Disciplinary Actions Taken by DPL

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Pursuant to G.L. c. 112, § 263, the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) is authorized to take disciplinary action against occupational schools and sales representatives who are found to have violated applicable statutes or regulations governing their operation and conduct. The discipline that may be imposed upon an occupational school or sales representative includes the following:

  • Suspension, revocation, cancellation or placement of a license on probation;
  • Reprimand or censure of a license;
  • Assessment of a civil administrative fine of up to $5,000, per violation of applicable statutes or regulations;
  • Completion of additional education and training as a condition of retention, future consideration, or reinstatement of a license;
  • Supervised practice for a specified period of time, as a condition of retention, future consideration, or reinstatement of a license;
  • Restitution of student fees and tuition; and
  • Issuance of orders directing the school or sales representative to cease and desist from unethical or unprofessional conduct.

DPL may also summarily suspend or refuse to renew a license, pending a hearing, if the continued operation of the occupational school poses and immediate and serious threat to the public health, safety, or welfare.

Since assuming responsibility for the licensing and regulation of occupational schools in August 2012, DPL has taken disciplinary actions against the following occupational schools and sales representatives:

Occupational School or Sales Representative Location and Address Discipline Imposed Effective Date of Discipline Reinstatement Date (If Applicable)
New England Casino Dealer Academy, LLC 211 Emerald Square Mall, North Attleboro, MA 02760 $1,500 fine 9/25/2013      -
Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers Inc. 460 Belmont St, Brockton, MA 02301 $20,000 fine 4/3/2014      -
National Personal Training Institute 249 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02452 $500 fine 12/10/2014      -
Lifestream, Inc. 174 Union St, 3rd Floor, New Bedford, MA 6 months probation and $3,000 fine 2/2/2015 8/2/15, Probation Ended.
Universal Health Care Center 27 Hunting Street, Malden, MA 02148 $1,000 fine and 6 months probation 3/18/15 9/18/15, Probation Ended.
The Peterson School 25 Montvale Ave, Woburn;
350 University Ave, Westwood;
486 Chandler St., Worcester
$1,000 fine and 6 months probation 3/26/15 9/26/15, Probation Ended
 
The Portfolio Center 289 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453 $10,000.00 fine 4/9/2015      -
CNS Academy for Healthcare Professionals 187A High Street, Holyoke $1,000 fine 5/5/2015      -
Medical Career Center 267 Moody Street, Waltham and 70 James St., Worcester $1,500 fine and 1 year probation 5/5/2015      -
Network Technology Academy Institute 20-40 Holland Street, Somerville & 100 Pleasant Street, Malden $1,000 fine and 6 months probation 5/6/2015 11/6/15, Probation Ended    
Masters Plumbing and Gas School 5 Mark Lane, Hyannis and 85 Commercial Street, Weymouth $1,000 fine and 6 months probation 5/14/2015 11/14/15, Probation Ended
Health Care Training Services, Inc. 657 Quarry Street, Fall River $5,000 fine and 1 year stayed suspension 5/14/2015 5/14/2016, Stayed Suspension Ended.   
Sarah V. Boston School 500 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Randolph $1,000 fine and 6 months probationn 6/3/15      -
Sarah V Boston 500 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Randolph $3,000 fine and one year of additional probation 10/27/15      -
Health and Home Care Training Center of Massachusetts 99 South Bedford Street, Suite 6, Burlington $1,000 fine and 6 months probation  6/12/15 12/12/15, Probation Ended.
Rhys Thomas Institute of Energy Medicine P.O. Box 736, Medway, MA $500 fine 7/8/15      -
Home Care Plus HCP Training 385 Court Street, Suite 201, Plymouth, MA $1,000 fine 7/16/15      -
A Better Tomorrow Services Health Training 153B Main Street, Everett, MA $500 fine 7/24/15      -
Porchlight Home Care 21 High Street, Lee, MA & 148 Maple Avenue, Great Barrington, MA Voluntary Surrender Agreement 8/27/15      -
Central Mass Technical School 68 Central Street, Auburn & 155 Eastern Avenue, Dedham, MA $1,000 fine and 6 months probation 11/3/15 5/3/16, Probation Ended.
New England Institute of HVAC 240 Smith Street, Lowell, MA $1,000 fine and 6 months probation 11/3/15 5/3/16, Probation Ended.
Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association 1 Merchant Street, Suite 112, Sharon, MA $500 fine and 6 months probation 12/30/15 6/30/16, Probation Ended.
A Better Tomorrow Services Health Training 153B Main Street, Everett, MA $1,000 fine and 6 months probation 2/16/16      -
CNS Nursing Home Care, Inc., d/b/a Commonwealth Nursing Services 40 Church Street, 4th Floor, Lowell, MA $500 fine 2/16/16      -
Nicholas Spencer, d/b/a National Medical Academy 247 East Central Street, Franklin MA $10,000 fine for unlicensed practice        -
Andrea Burns, d/b/a Massachusetts School of Pet Grooming 127 Boston Street, Medford, MA 02165 $10,000 fine for unlicensed practice        -
American Red Cross of Massachusetts 139 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142; 60 Island Street, Lawrence, MA 01840; 150 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA 01104 $1,000 fine and 6 months probation 8/25/16  2/25/17, Probation Ended 
Future Media Concepts One Kendall Square, Suite B3205, Cambridge, MA 02139 $500 fine 8/25/16      -

 

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