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general public. We believe you will find all the answers you need about PMA license on the website but if you need assistance you are welcome to email or give our staff a callQ.
What is the purpose of the PMA?
A. Put very simply; the
PMA's mission is to restore and protect the Almighty's safe natural health care concepts as the ecclesiastical pursuit it is, and to assure natural health services are offered professionally and ethically, placing protection of our members and the general public foremost, to protect and advocate for our providers that wish to offer these services and to assure access for those seeking these services. See our Constitution.
Q. How old is the PMA?
A. The idea for the PMA came about in the 90's and original launch was early 2000's. Our current overseer and President, Eric Carter came to the PMA in 2007 bringing a wealth of experience that has propelled the PMA to steady and predictable growth since. To date the PMA has never been promoted in an outside medium yet 2012 saw an unprecedented surge in new member applications and it looks like 2013 is going to far exceed that.
Protecting the Almighty's workers is a concept whose time has clearly come!
Q. How large is the PMA?
A. Policy prevents the PMA from releasing exact membership numbers
however we can affirm that the PMA family is many many thousands.
Q. Why PMA License?
A. It is no secret that public regulatory boards are not fans of natural medicine and while conventional medicine is a blessing, it has also become dictatorial and the Almightys messages for health have been cast aside. Emergency medicine is fast becoming the only medicine and the result is a highly medicated society and a worldwide heath care crisis. The only answer is to get back to basics, to get back to the Almighty's lessons for health to lessen the incidence of disease. PMA license provides a path for practitioners to offer these services.
Q. Is PMA license "recognized"?
Yes. Because of the nature of PMA license it has a very solid legal basis in all U.S.
States and is also respected in a large number of other countries. The PMA is a well organized private ecclesiastical association operating in accordance with Constitutional provisions and overwhelming Supreme Court precedence.
Q. Has PMA or its license ever been challenged by a government?
A. Ecclesiastical privilege has been tested in the Courts hundreds if not thousands of times and to the dismay of the secular, "in favor of the ecclesiastical". The PMA legal advocacy team has used this court precedence to assist practitioners in successfully defending themselves in multiple U.S. states but the PMA or its license has never been challenged.
Will PMA license provide practice rights for both the natural health
professional and state licensed provider?
Yes. PMA license operates the same for unlicensed and state licensed
providers that meet PMA standards.
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Q. As a PMA licensee, if my natural health services are challenged by a state board can the PMA help?
A. The PMA ecclesiastical court has what we believe is the leading legal advocacy team for ecclesiastical privilege in the United States. Part of our mission is to assure that ecclesiastical rights are respected by the States.
Q. What is the ratio of natural health professionals to state licensed in the PMA?
PMA licensees are about 45% natural health professionals and about 55%
conventionally licensed providers from virtually every specialty in medicine
and mental health.
If I am state licensed will PMA license allow me to offer alternative services
that may be outside my scope of practice?
PMA license has no effect on any state issued license and operates
completely separate. More information is available to registered
If I am an unlicensed natural health practitioner in a state that has passed
health freedom legislation, will PMA license benefit me?
Absolutely. Health freedom is not really health freedom when it comes to the practitioner.
If I am an unlicensed natural health practitioner and my state generally leaves
such practitioners alone, do I still need PMA license?
Clearly all practitioners will benefit from practice protection and credibility.
Q. What are the qualifications for PMA license?
A. This topic is covered at length after registration.
What is the scope of practice under PMA license?
A. Practitioners will learn more on this topic through the
license process, briefly though; if a service is scripturally valid, safe and
uses natural substances and/or therapies then it is likely approved.
Is Live Blood Analysis permitted under PMA license?
Yes because the PMA has determined that such practice meets the above
criteria. As a rule, as long as a practitioner is properly
educated/certified in a particular natural based therapy or practice and that
service meets our standard criteria then it is included under PMA license.
Is Hypnosis, counseling and energy based modalities such as the Emotion Code covered under PMA license?
What does it cost to be PMA licensed?
A. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to cost. The PMA license process is a comprehensive process and multiple factors, including the risk a practitioner may pose to the association are evaluated. The staff time required along with actual cost to complete the practitioner profile varies with each practitioner, therefore so does cost. There is an application fee that varies based on the above, and an annual license fee that varies based on the above as well. These
factors are evaluated and application fee and annual license cost are determined as you proceed
through the license process. The PMA developed the "no practitioner left behind" program in 2010 to assure that every qualifying practitioner can afford PMA license.
Q. Does the PMA provide clinical training?
A. The PMA phased out clinical training in 2011 to focus on what we do best, practitioner licensing and regulation to assure the safety of our members. We do endorse training
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