An April 16 decision by Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court reversed an indefinite license suspension placed on an esthetician who had been convicted of selling prescription pain medication. The court held that a felony conviction, by itself, was insufficient evidence to suspend a cosmetician in the state (Abruzzese v. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs). The court also found fault with the state cosmetology board's handling of evidentiary procedures.
In 2015, Rosemarie Abruzzese, a licensed Pennsylvania esthetician, was convicted of possessing prescription painkillers with an intent to deliver; she was sentenced to five years' probation. The conviction prompted . . .
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