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§ 2070.9e. Reciprocal discipline

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: February 18, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 2. Miscellaneous Laws Relating to Schools
Educator Discipline Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 18, 2014
24 P.S. § 2070.9e
§ 2070.9e. Reciprocal discipline
(a) Upon receipt of a certified copy of an adjudication from the appropriate licensing authority in another state, territory or nation imposing discipline for grounds that are comparable to the grounds for discipline under this act, the department may issue an order directing that the educator show cause why the imposition of identical or comparable discipline in this Commonwealth would be unwarranted. The final adjudication by an appropriate licensing authority of another jurisdiction shall be conclusive as to the misconduct of an educator under this section. The educator shall respond within 30 days of service of the order to show cause. The commission may direct the department to impose the identical or comparable discipline unless the educator demonstrates that:
(1) the discipline would result in a grave injustice;
(2) the discipline is substantially different from what would have been imposed for similar conduct in this Commonwealth; or
(3) the procedure used in the other jurisdiction did not provide due process.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the department from pursuing discipline against any educator disciplined in another state, territory or nation under other sections of this act.


1973, Dec. 12, P.L. 397, No. 141, § 9.5, added 2013, Dec. 18, P.L. 1205, No. 120, § 6, effective in 60 days [Feb. 18, 2014].
24 P.S. § 2070.9e, PA ST 24 P.S. § 2070.9e
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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