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PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

February 2010 www.dos.state.pa.us

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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.

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



On the Maze of Keeping Psychological Records

by Joseph L. French, Ed.D. ABPP

Navigating the maze of rules governing retention of records requires a library, not just one book.

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Update on Strategic Plan for PA Health Information Exchange

The Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform (GOHCR) is continuing to work on a final version of the strategic plan for the Pennsylvania Health Information Exchange, or PHIX. The plan will outline how to best transition to an electronic system of health records to improve efficiency, cut costs and provide better quality care.

GOHCR released a draft strategic plan on Nov. 30 and announced a 30-day public comment period that has now concluded. The comments received are being evaluated in revising the plan. Comments are available at www.ohcr.state.pa.us, along with an overview document used for public presentations and Frequently Asked Questions.

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P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.1389 | ra-psychology@pa.gov
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