Council of the College of Dietitians

The purpose of the Council is to regulate the practice of dietitians in the province so as to ensure a high standard of practice and safeguard the welfare of the public with regard to dietetic services.

What is the function of the board?

The functions of the Council are to:

  • (a) prescribe initial and continuing qualifications for registration;
  • (b) assess applications and decide if applicants qualify for registration;
  • (c) issue certificates of registration and keep the official register of registered practitioners;
  • (d) prescribe and monitor adherence to standards of practice and ethical guidelines for registered practitioners;
  • (e) monitor adherence to established standards and guidelines, investigate complaints, and exercise discipline or professional remediation of registered practitioners, by revocation, restriction or suspension of a registration, by reprimand, retraining requirement, fine or other means.

Primary Role:  Non-adjudicative

Material Role:

  • Strategic Development 
  • Advisory 
  • Professional Organization 
  • Managerial/Oversight 

How many people are on the council?

The council is composed of five persons nominated by the association and appointed by the Minister, of whom: 

  • (a) three are, or at the time of the initial appointment are considered eligible to be, registered dietitians;
  • (b) one is a person other than a dietitian, considered to represent the perspective of the general public;
  • (c) one is another person who may be a dietitian, another health professional, or lay person.

What are the requirements of council members?

Formal Qualifications
Consistent with material role (shown above).

Work & Experience Requirements
Dependant on position

Skills Required
Dependant on position

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The public representative positions include:

  • 7(b) one is a person other than a dietitian, considered to represent the perspective of the general public; and
  • 7(c) one is another person who may be a dietitian, another health professional, or a lay person.

Will I get paid?

No remuneration

What is the time commitment of the board?

Meetings are held approximately four times per year (approximately two hours each).

Maximum term is three years. Terms shall be arranged or adjusted to ensure that there will not be a turn-over of more than three members in any year. Board members may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Council of the College of Dietitians - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Jill Anne McDowall
Queens County
Nov 26, 2019 Nov 26, 2022
Roxanne Laughlin
Queens County
August 31, 2020 August 31, 2023
Heather McIver
Queens County
January 28, 2020 January 28, 2023
Sandra Sunil
Queens County
September 8, 2020 September 8, 2023
Kathleen Brennan
Queens County
June 25, 2019 June 25, 2022
Robert S. Clow, public representative Queens County July 31, 2019 July 31, 2022

How can I apply?  

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Who can I contact?

Registrar
Public Health and Family Nutrition
Tel: 902-888-8156

Published date: 
September 21, 2020
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

DeptECO@gov.pe.ca

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LPAC@gov.pe.ca 

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engagepei@gov.pe.ca 

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