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Council of the College of Dietitians of Ontario

Ministry
Health
URL
www.collegeofdietitians.org
Address
5775 YONGE STREET, SUITE 1810, BOX 30
TORONTO
M2M4J1
Phone
(416) 598-1725
Fax
(416) 598-0274
Background
Dietetics Act, S.O. 1991, C. 26, S. 4 (opens a new window)
Regulated Health Professions Act, S.O. 1991, c. 18, Sched. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The college regulates the profession of Dietetics in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Dietetics Act, 1991, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the College of Dietitians function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.

Membership

Between six and nine members are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. Between five and eight members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The council elects annually a president and a vice-president from among the members.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• Council has 4 meetings per year (1-2 full days, in-person or virtual meeting each) plus 1-2 training days. Preparation time: 1 day per meeting. • Quality Assurance Committee: 4 full-day meetings (in-person) plus 9 virtual meetings (three meetings per panel group, 1 ½ hours each). Prep time: ½ - full-day per meeting. • Registration Committee: 5 full-day meetings (in-person) plus 1 virtual meeting (½ day each). Prep time: ½ - full-day per meeting. • Inquiries, Complaints and Report Committee: 2 full-day meetings (in-person) plus 6 virtual meetings (1-2 hours each). Prep time: ½ - full-day per meeting. • Discipline Committee and Fitness to Practise Committee panels: Meetings as needed. • Executive Committee: 1-2 full-day meetings (in-person) plus up to 7 virtual meetings (2 hours each). Prep time: ½ day per meeting. • Patient Relations Committee: Meetings as needed • Professional Practice Committee: 1 full-day meeting (in-person) plus 6 virtual meetings (1/2 day each). Prep time: ½ day per meeting. • Audit Committee: 1-2 virtual meetings (up to 3 hours each). Prep time: ½ day per meeting. • Election Committee: Meetings as needed. • Registrar Performance & Compensation Review Committee: 2 full-day meetings (in-person). Prep time: ½ day per meeting. • Governance Committee: 1 full-day meeting plus 5 virtual meetings (½ day each). Prep time: ½ day per meeting. • It is mandatory for public appointees to be assigned to 2 statutory committees. • In addition, they may be assigned to standing and ad hoc committees; there is no specified limit, though it is not usual for a public appointee to be assigned to more than 1 at the same time unless the work is of very short duration. • Public appointees may expect to serve 24 to 36 days per year.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) SANTHIKUMAR CHANDRASEKHARAN
10-Dec-2021 - 09-Dec-2022
vaughan
2. Member (Part-Time) JOHN REGAN
18-Apr-2020 - 17-Apr-2023
toronto
3. Member (Part-Time) RAY D’SA
09-Jul-2021 - 08-Jul-2024
hamilton
4. Member (Part-Time) ISRAEL OGBECHIE
26-Nov-2021 - 25-Nov-2024
nobleton
5. Member (Part-Time) DOUGLAS ELLIS
02-Dec-2021 - 01-Dec-2024
courtice
6. Member (Part-Time) SHARANJIT PADDA
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2025
brampton