Court gavel lawHARRISBURG PA – Three area residents, one in Royersford and two in Collegeville, are the subjects of disciplinary actions recently handed down by professional licensing boards in Pennsylvania that are supervised by the state Department of State.

  • The Pennsylvania Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons – which is responsible for licensing automobile sales persons – said Monday (Nov. 30, 2009) it had revoked the vehicle sales person license of Brian K. Montanari of Collegeville PA, and additionally fined him $1,000, “based upon his criminal conviction for a felony crime of moral turpitude.”
  • The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine earlier reported it had placed on probation for at least 18 months the license of Dr. Robert P. DiTizio of Collegeville PA, “based on findings he violated the terms of a previous board order.” The probation is retroactive to Feb. 28, 2009.
  • The Pennsylvania Board of Nursing earlier said it had suspended for three years the nursing license of Todd M. Slawecki of Royersford PA, “based on findings that he violated the terms of his Voluntary Recovery Program consent agreement.”¬† The suspension is retroactive to Jan. 15, 2009.

Board decisions against Montanari were made Sept. 1 (2009); DiTizio, July 30 (2009); and Slawecki, Aug. 7 (2009), according to the Department of State.

Overall, the department said, a total of 115 disciplinary actions against licensed or commissioned professionals were taken during October and November. Another 118 were taken during August and September.

A comprehensive list of the sanctions imposed by 29 professional-licensing boards – under the department’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, Bureau of Charitable Organizations, and Division of Legislation and Notaries of the Bureau of Commission, Elections and Legislation – is available at its website.

More than 780,000 active professionals and businesses hold some sort of Pennsylvania license to practice their trade.

Anyone who suspects unlicensed activity by an individual or facility, or who believes they have been a victim of unethical treatment, can file a complaint either online or through the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs telephone hot-line at 800-822-2113.

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