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
- Strategic Development
- Professional Organization
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?
Consistent with material role (shown above).
Work & Experience Requirements
Dependant on position
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?
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.
|Name||County||Term Start||Term End|
|Jill Anne McDowall||
|Nov 26, 2019||Nov 26, 2022|
|August 31, 2020||August 31, 2023|
|January 28, 2020||January 28, 2023|
|September 8, 2020||September 8, 2023|
|June 25, 2019||June 25, 2022|
|Robert S. Clow, public representative||Queens County||July 31, 2019||July 31, 2022|
How can I apply?
If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.
Who can I contact?
Public Health and Family Nutrition