PMA Licensing FAQs

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Questions Frequently Asked About PMA Licensing

What is the PMA’s mission and purpose?
When was the PMA established?
How large is the PMA?
Why have a PMA License?
Are there different levels of PMA licensing?
What are PMA’s licensing requirements?
Is PMA’s license 'recognized'?
Since PMA’s license is ecclesiastical (ministerial), are licensees eligible for tax exemptions?
Does the PMA license provide practice rights for both the natural health professional and state licensed provider?
What is the purpose of PMA’s Legal Department?
Has PMA license been 'challenged' in the United States or other countries?
Who are PMA licensed providers?
Do PMA licensees include both state licensed practitioners and natural healthcare professionals whose services do not require state licensing?
If I am state licensed, will the PMA license allow me to offer services that may be outside my scope of practice?
If I am state licensed as a MD, DC, etc., can or will my state board prevent me from having a PMA license or offering Pastoral Science and Medicine services?
If I am an unlicensed natural health practitioner in a state that does not require licensure and that has passed health freedom legislation, will PMA license benefit me?
If I am an unlicensed natural health practitioner in a state that does not require licensure and where the state generally leaves such practitioners alone, do I still need PMA license?
What are the qualifications for a PMA license?
What is the scope of practice under PMA license?
Is Live Blood Analysis permitted under PMA license?
Can I provide hands on 'touch' therapies under PMA license?
Are hypnosis, counseling, and energy based modalities such as the Emotion Code covered under PMA license?
Does the PMA provide clinical training?
What is the cost of PMA licensing?

Additional information is available from a PMA license representative.

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