Health food and law
Could you tell me,
If in your professional practice you can, for the defense of any cause whatsoever, support an infringement of the fundamental rights of freedom of conscience, dignity, mental or physical health? ‘an individual, which would be induced by intensive communication involving behavioral intervention techniques and the use of dietary supplement unwanted by that person.
And if not what is your position on the use of this process, or this practice by other associations? Do you think there is a legal framework that justifies it?
Thank you in advance
If the person does not want, as you say, to use a dietary supplement, they should make this clear. If she does not feel free to say it, it is because she is coerced in one way or another.
In this case we can say that this person does not have all his decision-making capacity and that he is vulnerable. We can therefore compare this practice to an abuse of weakness.
Nothing justifies these practices and of course that there is a legal framework to contact if one is aware of it.
* Is punished by three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 375,000 euros for fraudulent abuse of ignorance or of a weak situation either of a minor or of a person whose particular vulnerability is apparent or known to its author, either of a person in a state of psychological or physical subjection resulting from the exercise of serious or repeated pressures or of techniques capable of altering his judgment, to lead this person to an act or an abstention which are detrimental to him. *