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1. Prohibited Appellation

In order to enable the public to distinguish between those who are professionally qualified and those who are not, the law makes it a criminal offence for anyone who does not hold the relevant qualification to use any of the titles specified hereunder or to use any other title or description which suggests or implies that he or she is on the statutory register of the persons who hold those qualifications. The titles are Chemist, Chiropodist, Dental Practitioner, Dental Surgeon, Dentist, Dietitian, Doctor, Druggist, General Practitioner, Medical Laboratory Technician, Midwife, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Optician, Orthoptist, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Radiographer, Remedial Gymnast, Surgeon, Veterinary Practitioner, Veterinary Surgeon. It need hardly be said that a BeOnForm Practitioner must scrupulously avoid the foregoing titles unless of course he is additionally qualified in any of the fields concerned when he is entitled to use the appropriate description.

2. Fraudulent Mediumship

The law provides that anyone who:

  • with intent to deceive, purports to act as a spiritualistic medium or to exercise any power of telepathy, clairvoyance or other similar powers or,

  • in purporting to act as a spiritualistic medium, or to exercise the powers mentioned in (a) above, uses any fraudulent device, is guilty of any offence.

3. Premises

When carrying on a trade, business or profession from any premises an individual must ensure that their working conditions and facilities to which members of the public have access are suitable and comply with all legislation. In the case of BeOnForm Practitioners using their own homes as base for their practice, in addition to complying with national legislation for any therapy they practice, they should check on any local authority by-laws covering their practice as these vary considerably through the country.

If staff are employed on the premises Practitioners must pay equal attention in this area.

BeOnForm Practitioners working from home should give special attention to insurance, the terms of their lease or other title deeds any local government regulations limiting such practice or under which he may be liable to pay business rates.

4. Advertising

The law makes it an offence to take part in the publication of any advertisement referring to any article or any description in terms which are calculated to lead to the use of that article for the purpose of treating human beings for any of the following diseases: Bright’s Disease, Glaucoma, Cataract, Locomotor Ataxy, Diabetes, Paralysis, Epilepsy or fits, Tuberculosis.

It is also an offence to publish any advertisement which:
  • offers to treat or prescribe a remedy or advice for cancer, or
  • refers to any article calculated to lead to its use in the treatment of cancer.

At all times advertising should comply with standards laid down by the British Code of Advertising Practice and meet the requirements of the Advertising Standards Authority.

5. Guidelines for dealing with Clients expressing suicidal feelings

The legal position
It is not against the law for an individual to commit suicide or to attempt to commit suicide (Suicide Act 1961) However, the law states that anyone either a professional or lay person can be charged with the offence of aiding and abetting a suicide in the following circumstances:

If they actively assist a suicide.
If they are aware of someone’s decision to attempt suicide and do not inform an appropriate professional, e.g. the general practitioner, hospital psychiatrist or approved social worker.

BeOnForm’s position

Legal obligation
Each individual has his or her own beliefs about the acceptability of suicide as a choice in someone’s life. However, in our role as BeOnForm practitioners, we are bound by law. This means that practitioners should never help a client to end their life or fail to take appropriate action to prevent a suicidal act.

A threat of suicide constitutes an exceptional circumstance where confidentiality has to be reviewed. It is always better to get the client’s consent to break confidentiality and to keep the information disclosed to the minimum. If however you cannot secure your client’s consent you are still under legal obligation to seek other help and this should be explained to the client. It is vital you make clear to the client that the minimum of information will be disclosed to other relevant professionals. For example, it is not always essential to reveal their medical status or the circumstances which may make the client feel such despair. It is usually sufficient to state you are concerned for their safety because you believe they are at risk of committing suicide.

6. Further points of law

In the UK the following are noted:

  • A parent or guardian who wilfully fails to provide adequate medical aid for a child under the age of 16 may be committing a criminal office. Quantum Field Therapy is not defined as a medical aid by law so anyone who treats a child whose parents refuse medical aid could be seen to be aiding and abetting that offence. When treating a child it is advisable to secure the signature of the parent or guardian to the following statement. "I have been warned by (Quantum Field Therapy Practitioner’s name) that according to Law I must consult a doctor concerning the health of my child (child’s name)." This statement should be signed and dated by both parent/guardian and a witness and kept with the client records.

  • It is illegal to practice dentistry if unqualified.

  • It is an offence to offer treatment or prescribe a remedy or advice for cancer (please note – this does not mean that you cannot give Quantum Field Therapy to someone with cancer, you just cannot claim to specifically treat cancer).

  • Any advertising should comply with the British Code of Advertising Practice and meet the requirements of the Advertising Standards Agency. Adverts should be dignified and should not claim a cure or mention any disease.

  • Quantum Field Therapy Practitioners must not attend women in childbirth or treat them for ten days thereafter unless they hold an appropriate qualification in midwifery.

  • Quantum Field Therapy Practitioners should not prescribe or sell remedies, herbs, supplements, oils, etc., unless they have undergone appropriate training and have qualifications which entitle them to do so.

  • Before treating animals it is advisable to seek assurance from the owner that a vet has examined the animal. The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966 prohibits anyone other than a qualified veterinary surgeon from treating animals, including diagnosis of ailments and giving of advice on such diagnosis. However the healing of animals by contact healing, by the laying on of hands or distant healing is legal. However the Protection of Animals Act 1911 requires that if an animal clearly needs treatment from a veterinary surgeon the owner must obtain this. To give emergency First Aid to animals for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain is permissible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Schedule 3.

  • It is required that cases of certain infectious diseases are notified to the Medical Officer of Health in the district where the client is resident. The notification must be made by a GP, so if a Quantum Field Therapy Practitioner suspects that the client is suffering from a notifiable disease they should insist that the client should see a doctor.

    Under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984. Cholera, Plague, Relapsing Fever, Smallpox, Typhus, Food Poisoning.
    Under the Public health (Infectious diseases) Regulations 1988. Acute Encephalitis, Acute Poliomyelitis, Anthrax, Diphtheria, Dysentery (Amoebic or Bacillary), Leprosy, Leptospirosis, Malaria, Measles, Meningitis, Meningococcal Septicaemia (without Meningitis) Mumps, Opthalmia Neonatorum, Paratyphoid Fever, Rabies, Rubella, Scarlet Fever, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid Fever, Viral Haemorrahagic Fever, Viral Hepatitis, Whooping Cough, Yellow Fever.

    Quantum Field Therapy Practitioners must investigate and co-operate with local by-laws and all relevant Health and Safety legislation.

    Ignorance of the law is no defence.

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