The Saskatchewan Dietitians Association’s expectations for safe, competent and ethical dietetic practice by its members are summarized in the SDA Jurisprudence Workbook and established in the following:
The Integrated Competencies For Dietetic Education And Practice (ICDEP) define the knowledge and skills of Dietitians at entry to practice and the Dietetic Competencies for Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment articulate the competencies for work in this specific area of practice. The SDA Continuing Competence Program Member Workbook outlines the ongoing expectations and commitment of members to lifelong learning.
The SDA Standards of Practice describe the expected behaviour of members of the dietetic profession in Saskatchewan. SDA has developed guidelines on the following topics provide further guidance for members: consent, documentation, medical assistance in dying, self-employment, social media, virtual dietetic practice. The Joint Statement from the Saskatchewan Dietitians Association, Dietitians of Canada and the College of Pharmacy Professionals deals specific with Retail Nutrition Products (foods, dietary supplements, natural health products) .
The Code of Ethics reflects the professional conduct Registered Dietitians are expected to uphold in their practice of dietetics.
The Scope of Practice Statement for Dietitians in Saskatchewan describes the activities that dietitians are educated and competent to perform at entry to practice. The SDA Decision Tool for New Aspects of Dietetic Practice is intended as a framework to help guide decision making on whether or not it is appropriate for dietitians to take on new aspects of practice (ie. tasks, roles).
SDA’s primary role is protection of the public. If you have a concern about a Dietitian in Saskatchewan, contact SDA or click here for more information on how to file a formal complaint.