For Immediate Release - January 17, 2012

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Health Professionals Announces Enforcement Action

BOSTON - January 17, 2012 - The Board of Registration of Allied Health Professionals announced today disciplinary action against the following licensees:

Jeannine Lee Palm, Lynn

Jeannine Lee Palm, a Massachusetts Physical Therapy Assistant with license number 743, recently was disciplined by the Board. Palm was ordered to pay the Board a $250 fine. In a Consent Agreement, Palm admitted that she practiced as a PTA in Massachusetts while unlicensed by the Board from April 5, 2011, through Aug. 8, 2011, in violation of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 112, Section 65A. 

Tina Senecal, Ware

The Board and Senecal have entered into an agreement under which was fined $1,000. Senecal admitted that she practiced as an occupational therapist while her license to do so was lapsed.

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