Pennsic University Professional Standards of Practice Policy
Teachers will not give modern world medical or legal advice, unless teaching a First Aid class and they have proper certifications.
If you are providing classes giving a period treatment of medical or legal issues within the historical context, that is a great thing and we strongly encourage such instruction. These classes are required, however, to preface the class session with a statement such as follows:
"Pennsic University does not advocate the adoption of any diagnostic method or course of treatment not performed by properly licensed practitioners in accordance with modern world medical (or legal) standard of care. This class will present medically (or legally) significant information for purely informational purposes only. The University strongly recommends that you always inform, and obtain advice from, modern world medical (or legal) professionals before altering or starting any course of diagnosis or treatment (or engaging in any legal practice) based on this class."
No class can be offered that can be reasonably be thought of as taking the place of licensed or otherwise certified caregivers or providers, whether it be as child care (in loco parentis), or as a source of modern world legal, medical or psychological advice. This policy is put in place with the advice and consent of the Mayor’s office and exists due to ongoing liability concerns.
The University strongly encourages the study and research of period medical or legal practices. However, the University will not support or endorse any classes that may be reasonably considered to be practicing law or medicine or advocating the practice of law or medicine. The line is drawn at anything that seems to be advocating, in our classes, any such period practices, offered in any way, such that they may be reasonably considered as standing in lieu of modern world medical or legal advice or giving medical treatment that is at variance with modern world standards of medical care. First-aid and other such classes offered by instructors shall have and be expected to show authoritative modern world certification to give such instruction.