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Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dietitians - Disciplinary Panel


Health and Community Services


Subsection 22(4) of the Dietitians Act


No Remuneration


To hear complaints regarding licensed practitioners.


The college shall appoint at least 10 registered dietitians who are not directors, one of whom shall be appointed to serve as chairperson, and the Minister shall appoint at least three persons, who are not registered dietitians, to represent the public interest, who shall together constitute a disciplinary panel.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise


The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • Interest in health care
  • Previous board experience
  • Knowledge of the dietetic profession
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Policy development experience
  • Leadership/management skills

Time Commitments:

Members of this Board should be available to meet at least two to three times per year, plus any additional meetings and teleconferences as required.


Of the members first appointed to the disciplinary panel, one half shall be appointed for a term of two years and the remainder for a term of three years and all subsequent appointments of members to the disciplinary panel shall be for a term of three years.

Notwithstanding the expiry of his or her term, a member of the disciplinary panel continues to be a member until he or she is re-appointed or his or her replacement is appointed.

Persons appointed to the disciplinary panel may be reappointed.

Vacancy Profile:

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dietitians - Disciplinary Panel 3 positions to represent the public interest.  Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
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