HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of State has taken disciplinary actions against 131 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations since March, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced today.
A comprehensive list of sanctions imposed by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs is available online at www.dos.state.pa.us; click on "Licensing" and then "Disciplinary Actions" from the left-hand side of the page.
Each entry includes the name of the respondent, address, sanction imposed, a brief description of the basis for the disciplinary or corrective measure and the effective date.
Anyone who suspects unlicensed activity by an individual or facility, or who has been a victim of unethical treatment, can file a complaint either online or through the bureau's hotline at 1-800-822-2113.
The bureau's 29 boards and commissions license and oversee more than 780,000 active professionals and businesses, including a range of occupations in health and business-related fields.
Violations of the law or state regulations may result in disciplinary actions of civil penalties and the suspension or revocation of a license.
Media contacts: Ron Ruman or Larissa Bedrick, 717-783-1621
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of State