The College of Dietitians of British Columbia is the regulatory body established for the health profession of dietetics.
Dietetics has been a designated health profession under the Health Professions Act since November 8, 2002, and is regulated by the College in accordance with the Act, the Dietitians Regulation and the bylaws of the College.
Before designation under the Health Professions Act, the profession was unregulated in British Columbia.
The composition of the board of the College is:
- six elected registrants; and
- three public representatives appointed by the Minister.
Amendments to the Dietitians Regulation
Amendments to the Dietitians Regulation and to most College bylaws are subject to a three-month notice period, unless the Minister specifies a shorter period.
The College is responsible for giving notice of proposed bylaw amendments, including posting them on the College website, and all bylaw amendments must be filed with the Minister to be effective. Filed bylaws come into force 60 days after the date of filing, unless the Minister either disallows the change or specifies an earlier date, or the College withdraws the change.
The full text of the current bylaws and information about any proposed bylaw amendments may be obtained by contacting the College. Comments on proposed bylaw amendments should be submitted to both the College and the Ministry.
|Proposed Regulation Amendments||Notice Date|
|There are no proposed amendments.||June 5, 2013|
|Approved Regulation Amendments||Date|
|Makes the Dietitians Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.||October 15, 2008
BC Reg 279/2008
|Repeals the Dietitians Regulation (BC Reg 296/2002), effective October 17, 2008.
Continues the designation of dietetics under the Health Professions Designation Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.
|October 10, 2008
BC Reg 270/2008
|Enacts the Dietitians Regulation.||November 8, 2002
BC Reg 296/2002
|Filed Bylaw Amendments||Date|
|Amends the bylaws by amending sections 41, 43 and 47 regarding examination requirements for registrants.||Filed March 10, 2017
In force May 10, 2017
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule B (Standards of Practice).||Filed August 19, 2016
In force August 31, 2016
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing sections throughout the entire set of bylaws.||Filed March 8, 2016
In force May 7, 2016
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule D (fees).||Filed February 4, 2014
In force February 6, 2014
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule E (recognized education programs).||Filed March 23, 2012
In force March 26, 2012
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule A (standards of practice) and Schedule B (code of ethics).||Filed March 8, 2012
In force March 12, 2012
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule D (fees).||Filed January 29, 2010
In force February 1, 2010
|Amends section 44 of the bylaws regarding emergency registration.||Filed December 22, 2009
In force January 1, 2010
|Amends Schedule D of the bylaws regarding fees.||January 24, 2005
|Amends the bylaws regarding election procedures and Form 1 (Statutory Declaration).||June 17, 2004
|Amends the bylaws to stagger the terms of office of the first elected board members.||June 17, 2004
|Approves the bylaws of the College except sections 5.1, 66 and Part VI.||December 11, 2003
|Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to September 30, 2004.||May 12, 2004
|Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to June 30, 2004.||June 25, 2003
|Appoints the first board of the College and orders that the first election of professional members to the board must be held on or before December 1, 2003.||November 8, 2002