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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-546



Action Taken by the Commission

[48 Pa.B. 2029]
[Saturday, April 7, 2018]

 The Independent Regulatory Review Commission met publicly at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018, and announced the following:

Regulation Deemed Approved Pursuant to Section 5(g) of the Regulatory Review Act—Effective March 21, 2018

 Department of Agriculture # 2-190: Commercial Kennel Canine Health Regulations (deletes 7 Pa. Code § 28a.8(5))

Action Taken—Regulation Approved:

 State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure # 16A-6711: General Revisions (amends 49 Pa. Code Chapter 42)


Approval Order

Public Meeting Held
March 22, 2018

Commissioners Voting: George D. Bedwick, Chairperson; John F. Mizner, Esq., Vice Chairperson; W. Russell Faber; Murray Ufberg, Esq.; Dennis A. Watson, Esq.

State Board of Occupational Therapy Education
and Licensure
General Revisions
Regulation No. 16A-6711 (# 3134)

 On February 5, 2016, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) received this proposed regulation from the State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure (Board). This rulemaking amends 49 Pa. Code Chapter 42. The proposed regulation was published in the February 20, 2016 Pennsylvania Bulletin with a 30-day public comment period ending March 21, 2016. The final-form regulation was submitted to the Commission on February 9, 2018.

 This regulation implements Act 138 of 2012 by requiring the maintenance of professional liability insurance by occupational therapists and establishing continued competency requirements for occupational therapy assistants.

 We have determined this regulation is consistent with the statutory authority of the Board (63 P.S. §§ 1505(b), 1508(5)(vi) and 1515(a)) and the intention of the General Assembly. Having considered all of the other criteria of the Regulatory Review Act, we find promulgation of this regulation is in the public interest.

By Order of the Commission:

 This regulation is approved.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-546. Filed for public inspection April 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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