Updated June 20, 2007
About the College
The College of Dietitians of Manitoba is the regulating body within the province for dietitians and the profession of dietetics. Our primary role is to regulate the practice of dietitians within the province to ensure protection of the public. Through the Registered Dietitians Act of Manitoba, we regulate the practice of dietitians. The College establishes the scope of practice, determines education standards and ensures the competency of it's members.
The following titles are protected in Manitoba under the Registered Dietitians Act (2005):
Registered Dietitian, RD, Dietitian, Graduate Dietitian, Dietetic Intern
All individuals who will be practicing in the capacity of a dietitian, that is, providing dietetic service/advice to the public, must be registered with the College of Dietitians of Manitoba.
Titles are not portable. Health professionals must be registered in the province where they practice to have the right to use title. Registration in one province does not mean title may be used while working in another province.
*Dietetic interns coming to Manitoba for a portion of their internship must be registered with the College.
*Dietitians coming to Manitoba for a speaking engagement in which advice is being provided to the public, must be registered with the College.
Note that membership with Dietitians of Canada does not confer right to use professional titles. Only registration with a provincial regulatory body allows professionals to use protected titles.
The Vision statement of the College guides the work of the Council of the College and our committees. We strive to achieve an environment of excellence in professional dietetic practice by establishing standards of ethical practice.
To ensure excellence in dietetic practice for the nutritional health of Manitobans
To find out how we protect the public, please view our video:
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