So I was talking to a practitioner a short time ago who was doing his live blood microscopy work with a client. The client, a gentleman, was being kind of quiet, a little different, and the practitioner made note of it but just brushed it off afterwards.
A few weeks later he got a letter in the mail from the State of Iowa, Board of Medicine. This individual had no health oriented license whatsoever.
Now put yourself in those shoes, standing there with letter in hand.
“Oh boy. What do these guys want?” That’s what you’d probably be thinking.
Or maybe you’d be ready to fold and say “well it was a great run, helped a lot of people, but I guess this is it.”
That’s about what the person of our story was thinking.
He opened the letter.
“Dear Mr. X,
Recently, the Iowa Board of Medicine (Board) received a complaint alleging that you perform tests and give customers the illusion that you are a license physician. After careful consideration, the Board concluded that the complaint does not warrant any disciplinary action and closed the file.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this letter, please contact… Sincerely….”
So isn’t that a happy thing. Just when you thought it was over, you thought wrong.
But what our practitioner here did was everything right.
He does not call what he does live blood analysis.
He does not work with a “darkfield” microscope.
He watches what he says and how he says it, and always, yes ALWAYS, enters into an agreement with his client and uses his client request for services contract which every client signs that has the specific 9th amendment language and a form of constructive notice to everyone that might see that form which he learned to do at his Biomedx workshop.
What do you do with your clients?
I’ll have more to say on this in the future. One of this summer’s projects entailed putting together a construct for another level of protection for practitioners that I believe you will find very exciting. What people are doing to help others with their health is too important to just fold and let bullies have their day.
If you are working with the public it is important to understand what you do and to do it properly so you do not infringe on certain regulated constructs.
Know your field and you’ll find there is no need to step onto someone else’s field.
Regulators in the public sector defend turf. Learn how to stay off of it.