September 20, 2007

Policy #07-001

Policy:
PTCO's are responsible for a PT Facility's compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth and Board rules and regulations. Therefore, a licensee on probation or with stayed suspension may not serve as a PTCO until the probation or stayed suspension has been satisfactorily completed. At the conclusion of the probationary period or the period of stayed suspension, the licensee may apply to serve as a PTCO at a PT Facility. A licensee with a case that is awaiting a formal adjudicatory hearing (and the case is with the Office of Prosecution of the Division of Professional Licensure) may be denied the opportunity to serve as a PTCO until the case is resolved. The determination of whether to deny will be made on a case-by-case basis. In order to make this determination, the Board may look at the following factors: the nature of the allegations; the evidence against the licensee; and the licensure history of the applicant including but not limited to past disciplinary history. In coming to a determination, the Board may consider other information if appropriate under the circumstances.