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

April 2010 www.dos.state.pa.us
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April 14, 2010
May 12, 2010
June 9, 2010
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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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Department of Health: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis a Rising Concern

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Everette James recently stressed the importance of increasing awareness of tuberculosis, or TB, and continuing efforts to control the infectious airborne disease that killed nearly 2 million people in 2008.

“Better identification, investigation and treatment of the disease have contributed to a significant decrease in the number of TB cases reported in Pennsylvania during the past decade,” said James. “However, we are seeing more cases of TB that are resistant to medication, which makes the disease more difficult and costly to treat.”


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CDC, Surgeon General Say H1N1 Flu Vaccination Still Important

Despite the passing of the traditional flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Surgeon General are continuing to urge Americans to get the H1N1 flu vaccine.

“Being vaccinated is a safe and effective way to reduce your chances of ending up in the hospital with the flu that could have been prevented,” Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Office of the Surgeon General said during a media briefing March 29. The briefing was held in response to increased and persistent regional flu activity in southeastern states.

The CDC strongly urges people with underlying health conditions and those over 65 to get vaccinated.


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Tax Amnesty Coming April 26 to June 18
to Settle Delinquent Taxes


Pennsylvania will be offering a Tax Amnesty period from April 26 to June 18.  During this limited, 54-day timeframe, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will waive 100 percent of penalties and half of the interest for anyone who pays delinquent state taxes. 

The program is generally available to all individuals, businesses and other entities with Pennsylvania tax delinquencies as of June 30, 2009.

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