On July 21, 2017, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the Council for Homeopathic Certification, for its Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) credential for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. The CHC joins an elite group of organizations representing over 270 programs that have received NCCA accreditation.
NASH congratulates the CHC for their accomplishment in securing accreditation to promote a strong baseline for common understanding of homeopathic principles.
Those who obtain their Certification in Classical Homeopathy (CCH) from the Council of Homeopathic Certification are eligible to become Registered members of NASH* allowing them to proudly display the designation RSHom(NA) alongside their CCH. The combination of these designations ensures the public that they can depend on a well trained homeopathic specialist.
*Those CCH holders who have not submitted independent cases to the CHC will need to submit them to NASH.
What does RSHom(NA) mean?
When you see the internationally-respected designation RSHom(NA), Registered with the Society of Homeopaths (North America), after the name of a homeopathic practitioner, this indicates that they have not only demonstrated the knowledge and competence of a professional homeopath but that they are committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence in classical homeopathic practice by being a member of their professional organization – the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH).
Every health care profession needs an association to supply self-regulation, to set high standards of professional practice, to promote the profession’s existence and value to the public, and to provide a cohesive voice and protection for its practitioners. NASH has, and will continue to, serve all of these roles for the homeopathic community. NASH is also interested in working together with other homeopathic organizations to grow homeopathy both at home and around the world.
The intrinsic belief within NASH is that high professional standards will foster respect, acceptance, and excellence in clinical practice, thereby serving our clients to our utmost capacity, and keeping the government from interfering with our work. NASH requires CEU’s specific to homeopathy as is standard for a professional organization. While achieving a standardized baseline for education and assessment is essential for public confidence, our professional organization requires verification of additional on-going education to maintain the integrity of our standards. The designation RSHom(NA) continues to designate the highest standard of our profession and offers clear branding to the public.
When practitioners join NASH as Registered members, they not only receive the internationally-respected designation of RSHom(NA), but they also enjoy a host of membership benefits, including:
A Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice – to foster a self-regulated profession
The American Homeopath journal
A Professional Referral Online Directory – to promote your practice
Professional Liability Insurance – by an A-rated carrier
A Legal Defense Fund – to help offset legal fees should they be necessary
A Body of Knowledge and Precedents – to help you protect and defend yourself
An Established Grievance Procedure – to mediate conflicts
LegalShield – discounted rates on all services
Partnership with Health Freedom Coalition – working to protect practitioners of alternative health care
Lending Library – recorded past conferences, free of charge
Webinars – share knowledge, resources, and continuing education opportunities
NASH Foundation – a nonprofit charitable corporation dedicated to education, research, and publications to support and enhance the profession of homeopathy
Mentor Program – pass your knowledge forward to associate and student members
Volunteer Opportunities – using our own talents to help grow homeopathy
Archibel: Radar Opus – discount on homeopathic software
Compass Software – discount on paperless office software for maximum organization
Full Slate Online Scheduling Program – 10% discount
Discounts with Associated Organizations – e.g., OHM Pharma and Washington Homeopathic Pharmacy
Private Discussion Forum – support your fellow colleagues in each other’s clinical practice
Full Voting Rights – in Society elections and decisions
Our mission statement is as follows: “The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) is dedicated to promoting, representing, and serving as the voice of all PROFESSIONAL homeopaths in North America. NASH aims to develop and uphold the highest level of excellence in homeopathic practice while enhancing the role of the homeopathic profession as an integral part of health care delivery.”
If you are already a Registered member, be sure to proudly display your RSHom(NA) designation and if you are eligible to be a Registered member, we encourage you to advance yourself as a true professional and become a member of your professional organization.
A group of Maine homeopathic practitioners and students have founded Maine Homeopathic Initiatives, a non-profit organization that will soon open and run a public, sliding-scale community homeopathic clinic in Portland, ME. With initial
input from members of Homeopaths Without Borders, and a nearly 40-member founding group of volunteer clinicians, the MHI clinic will start work with clients from two local veterans aid organizations in September and then open officially to the public in January. For news and updates on progress and our learning experiences in this public clinic model, visit www.mainehomeopathic.org, or find Baylight Center for Homeopathy (who will be sharing news on a regular basis) on Facebook or the web.
Write a Book Review for NASH
The NASH Book Review Editor is always looking for new reviews to be published on the NASH website. If you have read a book about or related to homeopathy and think it should be shared with the community, your review would be very welcome and you could become a published author. Please send it to Laura at: NASHBookReviewEditor@gmail.com. Your writing and opinions are valued; we post reviews that are complimentary in addition to any that might be otherwise. All reviews help to educate the community.
All Registered members are required to complete 20 CEU’s at the time of your renewal date. For a complete list of what can be used for CEU’s, click here. CEU’s required for NASH do not need to be ACHENA-approved. If you have questions about your continuing education, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The CEU’s need to occur within the most current year of your membership.
NOTE: NASH webinars are not acceptable for use for CEU’s as many have to do with practice issues rather than clinical advancement.
Details will be sent out prior to each separate event.
Aug 28 5pm PT — Kate Birch on International Council of Homeopathy (Members Only)
Sept 18 5pm PT – Lisa Bass from LegalShield – will discuss the what her legal program can offer our members (Members Only)
Oct 16 5pm PT – for our last webinar in 2017 NASH President, Tanya Kell, review our accomplishments in the last year, enlighten you about the current work on our Strategic Plan and discuss NASH’s future endeavors (Members Only).
Disclaimer: The content of these webinars does not necessarily reflect the views of the Board of the North American Society of Homeopaths. The information presented in these webinars is for general informational purposes only. While we endeavor to provide accurate and up-to-date information, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the information provided. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. The information provided should not be used as a substitute for advice from your personal health care practitioner.
Membership is available for the following categories:
Registered (CCH certified* or NASH registered practicing homeopaths)
The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) is dedicated to promoting, representing and serving as the voice of all professional homeopaths in North America. NASH aims to develop and uphold the highest level of excellence in homeopathic practice while enhancing the role of the homeopathic profession as an integral part of health care delivery.
Tanya, Robert, Julie, Anna, Laura, Myra, Lorne and Carleen
In loving memory of Liz Bonfig, the “heart” of NASH, the NASH Foundation has created the Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarship Fund. This annual scholarship will be awarded to homeopathic students who demonstrate passion, service and commitment to the profession of homeopathy.To donate to the Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarship Fund, please use the button below or send a check to NASH FOUNDATION, PO Box 115, Troy, ME 04987.
The North American Society of Homeopaths has teamed up with Huntington insurance to offer our US Registered Members a Professional Liability Insurance Plan designed specifically for homeopaths.
The policy includes these important coverages:
• $1 million of Bodily Injury coverage
• Claims-made coverage of Acts, Errors, or Omissions
• Payment for all costs assessed against the Named Insured in a suit defended
• Appeal Bonds
• Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses from the investigation of claims
The coverage can be purchased online once logged into the NASH website. Registered members can use the easy quoting process, easy credit card payment, and issuance of the policy. This policy is exclusively available to all US Registered NASH members who are in good standing. Policy premiums start at $125 per year. (Similar insurance coverage has previously been available for our Canadian Registered Members. FMI – click here.)
General Liability Insurance is now available with the Professional Liability Insurance policy
Computer Information Security and Privacy coverage can now add to your Professional Liability Insurance Policy.
Registered Member Benefit – 20% discount off Washington’s products
As a Registered Member you get 20% off of every order that you make with Washington Homeopathic Products (WHP).
WHP is one of the last of the original homeopathic companies. They make and maintain all the single remedies from a stock of hundreds, and ship to individuals, veterinarians, physicians, etc. WHP also sells through over 20 distributors and does private labeling for over 35 companies.
WHP is the oldest full line homeopathic company in the United States. They strive to make just about everything and will get what you need if they don’t make it. In order to be your one stop shop, WHP has added several specialty lines from other homeopathic companies including Bach, Homeopet, Nature’s Way and Miers Labs.
Washington Homeopathic Products
260 JR Hawvermale Way
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Online Orders www.homeopathyworks.com
Miranda Castro is once again offering Registered NASH Members a 50% discount on COMPASS
Here is your chance to organize your whole practice!
COMPASS is a paperless “office” specifically designed to organize your entire homeopathic practice. It automatically organizes all your clients’ information
in one safe place: charts, prescriptions, appointments, invoices, letters, photos and so much more. It allows you to research numerous aspects of your
clients’ overall responses and the effects of individual remedies.
LegalShield will now be available to all our of members to provide members with legal advice. There will appear a link from our member home page that will lead you to LegalShield’s sign up.
Online Scheduling Program
An On-line Scheduling Program is offering a 10% discount to NASH Registered Members. Full Slate’s scheduling software has everything you need to manage a busy schedule.
• Let your clients make their own appointments on your website and Facebook page.
• Clients can quickly see when you have availability without having to pick up the phone.
• Collect all the information you need with a custom booking form. Use predefined fields or create your own.
• Get alerted to new appointments immediately so you always know when a spot’s been filled online.
• Review each appointment request and confirm on a case-by-case basis or accept them all automatically.
Registered NASH members can use the link from your home page to see details on getting started with this program.
The American Homeopath Journal
NASH is proud to continue the longstanding tradition of publishing The American Homeopath, the journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths. Created in 1994, this annual journal is a scholarly collection of articles, interviews, case studies, materia medica studies and more.