The Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs has posted the following notice to all professional licensees on the board websites:
IN ADDITION TO ANY EXISTING REPORTING REQUIRED BY A SPECIFIC BOARD OR COMMISSION, EFFECTIVE APRIL 16, 2018, PURSUANT TO ACT 6 of 2018, any person holding a license, registration, certificate or permit issued by a licensing Board or Commission under the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs shall notify the appropriate licensing board/commission within 30 days of the occurrence of any of the following:
- a disciplinary action taken by a licensing agency of another jurisdiction.
- a finding or verdict of guilt, an admission of guilt, a plea of nolo contendere, probation without verdict, disposition in lieu of trial or an accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) of any felony or misdemeanor offense.
To report a disciplinary action or criminal matter AS SET FORTH ABOVE, log in to the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) and select “MANDATORY REPORTING BY LICENSEES” under the heading “licensing services.”
Source: The Act of February 15, 2018 (P.L. 14, No. 6) (Act 6 of 2018). Act 6 of 2018 can be viewed here.
Contact RCPA Director of Government Affairs Jack Phillips with any questions.