The Saskatchewan Dietitians Association’s expectations for safe, competent and ethical dietetic practice by its members are articulated in the SDA Jurisprudence Workbook and established in the following:
The Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice define the knowledge and skills of Dietitians at entry to practice and the Competencies for Dysphagia Assessment and Management in Dietetic Practice articulate the competencies for work in this specific area of practice. The SDA Continuing Competence Program Workbook outlines the ongoing expectations and commitment of members to lifelong learning.
The Standards of Practice for Dietitians in Canada reflects broad professional characteristics and describe the expected behaviour of members of the dietetic profession and the Guidelines for self-Employed Dietitians highlights the matter specific to those in private practice. The Standards of Practice document is currently being reviewed and a draft of the revised standards can be found here. Consultation on the draft will occur in Fall 2017 and it is expected that the new standards will be complete by January 2018.
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.
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.