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Disciplinary Actions
A listing of disciplinary or corrective measures taken by the 29 professional licensing boards and commissions, Charitable Organizations and Notaries Public.
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Tax Amnesty
Pennsylvania has authorized a tax amnesty period from April 26 to June 18, 2010. During this period, the
PA Department of Revenue will waive 100 percent of penalties and half of the interest for anyone who pays delinquent state taxes.
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Continuing Education Information
Nursing home administrator licenses expire on June 30, 2010, so it is time to evaluate your continuing education transcript and fill in gaps as needed.  In order to renew your license, you will be asked to certify that you have completed 48 hours of acceptable continuing education between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2010.  After the renewal period, the board will conduct a random audit.   If you receive a continuing education audit letter from the board, you must submit proof of completion of the required continuing education.

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Administrator-In-Training Program

by Seth D. Levy, Vice Chairperson
The newly established Administrator-In-Training (AIT) program in Pennsylvania has been a tremendous success.  Sixteen college graduates are currently serving as nursing home administrators in training under the mentoring of licensed nursing home administrators.
College graduates are permitted to secure a position as an AIT, paid or unpaid, and to serve in that position for between 800 to 1,000 hours of approved training.  Thereafter, upon completion of the approved course of training, an individual may be approved to sit for the examination for licensure as a nursing home administrator.
Applications to enroll in the AIT program are available on the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators Web site.  We encourage all those who are interested in this highly challenging and tremendously rewarding career to seek this path towards licensure.
Meet Our New Board Member

Richard J. Bruno hails from Brockway, Jefferson County.  A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Planning and Administration, Bruno has spent his entire 33-year career in the health care field. Rich has worked in all aspects of the health care industry, though his emphasis has been on acute and long-term care. 

Bruno became a licensed nursing home administrator in 1992, and he has worked in nonprofit, for-profit and government-owned and operated long-term care facilities.  He is currently Administrator of Centre Crest Nursing Facility, a 240-bed, long-term care facility owned and operated by Centre County. Bruno is also a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.

Bruno serves as a guest lecturer for Penn State and is a faculty member of the Personal Care Administrator course provided by Penn State.  Rich continues to work with development of new health care professionals, by providing several students with internship opportunities.  He is also a board member and officer of the Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes and is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.  Bruno is the proud father of two: Benjamin, who is a graduate of Robert Morris College, and Melissa, who is currently completing a master’s degree in communication at Edinboro University.

Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.1389 | ST-NHA@pa.gov
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