State Department Disciplines 2 Area Licensees

State Department Disciplines 2 Area LicenseesHARRISBURG PA – Two area residents, one each from Royersford and Perkiomenville, are among 156 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations against which the Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions during June (2016), the department announced Wednesday (July 13) in a press release.

A comprehensive list of sanctions imposed by the department’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs is available online, here. Its boards and commissions license and oversee nearly 1 million active professionals and businesses, covering a range of occupations. Violations of law or state regulations may result in civil penalties and the suspension or revocation of a license.

  • The Pennsylvania Board of Nursing reported that “Kelly Dianne Panetta, license no. RN603369, of Royersford, Montgomery County, was indefinitely suspended for no less than three years with said suspension immediately stayed in favor of no less than three years of probation, subject to the board’s terms and conditions, because she is unable to practice professional nursing with reasonable skill and safety by reason of mental or physical illness or condition or dependence upon alcohol, hallucinogenic or narcotic drugs, or other drugs which tend to impair judgment and/or coordination.” Its decision became effective June 9.
  • The Pennsylvania Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons reported that “Douglas Rhedrick, license no. MV150757L, of Perkiomenville, Montgomery County, was revoked based on convictions of crimes of moral turpitude.” Its decision became effective May 11.

The bureau maintains a searchable database that allows the public to check the license status of all professionals and establishments it licenses. It is available online, here.