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Scope of Practice: Are Your Fitness and Wellness Staff Members Crossing Over the Line into Licensed
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Scope of Practice: Are Your Fitness and Wellness Staff Members Crossing Over the Line into Licensed

What does scope of practice truly mean? First, it is important to understand the factors that courts consider when determining the professional standard of care for fitness and wellness professionals such as the (a) nature of the activity, (b) types of participants, and (c) environmental conditions.

3/26/2015
When: 3/26/2015
12:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar
Presenter: JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek
Contact: Rebecca Nordan

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"Scope of Practice: Are Your Fitness and Wellness Staff
Members Crossing Over the Line into Licensed"

Presented by JoAnn Eickoff-Shemek

Wednesday March 26th from 12pm to 1pm  Eastern Standard Time

 

What does scope of practice truly mean?

First, it is important to understand the factors that courts consider when determining the professional standard of care for fitness and wellness professionals such as the (a) nature of the activity, (b) types of participants, and (c) environmental conditions.

Next, the court will judge the professionals conduct as to whether or not the requirements within each of these factors were met, including conduct that might be considered outside the professional’
s scope of practice.

Practicing outside ones scope of practice can lead to criminal charges for violating state statutes that define the scope of practice for licensed professions and also civil claims such as negligence, if the conduct caused harm to the participant.

This presentation will describe case law examples in which the fitness and wellness professionals conduct when prescribing exercise and/or giving nutritional advice was outside his/her scope of practice.

It also will focus on risk management strategies that medical fitness professionals/managers can implement to minimize legal liability in this area.

 

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