cannot answer?

We provide guidance to help you make sound decisions that comply with legislation, standards and ethical principles of the profession.
We aim to help you explore and consider options, referring you to College resources available on our website. We might encourage you to consult with others who have expertise in a particular area of practice. We often consult as a team in our responses, as well. Sometimes we have to research a topic to provide an appropriate response. We aim to respond to inquiries within 1-2 business days, depending on the complexity of the question.
We do not give legal advice.

We provide you with guidance. Our responses aren’t intended to replace the advice of other professionals such as lawyers, or accountants.

We cannot answer questions that fall outside of the College’s jurisdiction. 
For example, the College does not provide information on fees that a dietitian in private practice may charge, but we have information on professional billing practices. We can provide guidance on matters as they relate to the regulation of dietetics – your requirements and obligations as a regulated health professional .
We can’t speak for others.

Sometimes the answers lie within your organization and we may suggest consulting internally, or with other organizations to see if your inquiry may be best addressed by someone else. When discussing with colleagues, note that advice given to you applies to your specific inquiry and may not be applicable in other circumstances

we welcome your questions and comments

Dietitians and stakeholders are welcome to contact the College anytime. There are no limits to the number of times someone can contact us.

Phone: 416-598-1725/1-800-668-4990, ext. 397