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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, to assure bible based natural health services are offered professionally and ethically placing protection of our members and the general public foremost, to protect providers that wish to offer these services and to assure access for those seeking the Almighty's natural health care. See our Constitution.
Q. When was the PMA established?
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 legal, business and health care experience that has propelled the PMA to steady and predictable growth. Today the PMA membership encompasses all U.S. states, Canada and many other countries.
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. Public regulatory boards are charged with protecting the general public through establishing standards for the practice of conventional based health care services and accordingly, issuing license and regulating providers. Regulation of the Almighty's health care concepts is outside the jurisdiction of these secular regulatory boards, but no different than conventional health care in the respect that it is prudent that standards be established for the licensure and regulation of practitioners. This is a primary mission of the PMA and the reason for the PMA license program. We are the undisputed world leader in regulating ecclesiastical based natural health care concepts, protecting our members and the general public at large.
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. Since PMA license is ecclesiastical (ministerial) are licensees eligible for tax exemptions?
A. PMA Constitutional Canon III prohibits licensees from using PMA license to seek any tax benefit. The PMA was formed for the lofty purpose stated in our Constitution and no activity is permitted that would discredit or detract from that mission.
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 courts legal department is charged with providing legal advocacy services for our members whose rights are violated. Part of our mission is to assure that ecclesiastical rights are respected by secular government.
Q. Has PMA license been "challenged" in U.S. states or other countries?
A. The PMA is "breaking new ground" with the provision of healthcare related services under ecclesiastical license and challenges can be expected. We were prepared for this "before" we began issuing license many years ago. Needless to say, the development of PMA services is the result of extensive investment in legal research that continues today as court decisions are handed down. PMA license and services stand on over 200 years of Supreme Court precedence and the PMA legal team is the best of the best when it comes to knowing and defending our right to ecclesiastical health services based on that precedence. PMA licensees (never PMA license) have been challenged in multiple U.S. states for various reasons not related directly to PMA license, however, because these practitioners were PMA licensed the PMA legal team did intercede and has orchestrated successful outcomes in 100% of these cases.
Q. What is the ratio of natural health professionals to state licensed providers in the PMA?
PMA licensees are about 40% natural health professionals and about 60%
conventionally licensed providers from virtually every specialty in medicine, mental health and ministry.
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?
A. Yes, 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 in the PMA Administrative Rules available 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 2009 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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