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

November 2010 www.dos.state.pa.us
BOARD MEETING DATES
Nov. 9, 2010
Dec. 14, 2010
Feb. 1, 2011
March 15, 2011
April 12, 2011
May 10, 2011

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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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State Senate Confirms Basil L. Merenda
as Secretary of the Commonwealth
Secretary Basil L. Merenda

The Honorable Basil L. Merenda was unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate as Secretary of the Commonwealth on Sept. 27. 

His confirmation is a testimony to the strong working relationships and excellent service that he and the staff of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) has provided to Pennsylvanians and members of the Legislature during his tenure as Commissioner of BPOA and Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs. 

Congratulations, Basil!

Continuing Education Requirement for All Licensees

by Beth Michlovitz, Legal Counsel
 
Licensed social workers and clinical social workers have been required to obtain continuing education for some time.  The Board’s new regulations now require all licensees (social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors) to complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years in order to renew their licenses.  Beginning with the biennial period March 1, 2007 through Feb. 28, 2009, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors are, for the first time, required to complete 30 hours of continuing education in order to renew their licenses.

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New Developments and Issues Emerge at Second Health Licensing Board Roundtable Meeting

Mark Vessella talks with roundtable members
Secretary Basil L. Merenda and Deputy Commissioner Mark Vessella held a Health Licensing Board Roundtable discussion meeting in Harrisburg on Oct. 21.  This was the second time the health licensing board chairs, administrators and division chiefs gathered for a joint meeting.

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PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717.783.1389 | ST-SOCIALWORK@pa.gov
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