By: Dr. Melinda Connor D.D., PH.D., AMP, FAM
- Did you know that Health Freedom Acts (HFAs) are administered by the Attorney General’s office of the state? Only licensing can have our profession administered by a board of our peers.
- Did you know that HFAs do not help you to be seen as a healthcare professional? Only licensing can because HFAs do not mandate the same requirements as a healthcare professional.
- Did you know that HFAs do not protect your school from over-regulation? Only licensing can protect you through establishing a professional board that is there to oversee your interests in your state and your profession.
- Did you know that HFAs still require you to get a business license and get a health department and fire department inspection for your practice, even if it is in your home? It is exactly the same for licensing.
- Did you know the only thing a HFA does is give you the right to practice if you register and pay a fee? It’s the same thing you have to do if licensing is put in but under a different name: “registration” instead of “licensing,” and it does not give you any respect within the healthcare community.
We have a number of community members that think healthcare freedom acts are a magic bullet. They are not. They do not reduce regulation. They allow the state to do whatever it wants. They do not reduce the amount of money you pay for registration. With a licensing bill submission, we do a cost model, we confirm there are sufficient number of practitioners to keep the costs low, and we include that cost model in the materials that goes to the way and means committee of the state so that you do not get overcharged. In a HFA the state sets the price and the community has no input in the cost of registration or the frequency of renewal of registration.
Did you know that in most states the current plan is for alternative therapies to be placed under the care of the massage board? How many of us would like to have 500+ additional hours of training which we will never use? In Florida, to be an energy practitioner at this time, you must be trained and licensed as a massage therapist. There are bills in many states moving toward doing the same thing.
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Dr. Melinda H. Connor, D.D., PH.D., AMP, FAM
Dr. Melinda H. Connor is the founder of the Alliance, organizing various branches of energy healing into a single, collaborative organization, representing all of our interests at the National and State levels. The Alliance represents many thousands of healers, so that its single voice speaks with the combined strength of all of its members and ensures our collective right to practice our individual disciplines. APTA is presently a member of the Alliance, thanks to John Chitty’s early interest. BCPPs are eligible to become nationally certified through the Alliance.
Dr. Melinda H. Connor is the founder of the Resonance Modulation school of energy practices which has over 300 graduates worldwide; Dr. Connor holds degrees from Harvard University, Wellesley College, University of San Francisco, American Military University, and California Coast University.
As Chair of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine Research Symposium since 2008, Dr. Connor is the founder of the Resonance Modulation™ training program and has written ten books. She has a private practice in Arizona and continues to present her research work at conferences around the world.