Since the osteopathic profession is in the process of being recognized, there are still risks of treatments being carried out by those who are not competent. (Professional Union)
Contrary to the advice of the National Group of Osteopathic Professionals, mutual insurance systems currently reimburse a good number of osteopaths who are not registered in a professional union and thus do not guarantee continuing training or group insurance, and who do not adhere to a code of ethics.
The Yellow Pages (under “Osteopaths”) list anyone (even a person without recognized training!) who asks to be included.
The risks and disadvantages of this situation can be easily imagined.
The UBO wishes to defend a high level profession. Its statutes and its Code of Ethics demonstrate the way in which it wishes to respond to patient needs while giving them the maximum guarantee, which is safety.
Osteopaths who are members of the UBO must fulfil certain strict and indispensable conditions:
- They must demonstrate professional competence confirmed by a diploma from a college recognized by the UBO.
- They must take out Third Party Liability insurance validated by the UBO.
- They must promise to respect the UBO’s Code of Ethics and accept that they may be sanctioned in the event of professional error (see below).
- They must regularly update their knowledge by following certain post-graduate courses. This continuing training is obligatory.
THESE CONDITIONS ARE INDISPENSABLE IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE YOU, THE PATIENT, OPTIMAL EFFECTIVNESS AND SAFETY!
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