Public Consultation - Proposed Laboratory Test Ordering Authority for Registered Dietitians in Ontario

Introduction

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is considering a proposal to permit Registered Dietitians to directly order laboratory tests for their patients. Currently, Registered Dietitians are not allowed to order laboratory tests for their patients. These tests must be ordered by a doctor or someone else with such authority. Allowing Registered Dietitians to directly order laboratory tests for nutrition assessment and monitoring would improve timeliness of nutrition care.

Background materials about this proposed change can be found here:

2008 College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada's Joint Application for Review of the Scope of Practice of Dietetics in Ontario

2008 Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council Review of the Scope of Practice of Dietetics (p. 131)

2017 College of Dietiitans of Ontario's Proposed Scope of Practice Expansion for Dietitian Laboratory Test Ordering Authority 


The Colllege of Dietitians of Ontario would like to hear from the public about this proposed new authority. Please provide your feedback. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses will remain anonymous and will only be analyzed and communicated in aggregate format. 
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