State Announces Disciplines Against Three Licensees

POTTSTOWN PA – Three Pennsylvania-licensed professionals who practice in or live within the greater Pottstown area, including one each from Gilbertsville and Douglassville, were  subjects of disciplinary actions made public for September (2011) by units of the state Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

Included among decisions announced Thursday (Oct. 6, 2011), the bureau’s:

  • Board of Nursing indefinitely suspended the licenses of one individual, and placed a second licensee on indefinite probation; and the
  • Board of Pharmacy imposed a public reprimand on one individual.

The disciplinary actions were announced against dozens of state-licensed professionals, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele said. The bureau’s various boards and commissions license more than 900,000 active professionals and businesses.

In the first nursing case, Francene Perna, license no. RN310712L, of Douglassville PA … “had her license indefinitely suspended based on her failure to comply with a previously issued Board order,” the department reported.

In the second nursing case, Susan Schlegel Scott, license no. RN169519L, of Gilbertsville PA … “had her license indefinitely suspended, said suspension stayed in favor of indefinite probation based on findings that she pled guilty to theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, a felony,” the department reported.

In the pharmacy case, Kara Marie Ulmer, license no. RP043518L, of Collegeville PA … “had a public reprimand placed on her permanent board record, was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $3,000, and shall obtain 30 hours of ACPE continuing education credits for the biennial reporting period of 2006-2008 because she failed to complete 30 hours of ACPE continuing education,” the department reported.