Laws and Regulations

 

PROFESSIONAL CODE

The Professional Code regulates the practice of several professions and specifies the conditions of professional practice. Despite the fact that kinesiologists are not yet governed by this code, we encourage kinesiologists to respect it code to ensure the quality of the professional services provided.
 
Among other things, the code states that:
 
60.2. A professional may not, by any means whatsoever, make a representation that is false, misleading or incomplete, particularly as to his level of competence or to the extent or effectiveness of his services and those generally provided by the members of his profession.
 
60.7. The professional must provide and maintain at all times a guarantee against the liability he may incur as a result of misconduct in the practice of his profession. Satisfies this obligation the professional who complies with the provisions of the law of the order made under paragraph d of section 93.

BILL 90  

Since June 1, 2003, Bill 90, an act to amend the Professional Code and other legislative provisions in the field of health, came into force. This law authorizes non-professionals authorized to carry out specific activities, in certain circumstances or certain environments. See the booklet for changes relative to kinesiologists (pages 10 and 11).
 

CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

Did you know that to exploit a health studio, you must have a permit?  
More details on http://www.opc.gouv.qc.ca/commercant/permis-certificat/studio-sante(French only)

Important reminder for business holders: monitoring of the health studios sector.

Did you know that certain rules apply when you solicit, conclude and sign a contract? More details on http://www.opc.gouv.qc.ca/commercant/permis-certificat/commercant-itinerant/
 

RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE OF THE COMPLAINTS HANDLING COMMITTEE OF THE QUEBEC KINESIOLOGIST FEDERATION

On the use of naturopathic receipts by members of the Quebec Kinesiologist Federation (QKF).

 

  • Considering that naturopathy is not part of kinesiology training;
  • Considering that naturopathic training requires specific training and requires a license to practice;
  • Considering that naturopathy rather refers to interventions using "the vital energy of the human being";
  • Considering that naturopathic interventions are not always based on convincing scientific concepts;
  • Considering that insurance companies that reimburse kinesiologists via the QKF have submitted their concerns regarding the issuance of receipts issued by kinesiologists via the CPMDQ.
  • Considering the code ethics’ clause of the QKF which stipulates that: 
  • 2.3.3.2   The kinesiologist shall not directly or indirectly deceive his client or the public, whether acting alone or with the assistance of others. In particular, he must avoid any misrepresentation as to his level of competence.

 
The Complaints Handling Committee recognizes that the issuing of naturopathic receipts via accredited members of the QKF would put him or her in a delicate position since they are recognized under another term: that of a naturopath, a title that does not represent kinesiology.
 

Interaction with your customers
 

The Complaints Handling Committee requests to the Quebec Kinesiologist Federation to notify, by any means whatsoever, all its members and non-members of the following recommendations:

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  • to remain vigilant in the remarks made during meetings with their respective clienteles,
  • to avoid jokes that can bring judgment to the clientele,
  • to refrain from any manifestation (word, gesture, sound) of a sexual nature during their interventions,
  • to refrain from any manifestation (speech, gesture, sound) without having complete knowledge of alleged facts.


 The intervention of the kinesiologist

Any qualified kinesiologist accredited by the QKF is a professional and must act in accordance with the QKF Code of Ethics and Ethics and the kinesiologist's record-keeping procedure.
 

TAXABLE KINESIOLOGY SERVICES

Health services rendered by kinesiologists are generally taxable.

https://www.revenuquebec.ca/fr/salle-de-presse/nouvelles-fiscales/details/66720/2012-04-04/