Perfusionists A temporary waiver was granted allowing a six-month extension of all Temporary Graduate Perfusionist Licenses. Additionally, a temporary waiver was granted regarding the limitation that temporary emergency perfusionists can only provide services once during a 72-hour period. For the length of the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration, they can provide these services an unlimited number of…

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The Department of State has implemented a process to allow some retired healthcare providers (perfusionists are included) to temporarily reenter practice, details can be found here: https://www.dos.pa.gov/Documents/2020-03-25-Retirees-Suspension-Waiver.pdf [dos.pa.gov] The Department also created an expedited process for out of state licensees to practice in PA during the pandemic, details on that program are here: https://www.dos.pa.gov/Documents/2020-03-18-Temporary-Licenses-Out-of-State-Practitioners.pdf [dos.pa.gov]

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Board Counsel are currently working on the regulations for the change in our legislation which allows the Temporary Perfusion license to last the full 2 years regardless of any pass/fail record of the new graduate.  In addition, the Board has been petitioned  to approve a temporary extension of 6 months to all Pennsylvania Temporary Graduate…

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Highlights from the Spring 2018 Meeting

Mr. Robert Rush was awarded the Distinguished Perfusionist Award highlighting his outstanding career as both an educator and clinician in Perfusion the last thirty-plus year. Also, Melissa Matthew was awarded the Perfusion Student scholarship.

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Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Disabled Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf signed HB 683 sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp that amends the Taxpayer Relief Act by removing veterans’ disability payments from the definition of “income” that is used to determine eligibility for the Property Tax RentRebate Program (PTRR). “Pennsylvania veterans’ service to…

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Pennsylvania State Perfusion Society On-Line Store is open and ready for business!! Store closes Friday Night November 4th at midnight!! Visit bsnteamsports.com Us Access Code: perfus3G5G The store is open now through Nov. 4, 2016! Place your Order NOW

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Act 31 of 2014 states that the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA), in conjunction with the Department of Human Services (DHS) is required to ensure that all persons applying for issuance of an initial license as a health-related licensee or funeral director (mandatory reporters under section 6311 of the Child Protective Services Law…

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Check out the “NTB Infections Free Webinar” on Heater-Cooler Units Putting Patients at Risk hosted by Jacqueline Wilkins. Register today for this webinar to take place on Monday, August 29, 2016, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time). To register and see the agenda for this webinar please click here: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=linhi9kkq9qn&campaign=o7zeuxo9l8t

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