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Vasilios "Bill" Kalogredis. Vasilios “Bill” Kalogredis.

On April 10, 2019, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court filed a decision in Dunagan v. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, State Board of Nursing, No. 546 C.D. 2018 (Pa. Commonwealth 2029), addressing a petition for review of the board’s decision. Even though the decision cannot be used as binding precedent, it nevertheless provides the nursing board and other professional boards with useful guidance. In response to the petition for review filed by petitioner, Venus Q. Dunagan, the court disagreed with the board’s application of Section 16(a)(5) of the Practical Nurse Law, which authorizes the board to suspend or revoke a license where the licensee has been convicted of or has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to a crime of moral turpitude.

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