State Medical and Massage Board Religious Exemptions

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NAIC Exemptions to mandatory medical and or Massage, Massage Therapy licensing for Indegenous, Traditional, Familial, Native, Tribal, Ecclesiastical/ Pastoral/ Ministerial Providers.

In every State and in Federal Code as well. There are specific Statute and Code establishing the legal RIGHT for spiritual people to practice their religious tenants without interference from the secular, governmental authority. These exemptions that we speak of specifically exempt religious and native healing practitioners from licensing and registration laws for Massage, Massage Therapy and Medical Boards. They are NOT loop holes to be exploited! The are statutory exemptions specific to religious practitioners engaging in authentic, authorized practices reflecting of the tenants, principles, doctrine, mission and education of the specific church.

NAIC Authorized and or Commissioned/ Ordained Members and Healing / Counseling Practitioners meet the necessary criteria for both exemptions and permissions as stipulated in all of these statutes, provided there activities are within the established guidelines of the church/ tribe.

•Religious Alternative healthcare practices can be generally defined as Traditional Chirothesia, Spiritual, Religious, Energetic, Vitalistic, Pastoral, Ministerial, Clerical, Tribal, Indigenous Native, Familial or other practices:
−That are used by individuals, often for self-help,
−To achieve and maintain a healthy status,
−Either on their own or complimentary to standard medical care
−As an expression of Indigenous “aboriginal” and Native Culture
•These practices do not include the potentially dangerous use of invasive techniques and toxic drugs that are the province of licensed medicine.

 

NAIC Practitioner follow the principle  that “At The Very Least, Do No Harm”
•These practices do not include the potentially dangerous use of invasive techniques and toxic drugs that are the province of licensed medicine.
•They do however, include developing therapies and non-standard approaches that are outside of the scope of practice of secular licensed medicine. These practices in general are sometimes referred to as “Complimentary and Alternative Modalities” (CAM) or Chirothesia, Natural Medicine, Naturopathy, Spiritual Healing etc.

 

There limits to what NAIC Members can practice!

  NAICReligious, Spiritual, Alternative and or Chirothesia Healthcare Practices are not the Practice of Medicine!
•[Practitioner/ Member] does not diagnose or prescribe for medical or psychological conditions nor claim to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such conditions.
• [Practitioner/ Member] does not provide diagnosis, care, treatment or rehabilitation of individuals, nor apply medical, mental health or human development principles.
Please note: NAIC MemberPractitioner/ Therapists do not see or provide services to the Public. Private specialized ministerial services and or counseling provided exclusively by and to NAIC Authorized members. Active NAIC APM membership required for any and all consultations and or services, exchanges etc. (Any titles are displayed under religious privilege)

 

CALIFORNIA EXEMPTIONS: MASSAGE AND MEDICAL STATUTE
CONNECTICUT EXEMPTIONS: MASSAGE AND MEDICAL STATUTE
FLORIDA EXEMPTIONS: MASSAGE AND MEDICAL STATUTE
GEORGIA EXEMPTIONS: MASSAGE AND MEDICAL STATUTE
MISSOURI EXEMPTIONS: MASSAGE AND EXEMPT PROFESSIONS
NORTH CAROLINA: EXEMPTIONS AND PRIVILEGE
TENNESSEE EXEMPTIONS: CLERGY PRIVILEGE
WASHINGTON STATE: MASSAGE AND MEDICAL STATUTE