Promote the nutritional health and safety of the public through excellence in dietetic practice.
The mission of the Hong Kong Academy of Accredited Dietitians (HKAAD) is to:
Public Consultation Launched – Policy on Vetting Registered Dietitian from Alternative Admission Route
In the current situation, dietitians who received education and training in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and the United States, are eligible to apply for HKAAD membership. To make the Hong Kong dietetic profession more inclusive, dietitians not trained in the mentioned regions shall have the opportunities to apply for HKAAD membership from alternative admission route if they meet the HKAAD standards and competencies.
We are in the progress of developing policy on vetting dietitian registration for those trained outside of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and the United States. The policy is to uphold all HKAAD dietitians would meet the standards and competencies, and to ensure quality of dietetic service to protect safety of the public. We understand that it is a very important policy for the dietetic profession in Hong Kong; therefore, we are now conducting consultation to collect comments from HKAAD members and the public before it's official launch. Before giving comments, please read the policy (English Version only). HKAAD urges our members and the public to participate in this consultation exercise.
In this consultation exercise, HKAAD wishes to collect comments on the following 4 major aspects:
(2) Fee for vetting
(3) Vetting Procedure
(4) Appeal Procedure
For comments on other aspects relating to this policy, you can fill the last session in the consultation e-form (English Version Only).
Consultation Period (14 December 2023 to 13 February 2024)
Comments on the policy are cordially invited during the consultation period. Please give your comments using the consultation e-form by clicking here. Alternatively, you may send your comments by email or post.
Address: Hong Kong Academy of Accredited Dietitians
Unit 2101-K1, 21/F, Gala Place, 56 Dundas Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Healthcare professionals who are not subject to statutory registration in Hong Kong are “regulated” on their own, mostly through voluntary, society-based registration under the principle of professional autonomy, whereby the respective professional bodies administer a registration system and promulgated a membership list. To better inform the public and service users and to promote a high level of service standard for these professionals.
As the “Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professionals” is becoming more and more mature and attracting attention, the pamphlet “Accredited Healthcare Professional Body Series” has been published officially, which will allow more people in Hong Kong to recognize its importance!