Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Alternative Therapies Legislation in Colorado- Includes Reiki

July 7, 2019 by  
Filed under News, Reiki

The Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Act became effective in 2013.

The legislation in Colorado known as Senate bill (SB 13-215) and also known as the Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Act (which includes alternative therapies such as Reiki) is a good thing!

Colorado has a “right to practice” law that gives natural health practitioners a legal right to provide services in Colorado. This law benefits individuals who practice Reiki  other natural health practices, and requires that the practitioner provide written disclosure of their training and experience among other things.

In June of 2013 the Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Act went into effect. Anyone providing alternative and complementary health care services who advertises or charges a fee for services is required to provide a disclosure:

  • Name, business address, telephone number, and other contact info

  • The fact that you are not licensed, certified, or registered by the state as a health care professional

  • The nature of your services

  • A listing of degrees, training, experience, credentials, or other qualifications that you hold regarding your services

  • A statement that the client should discuss any recommendations made by you with their primary care medical professional

  • A statement indicating whether you carry liability insurance

Providers are required to give the client a copy and to keep a copy on record for two years.  Please read the official legislation when putting together your form.

Read the Entire SB-215 Bill Here


Outline of Disclosure Form

 

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AS REQUIRED UNDER SB-215 FOR

COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS IN COLORADO

1.            Your Name

2.            Your Address

3.            Your Phone

As a Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practitioner, I am not licensed, certified or registered by the state of Colorado as a health care professional.  I am not a licensed medical physician and do not diagnose, treat or prescribe remedies for the treatment of disease.  The services I perform, whether in person, by mail or by phone, are at all times restricted to complementary and alternative health care services intended for the maintenance of the best possible state of general well-being.  I am prohibited from performing surgery or any invasive procedure, administer or prescribe x-ray radiation, prescribe prescription drugs, use general or spinal anesthetics, administer ionizing radioactive substances, use a laser device that punctures the skin, perform enemas/colonics unless board certified, practice midwifery, practice psychotherapy, perform spinal manipulation, practice optometry, directly administer medical protocols to a pregnant woman or a person who has cancer, practice dentistry, set fractures, practice massage therapy, provide a conventional medical disease diagnosis or recommend the discontinuation of a course of care recommended by a health care professional.  I am also prohibited from treating children less than two years of age.  In order to treat a child who is between 2-8 years of age, I must have a written, signed consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian:

The services I provide are as follows:

My professional degrees, training, experience, credentials and qualifications are as follows:

I took ______Reiki classes with _________________  I have been practicing Reiki since _____________.

If you are a member with the IARPREIKI.org include a statement here about that.

If you have liability insurance for Reiki include a statement here about that.  Example text:  I carry liability insurance applicable to any injury caused by an act or omission in providing complementary and alternative health care services. 

A copy of this disclosure statement will be kept on file for at least two years after the last date of service.

*As my client, you should discuss any recommendations I provide with your Primary Care Physician, Obstetrician, Gynecologist, Oncologist, Cardiologist, Pediatrician or Pediatric Health Care Provider, or other Board-Certified Physician

The following sections must be on your form

Name of Client                                                              Signature of Client

Address of Client                                                           City, State,Zip Code

Phone Number                                                                 E-Mail Address

Date of Birth                                                                      Date of First Visit


Sample Disclosure Form – Lisa Guyman

 

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AS REQUIRED UNDER SB-215 FOR

COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS IN COLORADO

  • Lisa Guyman
  • When I move back to CO from MI and establish an office will add it here!
  • 720-683-0444

As a Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practitioner, I am not licensed, certified or registered by the state of Colorado as a health care professional.  I am not a licensed medical physician and do not diagnose, treat or prescribe remedies for the treatment of disease.  The services I perform, whether in person, by mail or by phone, are at all times restricted to complementary and alternative health care services intended for the maintenance of the best possible state of general well-being.  I am prohibited from performing surgery or any invasive procedure, administer or prescribe x-ray radiation, prescribe prescription drugs, use general or spinal anesthetics, administer ionizing radioactive substances, use a laser device that punctures the skin, perform enemas/colonics unless board certified, practice midwifery, practice psychotherapy, perform spinal manipulation, practice optometry, directly administer medical protocols to a pregnant woman or a person who has cancer, practice dentistry, set fractures, practice massage therapy, provide a conventional medical disease diagnosis or recommend the discontinuation of a course of care recommended by a health care professional.

Further, you understand the services I offer and the use of Reiki and Meditation are not intended to be a substitute for medical or psychological treatment and they do not replace the services of health care professionals.  You agree and understand it is your responsibility to consult with your health care provider for any specific health care problems.

By signing this document you understand I am offering my services solely as a complementary and alternative health care practitioner and our relationship is not to be construed as medical treatment, psychotherapy, psychological counseling, or any type of therapy, nor is it a substitute for these services.

I am prohibited from treating children less than two years of age. In order to treat a child who is between 2-8 years of age, I must have a written, signed consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian.

The services I, Lisa Guyman, provide are as follows: Reiki Treatments, Reiki Classes, Primordial Sound Meditation Classes.

My professional degrees, training, experience, credentials and qualifications are as follows:

Reiki: I took a Reiki I, Reiki II, Reiki Masters and Reiki Teacher’s courses with Marnie Vincolisi and repeated Reiki I and II with William Lee Rand. I have been practicing Reiki since July of 1997 and I began teaching Reiki in 1998. I’m a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARPReiki.org). I am the author of “Journey Through Reiki” 5 CD set. I’ve taught several hundred Reiki students to date and conducted hundreds of Reiki treatments.

Meditation: I am certified by The Chopra Center as a Primordial Sound Meditation instructor. I took my training at The Chopra Center in 2004. I have produced guided meditation CDs – one solo and one in partnership. I learned to meditate at the age of 16. I have taught hundreds of students in meditation.

I carry liability insurance applicable to any injury caused by an act or omission in providing complementary and alternative health care services. A copy of this disclosure statement will be kept on file for at least two years after the last date of service

Client Name                                                             Client Signature

 

Address of Client                                                     City, State,Zip Code

 

Phone Number                                                           E-Mail Address

 

Date of Birth                                                               Date of First Visit


Important:  I’d advise to not use the words certified or registered or licensed. Notice how in my form I do not use the word certified or registered.  


Read the Entire SB 13-215 Bill Here

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