Why do you need my Consent before your begin?

In complying with the Code of Professional Conduct set out by the British Acupuncture Council, I will ask you to sign a simple form confirming that I have your consent to treat you. On the form, I also ask you to disclose whether you are pregnant or taking any medications, as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment. No treatment can be given until the Consent Form is signed.