List of Prohibited Offenses

If your criminal history record information indicates that you have been convicted of any of the following offenses, regardless of when the conviction occurred, you may not be enrolled in PANAT

An offense designated as a felony under the act of April 1972 (P.L.233, No. 64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.

  1. An offense under on or more of the following provisions of 18 Pa. C.S. (relating to crimes and offenses):

Chapter 25 (relating to criminal homicide).

Section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault).
Section 2901 (relating to kidnapping).
Section 2902 (relating to unlawful restraint).
Section 3121 (relating to rape).
Section 3122 (relating to statutory sexual assault).
Section 3123 (relating to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse).
Section 3124.1 (relation to sexual assault).
Section 3125 (relating to aggravated indecent assault).
Section 3126 (relating to indecent assault).
Section 3127 (relating to indecent exposure).
Section 3301 (relating to burglary).
Section 3502 (relating to burglary).
Section 3701 (relating to robbery).

A felony offense under Chapter 39 (relating to theft and related offenses) or two or more misdemeanors under Chapter 39.

Section 4101 (relating to forgery).
Section 4114 (relating to securing execution of documents by deception).
Section 4302 (relating to incest).
Section 4303 (relating to concealing death of a child).
Section 4304 (relating to endangering welfare of children).
Section 4952 (relating to intimidation of witnesses or victims).
Section 4953 (relating to retaliation against witness or victim).

A felony offense under Section 5902 (b) (relating to prostitution and related offenses).

Section 5903 c or d (relating to obscene and other sexual materials and performances).
Section 6301 (relating to corruption of minors).
Section 6312 (relating to sexual abuse of children).

  1. A federal or out of state offense similar in nature to those crimes listed in paragraphs 1 & 2.

A criminal history as outlined above precludes enrollment in any PANAT program.  Convictions for offenses not listed above will not necessarily prevent enrollment in any PANAT program, but may be considered in its decision to accept such student.

If you have not been a resident of Pennsylvania at all times for at least the last two years or if you live outside Pennsylvania, we are also required to obtain a criminal history record check from the FBI as well as a full set of fingerprints in addition to the State Police Check.  PANAT will provide the necessary forms to initiate the criminal records check.  If you do not cooperate with the criminal history records checks process, you will not be allowed to enroll.

As part of its enrollment application procedures, PANAT requires you to provide a list of criminal convictions.  Convictions not included under the prohibitive conviction of the Older Adults Protective Services Act will be considered based on factors that relate to your suitability for employment after graduation  including the type and severity of the crime and when the conviction occurred.