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Due to the public health risk surrounding the Coronavirus, the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs is currently unable to accept walk-in customers and phone calls. For all inquiries, please utilize the email addresses found on the Board Contact Information webpage.

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

Information for telemedicine during the coronavirus emergency. 

Some Continuing-Education Restrictions Suspended for Licensed Professionals (PDF)

Message from DEA regarding COVID-19 (PDF)

Suggestion for Board of Podiatry for Prescribers:

In response to COVID-19 and potential shortages of medications that may be effective against the virus such as hydroxychloroquine, prescribers should include the patient's diagnosis on the prescription. If written for a COVID-19 diagnosis, the diagnosis has been confirmed by a positive test result and documented on the prescription. Smaller quantities of hydroxychloroquine should be prescribed for COVID-19 patients when appropriate to prevent potential shortages.  


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.