Unlicensed Health Care Client Bill of Rights: Thrive Functional Wellness
I, Andrea Wool, am not a licensed dietitian, nutritionist, or other health care practitioner required to be licensed under Rhode Island law. I am an unlicensed functional wellness coach and am providing services as an unlicensed health care practitioner in accordance with R.I. General Laws Section 23-74-1 et al.
R.I. General Laws Section 23-74-14 requires that all unlicensed health care practitioners shall provide to each unlicensed health care client prior to providing treatment a written copy of an unlicensed health care client bill of rights. A copy must also be posted in a prominent location in the office of the unlicensed health care practitioner. Reasonable accommodations shall be made for those clients who cannot read or who have communication impairments.
1. My name, address, telephone number, are set forth on my contact page. I am practicing as a functional wellness coach and a functional fitness trainer. I am a solo practitioner at this time.
2. My degrees, training, experience, and other qualifications regarding the unlicensed health care being provided, are as follows: I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), certified from the Nutritional Therapy Association based out of Olympia, Washington. I am not a licensed dietitian or nutritionist. I am also a student of the National Personal Training Institute and studying for my personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Additionally, I hold a Masters in Sociology from UCLA and an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College.
The State of Rhode Island has not adopted any educational and training standards for unlicensed health care practitioners. This statement of credentials is for information purposes only.
3. Under Rhode Island law, an unlicensed health care practitioner may not provide a medical diagnosis. If a client desires a diagnosis from a licensed physician, chiropractor, or acupuncture practitioner, or services from a physician, chiropractor, nurse, osteopath, physical therapist, dietitian, nutritionist, acupuncture practitioner, or any other type of health care provider, the client may seek such services at any time.
4. Below is the name, address, and telephone number of the RI Department of Health, notice that a client may file complaints with the department; please contact the RI Department of Health RI to file any complaints:
RI Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
5. My fees per unit of service and my method of billing for the fees, is set forth on my programs & services webpage. Fees for service will be collected at time of service. Cash or check is accepted.
6. You have a right to reasonable notice of changes in services or charges;
7. My services are not covered by insurance. Insurance is not accepted.
8. All clients will be entitled to a health coach consultation, facilitating the opportunity to bring the body into balance and achieve optimal wellness. The theoretical approach I use in providing services is set forth on my website.
9. You have a right to complete and current information concerning my assessment and recommended services that is to be provided, including the expected duration of the service to be provided.
10. Client records and transactions with the practitioner are confidential, unless release of these records is authorized in writing by the client, or otherwise provided by law.
11. A client has a right to be allowed access to records and written information about the client from records in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
12. A client has the right to choose freely among available practitioners and to change practitioners after services have begun, within the limits of health insurance, medical assistance, or other health programs.
13. A client has a right to a coordinated transfer when there will be a change in the provider of services.
14. A client may refuse services or treatment, unless otherwise provided by law.
15. All clients may expect to be free from verbal, physical, or sexual abuse by the practitioner.
16. A client may assert the client's rights without retaliation.
Acknowledgement by client. Prior to the provision of any service, an unlicensed health care client must sign a written statement attesting that the client has received the unlicensed health care client bill of rights.
I have received and understand the Unlicensed Health Care Practitioner Bill of Rights.
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Date executed by Client:____________________________________