Legal Advice and Guidance
This page draws together a range of guidance and advice around the law and other regulations related to your practice.
You must be insured to practice, using an insurance company that is recognised by the CKA. If you are also a member of the KF, please check your insurance meets their requirements too.
You insurance needs to cover all therapies that you offer - so, if you widen your skills and training, be sure to update your insurance company. It might be a good idea to check your insurance carefully to be sure it covers all activities such as exhibiting at events, giving workshops and, particularly, teaching CK.
Insurance companies often used by our practitioners and accepted by the CKA include the following (these do not constitute recommendations):
- Holistic Insurance Services (HIS) - A special 'block scheme' price is available through our BCMA membership. An application form for this can be downloaded from the HIS website [link to follow]. If you are CKAP, you can apply directly to HIS using this form. If you are a Registered Practitioner, CKRP, you will need additional information for this form which Ali Ashby can provide.
- Balens Limited
If you would like to use an insurance company not on this list, please contact us to discuss if this meets the Association's requirements.
Data protection and GDPR
Respecting your clients' privacy and keeping their data secure is essential.
- CKA guidance on GDPR for practitioners - June 2018 [PDF]
- CKA preliminary guidance on GDPR - May 2018 [PDF]
- The Creative Kinesiology Association Privacy Notice [PDF]
- Watch the BCMA video on the GDPR regulations
The Cancer Act
There are very strict rules around advertising and cancer treatment set out in the Cancer Act 1939 - this includes what you are able to say to clients face-to-face and over the telephone.
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) has created clear guidelines on this area and we recommend all our practitioners read this document to make themselves aware of these rules.
The Advertising Standards Authority regulates what you may say on your website and in your promotional materials, and how you use client testimonials. Please ensure you follow their guidelines.