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In response to the self-identified Compliance Issues, the College of Dietitians of Manitoba proposed the following action plan as of February 2013. 

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There is a need to improve the information provided by the CDM about its qualification requirements and criteria used to assess qualifications. Provide clear information about the following:

• CDM will clearly outline the non-exemptible requirements for registration on the CDM website.
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There is a need to improve the information provided by the CDM about the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination.• CDM will better define the purpose and process of the CDRE (Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination).

• CDM will better define the CDRE appeal process in case of an examination failure.
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There is a need to improve the information provided by the CDM about the practicum assessment program.• CDM will introduce clear information of the practicum assessment program, as part of their registration and posted on the website.
There is a need to develop a formal policy on alternative documentation.• CDM will create a policy on providing alternative documentation, when applicants are unable to provide documentation.
There may be a need to revise the CDM’s criminal records check policy.• CDM will investigate the opportunity to accept applications with permanent resident cards as having a clean records check undertaken by the Federal Government from their home country prior to immigrating.
There may be a need to revise the CDM’s criminal records check policy.• Upon review, CDM will develop a policy on providing a criminal record check from their home country if they have been out of Canada for more than 6 months.
There is a need to develop a policy for applicants that disclose records. • CDM will create a policy on process if an applicant has a conviction.
There is a need to provide clear appeal information.• CDM will place a statement on the website and part of application guide, as follows: All assessments can be appealed to the credential agency. complete February 2013
There is a need to ensure proper training for the CDM’s Board of Assessors.• CDM will develop a formal training program for Board of Assessors.
There is a need to ensure proper appeal training for the CDM’s Council.• CDM will develop a formal training program for Council on appeals.
There is a need to provide more employment and alternative career information.• The CDM website has a menu tab that provides IED with helpful links. We will include WRHA job opportunities, HRSDC Job Bank, hospital job links, and MAHE (Manitoba Association of Home Economists).

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