February 2023 Newsletter
College proclamation took place in January 2023. The New Act establishes the Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists (NSCDN) as the regulatory body for the profession of dietetics in Nova Scotia. The NSCDN will replace the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association (NSDA) as the regulator for dietetic practice in Nova Scotia.
In contrast to the legislation associated with NSDA, the new Act defines and protects the practice of dietetics. The New Act enables dietitians to practice to their full capacity: in other words, dietitians will be authorized to do what they are trained and qualified to do. The defined, protected scope of practice for dietitians will enhance access to care in our province.
The New Act also ensures the public interest is the central and guiding priority, by providing updated regulatory processes.
Under the Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists, the professional designation for dietitians is Registered Dietitian (RD), consistent with other Canadian provinces.