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SUMMARY OF THE MAY MEETING


 


OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS


 


OF


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK


 


 


Held at the State Education Building

Albany, New York


May 21 and 22, 2007


 


David Johnson, Secretary


Board of Regents



THE BOARD OF REGENTS

              The Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York held public sessions on Monday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, May 22, at 11:15 a.m. pursuant to a call duly sent to each Regent.


MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Monday, May 21, 10:00 a.m.


Board Members in Attendance:

 

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor

Merryl H. Tisch, Vice Chancellor

Saul B. Cohen

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

Geraldine D. Chapey

Arnold B. Gardner

Harry Phillips, 3rd

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Milton L. Cofield

Roger B. Tilles

Karen Brooks Hopkins

Natalie M. Gomez-Velez

Charles R. Bendit

              Also present were the President of The University and Commissioner of Education, Richard P. Mills, Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Kathy A. Ahearn, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, David Johnson.  

              Chancellor Robert M. Bennett called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

ACTION ITEMS

Executive Session Motion

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents convene in Executive Session on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 a.m. for the purpose of discussing pending litigation and personnel matters.

              Motion by:              Vice Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch

              Seconded by:           Regent James C. Dawson

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

Charter Schools:  Renewal Charter

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              In accordance with the standards set forth in subdivision two of New York State Education Law Section 2852, the Board of Regents reviews applications for the renewal of existing charter schools and may either (a) approve and issue the charter or renewal charter as proposed by the charter entity, or (b) return the proposed charter or renewal charter to the charter entity for reconsideration with the written comments and recommendations of the Board of Regents.

              The Trustees of the State University of New York have proposed a second renewal charter for the International Charter School of Schenectady (Rotterdam-Mohanasen).  The School’s charter expired on April 4, 2007 and any action taken by the Board of Regents will become effective immediately.

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents return the proposed second renewal charter of the International Charter School of Schenectady to the Trustees of the State University of New York for reconsideration, and with the following comments and recommendations: The International Charter School of Schenectady as it currently exists is significantly different in a number of material respects than the school that is described in the documents and materials submitted to the Board of Regents for review.  It is, therefore, recommended that either (a) the proposed second renewal charter be amended to change the school’s renewal term to the end of the 2006-2007 school year at most, or that (b) the proposed second renewal charter be resubmitted to the Board of Regents with sufficient documentation of the ability of the school to operate in an educationally and fiscally sound manner for the term of the renewal, including but not limited to information on the School’s plan to independently manage and operate the School without a management company; the School’s academic program, textbooks and instructional materials, student discipline policies and a plan for recruiting a new school leader as well as teachers and students.

              Motion by:               Regent James C. Dawson

              Seconded by:           Regent Milton L. Cofield

              Action                      Motion carried unanimously

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Commissioner’s Report to the Board

              The Commissioner’s written monthly report focused on nine subject areas:  Roosevelt; Grade 3 through 8 test results – English Language Arts; Article VII issues; Contracts for Excellence; Emergency Regulations; Teacher Preparation and Student Outcomes; Implementation of the Statewide Plan for Higher Education: Strengthening Retention; Regents Priority Legislation; and, Parent and Family Partnerships.

Status Report on Roosevelt Union Free School District

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              Senior Deputy Commissioner Johanna Duncan Poitier led a discussion on the status of the Roosevelt Union Free School District and next steps to be taken.  Her comments focused on actions scheduled in the areas of education, leadership, fiscal stability, and school buildings.

              In discussion, Board members expressed the need for program coordination in the collaborative efforts of external partners, the critical need for classroom supplies to be in place at the start of school in the Fall, and the establishment of monthly progress benchmarks.


MISCELLANEOUS

2006 Yavner Awards for Teaching About the Holocaust

              The late Regent Emeritus Louis E. Yavner established and funded the Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award and the Yavner Teaching Award.  These annual awards recognize teachers and private citizens who have made outstanding contributions to teaching about the Holocaust and other violations of human rights.

              Ms. Beth Quinn, a special education teacher at Gorton High School in the Yonkers Public Schools, was presented the 2006 Yavner Teaching Award.  Ms. Quinn received a formal citation and a check in the amount of $250.

              Mr. Ira Bilus, a Holocaust educator and community leader from Brooklyn, was presented the 2006 Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award.  Mr. Bilus received a formal citation and a check in the amount of $250.


MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Tuesday, May 22, 11:15 a.m.


Board Members in Attendance:

 

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor

Merryl H. Tisch, Vice Chancellor

Saul B. Cohen

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

Geraldine D. Chapey

Arnold B. Gardner

Harry Phillips, 3rd

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Milton L. Cofield

Roger B. Tilles

Karen Brooks Hopkins

Natalie M. Gomez-Velez

Charles R. Bendit

              Also present were the President of The University and Commissioner of Education, Richard P. Mills, Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Kathy A. Ahearn, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, David Johnson.  

              Chancellor Robert M. Bennett called the meeting to order at 11:15 a.m.

Charter Applications for May 2007

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              MOVED, that the Regents approve each application in accordance with the recommendations contained in the respective summaries, with the exception of the application submitted by Coney Island, U.S.A., Brooklyn, which was withdrawn from consideration.

              Motion by:               Regent Roger B. Tilles

              Seconded by:           Regent Harry Phillips, 3rd

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

Summary of the April 2007 Meeting

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              MOVED, that the Summary of the April 2007 Meeting of the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York be approved.

              Motion by:               Regent James C. Dawson

              Seconded by:           Regent Karen Brooks Hopkins

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

State Education Department April 2007 Fiscal Report

BR (A) 3

The Board received for review and acceptance the April 2007 Fiscal Report, including a USNY grant received since the last Fiscal Report.

General fund and federal accounts are in structural balance.

Revenue accounts are in structural balance, allowing for normal reimbursement delays in the planned use of prior year balances.  After expending prior year funds, the Archives Partnership Trust (APT) will use sufficient revenue from the APT endowment, pursuant to Chapter 399 of the Laws of 1998, to maintain structural balance.

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents accept the April 2007 State Education Department Fiscal Report as presented.

              Motion by:               Regent Geraldine D. Chapey

              Seconded by:           Regent Harry Phillips, 3rd

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

Extension of the Appointment of James L. Knowles as Interim Superintendent

at the State School for the Blind

BR (A) 5

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents extend the appointment of James L. Knowles as Interim Superintendent of the New York State School for the Blind, for the period June 23, 2007 – August 29, 2008.

              Motion by:               Regent James C. Dawson

              Seconded by:           Regent Karen Brooks Hopkins

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously


DISCUSSION ITEMS

Update on SED Leadership Academy IV

BR (D) 1

              Certificates were presented to the graduates of the Department’s Leadership Academy IV.

              Academy participants are required to complete a Department-wide project as part of a team.  Representatives of each of the teams presented a brief summary of the project topics: Improving Linkages Between the State Boards for the Professions and Schools; The Next Generation of School Improvement; and, VESID/EMSC Data Assessment.

2008 Regents Priority Legislation

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              The Board reviewed the process for identifying 2008 State and federal legislative priorities.  In June, the Standing Committees of the Board will identify proposed priorities as the next step in preparation for final Board approval in September.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

2008 NASBE Board of Directors Elections

              This item was withdrawn from the agenda for consideration in June.

Resolution in Recognition of Distinguished Service for David J. DeSantis

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve a resolution recognizing David J. DeSantis for 42 years of service and commitment to public education.

Motion by:               Regent James C. Dawson

Seconded by:           Regent Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

              The resolution is attached as Appendix III

Resolution in Recognition of Distinguished Service for Thomas Monahan

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve a resolution expressing their gratitude to Thomas Monahan for his dedicated service and leadership on behalf of the professions and in pursuit of public protection.

              Motion by:               Regent Milton L. Cofield

              Seconded by:           Regent Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

              The resolution is attached as Appendix IV.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

              MOVED, that the reports from the Regents Standing Committees be approved as submitted.

              Motion by:               Regent Saul B. Cohen

              Seconded by:           Regent Milton L. Cofield

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

 


REGENTS SUBCOMMITTEE ON AUDITS

The Regents Subcommittee on Audits met on May 21. The Subcommittee members were informed that staff from the Office of Counsel, the Office of P-16, and the Office of Audit Services have begun to meet on a regular basis to provide greater scrutiny of the findings contained in audit reports.  The group is examining all current audit reports as well as considering any past reports on a district’s operation. The focus of the meetings has been two fold; one is to use the findings as a basis for developing training programs. The training programs would be more than likely developed with the cooperation of one of the Department’s partner organizations. The second approach is to use the school districts’ 90-day response to the audit report to reexamine the need for an additional type of intervention. The 90-day response is important because it requires the Board’s approval of corrective actions. Staff will keep the members informed on activities related to the process for reviewing audit findings.

The meeting was devoted to two major topics: the analysis of school district financial statements and the presentation of audit reports.

Staff from the Office of Audit Services described the process that is used to identify districts in fiscal stress as well as those moving toward stress. The office reviews the annual financial statements for all school districts and applies a certain criteria to those financials.  Staff described the criteria and explained the factors that are considered.

Based on the 2005-06 financial statements, 16 schools have been identified as being in “stress” and 25 as in “concern.” The Subcommittee had a discussion on the importance of more broadly distributing this information. It was the feeling of the members of the Subcommittee that this is information that should be made publicly available so that residents of school districts are informed on the financial condition of the District. The Office of Audit Services, Office of Counsel, Office of P-16 and Office of Innovation will develop a plan for releasing school financial information to the press and Legislators.

The following audits were presented for review.

 Office of Audit Services

VESID Albany District Office

VESID Mid-Hudson District Office

U.S.
Department of Education - Office of the Inspector General

Hempstead Union Free School District

Office of the State Comptroller

Mineola Union Free School District

              Buffalo City School District

              Greater Southern Tier BOCES

              Monroe I BOCES

              Silver Creek Central School District

              Webster Central School District

              Lyons Central School District

              Somers Central School District

              Scarsdale Union Free School District

              Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District

              Salem Central School District

              Heuvelton Central School District

              Newfane Central School District

              East Aurora Union Free School District

              Gouverneur Central School District

              Andover Central School District

              Uniondale Union Free School District

              Brunswick Central School District

              Franklinville Central School District

              Clarkstown Central School District

              Marion Central School District

              Niskayuna Central School District

              Lake Placid Central School District

              Cambridge Central School District

              Westport Central School District

              Lake George Central School District

              Whitehall Central School District

              North Greenbush Common School District

              Fort Plain Central School District

              Brewster Central School District

              Pavilion Central School District

              Byram Hills Central School District

              Fabius-Pompey Central School District

              Hudson City School District

              Bedford Central School District

              Washingtonville Central School District

              East Moriches Union Free School District

              Roosevelt Union Free School District

              Enlarged City School District of Troy

              Schenectady City School District

              Liberty Central School District

              Beacon City School District

              South Country Central School District

The members of the Subcommittee requested that in the future, the audits be presented in a summary format, organized by topic. This format will enable the Subcommittee members to quickly identify the audit findings as well as the number of school districts that have those findings.  This format will facilitate the discussion of audit findings with local school district officials as Regents meet with them.

 


REGENTS COMMITTEE ON ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION – VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

              Your EMSC-VESID Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 22, 2007.  All members were present.

ACTION ITEMS

State Plan

  • Your Committee recommends approval of the New York Title VII State Plan for Independent Living 2008, 2009 and 2010.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 5]

Charter Schools

  • Your Committee recommends approval of the revision to the initial charter of the Urban Choice Charter School, Rochester, and that the provisional charter be amended accordingly.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 4]
  • Your Committee recommends approval of the revision to the initial charter of the Grand Concourse Academy Charter School, New York City, as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and that the provisional charter be amended accordingly.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 4]
  • Your Committee recommends approval of the renewal application of the COMMUNITY Charter School, Buffalo, and that a second renewal charter be issued, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term ending on July 31, 2009.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 6]
  • Your Committee recommends approval of the renewal application of the Southside Academy Charter School, Syracuse, and that a second renewal charter be issued, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term ending on June 30, 2010.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 6]
  • Your Committee recommends approval and issuance of the first renewal charter of the Buffalo United Charter School as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term ending on July 31, 2008.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 6]
  • Your Committee recommends approval and issuance of the first renewal charter of the Harlem Village Academy Charter School, New York City, as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term ending on July 31, 2008.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 6]
  • Your Committee recommends approval and issuance of the third renewal charter of the King Center Charter School, Buffalo, as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term ending on July 31, 2008.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 6]
  • Your Committee recommends approval and issuance of the first renewal charter of the Leadership Village Academy Charter School, New York City, as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term ending on July 31, 2008.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 6]
  • Your Committee recommends approval and issuance of the third renewal charter of the Our World Neighborhood Charter School, New York City, as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term ending on July 31, 2012.   [EMSC-VESID (A) 6]

Regulations

  • Your Committee recommends that Section 175.43 of the Regulations of the Commissioner relating to Operating Standards Aid be repealed, as submitted, effective June 14, 2007.  [EMSC-VESID 1]
  • Your Committee recommends that Subpart 151-1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner be repealed and a new Subpart 151-1 be added, as submitted, effective May 29, 2007, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare in order to immediately establish uniform quality standards and other requirements for universal prekindergarten programs that are consistent with Education Law section 3602-e, as amended by Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2007, so that affected school districts may timely plan and implement such programs for the 2007-2008 school year pursuant to statutory requirements.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 2]

The Committee requested clarification concerning the requirement for qualified teachers in nonpublic school settings to obtain a certification valid for service in the early childhood grades.

  • Your Committee recommends that Section 21.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Section 100.12 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective May 29, 2007, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare in order to immediately establish loan and plan procedures relating to instructional computer hardware under Education Law sections 753 and 754, so that school districts may timely notify nonpublic schools for implementation of statutory requirements in the 2007-2008 school year.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 3]

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

              Mr. Chancellor and Members of the Board:  Your EMSC-VESID Committee recommends, and I move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each of the recommendations set forth in the written report of the deliberations of the Committee at its meeting on May 22, 2007, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Proposed amendment to Commissioner’s Regulations relating to the use of superintendents’ conference days  [EMSC-VESID (D) 1]

              The proposed amendment will be submitted to the Committee for approval in June.

Update on contracts for excellence  [EMSC-VESID (D) 2

The Senior Deputy Commissioner will provide the Regents with a summary of the comments received on the amendments to Commissioner’s Regulations adopted on an emergency basis in April as well as on the draft guidance posted on the web.  Updated draft guidance will shortly be added to the web and provided to the Regents.  Committee members suggested that meetings be scheduled with the Big 5 city superintendents, representatives of other types of districts, i.e., suburban, representatives of Schools of Education and experts on research-based practices.  Department staff will develop a plan for these consultations.  The Committee also discussed the need to clarify what constitutes experimental programs, monitor implementation of the Contracts for Excellence for districts that have been identified as in fiscal distress, include cultural programs on the list of allowable programs, and to include in regulations rather than in guidance all critical areas for which the Regents may enforce compliance.

Summary results for the 2007 English language arts (ELA) assessments in grades 3-8  [EMSC-VESID (D) 4]

        

The Committee requested that, in the future, data for English language learners be disaggregated by their entering year and for students with disabilities that are below at least one grade level.  The Committee also discussed setting targets for school districts on the rate of growth for improvement and using the Contracts for Excellence to drive improvement.

Due to time constraints, the following report was not discussed:

Action plan for implementation of Regents Policy Statement on Improving Student Achievement and School Performance through Parent and Family Partnerships  [EMSC-VESID (D) 3]

 


REGENTS COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL EDUCATION

Regent James C. Dawson, Chair of the Cultural Education Committee, submitted the following written report:

Your Committee on Cultural Education had its scheduled meeting on May 21. Regents Dawson, Phillips, Bowman, Tilles and Brooks Hopkins were in attendance.

Members of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries attendees: Ellen Bach, MaryLou Caskey, Norman Jacknis, Timothy Johnson, and Carol Tauriello.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Chair’s Remarks

Regent Dawson commented that he, Cliff Siegfried, Director of the NYS Museum and Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Cannell met with the Legislature regarding the Museum Education Act.  A bill was introduced in the Senate and Regent Dawson will work with the Assembly in June to get it introduced.

Approval of the Appointment of Harold Holzer to the Archives Board of Trustees

Regent Tilles: Motion made.  Motion second – all in favor. Opposed - none.

Recommendations of the Regents Advisory Council (RAC) on Libraries

There is a need to increase Library Development staffing.  Ellen Bach spoke of staff lost over the years and leaving vacant positions.  Fran Roscello is retiring and she fills a role that no one else does in EMSC as School Library and School Library Systems expert.

Regent Bowman: Identify vacant positions. Regent Tilles: Provide a list of vacant positions that are authorized to fill.

Presented were key issues critical to all libraries in NYS with particular concern for the continued lack of State funding for NOVELNY, which is supported solely by federal Library Services and Technology Act funds.

RAC is seeking support from the Regents in advancing the following priorities that will confront the issues; $10 million in State funding for NOVELNY; an increase to $30 million for public library construction, building on the achievement of the last two years; an increase to $10 per pupil in School Library Materials Aid; State funding for early literacy programs and the Statewide Summer Reading Program; and State funding for Statewide library trustee education programs.

Special Regents Action Recommended

To support initiatives to help libraries gain access to sufficient bandwidth for access to electronic resources, especially in rural areas, where libraries provide the only means of Internet access for many residents.

Regent Brooks Hopkins: There has to be a promotional effort to change the conversation.   Is there a detailed plan for advocacy? We need to communicate to the Legislature and differentiate NOVEL from anything else.

Regent Tilles: This may be an opportunity to start with the Executive Branch much earlier working with them to include NOVEL in the Executive Budget. 

Regent Dawson asked Janet Welch, State Librarian, to submit a one-page advocacy plan that would involve the various sectors of USNY - something to go on the 24-Month Calendar but come back to the BOR with a draft.  We would want to put it into our Legislative Agenda for next year.

Regent Bowman:  Would like to do some advocacy over the summer and would like to have talking points sooner.

Report from the Deputy

Summer Reading Program and Updates.

Summer Reading Program (SRP) is an important and popular program to keep kids involved in reading over the summer.  Over the past five years participation has more than doubled from 500,000 to 1.2 million children and adults.  Children pay more attention to what they enjoy and can choose, and increased summer reading will enable them to maintain their reading level so they do not fall behind.

This program is an important part of the Regents strategy to close the achievement gap and we are going to ask for a $1M in State funds for the Summer Reading Program for 2008-09 as part of the NY Knowledge Initiative and P-16.

Updates on the Storage Facility, Museum Renewal and Cultural Education Trust Board were provided.

P-16, The New York Knowledge Initiative and School Libraries: Impact on Student Achievement

           Discussed were the roles that School Libraries, School Library Systems, and certified Library Media Specialists play in student achievement. Quality school libraries are essential for student achievement and life-long learning – literacy, research, technology, knowledge acquisition and generation, provide much-needed access to books and resources, especially in low-income communities, and encourage and enhance literacy.

The New York State’s Library Services and Technology Act Five-Year Plan for October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2012

Regent Tilles:  Motion to approve plan. Regent Gardner: Second the motion. All approved.

Opposed – none.

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

              Your Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 21, 2007.  All members were present. 

ACTION ITEMS

Professional Discipline Cases

              Your Committee recommends that the reports of the Regents Review Committees, including rulings, findings of fact, determinations as to guilt, and recommendations, by unanimous or majority vote, contained in those reports which have been distributed to you, be accepted in 7 cases.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 65 consent order applications and 8 surrender applications be granted.

              These recommendations are made following the review of 80 cases involving nine licensed practical nurses, eight licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, nine pharmacists, seven registered professional nurses, four dentists, five pharmacies, four certified public accountants, three massage therapists, three professional engineers, two chiropractors, two registered professional nurses who are also nurse practitioners, one architect, one dental hygienist, one dental professional corporation, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed practical nurse who is also a registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner, one psychologist, one respiratory therapist, one respiratory therapist who is also a respiratory therapy technician, and one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner in adult health who is also a nurse practitioner in obstetrics/gynecology.

Restoration Petition

Your Committee remanded one petition for restoration of a professional license for consideration of new evidentiary material submitted by petitioner subsequent to the issuance of the draft Report of the Committee on the Professions and that the report of the Peer Committee on remand then be considered by the Committee on the Professions.

Consent Agenda Items

              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the proposed permission to operate in New York State for Biola University:  Talbot School of Theology.  [HE&PP (CA) 1]

              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents authorize the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York to confer the degree of Doctor of Public Health at the Graduate School and University Center.  [HE&PP (CA) 2]

              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the reappointments of Iris Wolfson and R. Michael Kraus to the State Teachers’ Retirement System Board.  [HE&PP (CA) 3]

              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents amend the master plan of SUNY College at Plattsburgh to establish an interinstitutional program at Adirondack Community College and to offer upper-division baccalaureate programs in Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, Management and Psychology, and master’s degree programs in Adolescence Education, Childhood Education, and Curriculum and Instruction at the Adirondack Community College campus.  [HE&PP (CA) 4]

              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents amend the master plan of Villa Maria College at Buffalo to authorize a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Animation.  [HE&PP (CA) 5]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents amend the master plan of SUNY College of Technology at Alfred to authorize a Bachelor of Technology degree in Information Technology: Network Administration.  [HE&PP (CA) 6]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents amend section 64.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the execution by registered professional nurses of non-patient specific orders to administer Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) tests.  [HE&PP (CA) 7]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents amend section 4-2.6 of the Rules of the Board of Regents relating to Regents accreditation of teacher education programs.  [HE&PP (CA) 8]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the master plan of Mercy College to authorize a Master of Science program in Information Assurance and Security at its main campus and its Bronx branch campus. [HE&PP (CA) 9]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions regarding Licensing Petitions.  [HE&PP (CA) 10]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the appointments and reappointments of members to the State Boards for the Professions; correction to the term end date and reappointment of a member to the State Board for Professional Medical Conduct; and the appointments and reappointments of extended members to the State Boards for the Professions for service on licensure disciplinary and/or licensure restoration and moral character panels.   [HE&PP (CA) 11]

Action Items

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents amend sections 52.26 and 61.9, repeal section 61.13 and add a new section 61.13 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the scope of practice for certified dental assistants and dental hygienists and the curriculum requirements for registration as a program leading to licensure in certified dental assisting.  [HE&PP (A) 1]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents amend sections 80-1.11, 87.1, 87.2, 87.4, 87.5, 87.6, 87.8 and add section 87.10 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the fingerprinting and criminal history record check for prospective employees of nonpublic and private elementary and secondary schools.  [HE&PP (A) 2]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents accredit New York College of Health Professions for a period of three years ending on May 22, 2010, with the conditions that the College strengthen the role of the faculty in governance; hire faculty with both research experience and a research agenda that can be fulfilled at the College; add resources to support the research emphasis; and take other actions the report recommends for full compliance with the standards for accreditation.  [HE&PP (A) 3]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents accredit Christie’s Education, Inc. for a period of five years, ending on May 22, 2012, with the condition that Christie’s implement the seven recommendations in the compliance review report and at the end of two years report to the Department on its progress in implementing them.  [HE&PP (A) 4]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents renew the institutional accreditation of Technical Career Institutes for a period of five years ending on May 22, 2012.  [HE&PP (A) 5]

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

              Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

  • Strengthening Student Retention in Postsecondary Education.  The Committee discussed a paper on student retention and an overview of the literature which talks about the key elements necessary for colleges to assist students, particularly students who are educationally at-risk, to be successful in postsecondary education.

Selma Botman, Executive Vice Chancellor at CUNY, discussed a new initiative - Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).  This program is directed toward helping working adults complete their degree programs.  It uses block scheduling plus special tutoring and mentoring for students to strengthen the sense of a learning community and reduce the time needed to obtain a degree.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Regosin, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at St. Lawrence University discussed the successful efforts of St. Lawrence University to increase retention and graduation at the University.  The University embarked on a comprehensive program to help more students complete their studies and earn a degree.

  • The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Outcomes. Professors James Wyckoff and Hamp Lankford provided an update on their research which is a multi-year study of teachers and teacher preparation programs.  The study examined characteristics of teacher education and pathways into teaching to identify attributes that impact student outcome in New York City schools. Professors Wyckoff and Lankford focused on how the allocation of teachers has changed following the elimination of temporary licenses and what this has meant for student achievement. They also addressed how differences in teacher preparation affect that achievement.

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

          Mr. Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee recommends, and I move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on May 21, 2007, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

 


Appendix I

NEW YORK
STATE BOARD OF REGENTS CHARTER ACTION
 


CULTURAL EDUCATION

ABSOLUTE  CHARTERS

HAUPPAUGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Hauppauge, Suffolk County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 15, 2000.  The board of trustees has applied for an absolute charter. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be made absolute.

HEERMANCE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Coxsackie, Greene County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 15, 2000 to operate a special district public library to serve the residents of the Town of Coxsackie.  The board of trustees has applied for an absolute charter. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be made absolute.

SEYMOUR
LIBRARY

Brockport, Monroe County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 26, 1991 to operate a public library.   The board of trustees has applied for an absolute charter. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be made absolute.

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

BODMAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Philadelphia
, Jefferson County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 20, 1951 to operate an association library.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on March 28, 1980.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3). The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

FORT
HUNTER
FREE LIBRARY

Fort
Hunter, Montgomery County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 30, 1927 to operate an association library.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on December 20, 1940, July 18, 1946, March 28, 1952, December 16, 1955, January 26, 1961, May 27, 1966 and was made absolute by Regents action on June 29, 1973.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to define the service area to be the Town of Florida and the census designated place of Tribes Hill as of the 2000 U.S. Census; to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served; to state that the number of trustees shall be not less than five nor more than fifteen; and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3). The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

HAINES
FALLS
FREE LIBRARY

Haines Falls, Greene County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 20, 1900 to operate an association library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on October 25, 1906 and amended on December 4, 2006.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to define the library’s service area as U.S. Census 2000 Tract 804: Block Group 5: Tannersville and Block Group 3: Elka Park. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

HARRISVILLE FREE LIBRARY

Harrisville, Lewis County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 19, 1929 to operate an association library.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on December 20, 1940, September 20, 1946, November 30, 1951, December 21, 1956, October 27, 1961, June 28, 1963 and was made absolute by Regents action on September 19, 1974.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3). The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

LOCKPORT
PUBLIC LIBRARY

Lockport
, Niagara County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on February 9, 1893 to operate a public library.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3). The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

MUSEUM OF THE HUDSON HIGHLANDS

Cornwall
, Orange County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “The Cornwall Neighborhood Museum Association” by action of the Board of Regents on November 16, 1962.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on September 26, 1969, November 20, 1970, September 21, 1973, February 24, 1977, March 27, 1981 and was amended on January 20, 1988 to change the corporate name to “Museum of the Hudson Highlands” and, as so amended, made absolute. The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the corporate name to “Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.”  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

OSSINING
PUBLIC LIBRARY

Sing Sing, Westchester County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents under the corporate name “Sing Sing Public Library” on February 9, 1893 to operate a school district public library.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on July 1, 1901 to change the corporate name to “Ossining Public Library,” December 3, 1903, and August 29, 1912.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the number of trustees from five to seven, to change the term of office of the trustees from five years to three years, to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3) and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

RICHVILLE FREE LIBRARY

Richville
, St. Lawrence County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on January 21, 1932 to operate an association library.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on December 19, 1941, December 20, 1946, December 21, 1951, January 25, 1957, February 23, 1962, December 15, 1967, and was made absolute on March 29, 1974.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the number of trustees from five to a range of not less than five nor more than fifteen, to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3), and to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

ROSE MEMORIAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Stony Point, Rockland County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on October 21, 1949 to operate an association library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on December 19, 1952.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to define the service area to be the Town of Stony Point, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3). The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

SANBORN-PEKIN FREE LIBRARY

Sanborn, Niagara County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on January 27, 1939 to operate an association library.  Such provisional charter was  extended by Regents action on January 21, 1944 and made absolute on December 17, 1948.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area to beginning at a point starting at the intersection of Dickersonville Road and Ridge Road and continuing east on Ridge Road to the intersection of Cambria-Wilson Road, thence south on Cambria-Wilson road to the junction of Upper Mountain Road, thence west on Upper Mountain Road to the intersection with Shawnee Road, thence south on Shawnee Road to the intersection with Lockport Road, thence west along Lockport Road to the intersection with Walmore Road, thence north on Walmore Road to the intersection of Upper Mountain Road, thence east along Upper Mountain Road to the junction with Blacknose Spring Road, thence north then east on Blacknose Spring Road to the intersection with Lower Mountain Road, thence west then north on Lower Mountain Road to the point and place of beginning, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served; and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

ST. LAWRENCE POWER & EQUIPMENT MUSEUM

Rensselaer
Falls, St. Lawrence County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on April 20, 2004 to establish and operate a museum in St. Lawrence County, New York.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the corporate address to the Town of Madrid, County of St. Lawrence, and to change the mailing address to PO Box 400, Madrid, New York 13660-0400.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly.

PROVISIONAL CHARTERS

CITY RELIQUARY

Brooklyn, Kings County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and stimulate appreciation for, and knowledge of, art and artifacts that collectively represent the history of the New York City area; the corporation will also organize, host, and sponsor activities, events, lectures and other educational programs that complement such purposes in order to facilitate community interaction, historical edification, and neighborhood restoration.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

NEW YORK
RAILROAD MUSEUM

Albany
, Albany County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish and maintain a museum relating to railroads and the history of railroading in New York State; to gather, collect, own, hold, preserve, display and make available for study appropriate historical artifacts, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials; to arrange, create, maintain and promote appropriate historical exhibits and displays; to promote history and original historic research; to disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of railroads and the history of railroading in New York State; to promote railroads as a catalyst for heritage tourism, economic development, and as a cultural resource for bringing people together; to acquire by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise the title to or the custody and control of historic sites and structures, and preserve and maintain such sites and structures; to bring together those people interested in history, encourage public interest in history, sponsor historical meetings, programs and events, sponsor exhibits, and issue publications and other information in any format; and to cooperate with state officials and historical organizations to collect and preserve materials of statewide significance.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

NEWTOWN
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Middle
Village, Queens County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to promote history and original historic research; to disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of the history of the State of New York, and particularly the County of Queens, once known as Newtown and surrounding area; to gather, collect, own, hold, preserve, display, document and make available for study appropriate historical artifacts, books manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials of the area of Queens, once known as Newtown; to encourage the suitable markings of places of historic interest; to acquire by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise the title to or the custody and control of historic sites and structures, and preserve and maintain such sites and structures; to bring together those people interested in history, encourage public interest in history, sponsor historical meetings, programs and events, sponsor exhibits, and issue publications in any format; and to cooperate with county and state officials and historical organizations to collect and preserve materials of countywide and statewide significance.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

R
OMULUS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Willard, Seneca County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge for the history of the Town of Romulus and surrounding areas; to promote history and original historical research; to gather, collect, own, hold, preserve, display, and make available appropriate artifacts, books, manuscripts, photographs, and other records and materials; to encourage the suitable marking of places of historic interest; to acquire, restore, preserve, and maintain historic sites and structures; to encourage public interest in history, hold meetings, programs and events, sponsor exhibits, and issue publications in any format; to cooperate with county and state officials and historical organizations to collect and preserve materials of countywide, regional, and statewide significance. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

SOLVAY-GEDDES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Solvay
, Onondaga County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to promote history and original historical research; disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge for the history of the State of New York and particularly the Village of Solvay, the Town of Geddes, and adjacent area, County of Onondaga; to collect, own, hold, preserve, research, catalog, display, and make available for study appropriate cultural and  historical artifacts; to educate people regarding the past and present culture of the community; to gather and retain oral histories; to study and share historical objects through educational programs to promote an increased awareness of the community’s history, and the culture of the people who have lived, or currently live there; to share the community’s history in public meetings, exhibits, publications, and any other means deemed appropriate, with a focus on educating young people; to promote awareness of the study and preservation of historic structures in the community; to cooperate with county and state officials and historical organizations to collect and preserve materials of countywide and statewide significance.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

TOWN OF PARIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Clayville
, Oneida County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to promote history and original historical research; disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge for the history of the Town of Paris, Village of Clayville, County of Oneida  and surrounding areas; to gather, collect, own, hold, preserve, display, and make available for study appropriate historical artifacts, books, manuscripts, photographs, and other records and materials; to encourage the suitable marking of places of historic interest;  to  acquire by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise the title or the custody and control of historic sites and structures, and preserve and maintain such sites and structures; to bring together those people interested in history, encourage public interest in history, sponsor historical meetings, programs and events, sponsor exhibits, and issue publication in any format; to cooperate with county and state officials and historical organizations to collect and preserve materials of countywide and statewide significance.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

DISSOLUTION OF CHARTERS

AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE MUSEUM FOUNDATION

North Hempstead, Nassau County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 27, 1979 to operate a maritime museum on the grounds of the US Merchant  Marine Academy.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on September 23, 1983.   The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the museum wishes to operate as a Non-Appropriate Fund Instrumentality (NAFI) under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of the Academy.  All taxes payable by the corporation have been paid.  The trustees request Regents approval of the distribution of the remaining assets of the corporation to the U.S. Government in care of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of the American Merchant Marine Museum Foundation be dissolved and that its assets be distributed to the U.S. Government in care of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. 

GENEVA
FREE LIBRARY

Geneva
, Ontario
County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 28, 1905 to operate an association library to serve the residents of the City of Geneva.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on April 1, 1909.   The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the corporation is no longer in operation.  All taxes payable by the corporation have been paid.  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the library property of Geneva Free Library to the Geneva Public Library, which was incorporated by action of the Board of Regents under an absolute charter in the first instance on February 14, 2006 to serve the residents of the Geneva City School District.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of the Geneva Free Library be dissolved and that its library property be transferred to the Geneva Public Library.

HYDE PARK
FREE LIBRARY

Hyde Park, Dutchess County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on February 20, 1948 to operate an association library.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on September 25, 1953 and made absolute on January 25, 1957.   Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on April 25, 1975.  The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the corporation is no longer in operation.  All taxes payable by the corporation have been paid.  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the library assets of Hyde Park Free Library to The Hyde Park Free Library, which was incorporated by action of the Board of Regents under a provisional charter on April 29, 2003, as a special legislative district public library pursuant to Chapter 97 of the Laws of 2001.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of the Hyde Park Free Library be dissolved and that its library assets be transferred to The Hyde Park Free Library.

THE NATIONAL SPEEDSKATING MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME

Saratoga
Springs, Saratoga County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “Speedskating Hall of Fame” by action of the Board of Regents on February 12, 2002  to operate a museum on the origin, history and development of speedskating. Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action to change the corporate name to “The National Speedskating Museum and Hall of Fame” on February 11, 2003.   The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter since the funds needed to build or rent a facility were not obtained or foreseen.  All taxes payable by the corporation have been paid. The trustees request Regents approval of the distribution of the remaining assets of the corporation to The Pettit National Ice Center, Inc., a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter of The National Speedskating Museum and Hall of Fame be dissolved and that its assets be distributed to The Pettit National Ice Center, Inc.

THE SMITHTOWN LIBRARY

Smithtown Branch, Suffolk County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on March 28, 1952 to operate a free public library.  The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the corporation is no longer in operation.  All taxes payable by the corporation have been paid.  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the library assets of The Smithtown Library to the Smithtown Special Library District, which was incorporated by action of the Board of Regents under an absolute charter in the first instance on September 13, 2002 to serve the residents of the Smithtown Special Library District, created pursuant to Chapter 193 of the Laws of 2001.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of The Smithtown Library be dissolved and that its library assets be transferred to the Smithtown Special Library District.

STEELE MEMORIAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Elmira
, Chemung County

The association library was established under Chapter 687, Laws of 1892 and incorporated on September 23, 1893 through the Department of State.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on December 19, 1919, December 13, 1922 and October 21, 1949.  The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the corporation is no longer in operation.  All taxes payable by the corporation have been paid.  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the library assets of Steele Memorial Library Association to the Chemung County Library District which was incorporated by action of the Board of Regents under an absolute charter in the first instance on February 14, 2006 to serve the residents of Chemung County.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of the Steele Memorial Library Association be dissolved and that its library assets be transferred to the Chemung County Library District.

STEVENS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Attica
, Wyoming
County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on October 16, 1924 to operate a public library.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on September 13, 1991.  The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the corporation is no longer in operation.  All taxes payable by the corporation have been paid.  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the library assets of Stevens Memorial Library to the Stevens Memorial Community Library, which was incorporated by action of the Board of Regents under a provisional charter on February 11, 2003 to serve the residents of the Attica Central School District.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of the Stevens Memorial Library be dissolved and that its library assets be transferred to the Stevens Memorial Community Library.

WALLKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Wallkill
, Ulster
County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 28, 1906 to operate an association library.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action April 28, 1995.  The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the corporation is no longer in operation.  All taxes payable by the corporation have been paid.  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the library assets of the Wallkill Public Library to the Wallkill Public Library, which was incorporated by action of the Board of Regents under a provisional charter on December 19, 1997, as a special legislative district public library pursuant to Chapter 433 of the Laws of 1996.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of the Wallkill Public Library (association library) be dissolved and that its library assets be transferred to the Wallkill Public Library (special legislative district library).

CERTIFICATES OF INCORPORATION

NEW YORK CITY
MUSEUM
EDUCATORS ROUNDTABLE (NYCMER)

New York City
, New York
County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to address issues of museum and educational interest; to exchange and disseminate relevant information; to explore and implement cooperative programming opportunities through roundtable discussions, workshops, seminars, symposia, professional development series and conferences; and to pursue related charitable, cultural and educational purposes as permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a certificate of incorporation be issued.

U.S.
2ND RANGERS “ABLE” COMPANY, HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Manorville, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to research, preserve and disseminate the history of the U.S. 2nd Rangers, “Able” Company and the part it served in the Second World War for benefit and education of the general public; the corporation is not authorized to establish or maintain a library or museum, or to own or hold collections.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a certificate of incorporation be issued.


ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION OF CHARTER

MADRASAT AL-IHSAN

Syracuse
, Onondaga County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 24, 1994 to operate a kindergarten and a grade one and two elementary school.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the corporate name to “Ihsan School of Excellence,” to change the location of the school to 423 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, New York 13202-3209, and to add authority for the corporation to operate a pre-K through grade six elementary school and as so amended, be extended. The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly and, as so amended, extended for a period of three years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.

EXTENSION OF PROVISIONAL CHARTER

SS.
COLUMBA-BRIGID MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Buffalo
, Erie County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 15, 2000 to operate a nursery school, a kindergarten and a grade one through eight elementary school.  Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action on February 23, 2004 to specify that the corporation is a corporation with members, and so amended, extended.  The board of trustees has petitioned for an extension of the provisional charter. The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the provisional charter be extended for a period of three years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.

PROVISONAL CHARTERS

THE LASALLE SCHOOL AT ST. GABRIEL’S PARISH

East Elmhurst, Queens County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a universal pre-K program, a kindergarten for five year olds and a grade one through eight elementary school.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of three years.

THE LINCOLN ACADEMY

White Plains
, Westchester County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a kindergarten and a grade one through eight elementary school.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of one year.

ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION

ALBANY
ACADEMY FOR GIRLS AND TRUSTEES OF ALBANY ACADEMY

Albany
, Albany County

The board of trustees of  the Albany Academy for Girls and the Trustees of Albany Academy have petitioned the Board of Regents, pursuant to Education Law §223, for an order of consolidation.  The Albany Academy for Girls was incorporated by Special Act of the Legislature pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Laws of 1821 under the name “Albany Female Academy” on February 16, 1821; which “absolute charter” was amended by Chapter 15 of the Laws of 1906 on February 26, 1906 to change the corporate name to “Albany Academy for Girls.”  Such absolute charter was amended  by Regents action on December 11, 1998  to restate its charter in its entirety.  The Trustees of Albany Academy was granted an absolute charter in the first instance by Regents action on March 4, 1813.  The Trustees of Albany Academy, the surviving corporation, will assume all the assets, liabilities and responsibilities of both organizations under the amended corporate name “The Albany Academies.”  The consolidated corporation will operate under the absolute charter granted to Trustees of Albany Academy.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that an order of consolidation of Albany Academy for Girls and the Trustees of Albany Academy be granted.

A
PPLICATION FOR REGENTS CONSENT TO FILE A CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

THE ALBANY ACADEMIES

Albany
, Albany County

The Albany Academy for Girls and the Trustees of Albany Academy have petitioned the Board of Regents for an order of consolidation. The consolidated corporation will operate under the absolute charter granted to Trustees of Albany Academy under the  amended corporate name “The Albany Academies.”  The board of trustees has petitioned the Regents for a consolidation order and has requested that the Board of Regents also consent to the filing of a certificate of assumed name pursuant to General Business Law §130 to authorize the corporation to use the assumed names “The Albany Academy” and “Albany Academy for Girls.”  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the consent of the Board of Regents to the filing of such certificates of assumed names be granted.


HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION


AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT VINCENT

Riverdale, Bronx County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents under the corporate name “Academy of Mount Saint Vincent” on March 22, 1898 to operate an academy.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on April 19, 1911 to include change of name to “College of Mount Saint Vincent” and to add authority for the corporation to operate an institution of higher education.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on February 27, 1964, October 27, 1967, January 24, 1973, February 26, 1988, March 11, 1997 and September 17, 1999. The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to add authority for the corporation to confer the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.).  The Office of Higher Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

DOMINICAN
COLLEGE
OF BLAUVELT

Blauvelt, Rockland County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “Dominican Junior College of Blauvelt” by action of the Board of Regents on July 25, 1952 to operate a college. Such provisional charter was amended by action of the Board of Regents on June 28, 1957; June 26, 1959 to change the corporate name to “Dominican College of Blauvelt” and, as so amended, extended; further extended on January 24, 1964 and made absolute by Regents action on June 24, 1966. Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on May 25, 1973, March 26, 1993, January 14, 1994, July 19, 1996 and November 5, 2004.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to authorize the corporation to confer the degree of Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). The Office of Higher Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

 

 

Appendix II

REGENTS ACTIONS IN 80 PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE CASES

May 21-22, 2007

              The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, surrender of 7 licenses and 1 certificate, and 71 other disciplinary actions.  The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. 

Dentistry

              David Anthony Brescia; 541 Gardiner Hollow Road, Poughquag, NY 12570; Lic. No. 044288; Cal. No. 23353; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Engineering and Land Surveying

              VinodGovind Patel; Professional Engineer; 2020 Lincoln Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554-2525; Lic. No. 079830; Cal. No. 23361; Application to surrender license granted.Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class E felony; Criminal Sexual Act in the 1st Degree, a Class B felony; Incest, a class E felony; and Rape in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.

Massage Therapy

              Kenneth Lane; 100 Louden Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701; Lic.No. 014591; Cal. No. 22811; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $1,000 fine.

Nursing

              Mary Elizabeth Martin a/k/a Rieley and Quinlan; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); 1020 Towns Court, Leland, NC 28451; Lic. Nos. 121357, 300398, Cert. No. 300828; Cal. Nos. 23223, 23222, 23221; Application to surrender licenses and certificate granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been grossly negligent in failing to comply with substantial provisions of New York State laws, rules, and regulations governing the practice of the nursing profession.

              George Anthony Barzac, III; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 54 Oak Hill Terrace, Penfield, NY 14526-2313; Lic. Nos. 193591, 403595; Cal. Nos. 23261, 23260; Application to surrender licenses granted.  Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been disciplined in Wisconsin for professional misconduct.

Pharmacy

              Neil E. Norwood; 7 Woodfords Bend, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510; Lic. No. 030954; Cal. No. 23276; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two counts of Insurance Fraud in the 1st Degree, a felony.


II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS


Architecture

              Karl E. Ackermann; 159 E. Central Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965; Lic. No. 027393; Cal. No. 22613; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 5 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $2,500 fine.


Chiropractic

              Robert L. Stasiak, Jr.; 1028 Abbot Road, Buffalo, NY 14220; Lic. No. 004060; Cal. No. 22346; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

              Anthony Giantinoto; 7 Sabatino Court, Deer Park, NY 11729; Lic. No. 008691; Cal. No. 23146; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.


Dentistry

              Terrance Douglas Stradford; Dentist; 38 Waldo Street, Staten Island, NY 10314; Lic. No. 040944; Cal. No. 21913; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in prosthetics and in periodontics until respondent successfully completes 40 hours of coursework and also successfully passes certain examination, 2 years probation, 100 hours public service, $5,000 fine.

              Jay K. Selznick; Dentist; 4 Sable Ridge Court, Las Vegas, NV 89135; Lic.No. 043723; Cal. No. 23000; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $5,000 fine, probation 1 year.

              Total Dental Care of Suffolk PC; 699 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953; Cal. No. 23048; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine, 2 years probation.

              Christine Marie Caton; Dental Hygienist; 151 Wintergreen Way, Rochester, NY 14618; Lic. No. 020674; Cal. No. 23241; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.

              Elena Stouden; Dentist; 232 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302; Lic. No. 048430; Cal. No. 23271; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 18 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.


Engineering and Land Surveying

              Shahriar Afshari-Tork; Professional Engineer; 3 Engineers  Road, Roslyn  Harbor, NY  11576; Lic. No. 069849; Cal. No. 21737;  Application  for  consent  order  granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, $5,000 fine.

              FouadAli Farhat; Professional Engineer; 1603 York Avenue, New York, NY 10028; Lic. No. 068825; Cal. No. 23167; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.


Massage Therapy

              Walter Joseph Lehrach; 135 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019-1506; Lic. No. 000568; Cal. No. 23169; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.

              BongjaeKang; 15 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011; Lic. No. 014140; Cal. No. 23198; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $9,000 fine.


Nursing

              John Thomas Williams; Registered Professional Nurse; 6 Woodland Road, Greenville, NY 12083; Lic. No. 473786; Cal. No. 22312; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

              Arturo Directo Paguergan; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 662 East 80 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236; Lic. Nos. 208934, 426201; Cal. Nos. 22589, 22590; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

              Kim M. Spagnola; Licensed Practical Nurse; 10 Zeck Court, Staten Island, NY 10314; Lic. No. 235100; Cal. No. 22785; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.             

              Renee M. Falzolare; Licensed Practical Nurse; 268 Bakerdale Road, Rochester, NY 14616; Lic.No. 270575; Cal. No. 22912; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.

              Chika P. J. Amaefule; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 2080 Lafontaine Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457; Lic. Nos. 255740, 549326; Cal. Nos. 22915, 22914; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

              Mary E. O’Reilly; Registered Professional Nurse; 226 Beamer Road, Walden, NY 12586; Lic. No. 322326; Cal. No. 22982; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.

              Mary Joan Adam; Licensed Practical Nurse; 8298 Duanesburg Road, Delanson, NY 12053; Lic. No. 254399; Cal. No. 23067; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 9 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

              Judith Evalyn Grandits; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult), Nurse Practitioner (Obstetrics-Gynecology); 103 Sunset Court, Hamburg, NY 14075; Lic. No. 319079, Cert. Nos. 300206, 360268; Cal. Nos. 23090, 23088, 23089; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

              Debra S. Preston; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 218 Sycamore Street, Liverpool, NY 13088; Lic. Nos. 239736, 543505; Cal. Nos. 23106, 23105; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

              SheltonGerard Reid; Licensed Practical Nurse; 323 Malcolm X Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11233; Lic. No. 242358; Cal. No. 23133; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

              Megan Telfer; Licensed Practical Nurse; 15 Bonaire Drive, Dix Hills, NY 11746; Lic. No. 243629; Cal. No. 23134; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

              Ann L. Lupa; Registered Professional Nurse; 123 West Seneca Street, Oswego, NY 13126; Lic. No. 475387; Cal. No. 23158; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

              Diana I. Pascual a/k/a Diana Ignacio Pascual; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); 1 Goodwin Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607; Lic. No. 229450, Cert. No. 332953; Cal. Nos. 23172, 23173; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

              Christine U. Makas; Licensed Practical Nurse; 460 Joslen Boulevard, Hudson, NY 12534; Lic. No. 208470; Cal. No. 23175; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

              Paul Gerard D’Amico; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); 32 Florence Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787; Lic. No. 375161, Cert. No. 301529; Cal. Nos. 23182, 23181; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

              Karen W. Holmes a/k/a Karen Elizabeth Witter; Licensed Practical Nurse; 26 Blackwatch Trail, Fairport, NY 14450; Lic. No. 226573; Cal. No. 23206; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

              Mary Jean Pudlowski; Registered Professional Nurse; 6010 Manley Drive, Red Creek, NY 13143; Lic. No. 545134; Cal. No. 23207; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

              GessieCharles; Licensed Practical Nurse; 13 Hudson Street, Selden, NY 11784; Lic. No. 249249; Cal. No. 23226; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

              Bonnie Jones Hamilton a/k/a Bonnie Darleen Jones; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 10 Green Acres, Bath, NY 14810;  Lic. Nos. 191467, 404291; Cal. Nos. 23230, 23229; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.

              Nancy D. King; Registered Professional Nurse; 5 Sherwood Place, Hyde Park, NY 12538; Lic. No. 258280; Cal. No. 23231; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation to commence upon return to practice.

              Helene Martha Durham; Registered Professional Nurse; 183 McNamara Road, Wesley Hill, NY 10977; Lic. No. 261107; Cal. No. 23240; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

              Lisa A. Corpino; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 94 Northfield Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522; Lic. Nos. 153209, 421119; Cal. Nos. 23266, 23265; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

              Mary C. Durland-McDermott; Registered Professional Nurse; 622 Winterton Road, Bloomingburg, NY 12721; Lic. No. 495197; Cal. No. 23267; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation to commence upon return to practice.

              ConcettaMarie Floriano;  Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 666 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805; Lic. Nos. 224418, 458126; Cal. Nos. 23269, 23268; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation, $500 fine.

              Jo-Ann Marie Griffin; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 58 Mandalay Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603; Lic. Nos. 162212, 364914; Cal. Nos. 23339, 23340; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.


Pharmacy

              Duane Reade; Retail Pharmacy; 358-362 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001; Reg. No. 018630; Cal. No. 22958; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.

              David C. Rabenou; 27 Westwood Circle, East Hills, NY 11577; Lic. No. 024202; Cal. No. 23073; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

              Eric Rivera; 121 Bud Lane, Levittown, NY 11756; Lic. No. 038884; Cal. No. 23087; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

              Richard M. Michelin; 63 New York Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520; Lic. No. 046039; Cal. No. 23102; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

              Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc.; Retail Pharmacy; 393 Front Street, Hempstead, NY 11550; Reg. No. 022760; Cal. No. 23103; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine.

              Buena Vista Pharmacy Inc.; Retail Pharmacy; 2022 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10029; Reg. No. 012457; Cal. No. 23111; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 year stayed suspension, 5 years probation, $15,000 fine.

              Albert Wolk; 263 Altessa Boulevard, Melville, NY 11747; Lic. No. 023290; Cal. No. 23176; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

              Ralph A. Montalvo, Jr.; 158 Dyer Avenue, Emerson, NJ 07630; Lic. No. 028745; Cal. No. 23188; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

              CVS West Islip, L.L.C.; Retail Pharmacy; 460 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795; Reg. No. 019400; Cal. No. 23194; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.

              Martin Millman; Burnham Hollow Road, Oliverea, NY 12462; Lic. No. 022700; Cal. No. 23204; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

              Millman, Martin d/b/a Phoenicia Pharmacy; Pharmacy; 41 Main Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464; Reg. No. 017198; Cal. No. 23205; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

              Dana Rene Gignac; 192 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608; Lic. No. 039902; Cal. No. 23217; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

              Philip Petoniak; Upstate Pharmacy Ltd.; 40 Gardenville Parkway, West Seneca, NY 14224; Lic. No. 030288; Cal. No. 23270; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.


Psychology

              Jane M. Healey; 114 Claremont Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-4111; Lic. No. 007290; Cal. No. 23291; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.


Public Accountancy

              Henry G. Schaeffer; Certified Public Accountant; 275 Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719; Lic. No. 077542; Cal. No. 23234; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

              Michael R. Drogin; Certified Public Accountant; 595 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530; Lic. No. 033247; Cal. No. 23284; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

              Raymond Harry Schacht; Certified Public Accountant; 9 McLeod Terrace, New City, NY 10956; Lic. No. 031695; Cal. No. 23303; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension to be terminated early upon submission of professional registration documentation, upon service or early termination of suspension 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.

              Robert Friemann; Certified Public Accountant; 194 East Shore Road, Huntington Bay, NY 11743; Lic. No. 031423; Cal. No. 23327; Application for reconsideration granted.


Respiratory Therapy

              Kevin Nolan Clark; Respiratory Therapy Technician, Respiratory Therapist; 108-21 154th Street, Jamaica, NY 11433; Lic. Nos. 000282, 004835; Cal. Nos. 22826, 22825; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 months suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.

              Joseph Frederick Furry; Respiratory Therapist; 4 Sharpe Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198; Lic. No. 003224; Cal. No. 23211; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.


Social Work

              Susan Cohen Reid; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; 1 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Lic. No. 025989; Cal. No. 22648; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.