of the American Naturopathic
Fraud In New Hampshire
(1997) BASED ON GOVERNMENT REPORTS, NEW
HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NATUROPATHIC EXAMINERS ISSUES LICENSES TO
GRADUATES OF BOGUS SCHOOLS.
In 1989 Rob Cagen, 1979 NCNM graduate and board member of the Arizona Naturopathic Board of Examiners from 1985 to 1989 wrote in a letter to AANP, The ANMA is right. You and your group practice a bizarre sort of selective approval of individuals and their credentials. During the fourteen years I was associated with naturopathy I witnessed the selling of degrees, the selling of licenses, and the selling of controlled substance permits.
In 1981 the Arizona Daily Star wrote only three of the state's 139 practicing naturopaths may have been properly licensed by their regulators. Rob Cagen also stated in this same letter, the more things change, the more they stay the same. This appears to be true - READ ON !
Individual names with exception of Jack Larmer have been omitted as it is not our purpose to embarrass or punish the individuals. It is our purpose to educate the public.
Graduates from the following schools were recently issued licenses to practice naturopathic medicine in the State of New Hampshire
JACK LARMER , New Hampshire
- Licensed in New Hampshire (1997)
Based on 1996 findings by the Oregon Office of Education Policy and Planning, the Pacific College of Naturopathic Physicians accepted only those who already had a four year graduate degree such as nursing or chiropractic. The State of Oregon conducted an extensive investigation when examining credentials of other individuals claiming to be graduates of this school. According to a 1996 Union Leader news article JACK LARMER, age 64, graduated in March 1952 at age 20, with a four year degree, and no prior education. ANMA conducted its own investigation of many schools. ANMA has in its possession the exact JACK LARMER degree which is in fact a copy, including signatures. It is a matter of fact that hundreds of these degrees were sold from a suitcase in various parts of the country. We have substantial reason to believe that JACK LARMER has nothing more than a copy of a Pacific College of Naturopathic Physicians degree. All copies were dated March 1952. The signature on the transcript was a paste up copy.
S. S., New Hampshire - Licensed in New Hampshire (1997)
NCNM a Portland, Oregon college, had no authority to operate in Missouri. According to a public meeting transcript and USDE hearing, NCNM degrees were sold for $7500. It is also well known that ACNM was closed by the F.B.I. for mail fraud. This can be researched through Arizona news articles for the appropriate time period, or by calling the F.B.I. According to S. S.'s own application, she had no prior education.
An Independent Educational Research Survey conducted by ANMA in 1997 brought this response from a graduate of ACNM.
Question 9: I am proud to say where I
obtained my naturopathic degree. (Yes) (No)
Question 12: I believe the institution of my
program used integrity and professionalism in the administration of the
program. (Yes) (No)
Applicant S.S. also listed a worthless certificate from a Florida Board of Homeopathic Examiners that was never recognized by the State of Florida or any other state for licensing. The diploma mill certificates and licenses were sold or given away by then President T. B., who served time in a Florida prison for selling cocaine out of his office. (All verifiable)
J. H., Ohio - Licensed in New Hampshire (1997)
This Corporation was organized under the laws of Ohio in 1939 and claimed to operate a resident program. However, naturopaths licensed in the State of Florida from Central States College, received their Central States degree after evaluation of their transcripts from other schools (no residency or classes required). Apparently that process has never changed.
Central States College of Health Sciences - Columbus, Ohio
J.D., New York - Licensed in New Hampshire (1997)
The Corporation was organized under filing date of March 2, 1905 for a perpetual duration. According to information from the New York Department of State, the Corporation was dissolved by proclamation of the Governor on March 13, 1926. (Dr. D. received his degree from this school dated 1957). The signatures on his degree are not recognizable. It appears his prior education in Chiropractic is not questioned by the board, as he provides no address for the school "Chiropractic Institute of New York" and the degree itself states it was incorporated in Delaware.
A special investigator visited the addresses given for the American School of Naturopathy in October 1956. The addresses shown were 307, 309 and 311 East 12 th Street, New York City. He reported that "307 and 309 is an apartment house and 311 is the site of the Trieste Bar and Café." The investigator learned that the Bar and Café had been located at the address shown for the past 15 or 20 years.
According to Dr. D. application to New Hampshire, he was first "registered" (not licensed) as a naturopath, in the Province of Ontario, Canada (an unregulated process in that jurisdiction). He was then licensed, as a naturopathic physician in Arizona by Endorsement, and now licensed by reciprocity in the State of New Hampshire. According to the New York Department of State, and the Florida Report to Governor Leroy Collins, it appears that this naturopathic school was never anything but a diploma mill.