Our Canadian section is still undergoing research and revisions. As we are an American based organization, we provide this information for general education only. This page should NOT be taken as absolute fact, merely informational. We will continue to research and update this section as time permits.
No person other than a registrant who meets the additional qualifications set out in the bylaws of the college may:
(a) design, compound or dispense therapeutic diets if nutrition is administered through enteral means,
(b) design therapeutic diets if nutrition is administered through parenteral means, or
(c) administer a substance to a person by instillation through enteral or parenteral means.
The law requires that a person is registered to practice dietetics, which is defined as "the assessment of nutritional needs, design, implementation and evaluation of nutritional care plans and therapeutic diets, the science of food and human nutrition, and dissemination of information about food and human nutrition to attain, maintain and promote the health of individuals, groups and the community."