for compliance under SB-577... you must...disclose your training and qualifications to your clients in a written form.
Here's the exact rule:
(1) Disclose to the client in a written statement using plain language the following information:
(A) That he or she is not a licensed physician.
(B) That the treatment is alternative or complementary to healing arts services licensed by the state.
(C) That the services to be provided are not licensed by the state.
(D) The nature of the services to be provided.
(E) The theory of treatment upon which the services are based.
(F) His or her educational, training, experience, and other qualifications regarding the services to be provided.
(2) Obtain a written acknowledgement from the client stating that he or she has been provided with the information described in paragraph (1). The client shall be provided with a copy of the written acknowledgement, which shall be maintained by the person providing the service for three years.
My comment: A, B, and C are awkward for CoS but not a deal-breaker.
D CoS might call the nature of service
"spiritual technology" since "religion" scares people.
E CoS might call the theory of treatment
something unprovable and vague like "making the able more able."
F Educational qualifications
: hard to tap-dance around having a limited education.
hard to tap-dance around the poor and unaccredited training of "how to hard-sell" and "how to scare people. CoS will drum up a bogus new certification for these poor stress table hawkers.
F Other qualifications
: ability to work with minimum sleep and food?
Item 2, about record-keeping, is not hard for CoS; it is painful for them to hand over a copy of any agreement or contract to anybody. Boo-frickin hoo.
Someone please ask for the written form. In a perfect world, the poor slob has to hand out a card "I am not a physician and these services are unlicensed by the state of California. Our nature of service is micro-doses of electricity from a cheap altered e-meter while confessing your embarassments and sins which get written down and told to your boss and family if you complain about Scientology. Our theory is that people are infested with money and evil spirits, and Scientology aims to remove the money while endlessly finding new evil spirits inside your body. I am a high school dropout that started last week with five hours of training. I need you to buy something so I can get paid and buy a sandwich."
This law is dangerous. Instead of these quacks "strengthening" alternative medicine, they're just going to grab patients away from regular doctors. Some patients will die.