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June 2011 www.dos.state.pa.us

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July 20, 2011
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Philadelphia Abortion Clinic Investigation Prompts Policy Changes

Protecting the public health and safety is a top priority for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.  During their first week in office, Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele were confronted with a tragic situation that challenged this important premise.

This situation involved the Women’s Medical Society and Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia.  As the grand jury report on this case noted, this abortion clinic which was operated by Gosnell for almost four decades revealed a horrific reality: babies lost their lives there, and women who came to this facility were harmed and greatly mistreated, resulting in additional loss of life.

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Continuing Professional Competency Requirements

By:  Thomas A. Blackburn, Board legal counsel

Effective June 4, 2011, the Board has promulgated regulations implementing the mandatory continuing professional competency (CPC) requirements for licensed professional engineers, land surveyors and geologists under the Act 25 of 2010 amendments to the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law.  The CPC requirements are based upon the continuing education provisions of the model law and rules of the National Council of Examiners in Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), the national organization of licensing boards.

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Pennsylvania State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.7049 | ST-ENGINEER@pa.gov
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