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Dr. Morrow & Pastoral Medicine

Pastoral Medical Association (PMA)

Communicant Admission Agreement

The Pastoral Medical Association {hereinafter “PMA”} is a self-governing ecclesiastical jurisdiction that has as its purpose the furtherance of scripture-based health concepts referred to as Pastoral Science and Medicine, {hereinafter “PSM”}.  The PMA operates under its own Constitution and by-laws {hereinafter “Documents”} which provides that PMA licensed practitioners {hereinafter “Licensees} may share PSM concepts with individuals who agree to the terms and conditions in this agreement. This document is the PMA Communicant Admission Agreement {Hereinafter “CAA”). We will refer to you as a Communicant {hereinafter “Communicant”}, which is defined as an individual that seeks to learn and participate in PSM concepts with Licensees. When we use the term Parties {hereinafter “Parties”}, we are referring to the PMA, Communicant and Licensees collectively unless otherwise noted.
Consideration: One of the primary missions of the PMA is to further PSM. In exchange for assisting the PMA in this endeavor by participating with the PMA as a Communicant, the PMA offers to waive the standard $24 Communicant enrollment fee, and to enroll Communicant free of charge in the PMA Discount Purchasing

Co-op at Communicants request. In exchange for receiving these considerations Communicant attests and agrees that he or she meets the Conditions set forth below, and further agrees to abide by all such terms and conditions as set forth in the CAA and the Documents.
Conditions of Acceptance; Acceptance of an individual as a Communicant does not require that he/she hold any specific belief – religious or otherwise – or change any religious or other affiliation held now or in the future. Communicant status is available only to individuals that:

1. Seek admission solely on their own behalf or in the interest of others in their care, for the sole purpose of self-improvement, through sharing PSM or interacting with the PMA and Licensees in private ecclesiastical association; and who agree that all interaction with the PMA and its Licensees is deemed to have occurred within the PMA private jurisdiction, regardless of how or where any form of interaction occurs, whether by telephone, Internet, in-person, or otherwise:

2. Agree that this CAA together with the Documents form the entire agreement between the Parties; supersedes any previous agreements whether written or oral, and may not be changed or amended except upon the agreement and signature of the Parties; and, that no agreement between any Licensee and Communicant shall invalidate or supersede any portion of the CAA or Documents.

3. Agree that the PMA Tribunal shall be the exclusive jurisdiction and remedy for resolving any conflicts or complaints in whatever form – monetarily or otherwise affecting the PMA – between the Parties or any PMA affiliate. Communicant further acknowledges that in the event he/she is dissatisfied with any service provided by a Licensee, that the maximum remedy the ecclesiastical process may award in such case is a return of monies paid for such services.

4. Agree to remain accountable to the CAA and Documents for all interactions with the PMA, its affiliates and Licensees whether current or future; and for all time periods and incidents arising during or incidental to Communicate association in any form.

5. Agree that Communicant status is active until terminated and that the PMA or Communicate may terminate such status at any time without notice or cause. Notice of termination by either shall be deemed to have been served when such notice is delivered to the postal or email address of record, or by personal delivery from Licensees.

6. Agree that all communication, in any form, between the Parties is “Confessional” (confidential) and Communicant shall not share confidential information outside the PMA jurisdiction except upon written approval by the PMA. It is further acknowledged and agreed that if Licensees become aware of information concerning criminal activity, abuse, harm, or danger to a Communicant or others, Licensees reserve the right and responsibility to report such concern to the proper authorities.  Likewise, nothing in the CAA or Documents is intended to disclaim gross negligence or illegal acts by any individual. In the event such is suspected it must be reported to the PMA. The PMA shall have a responsibility to report negligent or criminal activity to the appropriate authority; however, the PMA reserves the exclusive right to determine, through ecclesiastical process, whether justification exists to move any action beyond the ecclesiastical jurisdiction.

7. Agree that violations by a visitor that Communicant brings into the PMA jurisdiction are deemed a violation by Communicant directly.

8. Agree that the PMA cannot possibly know if its licensees’ training, abilities, or services are suitable for any particular Communicant or situation. There-fore, Communicant shall disclaim the PMA from any responsibility or liability for any services provided to Communicant, or any responsibility for Communicant’s success, failure, or satisfaction with any licensees or services.

9. Covenants and warrants that he/she has the unlimited legal right to enter into this contract  agreement and to perform in accordance with its terms without violating the rights of others or any applicable law; and that he/she has these same rights to seek services for his/her minor children or others in his/her care; and is not and shall not become a party to any other agreement of any kind which conflicts with this Agreement.

10. Agree that the CAA and Documents shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the Parties and to successors and assigns. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to permit the assignment of any of its rights or obligations hereunder.

Breach and Default: A breach (also Default) of the CAA or Documents shall be defined as any violation of the CAA or Documents as interpreted by the definitions intended by this ecclesiastical jurisdiction through its writings, that offends jurisdictional standards or one of the Parties, and that remains unresolved after due notice to the offending Party for a period of 30 days (Notice Period); and, that is ruled a breach by a hearing officer or tribunal of this ecclesiastical jurisdiction after due process.

In the event either of the Parties believes the other is in breach, the offended Party shall give notice to the offending Party of such grievance. If grievance remains unresolved at the end of the Notice Period; the offended Party may proceed to the PMA Promoter of Justice (POJ), who shall determine if cause exists for legal action. Upon affirmative finding, the POJ shall determine the action to be taken – whether mediation, arbitration, or Tribunal action – and shall initiate the legal process. If the hearing officer or Tribunal determines that a breach has occurred, the offending Party shall compensate the offended Party an amount equal to five hundred U.S. dollars ($500), as penalty for “breaching” the agreements.

The hearing officer or Tribunal shall additionally award the offended party all other such rulings, decisions judgments, demands, and dollar amounts deemed proper by such hearing officer or Tribunal, to fairly compensate the offended Party for damages or losses resulting from such breach as a separate award – monetary or otherwise – including all cost related to the legal process. The total of awards will be defined as the “Judgment”. Judgments awarded in the ecclesiastical process may be perfected into the public for enforcement at any County, State, of federal level, or through private process.

Trespass or nonagreement: Interaction with the PMA through website access, events or in-person with Licensees or affiliates is intended for Communicants, individuals, families, educational institutions and friends that desire to participate, share and benefit from pastoral concepts and education, and who meet the terms and conditions stated herein. If you do not meet the conditions set forth under #1 of the Conditions of Acceptance, or if you do not agree to be accountable to the terms and conditions of this CAA or the PMA Documents, please do not sign this contractual agreement as your admission in any form is denied and if you continue you are trespassing. Trespass into the PMA jurisdiction is considered willful intent to do harm and you: (1) admit that you have been informed and have accepted the terms and conditions of admission; (2) voluntarily waive any immunity that may be available to you from any outside jurisdiction; (3) agree that if you are representing any other individual, agency, or government you are empowered by that entity to act as agent on their behalf, and therefore you agree to bind that entity to the PMA jurisdiction just as if they agreed to admission individually or personally; (4) agree that you, personally, and the entity you represent, both admit willful intent to do harm and have trespassed on the PMA causing damage and shall compensate the PMA without challenge for all claims, compensations, and judgments we seek against you individually and collectively.

Acceptance: By offering and accepting these considerations the Parties hereby acknowledge their acceptance of the agreement formed by this CAA. This agreement shall be deemed to have been consummated when a PMA Representative and Communicant have shown their acceptance by affixing their signatures, or, when Communicant causes his/her registration information acknowledging review and acceptance to be transmitted to the PMA, and the PMA responds responds with acceptance and award of the Considerations promised herein.

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