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

March 2011 www.dos.state.pa.us
BOARD MEETING DATES
April 11, 2011
June 15-16, 2011
July 18, 2011
Sept. 19, 2011
Nov. 7-8, 2011
Dec. 19, 2011

OTHER NEWS
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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Newsletter Archive
View past issues of board newsletters on the Department of State website.
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Governor Corbett nominates
Carol Aichele as Secretary of the Commonwealth

Governor Tom Corbett has nominated Carol Aichele to serve as Secretary of the Commonwealth.  In this role, she leads the Pennsylvania Department of State, which protects the public's health, safety and welfare by licensing over 800,000 business, health and real estate professionals; maintains registration and financial information for thousands of charities soliciting contributions from Pennsylvanians; administers Pennsylvania's electoral process; maintains corporate filings; and oversees professional boxing, wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts in the Commonwealth.

Before joining the state, Acting Secretary Aichele served on the Chester County Board of Commissioners, where she was first elected in November 2003 and was re-elected in November 2007.  Under her leadership, the County was awarded three Triple-A bond ratings for its excellent financial management practices.

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Patricia Bricklin, We Hardly Knew Ye

by Joseph L. French, Ed.D. ABPP

This article was initially written to thank Patricia (Pat) M. Bricklin for her contributions to the licensing of professional psychologists as she was finishing her latest term with the State Board of Psychology.  Sadly, Dr. Bricklin passed away on Dec.21, 2010 and this article is now a memoriam to her.

Pat Bricklin had been closely associated with the licensing of psychologists for 40 years in Pennsylvania and across North America.  She has been a constant force on the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology off and on since the board was authorized, concluding her latest term this December.

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Competence

by Judith Pachter Schulder, counsel, State Board of Psychology

The most frequent question that the board is asked is whether a licensee is permitted to do this or that.  By now licensees are aware that the board cannot pre-approve or pre-deny conduct and therefore cannot provide a specific answer.  Nonetheless, unless the practice is prohibited by the Professional Psychologists Practice Act, the board’s regulations or other laws applicable to psychology practice, licensees are generally able to provide the service so long as they are competent to do so.  This article reviews some competency issues which the board believes are most relevant to licensees.

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Health Licensing Boards Convene for Third Roundtable Meeting

The health licensing board chairs, administrators and division chiefs gathered for their third roundtable discussion in Harrisburg on Jan. 6. 

The roundtable meetings, which had been a regular occurrence in the past, were revived in the summer of 2010.  The first two health board meetings, held in July and October, proved to be very successful in raising issues that affected multiple health-related boards.

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P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.1389 | ST-PSYCHOLOGY@pa.gov
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