Jurisprudence Handbook

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The Jurisprudence e-Learning Module is a component of the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association’s (NSDA) mandatory Continuing Competency Program (CCP).  The aim of the Module is to 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. The Module provides dietitians with information related to laws, standards and guidelines that govern dietitians’ practice, such as the Professional Dietitians Act, standards and policies, the code of ethics, and provincial and federal legislation.