CHAPTER 43b. COMMISSIONER OF PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL AFFAIRS

SCHEDULE OF CIVIL PENALTIES, GUIDELINES FOR IMPOSITION OF CIVIL PENALTIES AND PROCEDURES
FOR APPEAL

Sec.


43b.1.    Purpose.
43b.2.    Definitions.
43b.3.    Procedures.
43b.4.    Schedule of civil penalties—barbers and barber shops.
43b.5.    Schedule of civil penalties—cosmetologists, nail techicians, estheticians, natural hair braiders, salons.
43b.6.    Schedule of civil penalties—funeral directors and funeral establishments.
43b.7.    Schedule of civil penalties—pharmacists and pharmacies.
43b.7a.    Schedule of civil penalties—pharmacists and pharmacies—statement of policy.
43b.8.    Schedule of civil penalties—real estate and cemetery brokers, real estate schools.
43b.9.    Schedule of civil penalties—vehicle manufacturers, dealers and salespersons.
43b.10.    [Reserved].
43b.10a.    Schedule of civil penalties—accountants.
43b.11.    [Reserved].
43b.11a.    Schedule of civil penalties—architects.
43b.12.    [Reserved].
43b.12a.    Schedule of civil penalties—auctioneers, apprentice auctioneers, auction houses and auction companies.
43b.13.    [Reserved].
43b.13a.    Schedule of civil penalties—engineers, land surveyors and geologists.
43b.14.    [Reserved].
43b.14a.    Schedule of civil penalties—dentists, dental hygienists and expanded function dental assistants.
43b.15.    Schedule of civil penalties—certified real estate appraisers—statement of policy.
43b.16.    [Reserved].
43b.16a.    Schedule of civil penalties—audiologists, speech-language pathologists and teachers of the hearing impaired.
43b.17.    Schedule of civil penalties—nursing home administrators—statement of policy.
43b.18.    [Reserved].
43b.18a.    Schedule of civil penalties—nurses.
43b.19.    Schedule of civil penalties—occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants—statement of policy.
43b.20.    Schedule of civil penalties—physicians and other board regulated practi-tioners—statement of policy.
43b.21.    [Reserved].
43b.21a.    Schedule of civil penalties—veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians.
43b.22.    Schedule of civil penalties—chiropractors.
43b.23.    Schedule of civil penalites—massage therapists—statement of policy.
43b.24.    Schedule of civil penalties—social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors.

Authority

   The provisions of this Chapter 43b issued under section 5(a) of the act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48) (63 P. S. §  2205(a)), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 43b adopted December 12, 1997, effective December 13, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6467, unless otherwise noted.

Cross References

   This chapter cited in 49 Pa. Code §  13.253 (relating to inspections—statement of policy).

§ 43b.1. Purpose.

 The purpose of this chapter is to adopt a schedule of civil penalties, procedures for their imposition and procedures for appeal for persons operating without a current, registered, unsuspended and unrevoked license, registration, certificate or permit. The schedule of civil penalties also includes penalties imposed for violating provisions of statutes and regulations of the licensing boards and relating to the conduct or operation of a business or facility as licensed by a licensing board in the Bureau.

§ 43b.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48) (63 P. S. § §  2201—2207).

   Authorized agent—An individual authorized by the Bureau to issue citations in accordance with the act.

   Bureau—The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs under the Commissioner within the Department of State.

   Commissioner—The Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

   Formal action—Written charges initiated by the filing of an order to show cause as provided for under 1 Pa. Code §  35.14 (relating to orders to show cause).

§ 43b.3. Procedures.

 (a)  Inspections/investigations. Authorized agents may conduct inspections and investigations for the purpose of ascertaining compliance with statutory provisions and regulations of licensing boards and commissions relating to required licensure and the conduct or operation of a business or facility.

 (b)  Citations.

   (1)  If an inspection reveals a violation of a statute or a regulation for which a civil penalty has been established under the schedules in this chapter, the authorized agent may prepare a citation indicating the violations found and the penalties imposed. A copy of the citation will be provided to the respondent.

   (2)  The citation shall be made on a form approved by the Bureau.

   (3)  Within 10 days of the date of the issuance of the citation, the respondent shall enter one of the following:

     (i)   A plea to admit to the violation and remit payment of the civil penalty to the Bureau.

     (ii)   A plea to deny the violation and request a hearing to contest the imposition of a civil penalty.

   (4)  Failure to respond to the citation in the manner specified in paragraph (3) within 10 days will result in the entry of a default judgment against the respondent for the full amount of the civil penalty and may result in additional disciplinary action.

   (5)  The civil penalties shall be paid by certified check or cashier’s check or money order and made payable to the ‘‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,’’ and mailed to: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, Complaints Office—Citations, Post Office Box 2649, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-2649.

 (c)  Citation hearings.

   (1)  Citation hearings shall be conducted by a hearing examiner in compliance with 2 Pa.C.S. § §  501—508 and 701—704 (relating to Administrative Agency Law).

   (2)  If a violation is found, the hearing examiner shall impose the full amount of the civil penalty as charged in the citation and as authorized by the schedules in this chapter.

 (d)  Appeals. A decision by a hearing examiner may be appealed by any party by filing an application for review with the appropriate licensing Board within 20 days of the mailing date of the order. An application for review shall set forth with specificity the grounds for appeal. The Board will review the record established before the hearing examiner and in its discretion receive additional evidence.

 (e)  Miscellaneous. This section supplements 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedures).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.3 amended March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227; amended December 22, 2006, effective December 23, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7833. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (307368) to (307369) and (274975).

§ 43b.4. Schedule of civil penalties—barbers and barber shops.


STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS




Violation under 35 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 637.6(a)(1) Failure of licensed barber shop or school to post a sign as required under section 4 of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. §  637.4) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(2) Barber shop permitting smoking in the barber shop or barber school permitting smoking in the barber school in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. § §  637.1—637.11) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(3) Licensee of the Board smoking in a barber shop or in a barber school in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000


Violation under 63 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 551 Practicing without a license 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 557 Availability of current license on premises 1st offense—$150 2nd offense—$500
Section 558 Practicing on a lapsed or expired license 1st offense—Up to 90  days—Warning; 90 days  to 1 year—$250; 1 year to  2 years—$500; over 2  years—$1,000 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 562(a)(2) Operating a business or facility on a lapsed or expired permit or license 1st offense—Up to 90  days—Warning; 90 days  to 1 year—$250; from 1  year to 2 years—$500;  over 2 years—$1,000 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 559 Failure to employ licensed persons 1st offense—$500 for each  individual unlicensed  barber 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 560 Opening shop for business before shop inspected and approved 1st offense—$200 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 560 Failure to file application when taking over as owner of existing shop 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 562 Operating an establishment without supervision of designated manager barber or other designated licensee 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 560 Operating a business or facility without a permit or license 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 563(a) Licensee practicing in place other than licensed shop 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal action


Violation under 49 Pa. Code Chapter 3 Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 3.51(a) Failure to obtain new shop license when shop moves 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal  action
Section 3.51(b) Failure to register trade name 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—Formal  action
Section 3.54 Failure to meet minimum equipment requirements 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—Formal  action
Section 3.55 Failure to meet minimum maintenance and sanitation requirements 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—Formal  action
Section 3.85 School equipment does not meet requirements 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—Formal  action
Section 3.86 School maintenance and sanitation requirements not met 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—Formal  action
Section 3.89 School advertising requirements not met 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—Formal action

Authority

   The provisions of this §  43b.4 amended under the act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.4 amended December 22, 2006, effective December 23, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7833; amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7673; corrected January 31, 2014, effective December 23, 2006, 44 Pa.B. 597. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (365019) to (365022).

§ 43b.5. Schedule of civil penalties—cosmetologists, nail technicians, estheticians, natural hair braiders, salons.


STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY




Violation under 35 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 637.6(a)(1) Failure of licensed cosme-tology salon, limited practice salon or cosmetology school to post a sign as required under section 4 of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. §  637.4) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses  (within 1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(2) Licensed cosmetology or limited practice salon permitting smoking in the salon or licensed cosme-tology school permitting smoking in the school in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. § §  637.1—637.11) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses  (within 1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(3) Licensee of the Board smoking in a cosmetology salon, limited practice salon, or cosmetology school in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense—$1,000


Violation under 63 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 508 Practicing without a license 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 508 Maintaining an unlicensed shop 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 514 Practice in place other than licensed shop 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 519(a) Owner employing unlicensed employees 1st offense—$500 for each  unlicensed individual 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 524 Availability of current licenses and permits on the premises 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250


Violation under 49 Pa. Code Chapter 7 Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 7.43 Practice on lapsed license 1st offense—Up to 90  days—Warning;  90 days or more—$250 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 7.62 Operating without manager 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Sections 7.64(a) Manager employing unlicensed persons 1st offense—$500 for each  unlicensed individual 2nd offense—Formal action
Sections 7.71—7.79 Physical requirements for beauty shop 1st offense—$50 for each  violation 2nd offense—$100 for each  violation
Section 7.82 Failure to maintain record of services rendered outside a shop 1st offense—$50 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.92 Failure to sterilize equipment 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.93 Unsanitary use of towels 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.94 Unsanitary use of supplies 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.101 Electrical appliances not properly installed/grounded 1st offense—$50 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.114 School equipment and supplies not sufficient for student enrollment $50/each item missing
Section 7.117 Failure to employ supervisor 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 7.118(a) Unlicensed teachers 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 7.118(b) Availability of instructor license on the premises 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.118(c) Failure to employ at least one full time instructor 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.118(d) Allowing student-teacher ratio to exceed 25:1 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.119 Failure to maintain student records 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 7.119a Failure to obtain notarized transcript; failure to obtain verification from other state 1st offense—$50 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.120 Work done by students on public; failure to post notices; failure to post sign 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.121 Failure to advertise licensee name or student work 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 7.134 Apprentice reports—failure to submit to board 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250

Authority

   The provisions of this §  43b.5 amended under the act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.5 amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7673. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (325185) to (325187).

§ 43b.6. Schedule of civil penalties—funeral directors and funeralestablishments.


STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS




Violation under 35 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 637.6(a)(1) Failure of funeral establish-ment to post a sign as required under section 4 of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. §  637.4) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year  of 1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year  of 2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(2) Funeral establishment permitting smoking in the funeral establishment in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. § §  637.1—637.11) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(3) Licensee of the Board smoking in a funeral establishment in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000


Violation under 63 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 479.6 Failure to display licenses conspicuously 1st offense—$50 2nd offense—$250
Section 479.13 Practice without license Any offense—$1,000


Violation under 49 Pa. Code Chapter 13 Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 13.83 Section 13.84 Section 13.194 Requirements for advertising of name of licensee 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 13.91 Operating funeral establish-ment without Board approval Any offense—$1,000
Section 13.171 Use of preparation room for purposes other than embalm-ing or caring for remains 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 13.174 Preparation room facility and equipment requirements 1st offense—$100 per  violation 2nd offense—$250 per  violation
Section 13.182 Improper disposal of waste products including biohazardous waste 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 13.193 Advertising name of perm-anent supervisor 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 13.224 Failure to comply with reporting requirements for prepaid burial contracts 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 13.225 Failure to file affidavit for prepaid burial account 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 13.231 Practicing on a lapsed license Up to 60 days—1st  offense—Warning  60 days or more—$500 2nd offense—Formal action

Authority

   The provisions of this §  43b.6 amended under the act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.6 amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7673. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (325188).

§ 43b.7. Schedule of civil penalties—pharmacists and pharmacies.


STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY




Violation under 35 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 637.6(a)(1) Failure of a pharmacy permit holder to post a sign as required under section 4 of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. §  637.4) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(2) Pharmacy permit holder permitting smoking in the pharmacy in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. § §  637.1—637.11) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(3) Licensee of the Board smoking in a pharmacy in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000


Violation under 49 Pa. Code Chapter 27 Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 27.11 Pharmacy Permit—
(a) Lack of permit showing accurate and current information as to name and address of pharmacy and name of pharmacist manager $100
(b) Display, advertise or use a name other than registered name 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$100
(g) Failure to notify Board of change in pharmacist manager or operation of pharmacy without pharmacist manager. 1st offense—$50 per month  or part of month;  Formal action if no  compliance within 60 days  after receiving citation 2nd offense—same as 1st  offense
Section 27.14 Supplies—
(b) Expired drugs 1st offense—Under 1 year  old—$250 1st offense—Over 1 year  old—$500 2nd offense—$1,000
(c) Failure to maintain equipment and miscellaneous supplies $100 each
Section 27.15 Sanitary standards
(a) Pharmacy not in good repair or not in clean and orderly condition. $250
(b) Violation of health and sanitation statutes of the Commonwealth and of the municipality and county where pharmacy is located. $250
(c) Waste disposal violations $250
(d) Prescription area not dry, well ventilated and well lighted; not free from rodents or insects $250
(e) Plumbing not functional $250
(f) Unauthorized items in prescription area $250
Section 27.16 Construction requirements—
(b)(4) Lack of telephone $250
(5) Lack of required sanitary facilities $250
(7) Television set in prescription area not intended for pharmacy instructional use $500
(8) Drugs accessible to unauthorized persons; animals unrelated to pharmacy security in prescription area $250
Section 27.18 Standards of practice—
(a) Unsuitable containers $100
(b) Lack of required information on prescriptions $100
(d) Lack of required information on container labels $100
Section 27.31 Biennial renewal—(c) practicing on a lapsed license or permit 0-4 months—$50 per month;  over 4 months—8  months—$100 per month;  over 9 months—12  months—$200 per month;  over 1 year—formal  action


Violation under 28 Pa. Code Chapter 25 Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 25.55(d) Improper generic substitution
Five to nine $250
10 or more $500
Section 25.55(e) Failure to refill prescription with the identical product without authorization from prescriber and patient $100
Section 25.56(a) Improper filing of Schedule II prescriptions $100
Section 25.56(b) Improper filing of Schedule III, IV, V prescriptions $100
Section 25.63(b) Inadequate security for controlled substances $250
Section 25.92 Lack of lot numbers required on stock items $100
Section 25.94 Lack of expiration date on label of dispensed drugs of less than 1 year’s potency. $100

Authority

   The provisions of this §  43b.7 amended under the act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.7 amended March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227; amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7673. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (325189) to (325191).

§ 43b.7a. Schedule of civil penalties—pharmacists and pharmacies—statement of policy.


STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY




Violation under
49 Pa. Code
Chapter 27Title/Description
Civil Penalty
Section 27.31Biennial renewal—(c) Practicing on a lapsedlicense or permit0-4 months—$50 per month; over 4 months-8 months—$100 per month; Over 9 months-12 months—$200 per month; Over 1 year—formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.7a adopted November 27, 1998, effective November 28, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5883.

§ 43b.8. Schedule of civil penalties—real estate and cemetery brokers, real estate schools.


STATE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION




Violation under 35 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 637.6(a)(1) Failure of broker or cemetery broker to post a sign in a real estate office or cemetery office or real estate education provider to post a sign in a real estate school as required under section 4 of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. §  637.4) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(2) Broker or cemetery broker permitting smoking in a real estate or cemetery office or real estate education provider permitting smoking in a real estate school in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. § §  637.1—637.11) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(3) Licensee of the Commission smoking in a real estate office, cemetery office or real estate school in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000


Violation under 63 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 455.301 Acting in capacity of cemetery broker or cemetery salesperson without a license 1st offense—$250 per  violation 2nd offense—$500 per  violation
Section 455.601(a) Failure of licensee to notify Commission of change of location of office of broker or cemetery broker within 10 days 1st offense—$125 2nd offense—$250
Section 455.601(a) Failure of broker or cemetery broker to maintain sign with licensed name outside office 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 455.603 Failure of licensee to notify Commission of change of employing broker within 10 days 1st offense—$125 2nd offense—$250
Section 455.604(a)(4) Use of any trade name or insignia or membership in any real estate association or organization of which the licensee is not a member 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 455.604(a)(8) Placing a ‘‘for sale’’ or ‘‘for rent’’ sign or advertising property without the written consent of the owner 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 455.604(a)(16) Failure to exercise adequate supervision of licensed sales-person or associate broker (when subordinate violates §  455.601(a), §  455.603 or §  455.604(a)(21)) Same as penalty for  underlying offense by  subordinate
Section 455.604(a)(21) Failure of licensee to have current license when performing licensed activity 1st offense—$250 per month  up to $1,000 2nd offense—Formal action
Section 455.604(a)(26) Failure to include right-of-cancellation information in a time share or campground membership 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—$1,000
Section 2205(b)(2) Aiding and abetting cemetery or real estate sales activities by unlicensed individuals 1st offense—$250 per  individual 2nd offense—$500 per  individual


Violation under 49 Pa. Code Chapter 35 Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 35.242(a) Failure of broker or cemetery broker to devote office to transaction of real estate business in privacy 1st offense—$125 2nd offense—$250
Section 35.242(b) Failure of broker or cemetery broker to maintain separate entrance to office located in private residence 1st offense—$125 2nd offense—$250
Section 35.242(c) Failure of broker or cemetery broker to display business name prominently and in permanent fashion outside office 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.243(a) Failure of broker or cemetery broker to obtain license before opening branch office 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.245(a) Failure of broker, cemetery broker or rental listing referral agent to maintain the current license of employed or affiliated licensees at main office 1st offense—$125 2nd offense—$250
Section 35.245(b) Failure of associate broker, salesperson, associate cemetery broker or cemetery salesperson to conspicuously display current license at office out of which licensee works 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$250
Section 35.245(c) Failure of broker or cemetery broker to maintain a list of licensees employed or affiliated with the broker or cemetery broker at the branch office out of which each licensee works 1st offense—$125 2nd offense—$250
Section 35.285 Failure to provide Commission or its representative with information regarding a franchisor, network or other parent real estate company with which the licensee is or may become affiliated 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.286(a) Failure of broker to retain a copy of the written estimate of reasonably foreseeable expenses required under 49 Pa. Code §  35.334 (relating to statements of estimated cost and return) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.286(a)(1) Failure of broker, associate broker or salesperson to retain a copy of the acknowledge-ment portion of the Consumer Notice 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.286(b) Failure of a licensed entity other than an individual to produce its corporate, partnership or association records for examination by the Commission or its authorized representative 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.290(b) Failure of a licensee to notify the Commission of disciplin-ary action taken against the licensee by the real estate licensing authority of another jurisdiction within 30 days of receiving notice of the disciplinary action 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—$1,000
Section 35.292(a)(6) Failure of broker, associate broker or salesperson to provide a copy of the Consumer Notice as required under 63 P. S. §  455.608 (relating to information to be given at initial interview) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.301(a) Advertising the sale or lease of real estate without the authority of the seller or lessor or its agent 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.301(b) Publishing information about a rental property if the lessor or property manager expressly stated that the property was not to be included in lists prepared by rental listing referral agents 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.304 Failure of a licensee who sells or leases his own real estate to disclose in ads for the property that he is a licensee 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.305(a) Failure of broker, cemetery broker or rental listing referral agent to advertise or hold himself out to public under business name designated on license 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.305(b) Advertising or using a nickname that has not been registered with the Commission 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.305(c) Failure of salesperson or associate broker to include the business name and telephone number of the broker in at least equal size as the salesperson’s or associate broker’s name and telephone number on an advertisement 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.334 Failure of broker to provide a written estimate of reasonably foreseeable expenses 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.361(a) Failure of real estate school to prominently display certificate of approval at main location and copy at satellite location 1st offense—$125 2nd offense—$250
Section 35.361(b) Failure of real estate school to prominently display school’s approved name outside each school location 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500
Section 35.361(c) Failure of real estate school to prominently display school director’s letter of approval at main location and copy at each satellite location 1st offense—$125 2nd offense—$250
Section 35.361(d) Failure of real estate school to prominently display alphabetical list of courses and instructors at each school location 1st offense—$125 2nd offense—$250

Authority

   The provisions of this §  43b.8 amended under the act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.8 amended December 22, 2006, effective December 23, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7833; amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7673. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (325192) to (325196).

§ 43b.9. Schedule of civil penalties—vehicle manufacturers, dealers and salespersons.


STATE BOARD OF VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DEALERS
AND SALESPERSONS




Violation under 35 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 637.6(a)(1) Failure of vehicle dealer, branch lot, public or retail vehicle auction, or wholesale vehicle auction to post a sign as required under section 4 of the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. §  637.4) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(2) Vehicle dealership, branch lot, public or retail vehicle auction, or wholesale vehicle auction permitting smoking in an area where smoking is prohibited by the Clean Indoor Air Act (35 P. S. § §  637.1—637.11) 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000
Section 637.6(a)(3) Licensee of the Board smoking in an area of the vehicle dealership, branch lot, public or retail vehicle auction or wholesale vehicle auction where smoking is prohibited by the Clean Indoor Air Act 1st offense—$250 2nd offense (within 1 year of  1st offense)—$500 3rd offense (within 1 year of  2nd offense)—$1,000 Subsequent offenses (within  1 year of previous  offense)—$1,000


Violation under 63 P. S. Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 818.5(a) Person or entity engaging in business of vehicle dealer, auction, manufacturer or distributor without license or acting as broker Each offense—$1,000
Section 818.5(a) Person engaging in business as a factory representative or distributor representative without a license 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500 3rd offense—$1,000
Section 818.5(a) Individual working as unlicensed salesperson for dealership 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500 3rd offense—Formal action
Section 818.5(c) Licensed salesperson working as salesperson for dealership other than for whom salesperson is licensed 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500 3rd offense—Formal action
Section 818.5(d) Failure to display license in principal office 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500 3rd offense—Formal action
Section 818.5(h) Vehicle auction not posting list of revoked/suspended licensees 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500 3rd offense—Formal action
Section 818.19(15) Licensed dealer employing unlicensed salesperson 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—$1,000 3rd offense—Formal action
Section 818.19(29) Wholesale auction permitting unlicensed or revoked or currently suspended dealer or vehicle business to buy, sell or represent vehicle at auction 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500 3rd offense—$1,000 Subsequent offense—Formal  action
Section 818.19(30) Dealer permitting revoked or currently suspended sales-person to sell, represent or purchase vehicle at auction 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—$1000 3rd offense—Formal action
Sections 818.5(a) and 818.19(27) Licensed dealer operating an unlicensed branch lot 1st offense—$1,000 2nd offense—Formal action
Sections 818.5(f)(5) and (g)(1) and 818.19(38) Person with revoked or currently suspended dealer or salesperson license physically present during auctioning of vehicles Each offense $1,000
Section 818.19(34) Licensed dealer conducting its business under any name other than its licensed name 1st offense—$250 2nd offense—$500 3rd offense—Formal action
Section 818.19(37) Licensed dealer failing to produce records to an authorized agent of the Board 1st offense—$500 2nd offense—$1,000 3rd offense—Formal action


Violations under 49 Pa. Code Chapter 19 Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 19.17 Broker or dealer business identity combined with other businesses 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(1) Dealer does not have permanent enclosed building 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(2) Dealership does not have private office 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(3)(i) Dealer display area for five vehicles or 5,000 square feet 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(3)(ii) Display lot not graded and surfaced with required material 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(3)(iii) Display area separated from adjacent parking area 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(3)(iv) Display area lighted if open evenings 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(5) Dealer fails to maintain separate telephone line 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(6) Business sign not permanent or visible to the public 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(7) Dealership in violation of land use ordinances 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500
Section 19.18(a)(9) Failure to post business hours 1st offense—$100 2nd offense—$500

Authority

   The provisions of this §  43b.9 amended under the act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.9 amended December 22, 2006, effective December 23, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7833; amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7673. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (325196) and (342165).

§ 43b.10. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.10 adopted November 27, 1998, effective November 28, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5883; reserved March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (250712) to (250714).

§ 43b.10a. Schedule of civil penalties—accountants.



STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY



Violation under
63 P. S.Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 9.8b(b) Failure to complete 80 hours of acceptable continuing professional education during reporting period 1st offense—1 to 20 hour deficiency—$300; 21 to 40 hour deficiency—$600;
41 to 60 hour deficiency—$800;
61 to 80 hour deficiency—$1,0002
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action
Section 9.12(a) Unlawful use of ‘‘certified public accountant,’’ ‘‘CPA’’ or similar representation by person who has not received a CPA certificate or whose certificate is revoked or suspended 1st offense—$1,0001
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action
Section 9.12(c) Unlawful use of ‘‘certified public accountant,’’ ‘‘public accountant,’’ ‘‘CPA,’’ ‘‘PA’’ or similar representation by a firm never licensed 1st offense—$1,0001
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action
Section 9.12(j) Unlawful use of ‘‘public accountant,’’ ‘‘PA’’ or similar representation by person who has not received a PA registration or CPA certificate 1st offense—$1,0001
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action
Section 9.12(o) Unlawful representation of membership in professional society, association or organization of CPAs or PAs by person not credentialed as CPA or PA or firm not licensed 1st offense—$2501
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action
Section 9.12(q) Engaging in the practice of public accounting in this Commonwealth when the individual’s license is expired 1st offense—less than 6 months—$500;
6 months or more—formal action
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action


Violation under
49 Pa. Code Chapter 11
Section 11.62(b) Failure to complete 20 hours of acceptable continuing professional education during each year of reporting period 1st offense—$300
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action
Section 11.63(a)(1) Failure to complete 16 hours of acceptable continuing professional education in accounting and attest subjects during reporting period 1st offense—1-4 hour deficiency—$300;
4-8 hour deficiency—$400; 9-12 hour deficiency—$500; 13-16 hour deficiency—$6002
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action
Section 11.63(a)(6) Failure to complete 8 hours of acceptable continuing professional education in tax subjects during reporting period 1st offense—$3002
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action
Section 11.63(a)(7) Failure to complete 4 hours of acceptable continuing professional education in professional ethics during reporting period 1st offense—$3002
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action
Section 11.67(b) Failure to timely submit documentation of continuing professional education during Board audit (assumes no other continuing education violation) 1st offense—$500
2nd or subsequent offense—formal action

 1 The first offense provision does not apply to a situation involving multiple occurrences or a pattern or practice of misconduct.

 2 When there are violations of both 63 P. S. §  9.8b(b) and 49 Pa. Code §  11.63(a)(1), (6) or (7) (relating to CPE subject areas; relevance to professional competence), a combined civil penalty will not be assessed for both sets of violations. The highest civil penalty will be assessed whether for the violation of 63 P. S. §  9.8b(b) or 49 Pa. Code §  11.63(a)(1), (6) or (7).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.10a adopted March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227; amended November 30, 2012, effective December 1, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7275. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (325199) to (325200).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  11.68a (relating to disciplinary action for failure to comply with CPE requirements).

§ 43b.11. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.11 adopted November 27, 1998, effective November 28, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5883; reserved March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (250714) to (250715).

§ 43b.11a. Schedule of civil penalties—architects.


STATE ARCHITECTS LICENSURE BOARD



Violation under 63 P. S. Violation under 49 Pa. Code Chapter 9 Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 34.12  N/A Anyone impressing an architect’s seal or knowingly permitting it to be impressed
on drawings, specifications or other design documents after the architect’s license has
been revoked, annulled or suspended.
1st offense—$1,000
2nd offense—Formal action
Section 34.12  §  9.142(a) An architect whose license
has expired impressing the architect’s seal or knowingly permitting the architect’s seal to be impressed on drawings, specifications or other design documents after lapse or expiration of the license.
0 to 6 months’ lapse—Warning
6 to 12 months’ lapse—$500
12 to 24 months’ lapse—$1,000
24 months’ or greater lapse—Formal action
Section 34.13(j)  §  9.163 Engaging in the practice of architecture as a professional association, partnership, professional corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or business corporation without first receiving the written approval of the Board. 0 to 6 months—Warning
6 to 12 months—$500
12 to 24 months—$1,000
Over 24 months—Formal action
Section 34.18(a)  §  9.171 An individual engaging in
the practice of architecture or offering to engage in the practice of architecture in this Commonwealth, or using any title, sign, card or device implying that the individual is competent to engage in the practice of architecture without ever having obtained a license to practice architecture in this Commonwealth.
1st offense—$1,000
2nd offense—Formal action
Section 34.18(a)  §  9.103 An individual engaging in the practice of architecture or offering to engage in the practice of architecture in this Commonwealth, or using any title, sign, card or device implying that the individual is competent to engage in the practice of architecture during
a period when the individual’s license issued by the Board is lapsed or expired.
0 to 6 months’ lapse—Warning
6 to 12 months’ lapse—$500
12 to 48 months’ lapse—$1,000
48 months’ or greater lapse—Formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.11a adopted March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227; amended December 22, 2006, effective December 23, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7833. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (274991) to (274992).

§ 43b.12. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.12 adopted November 27, 1998, effective November 28, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5883; reserved March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (250715) to (250718).

§ 43b.12a. Schedule of civil penalties—auctioneers, apprentice auctioneers, auction houses and auction companies.


STATE BOARD OF AUCTIONEER EXAMINERS



Violations
Violation Under Title 49 Description
Under 63 P. S. Chapter 1 of Violation Penalties
Sections 734.3(a) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Auctioneer or apprentice auctioneer operating on a lapsed license in this Commonwealth. 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.3(a) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Engaging in unlicensed auctioneering activities in this Commonwealth. 1st offense—$1, 000
2nd offense—formal action
Sections 734.9(a) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Operating an unlicensed
auction house in this Commonwealth.
1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.10(a) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Operating as an unlicensed auction company in this Commonwealth. 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.9(d) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A A licensed auctioneer operating an unregistered auction house in this Commonwealth. 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.10(d) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A A licensed auctioneer operating an unregistered auction company in this Commonwealth 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.9(a) and
734.20(a)(9)
N/A Operating an auction house on a lapsed license in this Commonwealth 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.10(a) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Operating an auction company on a lapsed license in this Commonwealth 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Section 734.20(a)(12) N/A Failure of an auctioneer to establish or maintain an
escrow account.
1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.21 and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Failure of an auctioneer to immediately deposit gross auction sale proceeds into an escrow account. 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.17 (a) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Failure of an auctioneer to enter into a written contract with the owner or consignor
of the property to be sold at auction prior to the auction sale.
1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.17(a) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Failure of an auctioneer to
keep contracts on file in the office of the auctioneer.
1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.16(b) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Failure or refusal of an auctioneer to permit inspection of auction sale records at all reasonable times by BEI inspectors or investigators. 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.18(a) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Failure of an auctioneer to display auctioneer license in
the auctioneer’s office.
1st offense—$250
2nd offense—$500
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.18(b) and 734.20(a)(9) N/A Failure of an apprentice auctioneer to display the apprentice auctioneer license
in the apprentice auctioneer’s office.
1st offense—$250
2nd offense—$500
3rd offense—formal action
Section 734.20(a)(10) §  1.31(c) and (d) Failure of a sponsor to either directly supervise the apprentice while the apprentice is conducting an auction or to provide for appropriate substitute supervision of the apprentice by a qualified auctioneer. 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1, 000
3rd offense—formal action
Sections 734.20(a)(10) §  1.31(e) Apprentice auctioneer conducting an auction sale without direct supervision by either the sponsor or an authorized substitute sponsor. 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
3rd offense—formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.12a adopted March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227.

§ 43b.13. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.13 adopted November 27, 1998, effective November 28, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5883; reserved March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (250719).

§ 43b.13a. Schedule of civil penalties—engineers, land surveyors and geologists.


STATE REGISTRATION BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL
ENGINEERS, LAND SURVEYORS AND GEOLOGISTS



Violation Under
63 P. S. Title/Description Penalties
Section 150(a) Offering to practice engineering,
land surveying or geology in this Commonwealth by representing oneself as an engineer, land
surveyor or geologist on sign, advertisement, letterhead or card,
as construed by 63 P. S. §  150(b), without being licensed or registered
1st offense—$1,000

2nd offense—formal action
Section 151.5(a) Failure to complete the required amount of continuing education First offense—$50 per hour of deficiency, not to exceed $1,000

Subsequent offense—formal action


Violation Under
49 Pa. Code
Chapter 37 Title/Description Penalties
Section 37.111(f) Failure to respond to continuing education audit request within 30 days or other time period in audit request First offense—$100

Second offense—$250

Third offense—$500

Subsequent offense—formal action
Section 37.18(3) Practicing engineering, land surveying or geology in this Commonwealth after license and registration have lapsed (while in compliance with continuing education requirements) One renewal cycle or less—$50 per month lapsed, not to exceed $1,000

More than one renewal cycle—formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.13a adopted March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227; amended June 3, 2011, effective June 4, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2853; amended August 24, 2012, effective August 25, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 5493. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (356922) to (356923).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  37.111 (relating to continuing education).

§ 43b.14. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.14 adopted November 27, 1998, effective November 28, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5883; reserved March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (250720).

§ 43b.14a. Schedule of civil penalties—dentists, dental hygienists and expanded function dental assistants.


STATE BOARD OF DENTISTRY



Violation under
49 Pa. CodeTitle/Description Civil Penalty
§  33.105(b) Practicing on a lapsed license/certificate 1st offense—
Dentists—$100/month
Dental hygienists—
$50/month
Expanded function dental
assistants—$25/month
2nd offense—formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.14a adopted March 2, 2001, effective March 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1227.

§ 43b.15. Schedule of civil penalties—certified real estate appraisers—statement of policy.


STATE BOARD OF CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS



Violation under
63 P. S.
Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 457.3 Holding oneself out as a State-certified real estate appraiser
without current, valid appraiser certification
1st offense—$500
2nd offense—formal action
Section 457.3 Performing real estate appraisal without current, valid appraiser certification 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—formal action
Section 457.13 Failing to report multiple certifications on biennial renewal application 1st offense—$100
2nd offense—$250
Section 457.13 Failing to report disciplinary
action taken by another jurisdiction on the biennial renewal application or within 90 days of disposition, whichever is sooner
1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
Section 458.8 Performing valuation of real
property for ad valorem tax
purposes without current, valid Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator (CPE) certification
1st offense—$500
2nd offense—formal action

   

Violation Under
49 Pa. Code
Chapter 36
Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section
36.13(a)(3)(iii)
Failing to ensure that appraiser assistant signs appraisal document
as assistant to certified real estate appraiser
1st offense—$250
2nd offense—$500
Section 36.51 Failing to retain workfile for
period required under Uniform Standards of Professional
Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
Ethics Rule on recordkeeping
1st offense—$250
2nd offense—$500
Section 36.51 Failing to identify type of
appraisal report under USPAP Standards Rule 2-2
1st offense—$250
2nd offense—$500
Section 36.52 Failing to place name, signature, title and appraiser certification number on appraisal report or appraisal agreement 1st offense—$125
2nd offense—$250
Section 36.91(c) Practicing on an expired appraiser certification 1st offense
0—5 mos.—$250
6—12 mos.—$500
Over 12 mos.—formal action
2nd offense—formal action
Section 36.265 Failing to place name, signature, title and CPE certification
number on appraisal report
1st offense—$125
2nd offense—$250
Section 36.271(c) Practicing on expired CPE certification 1st offense
0—5 mos.—$250
6—12 mos.—$500
Over 12 mos.—formal action
2nd offense—formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.15 amended October 22, 2004, effective October 23, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5809.

§ 43b.16. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.16 adopted October 22, 2004, effective October 23, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5809; reserved November 19, 2010, effective November 20, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 6663. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (325210).

§ 43b.16a. Schedule of civil penalties—audiologists, speech-lanaguage pathologists and teachers of the hearing impaired.


STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE AND HEARING



Violation under Title/Description Civil Penalty
63 P. S.
Section 1706
Practicing as an audiologist, speech-language pathologist,
or teacher of the hearing impaired on a lapsed license.
0-12 months—$50 per month
Over 12 months—formal action
2nd offense—formal action
49 Pa. Code
§  45.501
Failure to complete 20 hours of approved continuing education during a biennial renewal period. 1st offense—$100 per clock hour
2nd offense—formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.16a adopted November 19, 2010, effective November 20, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 6663.

§ 43b.17. Schedule of civil penalties—nursing home administrators—statement of policy.


STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS



Violation under
63 P. S.
Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 1114.1 Practicing nursing home administration on a lapsed
license
0 to 12 months—$80 per month
Over 12 months—formal action
2nd offense—formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.17 adopted October 22, 2004, effective October 23, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5809.

§ 43b.18. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.18 adopted October 22, 2004, effective October 23, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5809; reserved July 3, 2008, effective July 5, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3654. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (325211).

§ 43b.18a. Schedule of civil penalties—nurses.


STATE BOARD OF NURSING



Violation  under
63 P. S.
Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 225.4 Practicing professional nursing on
a lapsed license
1st offense—
0—12 mos.—
$100 per month up to $1,000
Over 12 months—
Formal action
2nd offense—
Formal action
Section 664(4) Practicing practical nursing on a lapsed license 1st offense—
0—12 mos.—
$75 per month;
Over 12 months—
Formal action
2nd offense—
Formal action
Section 225.4 Holding oneself out as a licensed dietitian-
nutritionist on a lapsed license
1st offense—
0—12 months—
$100 per month up to $1,000
Over 12 months—
Formal action
2nd offense—
Formal action
Section 222(b) Failure to
complete 30
hours of approved continuing education
1st offense—
Deficiency of 1—10 hours—$250
Deficiency of 11—20 hours—$500
Deficiency of 21—30 hours—$1,000
2nd offense—
Formal action

Authority

   The provisions of this §  43b.18a issued under section 5(a) of the act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48) (63 P. S. §  2205(a)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.18a adopted July 3, 2008, effective July 5, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3654.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.823 (relating to CNS-level continuing education; waiver; sanctions).

§ 43b.19. Schedule of civil penalties—occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants—statement of policy.


STATE BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION AND LICENSURE



Violation under
63 P. S.
Title/Description Civil Penalty
Section 1506(a) License Required—Practicing or indicating the ability to practice occupational therapy by person never licensed 0 to 4 months—$50 per month
over 4 months to 8 months—$100 per month
9 months and over—$200 per month, up to total of $1,000
Section 1513(b) Use of title occupational therapist
or licensed occupational therapist
or the letters O.T./L., O.T.R./L., L./O.T. or L./O.T.R. by person never licensed or not holding a current license
1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
Section 1513(c) Use of words occupational therapy assistant or licensed occupational therapy assistant or the letters C.O.T.A./L., O.T.A./L., L./C.O.T.A. or L./O.T.A. by person never licensed or not holding a current license. 1st offense—$500
2nd offense—$1,000
Section 1515(a) Renewal of license—Practicing on
a lapsed license
0 to 4 months—$50 per month
over 4 months to 8 months—$100 per month
9 months and over—$200 per month, up to total of $1,000

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.19 adopted October 22, 2004, effective October 23, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5809.

§ 43b.20. Schedule of civil penalties—physicians and other board regulated practitioners—statement of policy.


STATE BOARD OF MEDICINE



Violation under
40 P. S.
Title/Description Civil Penalty
1303.903(1) Failure of physician to report to
the Board within 60 days of the occurrence of any of those events enumerated in Section 903(1) of
the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act.
Each offense—$1,000

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.20 adopted October 22, 2004, effective October 23, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5809.

§ 43b.21. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.21 adopted June 8, 2007, effective June 9, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 2608; reserved November 19, 2010, effective November 20, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 6664. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (352834).

§ 43b.21a. Schedule of civil penalties—veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians.


STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE



Violation under
63 P. S.
Violation under
49 Pa. Code Chapter 31
Title/Description Civil Penalty
Sections 485.17 and 485.21(3) N/A Failure to display current license. Each offense—$100
Section 485.21(1) §  31.21
Principle 5(c)
Improper advertising
of emergency services.
First offense—$250
Second offense—$1,000
Subsequent offense—formal action
Sections 485.9(a) and 485.21(1) §  31.13 Practicing veterinary medicine on an
expired license.
0—6 months—warning
7—12 months—$500
13—24 months—$750
25—30 months—$1,000
More than 30 months—formal action
Section 485.21(1) §  31.36 Practicing veterinary technology on an expired certificate. 0—6 months—warning
7—12 months—$250
13—24 months—$500
25—30 months $750
More than 30 months—formal action
Section 485.18 §  31.15 Failure of veterinarian to complete required continuing education during the preceding biennial renewal
period, which is corrected within 6 months.
First offense—$150 per credit hour
Second offense—formal action
Section 485.18 §  31.36(a) Failure of certified veterinary technician
to complete required continuing education during the preceding biennial renewal period, which is corrected within 6 months.
First offense—$25 per credit hour
Second offense—formal action
Section 485.21(1) §  31.21
Principle 8(d)
Improper labeling of dispensed drugs. First offense—$500
Second offense—$1,000
Subsequent offense—formal action
Section 485.21(1) §  31.21
Principle 8(c)
Improper packaging
of dispensed drugs.
First offense—$500
Second offense—$1,000
Subsequent offense—formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.21a adopted November 19, 2010, effective November 20, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 6664.

§ 43b.22. Schedule of civil penalties—chiropractors.


STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC



Violation Under
63 P. S.Title/DescriptionPenalties
Section 625.507(a)Failure to timely complete the required amount of continuing educationFirst offense—$50 per hour of deficiency, not to exceed $1,000
Subsequent offense—formal action


Violation Under
49 Pa. Code
Chapter 5Title/DescriptionPenalties
Section 5.17(g)Practice on a lapsed license in compliance with continuing education and malpractice insurance requirements—first offenseLess than 6 months—$250
6 months to 12 months—$500
12 months to 24 months—$1,000

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.22 adopted June 3, 2011, effective June 4, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2856.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  5.77 (relating to failure to meet continuing education requirements).

§ 43b.23. Schedule of civil penalties—massage therapists—statement of policy.


STATE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY



Violation under
63 P. S.
Violation under
49 Pa. Code
Chapter 20
Title/Description
Civil Penalty
§  20.42(a)(14) Failure to display current license or
wallet card.
First offense—$50
Second and subsequent offenses—$250
§  20.42(a)(15) Failure to include massage therapy
license number in advertisements.
First offense—$50
Second and subsequent offenses—$250
§  20.42(a)(16) Failure to display
name and title.
First offense—$50
Second and subsequent offenses—$250
§  627.6(b)(i) Failure to hold current certification to administer CPR. First offense—$50
Second offense—$250
Subsequent offense—formal action
§  627.6(b)(ii) Failure to complete
24 hours of continuing education courses approved by the
Board during the 24 months preceding license renewal.
First offense—$100 per credit hour
Second offense—formal action
§  627.14 Holding oneself out
as a massage therapist or practicing massage therapy while unlicensed.
First offense—$500
Second offense—formal action
§  627.14(b) Holding oneself out
as a licensed massage therapist while license is expired.
0—6 months—warning
7—12 months—$250
13—18 months—$500
19—24 months—$1,000
More than 24 months—formal action
§  627.14(e) Practicing massage therapy on an expired license. 0—6 months—warning
7—12 months—$250
13—18 months—$500
19—24 months—$1,000
More than 24 months— formal prosecution

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.23 adopted September 24, 2010, effective September 25, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 5478.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  20.34 (relating to penalty for failure to complete continuing education).

§ 43b.24. Schedule of civil penalties—social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors.


STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS AND
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS



Violation
under 63 P. S.
Title/Description Penalties
Sections 1904
and 1916
Holding oneself out as a licensed social worker, using the letters L.S.W. in connection with one’s name or using words or symbols indicating or tending to indicate
that one is a licensed social worker without first having obtained a license from the Board
1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Sections 1904
and 1916.1
Holding oneself out as a licensed clinical social worker, using the letters L.C.S.W. in connection
with one’s name or using words
or symbols indicating or tending to indicate that one is a licensed clinical social worker without first having obtained a license from the Board
1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Sections 1904
and 1916.2
Holding oneself out as a licensed marriage and family therapist,
using the letters L.M.F.T. in connection with one’s name or using words or symbols indicating or tending to indicate that one is a licensed marriage and family therapist without first having obtained a license from the Board
1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Sections 1904 and 1916.3 Holding oneself out as a licensed professional counselor, using the letters L.P.C. in connection with one’s name or using words or symbols indicating or tending to indicate that one is a licensed professional counselor without first having obtained a license from the Board 1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Section 1920(a) Holding oneself out as a licensed social worker, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage
and family therapist or licensed professional counselor on a lapsed or expired license
1st offense—0 to 12 months—$100 per month up to $1,000; over 12 months—formal action
2nd and subsequent offense—formal action
Section 1920(a.1) Holding oneself out as a social worker, using the title of ‘‘social worker’’ or using the abbreviation ‘‘S.W.’’ without meeting the
criteria in the definition of ‘‘social worker’’ in 63 P. S. §  1903
1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action


Violation
under 49 Pa. Code
Title/Description Penalties
Section 47.32(a) Failure of a licensed social worker to complete 30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses and programs in social work offered by approved
providers during the preceding biennium as a condition of
renewal, including at least 3
clock hours in ethical issues
1st offense—less than 3 hours deficient—warning; 3 to 10 hours deficient—$100 per hour; over 10 hours deficient—formal action
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Section 47.32(b) Failure of a licensed clinical social worker to complete 30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses and programs
in social work offered by approved providers during the preceding biennium as a condition of
renewal, including at least 3
clock hours in ethical issues
1st offense—less than 3 hours deficient—warning; 3 to 10 hours deficient—$100 per hour; over 10 hours deficient—formal action
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Section 48.32 Failure of a licensed marriage
and family therapist to complete
30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses
and programs offered by approved providers during the preceding biennium as a condition of
renewal, including at least 3
clock hours in ethical issues
1st offense—less than 3 hours deficient—warning; 3 to 10 hours deficient—$100 per hour; over 10 hours deficient—formal action
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Section 49.32 Failure of a licensed professional counselor to complete 30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses and programs offered by approved providers during the preceding biennium as
a condition of renewal, including
at least 3 clock hours in ethical issues
1st offense—less than 3 hours deficient—warning; 3 to 10 hours deficient—$100 per hour; over 10 hours deficient—formal action
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action

Authority

   The provisons of this §  43b.24 issued under section 5(a) of the act of July 2, 1993 (P. L. 345, No. 48) (Act 48) (63 P. S. §  2205(a)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.24 adopted December 13, 2013, effective December 14, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 7279.



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