The purpose of this article is to provide energy healing practitioners with some basic information about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and confidentiality issues when working with clients remotely. Because numerous energy healing modalities can be used via distance, many practitioners conduct client sessions by phone, Skype, Zoom or another electronic platform and may also communicate with clients through emails.
The purpose of this article is to provide vital information to non-licensed energy medicine practitioners about how to avoid legal problems because of their websites. Being knowledgeable about the legal pitfalls and using risk management tools to decrease potential liability empowers energy medicine practitioners to do their healing work without the threat of being charged with practicing medicine without a license.
There are a number of ways that non-licensed energy medicine practitioners can find themselves in costly and debilitating legal dilemmas because of what is published on their websites. Most practitioners using innovative energy based techniques are not aware of the various legal issues that impact and govern their ability to represent themselves to the public via their websites. In this article I will discuss some of the legal principles that generate these potential legal problems and provide some steps for managing the risks practitioners face because of the innovative nature of energy therapies.
The purpose of this article is to provide energy healing practitioners with some basic information about the laws that govern the use of certain titles in the healthcare field. Many energy healing practitioners are completely unaware that healthcare licensing statutes only allow licensed practitioners to use certain titles. There are a significant number of energy healing practitioners who are unknowingly in violation of the law by using a protected title. This article will cover examples of legally problematic titles and will also provide information about what titles are less risky to use.
This is the second article in a series designed to provide practitioners of energy based techniques with information about essential risk management tools. In my first article I explored several ways that both licensed and non-licensed practitioners of energy therapies can find themselves in costly and debilitating legal dilemmas because of what is published on their websites. In this article I will discuss the importance of having a disclaimer on your website, provide some of the basic information that should be included in your website disclaimer, and explain why in order to be effective the placement of your disclaimer on your website is critical.
Most energy healing practitioners publish client testimonials on their websites for the purpose of advertising and promoting their health care services. However, most of these practitioners are not aware that the use of testimonials in advertising must comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) laws and regulations, specifically Section 5 of the FTC Act (15 U.S.C. 45).