The Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) published final guidelines that permit anyone holding a license, registration, certificate, or permit issued by a licensing board or commission under the Bureau to apply for record expungement.
NOTICE – ACT 6 OF 2018 EXPUNGEMENT PROVISIONS
Among other things, the Act of February 15, 2018 (P.L. 14, No. 6) (Act 6 of 2018) provides that the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs shall expunge certain disciplinary actions upon application of a licensee, registrant, certificate holder or permit holder. Specifically, there are two types of violations that may be expunged:
1) violations involving failure to complete continuing education requirements, and
2) violations related to practicing on a lapsed license for six months or less. No other disciplinary records are eligible for expungement.
To be eligible for expungement of a disciplinary action, the following conditions must be met:
(1) The application for expungement must be filed not earlier than four years from the final disposition of the disciplinary record.
(2)The disciplinary record must be the only discipline that the licensee, registrant, certificate holder or permit holder has with the applicable board/commission.
(3)The licensee, registrant, certificate holder or permit holder must not be the subject of an active investigation related to professional or occupational conduct.
(4)The licensee, registrant, certificate holder or permit holder must not be in a current disciplinary status (i.e., revoked, suspended, on probation, etc.) and any fees or fines assessed must be paid in full.
(5)The licensee, registrant, certificate holder or permit holder must not have had a disciplinary record previously expunged by the Commissioner.
The application fee for expungement of a disciplinary record is $155.