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PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

January 2010 www.dos.state.pa.us
BOARD MEETING DATES
Jan. 26-27, 2010
Feb. 16-17, 2010
March 16-17, 2010
Apil 13-14, 2010
May 11-12, 2010
June 15-16, 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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Newsletter Archive
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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

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

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.
Continuing Education and License Renewal

The deadline to renew your license is May 31, and that means evaluating your continuing education (CE) requirements and options.

This article explains provides a Q&A on renewal procedures and deadlines.

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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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