The Saskatchewan Dietitians Association is a self-regulating body established in legislation by the Government of Saskatchewan. The public protection role of SDA and how it is to be governed are set out in the following documents:
The Dietitians Act is the legislation that outlines the responsibilities for regulation of Registered Dietitians in Saskatchewan. This legislation allows SDA to set the standards for education and practical training of Registered Dietitians, enforce continuing competence and ensure professional conduct. The Dietitians Act also protects the public by ensuring that only individuals who are licensed with SDA are authorized to use the protected titles of Dietitian, Registered Dietitian (RD) or Professional Dietitian (P.Dt). According to Section 21 of the Dietitian Act, a person not licensed under the Act may not use the titles or designations or associated abbreviations for dietitian, registered dietitian (RD) or professional dietitian (P.Dt). Any person who contravenes the law is guilty of an offence under the Dietitians Act and could be fined up to $6,000
The SDA Bylaws Administrative , Fee and Regulatory PDF Versions) establish the rules of conduct of the Association. The bylaws are broken into administrative, fee and regulatory bylaws based on their content.
If you have a concern
The role of SDA is to ensure that the public is protected from unprofessional conduct and/or incompetent dietetic practice. Concerns regarding the practice of Registered Dietitians in Saskatchewan are addressed through SDA’s complaint process. If you have a concern about the services you have received from a dietitian, please contact SDA for more information.