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Announcements

*NEW* - Fee Increase Notification (PDF)

*NEW* CHIP Provider Enrollment Claim Denial Alert (PDF)

Prescription of Suboxone by CRNPs (PDF)

DEA Renewal Change

New Regulation:  General Revisions (PDF)

Reporting of Crimes and Disciplinary Actions (PDF)

ACT 6 of 2018 - Mandatory Reporting by Licensees (PDF)

ACT 6 of 2018 Expungement Provisions (PDF)

ACT 124 of 2016 - Opioid Education

 
ACT 31 of 2014 - Child Abuse Education
 

Act 31 of 2014 – Initial Training and Continuing Education in Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Requirements (PDF)
Board-Approved Act 31 of 2014 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Continuing Education Providers
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Exemption Form (PDF)
 
GENERAL NOTICES

Pennsylvania's New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDF)
Fentanyl Safety Recommendations (PDF)
Naloxone Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Naloxone Prescription for Overdose Prevention (Standing Order DOH-002-2016) (PDF)
Naloxone for Opioid Safety - A Provider's Guide to Prescribing to Patients Who Use Opioids (PDF)
Naloxone Standing Order Prescription Letter for Pharmacists (PDF)
Health Care Practitioner Photo Identification Badge Requirement (PDF)
LPN Display Portion of License Retained by Employer (PDF)
Fireproof Files (PDF)
NURSYS and e-Notify Service (PDF)
Out-of-State PN Graduates with Less Than 1500 Program Clock Hours (PDF)
The Vital Statistics Law has been amended to include CRNPs
LPN IV Therapy Regulations - Final (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions Related to LPN IV Therapy Regulations (PDF)
IV Therapy Program Provider List (PDF)
CRNP and CNS - Clarification Regarding Professional Liability Insurance (PDF)
Notice to Employers (PDF) 
RN Accepting Orders From Other Practitioners (PDF) 
Home Health Care Services Ordered by Out-of-State Physicians (PDF) 
LPNs Accepting Oral Orders (PDF)
National Transportation Safety Board - Safety Recommendations I-41-1 and -2 (PDF)

***Confirming License Status***
The licensee, employer and the public can confirm the current status of a license and the expiration date at the PALS verification site:  www.pals.pa.gov/verify.
Allow at least 10-14 business days to receive a renewed license in the mail. Although the paper copy of the renewed license may be requested by an employer, the Bureau strongly encourages that employers use the PALS verification site on an ongoing basis to obtain the most up-to-date licensure information. The information on PALS may be printed if a paper copy is required in the interim.
 
***Special Notice Regarding a New Format for CRNP Prescriptive Authority Approval Numbers***
As the Bureau transitions to the new licensing system (PALS), you will notice that all CRNP Prescriptive Authority Approval numbers will now be in a new format. The 6 digit number will be preceded by the prefix NPPA, for example NPPA000000. The new format (including the prefix) must now be entered to verify a prescriptive authority approval at www.pals.pa.gov/verify.