January 2017 Newsletter

 Jurisprudence e-Learning Module

The Jurisprudence e-Learning Module is currently being piloted with members and will be launched in 2017.learning

Members will be required to complete the online e-learning module by March 31, 2018 and then every five years. All new members will be required to complete the e-learning module within one year of registration, and then every five years.

The Jurisprudence e-Learning Module will be a component of the Continuing Competency Program (CCP). The Module will support dietitians to maintain a current understanding of the regulatory, provincial and federal requirements related to dietetic practice. The legal principle ‘ignorance of the law excuses no one’ means that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because they were unaware. A Jurisprudence Study Guide will provide dietitians with information related to laws, standards and guidelines that govern dietitians’ conduct, in particular the Professional Dietitians Act, standards of practice, code of ethics, and federal and provincial legislation related to dietetic practice.

Jurisprudence exams are a current and best practice in professional regulation. The Jurisprudence e-Learning Module is not an exam. It is a mandatory component of the CCP to enable dietitians to maintain professional practice competencies. It is an open-book series of quizzes. Answers to the Module’s quiz questions will be found within the Study Guide or sources referenced within the Guide.