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Act 53 of 2020
Best Practices Guide

Information for Individuals With Criminal Convictions Who Are Considering an Occupation or Profession That Requires Licensure, and an Overview of the License Application Process

Effective Dec. 27, 2020

Table of Contents:

Introduction

The Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) is responsible for licensing and regulating a wide variety of occupations and professions, ranging from accountants and auctioneers, to vehicle salespeople and veterinarians, and dozens more in between such as barbers, cosmetologists, doctors, engineers, funeral directors and geologists − just to name a few.

To become licensed, an individual must meet certain standards and requirements established by BPOA’s 29 boards and commissions. While those requirements vary from one board to the next depending on the particular occupation or profession, they all have a common goal: to protect, preserve and improve the health and safety of Pennsylvania’s citizens.

Safeguarding public health and safety requires a variety of factors to be considered and weighed when deciding whether or not to issue someone a license. For example, convictions for certain criminal activity − by the very nature of the underlying crimes − can raise serious public safety concerns and therefore must be considered.

Until recently, whether or not an individual possessed “good moral character,” or had been convicted of a “crime of moral turpitude,” or otherwise engaged in “unethical or dishonest practice or conduct,” could also be considered.

This Best Practices Guide is intended to provide an explanation of certain changes to the laws governing the use of criminal convictions in professional and occupational licensing determinations as a result of the passage of Act 53 of 2020. While this Guide is designed for applicants (individuals who are considering or seeking licensure), the statute itself - Act 53 of 2020 - also applies to licensees and certificate holders who may be subject to discipline for criminal offenses.

Act 53 of 2020

On July 1, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 53 of 2020, which made sweeping changes to the occupational licensing rules that govern the use of criminal history information in determining whether to grant, deny, suspend, or revoke a professional license.
With regard to the consideration of criminal convictions, Act 53:

  • Prohibits BPOA’s licensing boards and commissions from denying licensure based on considerations of “good moral character,” “crimes of moral turpitude,” or “ethical or honest practice.”
  • Requires each board and commission to develop and publish a schedule of criminal offenses that may constitute grounds to deny, suspend or revoke a license. The list must also identify which crimes are likely to pose a barrier to licensure because they are considered to be offenses “directly related” to the occupation/profession.
  • Provides for an “individualized assessment” of each license applicant using objective, detailed criteria that includes rehabilitation and public safety.
  • Provides a process for individuals who have criminal convictions to request a “preliminary determination” as to whether a particular conviction will be a bar to licensure. This new tool will enable people with criminal convictions to find out if their convictions would prevent them from getting a license − before enrolling in a training or educational program, before investing significant time and resources, and before formally applying for licensure.

Preliminary Determinations (Section 3115 of Act 53)

  • If you have a criminal conviction in your past and are concerned about whether it could prevent you from getting a license, certificate, registration or permit for a particular occupation or profession, your first step should be to review this Best Practices Guide closely, including the Appendices.
  • If, after reviewing this Guide, you are still unsure whether your conviction is likely to prevent you from getting a license, you may submit an application to the appropriate board or commission requesting what is known as a preliminary determination.
  • The preliminary determination will inform you whether your specific conviction falls within the set of crimes that the board has determined to be “directly related” to the occupation or profession you are considering.
  • A “directly related” crime is significant. It means that in the board’s view, the nature of the criminal conduct has a direct bearing on a person’s fitness or ability to perform the tasks, duties or responsibilities necessarily related to a particular profession or occupation.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN YOU WILL BE DENIED A LICENSE.

  • For the most part, with a few notable exceptions, the fact that your criminal conviction has been identified as being “directly related” to the profession does not mean that you will automatically be denied a license.
  • The board could still grant a license notwithstanding the conviction. For example, the board may have the option to grant a license on probation, or may place certain restrictions on the license.
  • If you subsequently do decide to formally apply for a license, you would have the opportunity to present any evidence in your favor as part of the application process.
  • Download and print: Instructions that explain how to request a preliminary determination. There is a $45 fee for each request (this fee may be waivable where in forma pauperis status is established).
  • The board/commission is required to issue a preliminary determination within 45 days of your request.
  • Asking for a preliminary determination is an optional step. There is no requirement that you request one.
  • If you ultimately decide to formally apply for a license, you should review the next section of this Best Practices Guide, which explains “Consideration of Criminal Convictions.”
  • The Assessment Factors discussed below are particularly important: they outline the criteria the board will use to consider your conviction in making the overall determination whether or not to grant you a license. You should be prepared to provide the board with as much information as possible.

Consideration of Criminal Convictions (Section 3113 of Act 53)

  • After December 27, 2020, in determining whether or not an individual’s criminal conviction constitutes grounds for denying that person a license, the boards and commissions may only use the criteria, processes and procedures set forth in Act 53.
  • In evaluating what impact a past criminal conviction may have on an individual’s fitness for licensure, boards will generally conduct two-stage analysis.

Two-Stage Evaluation Process:

FIRST: CONSULT THE LISTS OF OFFENSES.

The board will determine whether your criminal conviction is “directly related” to the profession or occupation for which you are seeking a license. This is done simply by reviewing the schedules of offenses provided at Appendices A-D for the type of license you are seeking.

If the offense is listed on the schedules, it is presumed that granting you a license would pose a substantial risk to the health and safety of others (patients, clients, the general public, etc.) or create a substantial risk of further criminal conduct/convictions.

At that point, the burden is then on you to refute that presumption, by presenting evidence of rehabilitation using the Assessment Factors (see below).

If your conviction is NOT listed on the schedules, then the board skips to the second stage of the evaluation process.

SECOND: CONDUCT AN INDIVIDUALIZED ASSESSMENT.

An “individualized assessment” involves a review of your conviction using the following factors to determine whether licensure is appropriate. The burden is on the board to establish that granting you a license would pose substantial health/safety risks or further convictions.

The Assessment Factors
  • The facts and circumstances surrounding your conviction.
  • The number of convictions you have.
  • Whether the criminal conduct for which you were convicted involved an act or threat of harm against you.
  • The increase in your age or maturity since your conviction.
  • Your criminal history, or lack of criminal history, after the date of the conviction.
  • Whether you have successfully completed any training or education activities, such as those offered through programs within an SCI or county correctional facility.
  • References from employers or others, including probation/parole officers, etc.
  • Whether you can show evidence of progress in personal rehabilitation since your conviction.
  • Whether you meet all of the other licensing qualifications for the type of license you are seeking.
  • Any other factor which the board deems relevant, and any additional information that you may wish to provide, or that the board may request.

There are three notable exceptions to the two-stage evaluation process.

Exception 1: Sexual Offenses:

If you have been convicted of any of the “sexual offenses” provided at Appendix A, you are prohibited from practicing or being licensed as a health care practitioner (this term is defined in Act 53; it includes, for example, doctors, nurses and a number of other professions and occupations).

Exception 2: Crimes of Violence:

A conviction for one of the “crimes of violence” provided at Appendix B is not necessarily a bar to obtaining a license, if you can show that:

  •  (for those who were incarcerated) at least three years have passed since your release and you have remained conviction-free during that three-year period, or
  •  (for those who served or are serving a sentence other than incarceration) at least three years have elapsed since your sentence was imposed, and you have remained conviction-free during that three-year period.

You will also need to demonstrate significant rehabilitation since your conviction for a crime of violence.

Finally, the board must reach a determination that granting you a license does not pose a substantial risk to others’ health and safety. The board will utilize the Assessment Factors, above, to make that determination.

The board also takes into consideration the extent to which granting a license might increase the risk of additional convictions because the nature of the occupation might present opportunities for criminal activity.

Exception 3: Drug Trafficking Offenses:

Some boards have restrictions on granting licenses to individuals who have been convicted of one of the “drug trafficking offenses” provided at Appendix C. If you have been convicted of a drug trafficking offense, these boards may only grant you a license if:

  • Ten (10) years have elapsed since the date of the conviction.
  • You can demonstrate to the board that you have made significant progress in personal rehabilitation since your conviction for a drug trafficking crime.
  • The board makes a determination, using the Assessment Factors, that granting you a license does not pose a substantial risk to others’ health and safety. The board also takes into consideration the extent to which granting a license might increase the risk of additional convictions because the nature of the occupation might present opportunities for criminal activity.
  • You satisfy all of the other requirements and qualifications for the type of license you wish to obtain.

Restricted Licenses

Restricted Licenses for Barbers and Cosmetologists (Section 3112 of Act 53)

  • Some barbers and cosmetologists get their training through barber and cosmetology schools that are located within an SCI or county correctional facility. Therefore, it is not uncommon for individuals who wish to become licensed barbers or cosmetologists to have convictions on their record.
  • For those reasons, Act 53 includes an additional pathway for barbers and cosmetologists who might otherwise be ineligible for licensure because of their criminal history: it’s called a “restricted license.”
  • To qualify for a restricted barber or cosmetologist license, you would need to demonstrate that:
    • (if you were incarcerated) you maintained a record of good behavior, and successfully completed any rehabilitative programming that may have been offered.
    • (if you were enrolled in a barber or cosmetology program while incarcerated) you successfully completed the education or training requirements of the program.
    • you have not violated the terms of your probation or parole.
    • you are committed to living a law-abiding life, which can be accomplished by providing a letter of recommendation, for example, from your probation or parole officer or an appropriate correctional official.
  • The board determines how long each restricted license is good for (between 1 and 2 years), and can place certain conditions on the restricted license.
    • You may be limited to performing only certain tasks and not others. (Example: Restricted Licensee may cut hair, and trim moustaches and beards, but may not provide facial shaves.)
    • You may be required to work at a specific location. (Example: Restricted licensee may provide services only at Sally’s Salon, 123 Anywhere Street, Yourtown, PA.)
    • You may be allowed to perform services only when being directly supervised by a licensed barber or cosmetologist.
  • If you fail to comply with any of the conditions placed on your restricted license, or are subsequently convicted of another misdemeanor or felony offense, your restricted license will be automatically revoked.
  • When your restricted license expires, you may be eligible for a full license if, within 30 days, you:
    • arrange for your supervisor or shop/salon owner to provide a letter to the board indicating that you have complied with all conditions of your restricted license; and
    • you meet all of the other qualifications for full licensure.
  • With a full license, you can provide barbering or cosmetology services without restrictions.

Restricted Licenses for Other, Future Professions (Section 3112.1 of Act 53)

  • If, in the future, a county correctional facility or SCI decides to implement additional training programs − beyond barbering or cosmetology − for a profession or occupation that would require licensure, the relevant board or commission may offer an alternative pathway to licensure via a restricted license.
  • In that case, the applicable board could choose to issue a restricted license to an applicant with a past criminal conviction as an alternative to denying a license in the same manner as the restricted licenses for barber and cosmetology.

Juvenile Adjudications (Section 3114 of Act 53)

  • A board or commission may not consider a person’s juvenile adjudications.
  • If you are applying for a license or seeking a preliminary determination, you do not need to disclose any juvenile adjudications.
  • Even if you did disclose juvenile adjudications (for example, by mistake, inadvertently, etc.), the boards and commissions would be prohibited from considering those adjudications.

 

APPENDICES

SCHEDULES OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES/CONVICTIONS THAT MAY BE GROUNDS FOR GRANTING, DENYING, SUSPENDING OR REVOKING A LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, REGISTRATION OR PERMIT

APPENDIX A

Sexual Offenses

Crimes that appear in APPENDIX A are sexual offenses. Under section 3113(d) of Act 53, a licensing board/commission may not grant a license, certificate, registration or otherwise permit an individual to practice as a “health care practitioner” if the individual has been convicted of one of the sexual offenses listed below. These offenses apply to the occupations/professions regulated by the following boards:
State Board of Chiropractic
State Board of Medicine
State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure
State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
State Board of Podiatry
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
State Board of Dentistry
State Board of Nursing
State Board of Optometry
State Board of Pharmacy
State Board of Physical Therapy
State Board of Psychology
State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
LIST OF SEXUAL OFFENSES:
Luring a Child into a Motor Vehicle
Any of the Following Offenses if the Offense involved Sexual Servitude:
Trafficking in Individuals
Involuntary Servitude
Patronizing a Victim of Sexual Servitude
Rape
Statutory Sexual Assault
Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
Sexual Assault
Institutional Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault by a Sports Official, Volunteer or Employee of Nonprofit Association
Aggravated Indecent Assault
Indecent Assault
Indecent Exposure
Sexual Intercourse with an Animal
Conduct Relating to Sex Offenders Failing to Comply with Requirements of Probation or Parole
Unlawful Dissemination of Intimate Image
Female Mutilation
Sexual Extortion
Incest
Endangering Welfare of Children – if the offense involved sexual contact with the victim
Open Lewdness – if the offense involved a minor under 18 years of age
Promoting Prostitution
Promoting Prostitution of a Minor
Obscene and Other Sexual Materials and Performances – if the offense involved a minor under 18 years of age
Corruption of Minors – if the offense involved sexual contact with the victim or aiding and abetting any minor to commit a sexual offense
Sexual Abuse of Children
Unlawful Contact with a Minor
Sexual Exploitation of Children
Invasion of Privacy

Criminal attempt, criminal solicitation or criminal conspiracy to commit any of the sexual offenses listed above

APPENDIX B

Crimes of Violence

APPENDIX B contains crimes that have been designated as “crimes of violence.” The list of crimes below apply to all BPOA licensing boards/commissions. Under section 3113(e) of Act 53, a board/commission may grant a license to an individual with conviction for a crime of violence if the following criteria apply:

  1. If the individual was incarcerated, at least 3 years have elapsed since release from incarceration.
  2. If the individual served or is serving a sentence other than incarceration, at least 3 years have elapsed since imposition of sentence.
  3. The individual has remained conviction-free during the applicable 3-year period.
  4. The individual demonstrates significant rehabilitation since the criminal conviction.
  5. The licensing board/commission determines, using the factors in section 3113(c), that licensure of the individual does not pose a substantial risk to the health and safety of the individual’s patients or clients or the public or a substantial risk of further criminal convictions.

LIST OF CRIMES OF VIOLENCE:
Murder
Voluntary Manslaughter
Drug Delivery Resulting in Death
Manslaughter of a Law Enforcement Officer
Murder of an Unborn Child
Aggravated Assault of an Unborn Child
Aggravated Assault
Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer
Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Terrorism
Kidnapping
Trafficking in Individuals
Rape
Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
Sexual Assault
Institutional Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault by a Sports Official, Volunteer or Employee of Nonprofit Association
Aggravated Indecent Assault
Arson Endangering Persons or Aggravated Arson
Ecoterrorism
Burglary
Robbery
Robbery of a Motor Vehicle
Incest

Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above

APPENDIX C

Drug Trafficking Offenses

APPENDIX C contains a list of “drug trafficking offenses” under section 3113(i) of Act 53. Some boards are limited in their ability to license individuals who have been convicted of the drug trafficking offenses that meet the criteria set forth in Act 53 unless:

  1. At least 10 years have elapsed from the date of the conviction.
  2. The individual demonstrates that he/she has made significant progress in personal rehabilitation since the conviction.
  3. The board determines that licensure of the individual would not be expected to create a substantial risk of harm to the health and safety of the individual’s patients or clients or the public or a substantial risk of further criminal convictions.
  4. The applicant otherwise satisfies the qualifications for the license, certificate, registration or permit sought.

This list applies to the following boards/commissions:
State Board of Chiropractic
State Board of Dentistry
State Board of Medicine
State Board of Optometry
State Board of Veterinary Medicine
State Board of Psychology
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
State Board of Crane Operators
State Board of Massage Therapy
State Board of Nursing
State Board of Pharmacy
State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
State Board of Physical Therapy

DRUG TRAFFICKING OFFENSES:

A violation of section 13(a) (14), (30) or (37) of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act (63 P.S. § 780-113(a) (14), (30) and (37)) (relating to prohibited acts; penalties), as follows, provided the relevant drug meets the quantity or weight restrictions in Act 53:
(14) The administration, dispensing, delivery, gift or prescription of any controlled substance by any practitioner or professional assistant under the practitioner's direction and supervision unless done (i) in good faith in the course of his professional practice; (ii) within the scope of the patient relationship; (iii) in accordance with treatment principles accepted by a responsible segment of the medical profession.
(30) Except as authorized by this act, the manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance by a person not registered under this act, or a practitioner not registered or licensed by the appropriate State board, or knowingly creating, delivering or possessing with intent to deliver, a counterfeit controlled substance.
(37) The possession by any person, other than a registrant, of more than thirty doses labeled as a dispensed prescription or more than three trade packages of any anabolic steroids listed in section 4(3)(vii).

APPENDIX D

Schedules of Additional “Directly-Related” Crimes for Each of BPOA’s 29 Boards and Commissions

APPENDIX D contains a schedule of criminal convictions for each of the 29 professional and occupational boards and commissions.
Included in these schedules are those crimes that have been determined to be “directly related” to the professions and occupations regulated by that board/commission.
If a crime has been identified as “directly related,” that means that the board/commission has found that the nature of the criminal conduct has a direct bearing on the fitness or ability of the individual to perform one or more of the duties or responsibilities necessarily related to the profession or occupation for which the individual seeks licensure.
If a crime is listed as “directly related” to a particular profession or occupation, that does not mean an individual with a conviction for that crime would automatically be denied a license. Instead, it means that the individual must demonstrate, using the Assessment Factors, that granting a license to the individual would not pose a substantial risk to the health and safety of the individual’s patients or clients or the public or a substantial risk of further criminal convictions.

STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license or certificate issued by the State Board of Accountancy:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the accountancy professions regulated by the board:
  • State crimes (to include their federal equivalents):
    • Corrupt Organizations
    • Robbery
    • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
    • Theft by Deception
    • Theft by Extortion
    • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
    • Receiving Stolen Property
    • Theft of Services
    • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
    • Retail Theft (felony only)
    • Organized Retail Theft
    • Theft of Leased Property
    • Theft of a Motor Vehicle
    • Forgery
    • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
    • Tampering with Records or Identification
    • Bad Checks (felony only)
    • Access Device Fraud (felony only)
    • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
    • Deception Relating to Certification of a Minority Business Enterprise or Women’s Business Enterprise
    • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
    • Defrauding Secured Creditors
    • Fraud in Insolvency
    • Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Government or Financial Institutions
    • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
    • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
    • Insurance Fraud
    • Identity Theft
    • Bribery in Official and Political Matters
    • Threats and Other Improper Influence in Office and Political Matters
    • Retaliation for Past Official Action
    • Perjury
    • False Swearing
    • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
    • Witness or Informant Taking Bribe
    • Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence
    • Tampering with Public Records or Information
    • Impersonating a Public Servant
    • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
    • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims (felony only)
    • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
    • Intimidation, Retaliation or Obstruction in Child Abuse Cases
    • Aiding Consummation of Crime
    • Compounding
    • Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities
    • Disclosure of Confidential Tax Information
    • Unlawful Use of Computer and Other Computer Crimes
    • Computer Theft
    • Computer Trespass
  • Federal Tax and SEC Crimes:
    • Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax
    • Willful Failure to Collect or Pay Over Tax
    • Willful Failure to File Return, Supply Information, or Pay Tax
    • Fraudulent Statement or Failure to Make Statement to Employees
    • Fraudulent Exemption Withholding Certificate or Failure to Supply Information
    • Fraud and False Statements
    • Fraudulent Returns, Statements or Other Documents
    • Attempts to Interfere with Administration of Internal Revenue Laws
    • Unauthorized Disclosure of Information
    • Offenses with Respect to Collected Taxes
    • Disclosure or Use of Information by Preparers of Returns
    • Employment of Manipulative and Deceptive Practices (SEC)
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE ARCHITECTS LICENSURE BOARD

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Architects Licensure Board:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of architecture:
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid, or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Bad Checks (felony only)
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Possession and Use of Unlawful Devices
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Home Improvement Fraud
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction. 

STATE BOARD OF AUCTIONEER EXAMINERS

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Auctioneer Examiners:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of auctioneering or as a trading assistant:
  • Unlicensed Practice and Other Misdemeanor Violations of the Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Registration Act
  • Corrupt Organizations
  • Criminal Coercion
  • Disposition of Ransom
  • Concealment of a Child
  • Luring a Child Into a Motor Vehicle or Structure
  • Employing a Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Nonpayment of Wages (relating to Human Trafficking)
  • Obstruction of Justice (relating to Human Trafficking)
  • Sexual Extortion
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Unauthorized Use of Automobiles and Other Vehicles
  • Retail Theft
  • Library Theft
  • Unlawful Possession of Retail or Library Theft Instruments
  • Organized Retail Theft
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Unpublished Dramas and Musical Compositions
  • Theft of Leased Property
  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft of Secondary Metal
  • Forgery
  • Simulating Objects of Antiquity, Rarity, etc.
  • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
  • Rigging Publicly Exhibited Contest
  • Defrauding Secured Creditors
  • Fraud in Insolvency
  • Receiving Deposits in a Failing Financial Institution
  • Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Government or Financial Institutions
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Copying; Recording Devices
  • Unlawful Operation of Recording Device in Motion Picture
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Washing Vehicle Titles
  • Trademark Counterfeiting
  • Identity Theft
  • Possession and Use of Unlawful Devices
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Tampering with Public Records
  • Impersonating a Licensee
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction. 

STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Barber Examiners:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of barbering:
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Employing a Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Theft of Services
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Manufacture, Delivery or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver A Controlled Substance
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol of Controlled Substance (felony only)
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction

STATE BOARD OF CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of appraisal and assessment:
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Trespass (felony only)
  • Robbery
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft of Leased Property
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
  • Defrauding Secured Creditors
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Bribery in Official and Political Matters
  • Threats and Other Improper Influence in Official and Political Matters
  • Retaliation for Past Official Action
  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Witness or Informant Taking Bribe
  • Tampering with Public Records or Information
  • Impersonating a Public Servant
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims (felony only)
  • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Intimidation, Retaliation or Obstruction in Child Abuse Cases
  • Unlicensed Mortgage Loan Business
  • Unlawful Use of Computer and Other Computer Crimes
  • Computer Theft
  • Computer Trespass
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction

STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Chiropractic:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of chiropractic:
  • Stalking – Repeated Acts to Cause Fear
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Neglect of a Care Dependent Person
  • Employing A Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds
  • Forgery
  • Tampering with Records and Identification
  • Access Device Fraud
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Endangering Welfare of Children
  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Tampering with Public Records
  • Impersonating a Licensee
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Obstructing Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function
  • Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution
  • Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activity
  • The following Prohibited Acts under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act:
    • The improper administration, dispensing, delivery, gift or prescription of any controlled substance by any practitioner or professional assistant under the practitioner's direction and supervision.
    • The intentional purchase or knowing receipt in commerce by any person of any controlled substance, other drug or device from any person not authorized by law to sell, distribute, dispense or otherwise deal in such controlled substance, other drug or device.
    • The manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance by a person not registered under this act, or knowingly creating, delivering or possessing with intent to deliver, a counterfeit controlled substance.
    • The possession by any person, other than a registrant, of more than thirty doses labeled as a dispensed prescription or more than three trade packages of any anabolic steroids
  • Provider prohibited acts (relating to Medical Assistance Fraud and Abuse)
  • Pharmacy Act – Unlawful Acts
  • Unlicensed practice of Chiropractic and other violations of the Chiropractic Practice Act
  • Offenses related to Workers Compensation Fraud
  • False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters
  • Mail Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Filing Fraudulent Income Tax Returns
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction. 

STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Cosmetology:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of cosmetology and its components:
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Theft of Services
  • Forgery
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
  • Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Governmental or Financial Institutions
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Identity Theft
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF CRANE OPERATORS

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Crane Operators:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking crimes set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of crane operators:
  • Illegal Dumping of Methamphetamine Waste
  • Unauthorized Use of Automobiles and Other Vehicles
  • Theft of Secondary Metal
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Operation of a Methamphetamine Laboratory
  • The following Prohibited Acts under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act:
    • The manufacture, sale or delivery, holding, offering for sale, or possession of any controlled substance, other drug, device or cosmetic that is adulterated or misbranded.
    • The acquisition or obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge.
    • The improper administration, dispensing, delivery, gift or prescription of any controlled substance by any practitioner or professional assistant under the practitioner's direction and supervision.
    • Knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled or counterfeit substance by a person not registered, unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of a practitioner, or except as otherwise authorized.
    • The manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance by a person not registered under this act, or knowingly creating, delivering or possessing with intent to deliver, a counterfeit controlled substance.
    • The possession by any person, other than a registrant, of more than thirty doses labeled as a dispensed prescription or more than three trade packages of any anabolic steroids
  • Homicide by Vehicle
  • Aggravated Assault by Vehicle
  • Homicide by Vehicle While Driving Under the Influence
  • Aggravated Assault by Vehicle While Driving Under the Influence
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substances
  • Illegally Operating a Motor Vehicle not Equipped with Ignition Interlock
  • Restrictions on Alcoholic Beverages (Open Containers)
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF DENTISTRY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Dentistry:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene or expanded function dental assisting:
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Professional Licensee Employing a Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Theft by Deception
  • Forgery
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Tampering with Public Records or Information
  • Unlawful use of Computer and Other Computer Crimes
  • Computer Trespass
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud/Prohibited Acts
  • Unlawful Acts Under Section 10 of the Dental Law
  • Unlawful Acts Under Section 8 of the Pharmacy Law
  • Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse
  • The following Prohibited Acts under section 13(a) of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act:
    • Obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge
    • Sale, dispensing, distribution, prescription, gift by any practitioner otherwise authorized to do so of any controlled substance to any person known to such practitioner to be or whom such practitioner has reason to know is a drug dependent person
    • Improper administration, dispensing, delivery, gift or prescription of a controlled substance by any practitioner
    • Refusal or failure to make, keep or furnish any record, notification, order form, statement, invoice or information required
    • Furnishing of false or fraudulent material information in, or omission of any material information from any application, report or other document required to be kept or filed under this act
    • Manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance by a person not registered.
    • The use of, or possession with intent to use, drug paraphernalia …in violation of this act.
    • The delivery of, possession with intent to deliver, or manufacture with intent to deliver, drug paraphernalia, knowing, or under circumstances where one reasonably should know, that it would be used … in violation of this act.
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE REGISTRATION BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, LAND SURVEYORS AND GEOLOGISTS

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the professions regulated by the Board (engineering, land surveying, geology):
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid, or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Bad Checks (felony only)
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Possession and Use of Unlawful Devices
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Home Improvement Fraud
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Funeral Directors:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of funeral directing:
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Bad Checks (felony only)
  • Access Device Fraud (felony only)
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practice
  • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
  • Receiving Deposits in a Failing Financial Institution
  • Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Government or Financial Institutions
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Bribery in Official and Political Matters
  • Threats and Other Improper Influence in Official and Political Matters
  • Retaliation for Pas Official Action
  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence
  • Tampering with Public Records or Information
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Obstructing Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function
  • Abuse of a Corpse
  • Unlawful Advertising of Insurance Business
  • Furnishing Free Insurance as Inducement for Purchases
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Landscape Architects:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of landscape architecture:
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid, or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Bad Checks (felony only)
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Possession and Use of Unlawful Devices
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Home Improvement Fraud
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction. 

STATE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Massage Therapists:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking crimes set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of massage therapy:
  • Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Neglect of Care-dependent Person
  • Abuse of Care-dependent Person
  • Luring a Child into a Motor Vehicle or Structure
  • Human Trafficking (if the offense involved sexual servitude)
  • Labor Servitude
  • Employing Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Rape
  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Institutional Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault by a Sports Official, Volunteer or Employee of Nonprofit Association
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Sexual Intercourse with an Animal
  • Conduct Relating to Sex Offenders Failing to Comply with Requirements of Probation or Parole
  • Unlawful Dissemination of Intimate Image
  • Female Mutilation
  • Sexual Extortion
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Incest
  • Endangering Welfare of Children – if the offense involved sexual contact with the victim
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Open Lewdness – if the offense involved a minor under 18 years of age
  • Promoting Prostitution
  • Promoting Prostitution of a Minor
  • Obscene and Other Sexual Materials and Performances – if the offense involved a minor under 18 years of age
  • Corruption of Minors – if the offense involved sexual contact with the victim or aiding and abetting any minor to commit a sexual offense
  • Sexual Abuse of Children
  • Unlawful Contact with a Minor
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF MEDICINE

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Medicine:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of those professions regulated by the State Board of Medicine:
  • Causing Suicide
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Neglect of Care Dependent Person
  • Abuse of Care Dependent Person
  • Interfere with Custody of Committed Person
  • Human Trafficking
  • Professional Licensee - Employing Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Female Mutilation
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Concealing Death of a Child
  • Dealing in Infant Children
  • Tampering with Public Records
  • Intimidation/Retaliation/Obstruction in Child Abuse Case
  • Failure to Report or Refer Suspected Child Abuse
  • Willful Failure to Cooperate in Investigation of Child Abuse
  • All Prohibited Acts Under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act
  • Criminal Diversion of Medical Marijuana
  • Adulteration of Medical Marijuana
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Other Provider Prohibited Acts
  • Unlicensed Practice and Other Violations of the Medical Practice Act
  • Unlawful Acts Under the Pharmacy Act
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF NURSING

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Nursing:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • In addition to the offenses in Appendix A and B, the following additional crimes have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of nursing and dietetics-nutrition:
  • Involuntary Manslaughter (if the Conduct is Reckless or Negligent)
  • Causing or Aiding Suicide
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Neglect of Care-Dependent Person
  • Abuse of Care-Dependent Person
  • Threat to Use Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • False Imprisonment
  • Abortion on Unborn Child of 24 or More Weeks Gestational Age
  • Infanticide
  • Fetal Experimentation
  • Causing or Risking Catastrophe (if Involving Releasing Poison Gas)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Robbery
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds
  • Retail Theft
  • Unlawful Possession of Retail or Library Theft Instruments
  • Organized Retail Theft
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Unpublished Dramas and Musical Compositions
  • Theft of Leased Property
  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft of Secondary Metal
  • Endangering Welfare of Children
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Bad Checks
  • Access Device Fraud
  • Rigging Publicly Exhibited Contest
  • Defrauding Secured Creditors
  • Fraud in Insolvency
  • Receiving Deposits in a Failing Financial Institution
  • Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Government or Financial Institutions
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Possession and Use of Unlawful Devices
  • Concealing Death of a Child
  • Dealing in Infant Children
  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • False Alarms to Agencies of Public Safety
  • False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities
  • False Reports of Child Abuse
  • Witness or Informant Taking Bribe
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence
  • Tampering with Public Records or Information
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • False Identification to Law Enforcement Authorities
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Retaliation Against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Retaliation Against Prosecutor or Judicial Official
  • Intimidation, Retaliation or Obstruction in Child Abuse Cases
  • Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution
  • Failure to Report Injuries by Firearm or Criminal Act
  • Obstructing Emergency Services
  • Contraband
  • Abuse of Corpse
  • Aggravated Cruelty to Animals
  • Cruelty to Animals
  • Open Lewdness
  • Obscene and Other Sexual Materials and Performances
  • Public Exhibition of Insane or Deformed Person
  • Corruption of Minors
  • Buying or Exchanging Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefit Coupons, Stamps, Authorization Cards or Access Devices
  • Fraudulent Traffic in SNAP Benefits
  • Operation of a Methamphetamine Laboratory
  • Furnishing Drug-Free Urine
  • Unlawful Use of Computer and Other Computer Crimes
  • Computer Theft
  • Computer Trespass
  • The Following Violations of The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act:
    • The manufacture, sale or delivery, holding, offering for sale, or possession of any controlled substance, other drug, device or cosmetic that is adulterated or misbranded
    • The adulteration or misbranding of any controlled substance, other drug, device or cosmetic or the doing of any act that results in adulteration or misbranding
    • Forging, counterfeiting, simulating or falsely representing, or without proper authority using any mark, stamp, tag, label or other identification symbol authorized or required this act
    • The acquisition or obtaining of possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge
    • The sale, dispensing, distribution, prescription or gift by any practitioner of any controlled substance to a drug dependent person, except as authorized
    • The improper administration, dispensing, delivery, gift or prescription of any controlled substance by any practitioner or professional assistant under the practitioner's direction and supervision
    • Knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled or counterfeit substance by a person not registered under this act, or a practitioner not registered or licensed by the appropriate State board, except as authorized
    • The willful dispensing of a controlled substance by a practitioner otherwise authorized by law so to do without proper labeling
    • The intentional purchase or knowing receipt in commerce by any person of any controlled substance, other drug or device from any unauthorized person
    • The refusal or failure to make, keep or furnish any record, notification, order form, statement, invoice or information required
    • The unauthorized manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance by a registrant
    • The knowing distribution by a registrant of a controlled substance classified in Schedules I or II, except pursuant to an order form as required
    • The use in the course of the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance of a registration number which is fictitious, revoked, suspended, or issued to another person
    • The furnishing of false or fraudulent material information in, or omission of any material information from any application, report, record or other document required to be kept or filed under this act
    • The manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance or counterfeit controlled substance by a person not registered under this act, or a practitioner not registered or licensed by the appropriate State board
    • The possession of a small amount of marijuana only for personal use; the possession of a small amount of marijuana with the intent to distribute it but not to sell it; or the distribution of a small amount of marijuana but not for sale
    • The use of, or possession with intent to use, drug paraphernalia
    • The delivery of, possession with intent to deliver, or manufacture with intent to deliver, drug paraphernalia
    • Manufacturing, processing, packaging, distributing, possessing with intent to distribute or selling a noncontrolled substance that has a stimulant or depressant effect on humans, other than a prescription drug, which substantially resembles a specific controlled substance
    • The knowing or intentional manufacture, distribution, possession with intent to distribute, or possession of a designer drug
    • The possession by any person, other than a registrant, of more than thirty doses labeled as a dispensed prescription or more than three trade packages of any anabolic steroids
  • Criminal Diversion of Medical Marijuana
  • Adulteration of Medical Marijuana
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Other Provider Prohibited Acts
  • Misdemeanor Violations of the Professional Nursing Law
  • Misdemeanor Violations of the Practical Nurse Law
  • Procuring a Drug in Violation of the Pharmacy Act
  • Homicide by Vehicle While Driving Under the Influence
  • Aggravated Assault by Vehicle While Driving Under the Influence
  • Duty to Give Information and Render Aid
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substances
  • False Report of Theft or Conversion of Vehicle
  • False Application for Certificate of Title or Registration
  • Altered, Forged or Counterfeit Documents and Plates
  • Fraudulent Use or Removal of Registration Plate
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of nursing home administration:
  • Possessing Instruments of Crime
  • Prohibited Offensive Weapons
  • Use or Possession of Electric or Electronic Incapacitation Device
  • Criminal Homicide
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Causing or Aiding Suicide
  • Drug Delivery Resulting in Death
  • Simple Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Discharge of Firearm into an Occupied Structure
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Neglect of Care-dependent Person
  • Abuse of Care-dependent Person
  • Strangulation
  • Kidnapping
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • False Imprisonment
  • Trafficking in Individuals
  • Involuntary servitude
  • Professional Licensee Employing a Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Rape
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Institutional Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault by Sports Official, Volunteer or Employee of Nonprofit Association
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Conduct relating to Sex Offenders – Violating Conditions of Probation/Parole
  • Unlawful Dissemination of Intimate Image
  • Female Mutilation
  • Sexual Extortion
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Forgery
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Bad Checks
  • Access Device Fraud
  • Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Government or Financial Institutions
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Possession and Use of Unlawful Devices
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • False Alarms to Agencies of Public Safety
  • False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • False Identification to Law Enforcement Authorities
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Failure to Report Injuries by Firearm or Criminal Act
  • Obstructing Emergency Services
  • Contraband
  • Abuse of Corpse
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Furnishing of Drug-free Urine
  • Unlawful Use of Computer and Other Computer Crimes
  • Computer Theft
  • Computer Trespass
  • Prohibited acts under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act
  • Procuring a Drug by Fraud, Deceit, etc. under the Pharmacy Act
  • Criminal Penalties for Unlicensed Practice and Other Violations of the Nursing Home Administrators Act
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of occupational therapy:
  • Stalking – Repeated Acts to Cause Fear
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Neglect of a Care Dependent Person
  • Professional Licensee – Employing a Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds
  • Forgery
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Access Device Fraud
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Endangering Welfare of Children
  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Tampering with Public Records
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Obstructing Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function
  • Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution
  • Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful activity
  • Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Other Prohibited Acts
  • Unlicensed Practice and Other Misdemeanor Violations of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act
  • Workers Compensation Fraud/Offenses
  • False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters
  • Mail Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Filing Fraudulent Income Tax Returns
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Optometry:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of optometry:
  • Murder
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Drug Delivery Resulting in Death
  • Manslaughter of Law Enforcement Officer
  • Murder of Unborn Child
  • Voluntary Manslaughter of Unborn Child
  • Aggravated Assault of Unborn Child
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault of Law Enforcement Officer
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Neglect of Care Dependent Person
  • Abuse of Care Dependent Person
  • Threat to Use Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Terrorism
  • Strangulation
  • Kidnapping
  • Luring a Child into a Motor Vehicle or Structure
  • Trafficking in Individuals
  • Involuntary Servitude
  • Patronizing a Victim of Sexual Servitude
  • Unlawful Conduct regarding Documents
  • Nonpayment of Wages
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Violation by Business Entity (relating to Human Trafficking)
  • Professional Licensee Employing Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Rape
  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Institutional Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Conduct Relating to Sex Offenders – Failing to Comply with Conditions of Probation or Parole
  • Unlawful Dissemination of Intimate Image
  • Sexual Extortion
  • Arson and Related Offenses
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Robbery of a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds
  • Forgery
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Access Device Fraud
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Endangering Welfare of Children
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Open Lewdness
  • Promoting Prostitution
  • Obscene and Other Sexual Materials and Performances
  • Corruption of Minors
  • Sexual Abuse of Children
  • Unlawful Contact with Minor
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse
  • Procuring a Drug by Fraud, Deceit, etc. under the Pharmacy Act
  • The Following Violations of The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act:
    • Acquiring or obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, subterfuge
    • Selling, dispensing, distributing, prescribing or gifting controlled substance to a person known to be drug dependent
    • Administering, dispensing, delivering, gifting a controlled substance by practitioner not in good faith, outside scope of patient relationship or not in accordance with treatment principles
    • Refusal or failure to make, keep, furnish any record, form, statement, invoice or information required under the act.
    • Furnishing of false/fraudulent information or omission of information required under the act
    • Use or possession of drug paraphernalia
    • Delivery, possession, manufacture of drug paraphernalia
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of those professions regulated by the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine:
  • Causing Suicide
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Neglect of Care Dependent Person
  • Abuse of Care Dependent Person
  • Interfere with Custody of Committed Person
  • Human Trafficking
  • Professional Licensee - Employing Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Female Mutilation
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Concealing Death of a Child
  • Dealing in Infant Children
  • Tampering with Public Records
  • Intimidation/Retaliation/Obstruction in Child Abuse Case
  • Failure to Report or Refer Suspected Child Abuse
  • Willful Failure to Cooperate in Investigation of Child Abuse
  • All Prohibited Acts under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act
  • Criminal Diversion of Medical Marijuana
  • Adulteration of Medical Marijuana
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Other Provider Prohibited Acts
  • Unlicensed Practice and Other Violations of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act
  • Unlawful acts under the Pharmacy Act
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Pharmacy:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of pharmacy:
  • Professional Licensee – Employing a Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Illegal Dumping of Methamphetamine Waste
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Retail Theft (felony only)
  • Organized Retail Theft
  • Forgery
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence
  • Tampering with Public Records or Information
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse
  • All Prohibited Acts under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act
  • Criminal Diversion of Medical Marijuana
  • Adulteration of Medical Marijuana
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Other Provider Prohibited Acts
  • Unlawful acts under the Pharmacy Act
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Physical Therapy:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of physical therapy:
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Neglect of Care-dependent Person
  • Abuse of Care-dependent Person
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Forgery
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Access Device Fraud
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Endangering the Welfare of Children
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Trafficking in Individuals
  • Labor Servitude
  • Professional Licensee – Employing a Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Sexual Extortion (where no contact with the victim)
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction. 

STATE BOARD OF PODIATRY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Podiatry:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of podiatry:
  • Unlicensed Practice and Other Violations of the Podiatry Practice Act
  • Unlawful Acts under Section 8 of the Pharmacy Act
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Other Provider Prohibited Acts
  • Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Identity Theft
  • All Violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Endangering Welfare of Children
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Psychology:

    • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
    • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
    • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
    • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of psychology:
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Other Provider Prohibited Acts
  • Professional Licensee–Employing a Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Unlicensed Practice and Other Unlawful acts under the Psychology Practice Act
  • Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse
  • False Reports of Child Abuse
  • Intimidation, Retaliation or Obstruction in Child Abuse Cases
  • Causing or Aiding Suicide
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Interference with Custody of Children
  • Interference with Custody of Committed Persons
  • Criminal Coercion
  • Concealment of Whereabouts of a Child
    • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
    • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction. 

STATE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Real Estate Commission:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of real estate:
  • Rape
  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Institutional Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault by Sports Official, Volunteer or Employee of Nonprofit Association
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Conduct Relating to Sex Offenders – Violations of Probation/Parole
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Trespass (felony only)
  • Robbery
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Retail Theft (misdemeanor or felony)
  • Organized Retail Theft
  • Theft of Leased Property
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Bad Checks (felony only)
  • Access Device Fraud (felony only)
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Deception relating to Certification of Minority Business Enterprise or Women’s Business Enterprise
  • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
  • Defrauding Secured Creditors
  • Fraud in Insolvency
  • Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Government or Financial Institutions
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Bribery in Official and Political Matters
  • Threats and Other Improper Influence in Official and Political Matters
  • Retaliation for Past Official Action
  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Witness or Informant Taking Bribe
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence
  • Tampering with Public Records or Information
  • Impersonating a Public Servant
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims (felony only)
  • Retaliation against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Intimidation, Retaliation or Obstruction in Child Abuse Cases
  • Furnishing Free Insurance as Inducement for Purchases
  • Unlicensed Mortgage Loan Business
  • Unlawful Use of Computer and Other Computer Crimes
  • Computer Theft
  • Computer Trespass
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction. 

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

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of social work, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy and professional counseling:
  • Causing Suicide
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Neglect of Care Dependent Person
  • Abuse of Care Dependent Person
  • Interference with Custody of Committed Person
  • Crimes related to Human Trafficking
  • Professional Licensee – Employing Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Concealing Death of a Child
  • Endangering Welfare of a Child
  • Dealing in Infant Children
  • Tampering with Public Records
  • Intimidation/Retaliation/Obstruction in Child Abuse Cases
  • Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse
  • Willful Failure to Cooperate in Investigation of Child Abuse
  • All Prohibited Acts under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Other Provider Prohibited Acts
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction. 

STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology:

  • Each of the sexual offenses set forth in Appendix A.
  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology:
  • Stalking – Repeated Acts to Cause Fear
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Neglect of a Care Dependent Person
  • Professional Licensee – Employing a Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft of Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds
  • Forgery
  • Tampering with Records and Identification
  • Access Device Fraud
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Endangering Welfare of Children
  • Perjury
  • False Swearing
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Tampering with Public Records
  • Impersonating a Licensee
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Retaliation Against Witness, Victim or Party
  • Obstructing Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function
  • Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution
  • Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activity
  • Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Other Provider Prohibited Acts
  • Misdemeanor Violations of the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Licensure Act
  • Workers Compensation Fraud
  • False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters
  • Mail Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Filing Fraudulent Income Tax Returns
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DEALERS AND SALESPERSONS

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of the vehicle sales profession:
  • Odometer Tampering
  • Altering, Forging or Counterfeiting Title, Registration or Insurance
  • Possession or Use of Fraudulent Display Documents
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent Destruction, Removal or Concealment of Recordable Instruments
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Bad Checks (felony only)
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly
  • Securing Execution of Documents by Deception
  • Falsely Impersonating Persons Privately Employed
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Washing Vehicle Titles
  • Identity Theft
  • Possession and Use of Unlawful Devices
  • Bribery
  • Perjury
  • Tampering with Public Records or Information
  • Impersonating a Notary Public or Holder of a Professional or Occupational License
  • Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activity
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

The following schedule of offenses may constitute grounds to refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the State Board of Veterinary Medicine:

  • Each of the crimes of violence set forth in Appendix B.
  • Each of the drug trafficking offenses set forth in Appendix C.
  • The following additional crimes that have been deemed to be directly related to the practice of veterinary medicine:
  • Any Offense related to Cruelty to Animals
  • Any violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Neglect of Care-Dependent Person
  • Abuse of Care-Dependent Person
  • Sexual Intercourse with Animal
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Forgery
  • Tampering with Records or Identification
  • Access Device Fraud
  • Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Endangering the Welfare of Children
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
  • Intimidation of Witnesses or Victims
  • Trafficking in Individuals
  • Professional licensee- Employing Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Labor Servitude
  • Sexual Extortion – where no Contact with the Victim
  • Criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy or criminal solicitation to commit any of the offenses listed above.
  • Any offense equivalent to any of the offenses listed above under the laws of this Commonwealth in effect at the time of the commission of that offense or under the laws of another jurisdiction.