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The Department of State is continuing to serve the public during the COVID-19 disaster declaration.
The processing of licenses and permits for health care practitioners continues to be a priority. Please refer to www.pals.pa.gov/verify to check the status of a license or permit.
For more details visit:
Emergency Provisional Orthotist, Orthotic Fitter, Pedorthist, Prosthetist (PDF)
Athletic Trainers - Expansion of Scope of Practice to Provide Assistance in Responding to COVID-19 (PDF)
Temporary Emergency Physician (PDF)
PERFUSIONIST EMERGENCY TEMPORARY LICENSE.pdf
EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST.pdf
EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL RESPIRATORY THERAPIST.pdf
EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL NURSE MIDWIFE (PDF)
State Board of Medicine Encourages Continued Vigilance to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 10/28/20
Physician Assistants licensed under SBOM should refer to this emergency services provision
Obstetricians, please find a letter from Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on providing obstetric care during COVID-19 here
Renwal deadline extension for GMTs
Learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Information for telemedicine during the coronavirus emergency.
Telehealth behavioral health services to Medical Assistance beneficiaries information:OMHSAS-COVID-19-Telehealth-Expansion.pdf
Message from DEA regarding COVID-19 (PDF)
Persons of all backgrounds interested in helping during Pennsylvania’s time of need are welcome to sign up at the State Emergency Registry for Volunteers in PA
State Board of Medicine
State Board of Medicine Licensure Guide & Timeline
The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) received reports that a person pretending to be from the State Board of Medicine (Board) is calling licensees about the status of their license. The scammer asks for credit card information. Persons who give their credit card information may not only lose their money, but also can become a victim of identity theft.
Licensees are urged to avoid becoming a victim of credit card fraud or identity theft:
BPOA and/or Board will NOT call licensees asking for payment over the phone.
If you get a text message or call asking for your credit card information, hang up.
Do NOT give your personal or financial information over the phone.
If you feel that you are a victim of any type of scam, you should immediately notify your local or state police.
The State Board of Medicine regulates the practice of medicine through the licensure, registration and certification of members of the medical profession in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Board regulates medical doctors; physician assistants; radiology technicians; respiratory therapists; nurse-midwives; acupuncturists; practitioners of oriental medicine; perfusionists; behavioral specialists; and athletic trainers. The Board also has authority take disciplinary or corrective action against individuals it regulates.
The Board periodically reviews the character of the instruction and the facilities possessed by each of the medical colleges and other medical training facilities offering or desiring to offer medical training in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth. The Board also reviews the facilities and qualifications of medical colleges and other medical facilities outside the Commonwealth whose trainees or graduates desire to obtain licensure, certification or graduate medical training in the Commonwealth.
Please note that neither the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted to provide legal advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any given case or scenario. You are invited to contact a private attorney or professional organization for advice or guidance.