Petition 81060

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Health Requirements (81060-MH-¶312)

Add to ¶ 312: Continuation of Candidacy
    4. Within the first year after being certified, a candidate shall present to the District Committee of Ministry evidence of the following:  
a) appropriate age-related physical health screening results from a licensed health care practitioner  
    b) completion of a health risk assessment tool,
    c) completion of a health habit inventory relating to physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health practices.  

Rationale

The health requirement needs to come earlier in the candidacy process. This assists our clergy candidates with 1) their current wholistic health status, 2) the development of positive career-enhancing life-style patterns at the beginning of their ministry career and 3) is consistent with the timing of other required assessment tools.