PRINTER'S NO. 1603
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1087
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY BLAKE, FARNESE, COSTA, TARTAGLIONE AND HAYWOOD,
MARCH 25, 2020
REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE,
MARCH 25, 2020
AN ACT
Amending the act of July 2, 1993 (P.L.345, No.48), entitled "An
act empowering the General Counsel or his designee to issue
subpoenas for certain licensing board activities; providing
for hearing examiners in the Bureau of Professional and
Occupational Affairs; providing additional powers to the
Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs; and
further providing for civil penalties and license
suspension," further providing for hearing examiners.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 3(b) of the act of July 2, 1993 (P.L.345,
No.48), entitled "An act empowering the General Counsel or his
designee to issue subpoenas for certain licensing board
activities; providing for hearing examiners in the Bureau of
Professional and Occupational Affairs; providing additional
powers to the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational
Affairs; and further providing for civil penalties and license
suspension," is amended to read:
Section 3. Hearing examiners.
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(b) Regulations.--The Commissioner of Professional and
Occupational Affairs, after consultation with the licensing
boards and commissions, shall have the power to promulgate
regulations setting forth the procedural rules to be followed by
any such hearing examiners in the conduct of hearings in
disciplinary matters before a licensing board or commission. All
proceedings shall comply with the following:
(1) Proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with
the provisions of 2 Pa.C.S. (relating to administrative law
and procedure).
(2) The respondent shall appear in person for a hearing
conducted under this act.
(3) An individual adversely affected by the respondent's
actions which are relevant to the disciplinary matter pending
before the licensing board or commission or a hearing
examiner shall have an opportunity to provide a statement
concerning any loss, damages or injury suffered as a direct
result of the respondent's actions.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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