The Health Professions Act governs the practice of regulated health professions, sets out standard processes for colleges for registration, continuing competence, complaints and discipline and establishes a board that advises the Minister of Health. Alberta Health has developed a Health Professions Act Handbook which simplifies and summarizes the Health Professions Act for the benefit of employers, public members, regulated health professionals, Albertans and others.
The Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists Profession Regulation regulates the dietetic profession under the Health Professions Act.
The Code of Ethics is a set of principles of professional conduct which establishes the ethical expectations that Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists are required to adhere to in their professional practice.
The Standards of Practice describe the standards that must be met by all Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists practicing in Alberta. The Standards of Practice are also the basis for the Continuing Competence Program used annually by all Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists for identifying learning priorities each year.
The Standards of Practice: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Prevention required under Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients, describe the standards that must be met by all Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists practicing in Alberta.
The Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice defines the entry-to-practice standard for Registered Dietitians in Canada implemented through education programs and the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination.
The Bylaws are a further application of the Legislation and Regulation and refer more specifically to the organization of the College and how it will conduct its business.