Pennsylvania Department of State
PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

February 2010 www.dos.state.pa.us
BOARD MEETING DATES
March 9, 2010
June 1, 2010
Sept. 7, 2010
Dec. 7, 2010
Other board meetings may be scheduled as needed.

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Welcome to the New
Electronic Board Newsletters!

Over the last year, the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs has been working on transforming the board’s newsletters from traditional paper newsletters sent once or twice a year through the regular mail to electronic newsletters available every two months. Electronic newsletter issues have been posted on the Department of State Web site since spring. We now have the capability to deliver the newsletters directly to your e-mail address.

Electronic newsletters allow us to deliver more timely information more often – at a fraction of the cost. We are trying to use the resources licensees provide the board as efficiently as possible, while improving the newsletters in the process. If there are topics you would like to see addressed in the bimonthly newsletters, please let us know by clicking on the “Contact Us” button at the bottom of the newsletter.

To ensure you continue to receive the newsletter, please make sure you update your e-mail address in the MyLicense application at www.mylicense.state.pa.us. The newsletters, and an archive of past issues, are always available on the Department of State Web site, www.dos.state.pa.us.

I hope you enjoy your new electronic newsletters!

Basil L. Merenda,
Commissioner, PA Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs, PA Department of State

BPOA Commissioner Basil L. Merenda
Promoted to Deputy Secretary


Deputy Secretary Merenda with Secretary Cortés
Deputy Secretary Basil Merenda,
left, after being sworn in by
Secretary of State Pedro Cortés

On Nov. 23, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) Commissioner Basil L. Merenda was sworn in by Secretary Pedro A. Cortés as the Department of State’s deputy secretary for regulatory programs. Deputy Secretary Merenda continues to serve as the commissioner of BPOA.

As deputy secretary, Merenda will be responsible for supervising the Bureau of Enforcement & Investigation as well as other Department of State regulatory programs.  He works directly with Secretary Cortés, who recommended the commissioner’s promotion to Governor Edward G. Rendell.

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Meet the New Board Administrator

Judy Harner recently became board administrator for the Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure and the newly created Board of Massage Therapy.

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