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§ 1917. Penalties

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: October 29, 2018

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 33. Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 29, 2018
63 P.S. § 1917
§ 1917. Penalties
(a) Criminal penalties.--A person who violates this act commits a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of up to $1,000 or to imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.
(b) Civil penalty.--In addition to any other civil remedy or criminal penalty provided for in this act, the board, by a vote of the majority of the maximum number of the authorized membership of the board as provided by law, or by a vote of the majority of the duly qualified and confirmed membership or a minimum of three members, whichever is greater, may levy a civil penalty of up to $10,000 on any current licensee who violates any provision of this act, on any person who engages in the independent practice of clinical social work, the independent practice of marriage and family therapy or the independent practice of professional counseling without being licensed pursuant to this act or on any person who holds himself or herself out as a licensed bachelor social worker, licensed social worker, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor or marriage and family therapist without being so licensed pursuant to this act. The board shall levy this penalty only after affording the accused party the opportunity for a hearing, as provided in Title 2 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (relating to administrative law and procedure).
(c) Disposition.--All fines and civil penalties imposed in accordance with this section shall be paid into the Professional Licensure Augmentation Account.


1987, July 9, P.L. 220, No. 39, § 17, effective in 90 days. Amended 2014, Oct. 22, P.L. 2884, No. 179, § 6, effective in 60 days [Dec. 22, 2014]; 2016, June 23, P.L. 387, No. 54, § 2, effective in 120 days [Oct. 21, 2016]; 2018, June 29, P.L. 505, No. 76, § 2, effective in 120 days [Oct. 29, 2018].
63 P.S. § 1917, PA ST 63 P.S. § 1917
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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