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PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY

May 2011 www.dos.state.pa.us

BOARD MEETING DATES
May 16, 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 Preferences
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Newsletter Archive
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Governor Corbett Names Katie True to Head Department of State’s Professional Licensing Bureau




Governor Tom Corbett recently named Katie True, of Lancaster County, to lead the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs within the Pennsylvania Department of State.

As commissioner, True will oversee the state’s professional and occupational licensing boards. The bureau provides administrative and legal support for all of the state’s licensing boards - which oversees professionals from medical doctors to accountants and funeral directors – while protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public from fraudulent and unethical practitioners.

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Guidance for Psychologists from OMHSAS

by Courtney Coover, Chief of Planning, Policy & Program Development, Bureau of Children's Behavioral Health Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Department of Public Welfare

Licensed psychologists are eligible to enroll as Medical Assistance (MA) providers of three specific Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) services: Mobile Therapy (MT), Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC) and Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS). The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has found there is some confusion regarding the provision of these services, related to the State Board of Psychology regulations and responsibility for the services. 

Recently OMHSAS issued the Medical Assistance Bulletin (MAB) “Clarification of Permissible Arrangements for Psychologists who are Associated with the Provision of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services” to assist psychologists in better understanding their role in the BHRS program. The MAB became effective March 8, 2011.

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Introducing the Newsletter Preference Center

The Department of State is pleased to introduce the long-awaited newsletter preference center!  At the suggestion of several board members, licensees may now subscribe to multiple newsletters and more easily manage their subscriptions. The newsletter preference center will allow you to subscribe to as many board newsletters as you wish, unsubscribe from any newsletters you no longer wish to receive and update your email address.

The preference center also opens newsletter subscription to non-licensees who may be interested in a particular business or health care field.  We encourage you to share the preference center with your non-licensee colleagues so that they may also receive the benefits of the newsletters’ important updates and timely articles.

It is important to note that updating your email address on My License will not change the email address used for newsletter subscriptions.  You must use the preference center to change the email address at which you wish to receive newsletters, as well as to subscribe or unsubscribe from newsletters. 

Visit the preference center now or go to the Department of State’s homepage, www.dos.state.pa.us, click on “Licensing,” then “Newsletters.”






Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.7155 | ST-PSYCHOLOGY@pa.gov
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Modified Date: 05/17/2011 10:01 PM