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UPDATED 09/30/2021 (ORIGINALLY POSTED: 05/17/2021) - With the Governor's signing of HB 1861 (now Act 73 of 2021), licensing waivers that had been set to expire September 30 will remain active until March 31, 2022, unless action is taken to end them sooner. We will provide additional updates as needed.

NOTICE - Due to global supply chain issues involving specialty paper, the printing of professional licenses will be delayed. Applications will continue to be processed and approved. Once approved, the license will be considered 'issued' even though the paper license is not immediately available. A license can be verified online here.

Please check back regularly for updates. Thank you!


Coronavirus Information
Non-Approved COVID-19 Treatments and Medications

Expansion of Scope of Practice to Provide Assistance in Responding to COVID-19 (PDF)

Learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Information for telemedicine during the coronavirus emergency. 

Some Continuing Education Restrictions Suspended for Licensed Professionals

Message from DEA regarding COVID-19 (PDF)

Targeted Distribution of PPE

On April 8, 2020, Governor Wolf Signed an order to provide targeted distribution of COVID-19 PPE and supplies to hospitals. The order requires private, public and quasi-public health care providers and facilities submit current inventory quantities of PPE, pharmaceuticals and other medical resources to PEMA by April 16, 2020. The survey link can be accessed hereOpens In A New Window.

Additionally, a FAQ regarding this topic can be found here

State Board of Podiatry 

The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) received reports that a person pretending to be from the State Board of Podiatry (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 Podiatry regulates the licensure and registration of podiatrists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Board administers an examination to license applicants; grants, refuses, suspends, revokes or cancels licenses or registrations of podiatrists; and promulgates a list of drugs which may be administered and prescribed by podiatrists.
 
VERIFICATION OF OPIOID EDUCATION FOR DOCTOR OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS SUBMITTED AFTER JULY 1, 2017 (PDF)
 
 
 
 
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.