The Right to Practice with Secure ConfidentialityPosted by Admin on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Right to Practice with Secure Confidentiality
MY ASSOCIATION WITH THE PASTORAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (PMA)
I became acquainted with the PMA several years ago as a counselor and energy healer when I found out that there was a movement to remove the the licenses and Doctorates of Natural Paths Doctors in Colorado.
I had also heard of several professional Emotional Freedom Practitioners and Holistic Practitioners who were taken to Court by the State Licensing Board of Colorado for practicing healing without a licensed. It seemed the State Licensing Board of Colorado, probably spur on by the pharmaceutical companies was making a test case against all alternative practitioners. Seeing this as a trend, I applied for membership and was granted a Diplomat Status and passed all requirements to become a licensed professional member of the PMA.
The PMA is is is a self governing international, ecclesiastical (spiritually based) assembly of health care practitioners from all areas of medical, psychological and spiritual health care. The PMA is a rapidly growing institute made up of all levels of Mental Health and Health Care Workers which includes: Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Mental Health Practitioners and Alternative Health Practitioners who wish to practice with greater security and ease without fear of legal harassment and intervention from any Court or Agency.
The PMA has made it a mission to take a stand against the infringement of Government and dictates of State Licensing Boards to protect all healers right to practice with freedom from fear of persecution from the state. The PMA has upheld it’s authority and protection of it’s members right to practice winning all of the the legal cases presented to it regarding confidentially, right to practice along with up to a million dollars in damages.
“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.
They come to us not knowing that truth.
We are at our best when we give this doctor inside
each person the chance to do his job.”
Dr. Albert Schweitzer, M.D.
There were impressive findings reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 1998 Vol. 280, No. 18 .) that there is a increasing number of people turning away from traditional health care treatment with 47.3 % increase in total visits to alternative health practitioners. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine also reports that more than 42% of Americans now use alternative medicine practitioners to address their physical, mental and emotional health and wellness concerns.
They also showed that people turned to alternative medicine consultants mostly because natural health care more closely mirrors their own values, beliefs, and philosophical orientations toward life.
In a Health Psychology Update – Vol 13 issue 3 July 2004 The psychology of complementary and alternative medicine. Adrian Furnham reported that the success of alternative health care was varied but essentially boils down to more and more people are dismayed with traditional health care systems and they are looking to become a more active participant rather than a passive recipient. They also believe in a mind body connection and believe that interventions at the psychological, social and spiritual level are relevant and important as well as they want to learn how to take better care of themselves with relevant information and skills.
It’s understandable that the FDA and The Pharmaceutical companies would be alarmed at these findings. They would perhaps begrudgingly allow people to be in charge of their spiritual well being but be very dubious and threaten by individuals becoming more conscious and empowered to take charge of their physical, mental and emotional well being.
Individuals actually taking charge and being taught to understand and learn from their illnesses. Imagine people learning self help skills to work with their body rather than against it. You can see the traditional Health Care Establishment shaking heads and hear their dismay and crying out already ” How preposterous!” “What will they think of next?” “If People don’t see their body as a separate mysterious entity that has to be handed over to outside authority to be diagnosed, labeled and treated by someone with expert training or by giving drugs and surgery to attack and destroy the presumed thing that’s considered to be against them, what will the pharmaceutical, medical and traditional mental health establishment do? The whole health care financial profit making establishment may be doomed and come to an end. Why, the pharmaceutical company alone would be out of business and would have to sell something besides drugs which have 10 or more side effects creating other problems, not to mention that prescription drugs are one of the leading causes of death.
It’s Time for People around the Globe
to take their Mind, Body Spirit Health
into their own hands
Timothy J. Ryan, Ph.D.D.Div.
More and more people are learning to listen to their own inner wisdom and seeking to work in partnership with their Complimentary Health Care Practitioner regarding physical, mental, and emotional health issues. It’s no surprise that the Traditional Health Care Establishment and pharmaceutical companies are alarmed at the revolutionary paradigm shift taking place as people wake up to understanding there mind body connection. It’s no wonder the pharmaceutical companies are constantly sending their lobbyist to Washington D.C. to pressure the State legislatures to do away with these crack pots. It is a well known fact that the Pharmaceutical Companies pay big sums of money to keep the FDA in line and even place their own CEOs as Directors of the FDA.
“Some day the medical profession will wake up
and realize that unresolved emotional issues are the
main cause of 85% of all illnesses.
When they do, EFT will be one of their primary
healing tools …. as it is for me.”
– Eric Robins, MD –
Did you know the The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services has such a strangle hold on M.D.s that
Recently I read there is an attempt to legislate and put vitamins under the control of the FDA. see http://www.naturalnews.com/028257_Senator_McCain_dietary_supplements.html This would effectively remove vitamins from the consumer market.
The law proposed by Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona is stated to protect the public and give the public choice however the Bill clearly takes away consumers’ existing rights to choose supplements and gives arbitrary authority to the FDA which is not about “giving consumers choice”. It is long known that the FDA is in the pocket of the pharmaceutical companies.
The FDA prompted by the drug companies have become even more hostile toward the herbal vitamin industry. Vitamins have been an alternative healing and restoring method for wellness for years and have been proven safe for the public which can not be said for the drug companies.
THERE IS NO CONFIDENTIALITY IN HIPPA
In recent years, I’ve noticed that confidentiality and privacy of records has become an increasing concern for the helping profession. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to all health insurance plans. It original intention was to protect public privacy, however it appears that the size of insurance companies and health care agencies has become so great and that transfer of data between different parties has become an increasing problem because of the shear size of record keeping.
Rostolsky told HealthITSecurity.com. “Breaches are a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ … “That being said, breaches happen. Even to entities that are very proactively compliant. Making smart HR decisions will also be essential to data breach prevention, especially in relation to insider breaches, Rostolsky maintained. He continue sayiing “I’ve seen a lot of hacking incidents in healthcare, more so now, and that’s concerning,” he said. “It’s going to be difficult to always get in front of that..” http://healthitsecurity.com/news/lawyers-break-down-2016-hipaa-audits-connected-devices
Violations became so bad that a supplemental act was passed in 2009 called The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act which supports the enforcement of HIPAA requirements by raising the penalties of health organizations that violate HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. The HITECH Act was formed in response to health technology development and increased use, storage and transmittal of electronic health information.
This is an ongoing problem with HIPAA, so much so that it is impossible to give them all the required clinical data for insurance forms that are continually passed around from one department to the next and insure that is kept from being compromised.
Although HIPPA claims that all information is legally protected and all patient information is suppose to be confidential, it continually amazes me how often mental health clinicians are forced to turn over their notes when legal issues arises.
Client notes can be subpoenaed and if that doesn’t work the clinician is subpoenaed to testify anytime by the Court deems it is necessary especially when the clients are forced into signing a release. When this often happens ie. in custody battles, there is little a mental health therapist can do, when ordered to testify. The Clinician along with his notes are disposed and any all information is submitted as evidence, as records or documents, before a court or other deliberative body is mandatory or be in contempt of Court and face jail time.
YOU ARE GUARANTEED PROTECTION AND RIGHT TO PRIVACY WITH THE PMA.
“The doctor of the future
will give no medicine but will
interest his patients in the care of human frame,
in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
–Thomas Alva Edison
In view of the above I ask everyone who works with me to sign the PMA free member share agreement to protect both of us from outside violations of confidentiality. You can sign up and/or check out the link to PMA web site.
On the site, you will find interesting information and when you register there are other benefits as well.
There is no charge for registering for Member Share Network Agreement and you can opt out at any time.
For my own protection and yours please see Legal Disclaimer and once you decide to see me register for The PMA Member Share Network agreement. You can opt out anytime. Register for THE FREE PMA MEMBER SHARE NETWORK