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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 18, 2009

 

Anthony Lofrumento, 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 18 at 9:00 a.m. and again on Monday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. pursuant to a call duly sent to each Regent.

MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Monday, May 18, 9:00 a.m.

Board Members in Attendance:

 

Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor

Milton L. Cofield, Vice Chancellor

James C. Dawson

Robert M. Bennett

Geraldine D. Chapey

Harry Phillips, 3rd

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Roger Tilles

Charles R. Bendit

Betty A. Rosa

Lester W. Young, Jr.

Christine D. Cea

Wade S. Norwood

              Also present were the Commissioner of Education, Richard P. Mills, Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Kathy Ahearn, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, Anthony Lofrumento.  Regents Saul B. Cohen, Anthony S. Bottar and Karen Brooks Hopkins were absent and excused.

              Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

ACTION ITEMS

Charter Applications for May 2009

BR (A) 1

              MOVED, that the Regents approve each application in accordance with the recommendations contained in the respective summaries.

              Motion by:               Regent James C. Dawson

              Seconded by:           Regent Roger Tilles

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Summary of the April 2009 Meeting

BR (A) 2

              MOVED, that the Summary of the April 2009 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 Roger Tilles

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

State Education Department April 2009 Fiscal Report

BR (A) 3

                        

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents accept the April 2009 State Education Department Fiscal Report as presented.

              Motion by:               Regent Harry Phillips, 3rd

              Seconded by:           Regent James R. Tallon, Jr.

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

Recommendations from the Regents Project Management Group

BR (A) 4

              Regent Tallon provided update and direction on the Project Management Group.

The City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, Master of Science (M.S.) Degree

BR (CA) 1

 

            MOVED, that the Board of Regents authorize the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, effective May 19, 2009, to confer the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) on students completing registered programs at the Graduate School and University Center.

              Motion by:               Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett 

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Appointments to New York State School for the Deaf Board of Visitors

BR (CA) 2

              MOVED, that Board approve the appointment of Karen Fontana and Louise S. Glasso to the New York State School for the Deaf Board of Visitors both for a six-year term ending June 30, 2015.

              Motion by:               Regent Roger Tilles 

              Seconded by:           Regent James C. Dawson

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Petition of the Amsterdam City School District for Consent to Exceed the Constitutional Debt Limit

BR (CA) 3

             MOVED, that the Board of Regents hereby give consent to the issuance of bonds and/or bond anticipation notes by the Board of Education of the Amsterdam City School District in an amount not to exceed $61,235,300 for capital improvements consisting of additions to, and reconstruction of school buildings, and facilities throughout the district and the issuance of such bonds and/or bond anticipation notes in excess of the constitutional debt limit of said school district. 

              Motion by:               Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield 

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett    

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Petition of the Cortland Enlarged City School District for Consent to Exceed the Constitutional Debt Limit

BR (CA) 4

           MOVED, that the Board of Regents hereby give consent to the issuance of bonds and/or bond anticipation notes by the Board of Education of the Cortland Enlarged City School District in an amount not to exceed $39,640,000 for capital improvements consisting of additions to, and reconstruction of school buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the district and the issuance of such bonds and/or bond anticipation notes in excess of the constitutional debt limit of said school district. 

               Motion by:              Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield    

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett    

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Master Plan Amendment to Authorize Long Island University, Riverhead to Offer its First Baccalaureate (B.S.) Program in Childhood Education at its Riverhead Campus

BR (CA) 5

           MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve a master plan amendment authorizing the Long Island University at Riverhead to offer the B.S. degree program in Childhood Education.  This amendment will be effective until May 30, 2010, unless the program is registered by the Department prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term. 

               Motion by:              Chancellor Milton L. Cofield    

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett     

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously  accept for Regent Tillis’ recusal from this vote.

Report of the Committee on the Professions Regarding Licensing Petitions

BR (CA) 6

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions regarding licensing petitions.  

              Motion by:               Regent Geraldine D. Chapey

              Seconded by:           Regent James C. Dawson

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Reappointments of Members to the State Boards for the Professions, and 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

BR (CA) 7

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the reappointments of members to the State boards for the professions, and 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. 

              Motion by:               Regent Geraldine D. Chapey   

              Seconded by:           Regent James C. Dawson

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Regents Permission to Operate in New York State: University of Pennsylvania

BR (CA) 8

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the proposed permission to operate in New York State and authorize the University of Pennsylvania to use one clinical agency in New York for clinical education of students in its Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing degree. 

              Motion by:               Regent Geraldine D. Chapey 

              Seconded by:           Regent James C. Dawson

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Amendment to Section 90.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Relating to Coordinated Outreach Services, Family Literacy Library Services, and Adult Literacy Library Services

BR (CA) 9

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve subdivisions (l), (m) and (n) of section 90.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective June 11, 2009.

              Motion by:               Regent James C. Dawson 

              Seconded by:           Regent  Roger Tilles

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Master Plan Amendment: Union Graduate College

BR (CA) 10

               MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the amendment to the master plan of Union Graduate College to allow the College to offer programs in English, History, and English and History leading to the Master of Arts degree. The amendment will be effective until May 19, 2010, unless the Department registers the programs prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term. 

              Motion by:               Chancellor Milton L. Cofield       

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett       

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Conferral of Degrees:  Taylor Business Institute

BR (CA) 11

               MOVED, that the Board of Regents confer upon the individuals listed, who have completed the requirements for their registered degree programs at Taylor Business Institute, the respective degrees as listed. 

Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.)

  • Cruz, Luis
  • Jimenez, Alberto
  • Yates, Michael

              Motion by:               Chancellor Milton L. Cofield          

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett                  

              Action:                      Motion carried unanimously 

Extension of Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs at Elmira College, Keuka College and St. Francis College

BR (CA) 12

              MOVED, that that the period of accreditation for Elmira College, Keuka College, and St. Francis College be extended from the June 19, 2009 end date to December 31, 2009, with the condition that a focused site visit be conducted before the accreditation extension expires, to determine the Colleges’ eligibility for continuing their current accreditation for an additional four years, to result in a full seven-year accreditation period beginning June 20, 2006, and ending June 19, 2013. 

               Motion by:              Chancellor Milton L. Cofield          

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett                    

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

Proposed Amendment to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to State Aid for High Needs Nursing Programs

BR (CA) 13

                MOVED, that subdivision (f) of section 150.4 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective May 22, 2009, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare to extend the date for submission of annual reports for high needs nursing programs from June 1 to November 15 to provide institutions with an adequate amount of time to submit their annual reports.

              Motion by:               Chancellor Milton L. Cofield            

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett                     

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

 

DISCUSSION ITEM

New York Statewide Summer Reading Program 2009

BR (D) 1

              Deputy Commissioner Cannell, State Librarian Margolis and staff provided backgroung and details on the Summer Reading Program.

 

Regents Statewide Educational Technology Plan

BR (D) 2

              Regents Bowman, Phillips and Bendit lead an overview and discussion of the Statewide Educational Technology Plan.

INFORMATION ITEMS

Yavner Awards

              The Chancellor and Commissioner made the awards to teacher winner Helene Alalouf and to citizen winner Marion Lazan.  Ms. Alalouf provided remarks.  Ms. Lazan was not present, however, Regent Tillis offered to meet with Ms. Lazan to present the award.

 

Commissioner’s Report to the Board

Oral

              The Commissioners Report was shared with the Board.

              Full Board adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

 

MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Monday, May 18, 6:00 p.m.

Board Members in Attendance:

 

Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor

Milton L. Cofield, Vice Chancellor

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor Emeritus

James C. Dawson

Geraldine D. Chapey

Harry Phillips, 3rd

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Roger Tilles

Charles R. Bendit

Betty A. Rosa

Lester W. Young, Jr.

Christine D. Cea

Wade S. Norwood

              Also present were the Commissioner of Education, Richard P. Mills, Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Kathy Ahearn, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, Anthony Lofrumento.  Regents Saul B. Cohen, Anthony S. Bottar and Karen Brooks Hopkins were absent and excused.

              Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ACTION ITEM

Opportunity Charter School

              Motion to approve and issue the first renewal charter of the Opportunity Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the City School District of New York City and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up to and including August 18, 2010.

              Motion by:               Regent James C. Dawson    

              Seconded by:           Regent Roger Tillis

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

DISCUSSION ITEM

June Agenda

              A draft of the June annotated agenda was shared with the Board for their information.   

INFORMATION ITEM

Commissioner’s Summary

Oral

              Commissioner Richard P. Mills summarized the meeting, including among other topics: PMO report and district based improvement; Summer Reading Program and connections to USNY; Educational Technology: Higher Education performance; IEP discussion lead in to June graduation rate discussion.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

              Motion by:               Regent James C. Dawson    

              Seconded by:           Regent Harry Phillips, 3rd

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

              Full Board adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Your EMSC Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 18, 2009.  All Committee members were present except for Regents Bottar and Cohen, who were excused.

ACTION ITEMS

Differentiated Accountability Regulations

           Your Committee recommends that clause (a) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (p) of section 100.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, subparagraph (vii) of paragraph (5), subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (9), and paragraphs (10) and (11), be amended; that paragraph (6) of subdivision (p) of section 100.2 be repealed and a new paragraph (6) be added; and that subdivisions (g), (h) and (i) of section 120.2, subdivisions (a) and (g) of section 120.3, and subdivisions (b) and (f) of section 120.4 be amended, as submitted, effective July 1, 2009, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare to timely implement the NCLB Differential Accountability Pilot Program in the 2009-2010 school year, by ensuring that school accountability decisions based on 2008-2009 school year assessment data are shared with the field in a timely manner in accordance with the Differentiated Accountability program, that affected school districts and schools are provided with the necessary information to appropriately carry out their responsibilities under the NCLB, and that the Differentiated Accountability system of supports and interventions are timely provided.  [EMSC (A) 1]

Charter Schools

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the second renewal charter of the Williamsburg Charter High School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including July 27, 2014.   [EMSC (A) 2]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the revision to the initial charter of the St. Hope Leadership Academy Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly.   [EMSC (A) 3]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the revision to the second renewal charter of the Carl C. Icahn Charter School as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly; to the initial charter of the Carl C. Icahn Charter School Bronx North as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly; and to the initial charter of the Carl C. Icahn Charter School South Bronx as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly.   [EMSC (A) 4]

The Committee did not vote on the first renewal charter of the Opportunity Charter School.  This item will be voted on at the Full Board meeting.  [EMSC (A) 5]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the revision to the initial charter of the Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly.   [EMSC (A) 6] 

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the revision to the initial charter of the Ross Global Academy Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly.  [EMSC (A) 7]

 

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

       

              Mr. Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your EMSC 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 18, 2009, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Development of a P-16 Data System – The Committee held a policy discussion on the development of a P-16 data system which included presentations from three guests.  The Committee first discussed a report from Thomas Kane of the Gates Foundation.  The report included material describing three levels of data investment:  benchmarking and instructional tools for teachers; benchmarking reports for principals and districts; and policy evaluation for the Board of Regents.  The Committee also received a report from Tammy Battaglino of the Parthenon Group.  The main focus of that discussion was the P-16 data system including information on areas such as secondary and postsecondary achievement; federal fiscal stimulus; collaborative partnerships; data elements and linkages; and subgroup achievement.   Bob Hughes from New Visions presented information on graduation rates for New Visions students and provided a resource guide that presents information to school leaders and teachers to help prepare students for college.  The Committee asked that additional updates and reports be provided as the P-16 data system initiative continues to be implemented.

P-16 Policy Activity Follow-up – Due to time constraints, this item was not discussed.

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

              Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 18, 2009.  All members were present except for Regents Bottar and Cohen, who were excused.

Action Items

Jamestown Business College

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents consent to transfer to the Jamestown Business College’s new owner authority to award the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees on students successfully completing registered programs.  [HE (A) 1]

 

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

              Mr. Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your Higher Education 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 18, 2009, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

 

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Use of Data in Formulating Higher Education Policy – The Committee discussed the importance of trends in higher education as the Board of Regents pursues its P-16 agenda.  Higher Education data that has been updated since the Board of Regents issued their Statewide Plan has significant policy implications for work on college readiness (state learning standards, graduation targets and P-16 data system) and college completion.  A summary of information on changes in student enrollment, persistence rates, and student performance in two- and four-year institutions and the important policy questions related to recent trends in these areas was discussed. 

P-16 Policy Activity Update – The Senior Deputy Commissioner provided an update on the Regents Urban Education Initiative, including feedback from the most recent meetings held on April 22-23 in New York City.  Regent Young participated in the Teacher Subgroup portion of the meeting. The Regents were also updated on information discussed in April regarding teacher certification and Transitional C certificates. 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 18, 2009.   All Committee members were present, except Regent Saul B. Cohen and Regent Anthony S. Bottar, who were excused.

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 5 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 28 consent order applications and 6 surrender applications be granted.  [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

              These recommendations are made following the review of 39 cases involving seven registered professional nurses, five licensed practical nurses, three licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, three veterinarians, two architects, two certified public accountants, one acupuncturist, one dentist, one licensed clinical social worker who is also a licensed master social worker, one licensed master social worker, one land surveyor, one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner, one ophthalmic dispenser, one pharmacy, one podiatrist, one professional engineer, one professional engineer professional corporation, and one respiratory therapist.

Restoration Petitions

Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the petition of Franklin Simon for restoration of his license to practice as a physician in the State of New York.  [PPC EXS (A) 4]

Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the petition of Arnold Rosenthal for restoration of his license to practice as a pharmacist in the State of New York.  [PPC EXS (A) 6]

Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the petition of Bruce S. Klutchko for restoration of his license to practice as a physician in the State of New York.  [PPC EXS (A) 7]

Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the petition of Victor M. Flores for restoration of his license to practice as a physician in the State of New York.  [PPC EXS (A) 8]

Voted, that the order of surrender of Kenneth J. Schrager’s license to practice as a physician in New York State be stayed, that he be placed on probation for a period of three years in accordance with the Terms of Probation of the Committee on the Professions, set forth in Exhibit A annexed to the Report of the Committee on the Professions, and that upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period, his license be fully restored.  [PPC EXS (A) 9]

Voted, that the Board of Regents accept the recommendation of the Peer Committee, and deny the petition of Madeleine McPherson for restoration of her license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York.   [PPC EXS (A) 10]

Voted, that the Board of Regents accept the recommendation of the Peer Committee, and deny the petition of Vincent Anthony LaBruna for restoration of his license to practice as a dentist in the State of New York.  [PPC EXS (A) 11]

Voted, that the order of revocation of Mark C. Kaufman’s license to practice as a physician in New York State be stayed; that he be placed on probation for a period of three years in accordance with the Terms of Probation of the Peer Committee Upon Remand, provided that the period of probation shall be tolled during periods in which applicant is not engaged in the active practice of medicine in New York State, that applicant shall notify the Director of the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, in writing, if applicant is not currently engaged in or intends to leave the active practice of medicine in New York State for a period of thirty (30) consecutive days or more, and that applicant shall then notify the Director again prior to any change in that status; and that, upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period, his license be fully restored.  [PPC EXS (A) 12]

Voted, that the order of surrender of the registered professional nurse license of Lovely Jeudy-Pierre be stayed, that she be placed on probation for a period of one year in accordance with the Terms of Probation of the Committee on the Professions, set forth in Exhibit A annexed to the Report of the Committee on the Professions, and that upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period, her license be fully restored.  [PPC EXS (A) 13]

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

              Madam Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your Professional Practice Committee recommends, and we 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 18, 2009, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

              Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

  • Associate Commissioner’s Report – The Associate Commissioner provided an update on the Office of the Professions budget, including the development of a Business Plan requested by the Senate and shared upon request with the  Assembly Higher Education Committee, identifying the current fiscal and staffing situations and spelling out how the revenues from increased fees would be used. The report also included an update on legislative activities relating to the professions.  [Oral Report]
  • Regulations Implementing the New CPA Legislation – This discussion highlighted for the Committee the three or four most important questions and presented recommendations to revise the Regents’ rules and Commissioner’s regulations to implement the new law, including rules and regulations relating to scope of practice, temporary practice, experience requirements, and other items contained in the new law.  [PPC (D) 1]

 

VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Your VESID Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 18, 2009.   All members were present.  Regents Young, Cea and Norwood also attended.                                     

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

  • Staff shared data on the vocational rehabilitation services provided by VESID and the programmatic and fiscal implications of the increase in active caseload.      
  • Staff discussed guided questions developed around major policy issues with regard to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Diploma. The Committee supported VESID’s recommendations to:
  • pursue the development of an alternative credential(s) that documents the academic and career skills of students with disabilities.  Next steps include benchmarking with other states.
  • issue guidance and informational material on the current regulatory requirements for the IEP diploma, including its potential limitations on post-secondary opportunities and guidance on how and when to make the decision to pursue an IEP diploma, and
  • Reaffirm its 2004 policy to further encourage the use of the CTE Skills Achievement Profile. 

Further discussion on this topic is scheduled for a joint EMSC/VESID meeting in June.

 

MATTERS REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

         The Board voted to approve the Amendment to the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supplement for Supported Employment Services Program, effective October 1, 2009.

Appendix I

NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REGENTS CHARTER ACTIONS

CULTURAL EDUCATION

ABSOLUTE CHARTERS

RUSSIAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

New York City, New York County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 17, 1998.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action 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.

TOWN OF GREENE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Greene, Chenango County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on September 20, 1996 to operate a historical society.  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

CUTCHOGUE NEW SUFFOLK FREE LIBRARY

Cutchogue, Suffolk County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents under the corporate name “Cutchogue Free Library” on September 16, 1915 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on April 18, 1941, January 17, 1947, November 30, 1951 and was made absolute by Regents action on September 20, 1957. Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action to include a name change to “Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library” on December 14, 2007.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to define the service area of the library as the Cutchogue (CDP) residents of Mattituck-Cutchogue Union Free School District and the residents of the New Suffolk Common School District.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

OXFORD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Oxford, Chenango County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on September 22, 1966 to operate a library.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the number of trustees from not less than five nor more than fifteen, to define the service area of the library to be the Oxford Academy and Central School District, 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.

PULASKI PUBLIC LIBRARY

Pulaski, Oswego County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on May 25, 1962 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on May 24, 1968 and was made absolute by Regents action on June 23, 1972.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the number from a range of five to a range of not less than five nor more than eleven. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

RIPLEY FREE LIBRARY

Ripley, Chautauqua County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on March 17, 1939 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on February 18, 1944, April 22, 1949 and was made absolute on January 28, 1955.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen, to define the service area of the library to be the Town of Ripley, 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.

PROVISIONAL CHARTERS

1816 FARMINGTON QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE MUSEUM

Farmington, Ontario County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish and maintain the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse as a historic house museum open to the public relating to and interpreting the national reform movements relating to women’s rights and women’s suffrage; relations between Quakers, Haudenosaunee and African Americans; abolition of slavery; and the Underground Railroad; to maintain and preserve the house and open it to the public on a regular schedule; to collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve and make available appropriate historical objects and artifacts; to arrange, create, maintain and promote appropriate historical exhibits and displays; to promote and support historical research and scholarship, issue publications in any format, and organize historical and cultural activities, programs and events for the public.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

BUFFALO HOCKEY EXPERIENCE & MUSEUM

Amherst, Erie County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish and maintain the Buffalo Hockey Experience & Museum as a museum open to the public relating to the history of professional hockey in Buffalo, New York and Southern Ontario; to collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve, and make available historically significant memorabilia; to arrange, create, maintain appropriate historical exhibits and displays; to establish and maintain an historical research collection and reference center; to promote and support original historical research, sponsor and organize historical and cultural activities, programs and events for the public, and issue publications in any format; to cooperate with county and state officials and historical organizations to collect and preserve materials of countrywide and statewide significance.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

DIRT MODIFIED STOCK CAR MUSEUM

Weedsport, Cayuga County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish and maintain DIRT Modified Stock Car Museum as a museum open to the public relating to classic automobiles and historic racing cars, to be located in the Town of Brutus, County of Cayuga; to collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve, and make available to the public a collection of classic automobiles and historic racing cars; to arrange, create, maintain and promote appropriate historical exhibits and displays; to promote and recognize the recreational and historical aspects of the sport of stock car racing, show the evolution of stock cars and their uses, encourage participation in stock car racing and other racing activities; to interpret and advance education and safety in the sport of stock car racing; to recognize individual achievements in the sport of stock car racing; to establish and maintain an historical research collection and reference and research center; to promote and support original historical research and scholarship, sponsor and organize historical and cultural activities, programs and events for the public, 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.

FINGER LAKES CULTURAL & NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Penn Yan, Yates County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to maintain the Finger Lakes Cultural & Natural History Museum as a museum open to the public relating to the diverse and unique cultural and natural histories  of the Finger Lakes Region;  to educate students, residents, tourists, and visitors, through educational and research programs, about the diverse and unique cultural and natural histories  of the Finger Lakes Region; to provide interactive, static, and live-species exhibits that accurately depict the cultural and natural histories  of the Finger Lakes Region; to collect, organize, maintain, preserve, display, and interpret objects and live species associated with the cultural and natural histories of the Finger Lakes Region; to help students, residents, tourists, and visitors appreciate the cultural and natural resources of the Finger lakes Region and develop programs that would encourage the conservation, preservation, and protection of those resources; to teach the conservation, preservation, and protection of cultural and natural resources through example by practicing policies of ecologically sensitive construction, maintenance, and operation of the museum’s facilities; and to collaborate with county and state officials, as well as other educational institutions and museums, in a cooperative spirit, to promote a universal understanding of the cultural and natural histories of the Finger Lakes Region.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

FLANDERS VILLAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Flanders, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to encourage, promote and disseminate an understanding and appreciation among the public of the history of the State of New York and particularly the historical and cultural heritage of the hamlet of Flanders and surrounding area, in the Town of Southampton, County of Suffolk; to collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve and make available to the public a collection of appropriate historical objects and artifacts; to arrange, create, maintain and promote appropriate historical exhibits and displays; to establish and maintain an historical research collection and archives; to bring together those people interested in history, sponsor and organize historical and cultural activities, programs, tours and events for the public, and issue publications in any format; to encourage the suitable marking of places of historical interest; to acquire by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise the title to or the custody and control of historic sites and structures, and restore, preserve and maintain such sites and structures; to foster historical and genealogical research; 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.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - YONKERS

Hastings on Hudson, Westchester County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish and maintain a contemporary art museum open to the public of contemporary and modern art;  to collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve, and make available appropriate art objects and artifacts; to arrange, create, maintain and promote appropriate art exhibits and displays; to establish and maintain an art research and reference center; and to promote and support art research and scholarship, issue publications in any format, and organize art and cultural activities, programs and events for the public.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

ONEONTA WORLD OF LEARNING (OWL)

Oneonta, Otsego County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish, operate, and maintain a museum for children and youth, parents, care givers, and teachers in Oneonta, Otsego County, New York; to collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve, and make available objects and artifacts appropriate for a children’s museum; to provide appropriate interactive exhibits, events, workshops, and educational programs for children and youth together with their grown-ups; to engage children and youth in the arts, world cultures, the physical and natural sciences, health and wellness, and civic and environmental stewardship; to foster educational innovation and active problem-solving among children and youth, nourish their imaginations, spark creativity, promote tolerance, and inspire discovery and learning; to foster opportunities for children and youth to become confident and caring members of society by discovering the essential components of community; to serve the needs of families, care givers, teachers, schools, and communities as a center of learning and discovery; to work cooperatively with the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, SUNY Oneonta Science Discovery Center, and other local educational organizations on projects of mutual interest.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

SCHOOLHOUSE #8 HISTORY CENTER & MUSEUM

North Collins, Erie County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish and maintain a history museum relating to one room schoolhouses circa 1900; to collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve, and make available appropriate historical objects and artifacts; to arrange, create, maintain and promote appropriate historical exhibits and displays; to promote historical awareness of the educational environment circa 1900 through historical and cultural activities, programs and events for the public.   The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

TOWN OF OSSIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Ossian, Livingston County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to encourage, promote and disseminate a greater knowledge among the public of the history of the State of New York and particularly the Town of Ossian, County of Livingston; to collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve, and make available to the public a collection of appropriate historical objects and artifacts; to arrange, create, maintain and promote appropriate historical exhibits and displays; to establish and maintain an historical research collection and archives; to bring together those people interested in history, promote and support historical research and scholarship, sponsor and organize historical and cultural activities, programs and events for the public, and issue publications in any format; to encourage the suitable marking of places of historic interest; to promote historic preservation, identify buildings, structures and sites that are historic, assist owners in researching the history of such buildings, structures and sites, encourage owners to preserve such buildings, structures and sites, and promote adoption of a town historic preservation ordinance; 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 cooperate with the Ossian town historian to help achieve mutual purposes; to cooperate with Dansville Area Historical Society in projects and activities of mutual interest; 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.

EXTENSON OF CHARTERS

BEDFORD HILLS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Bedford Hills, Westchester County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 14, 2000 to operate a museum.  The board of trustees has applied for an extension of the provisional charter.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be extended for a period of five years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.

NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME AT ONEONTA, NEW YORK

Oneonta, Otsego County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on September 25, 1981 to promote, through the establishment and maintenance of a museum and allied projects, a program which will bring about better understanding and appreciation of soccer in America. Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on July 23, 1985, May 25, 1990 and March 13, 1996, and amended on July 18, 2002.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on March 25, 2003.  The board of trustees has applied for an extension of the provisional charter.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be extended for a period of five years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.

AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

COMPANY “K” 67TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS ASSOCIATION

Manorville, Suffolk County

A certificate of incorporation was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on September 18, 1998 to research, preserve and disseminate the history of Company K of the 67th New York Volunteers, and the part it served in the American Civil War.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the certificate of incorporation to change the corporate address to PO Box 371, Manorville, New York 11949.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the certificate of incorporation be amended accordingly.

APPLICATION FOR REGENTS CONSENT TO FILE A CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

THE ADIRONDACK HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Blue Mountain Lake, Hamilton County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on September 17, 1948 under the corporate name “The Adirondack Historical Association, Inc.”  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on September 17, 1953, September 24, 1954 and was amended to change the corporate name to “The Adirondack Historical Association” and, as so amended, made absolute on July 29, 1955.  The board of trustees has requested that the Board of Regents consent to the filing of a certificate of assumed name pursuant to General Business Law §130 to authorize the corporation to use the assumed name “Adirondack Museum”.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the consent of the Board of Regents to the filing of such certificate of assumed name be granted.

 

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

THE GENEVA SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN

New York City, New York County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on April 24, 1996 to operate a nursery school for four year olds, a kindergarten for five year olds and a grade one through six elementary school.  Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action on June 8, 1999 to indicate the nursery school program also serves three year olds and to authorize the corporation to also operate grades seven through twelve and, as so amended, extended, extended by Regents action on September 13, 2002, amended by Regents action on September 10, 2004, and extended on October 7, 2005.  The Board of Trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to specify that the new corporate address is P.O. Box 1533, New York, New York 10101-1533 and to specify that the preschool is operated at 250 East 61st Street, New York, New York 10021; and that the grammar school is located at 123 West 57th Street, New York, New York 10019 and that the provisional charter, 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.

THE LEARNINGSPRING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

New York City, New York County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 20, 2001 to operate a kindergarten and a grade one through six elementary school for children with handicapping conditions.  Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action on May 23, 2006 and, as so amended, made absolute.  Such absolute charter was amended on April 20, 2009 to restate the corporate purposes to, among other things, authorize the corporation to operate a kindergarten and grade one through eight elementary and middle school for children with disabilities, specifically children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.   The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the corporate name to “LearningSpring School.”  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

SUNRISE EDUCATION CENTER

Valley Stream, Nassau County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 17, 2004 to operate a grade seven through twelve secondary school.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the corporate name to “Pascack Valley Learning Center”, to add authority for the corporation to also operate a grade six and that the provisional charter, 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.

THE WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL

New York City, New York County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on May 22, 1981 to operate a school.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on March 22, 1985.   The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the corporate address to 126 West 17th Street, New York New York 10011, to add authority for the corporation to also operate at 57 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851 and to restate the corporate purposes as follows: to  establish, conduct, operate and maintain a school for the education of children from five to twenty-one years of age, in Kindergarten and grades one through twelve, including students with learning disabilities; to conduct and operate other programs including a summer program for children of such ages and grades, and to provide and conduct all such other activities, services and programs as shall be authorized by the Board of Trustees of the corporation from time to time for the purpose of facilitating and advancing the education of children of such ages, grades and disabilities, including, without limitation, developing and disseminating educational materials in furtherance of the corporation’s educational purpose, and providing consulting, advisory, training and guidance programs and services to children, parents, teachers, administrators, officers, directors, trustees, governmental regulators, bureaus, agencies and overseers relating to the corporation and other schools and educational institutions and entities located in the United States and in foreign countries.  The Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) has been provided with an opportunity to review this action and the trustees have been advised that the granting of any amendments thereof or extensions thereof does not constitute approval for state funding for programs and services under the jurisdiction of VESID.   The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

PROVISIONAL CHARTERS

AVE MARIA CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Howard Beach, Queens County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age, 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.

DIVINE WISDOM CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Douglaston, Queens County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age, 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.

HOLY ANGELS ACADEMY, BROOKLYN, N.Y.

Brooklyn, Kings County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age, 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.

MOST HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC ACADEMY

Flushing, Queens County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age, 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.

NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC ACADEMY OF RIDGEWOOD

Ridgewood, Queens County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age, 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.

OUR LADY’S ACADEMY

South Ozone Park, Queens County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age, 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.

 

HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

AMENDMENT OF CHARTER

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

Brookville, Nassau County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents  on December 9, 1926 to operate a college of liberal arts and science.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on February 19, 1931.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action and the corporation was merged with The First Institute of Podiatry on November 16, 1939.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on July 23, 1943, March 26, 1952, June 25, 1954, June 26, 1959, September 29, 1961, May 24, 1963, June 24, 1966, November 15, 1973, July 1, 1976, October 29, 1976, October 19, 1978, the corporation was consolidated with the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on March 22, 1979; which absolute charter was amended on May 22, 1981; and amended on September 21, 1984 to restate the charter in its entirety; and amended on July 27, 1990, September 24, 1993,  February 3, 1995,  June 9, 1995, September 13, 2002, October 4, 2002, May 18, 2004 and May 20, 2008.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to add authority for the corporation to confer the degree of Master of Public Health (M.P.H.).  The Office of Higher Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended to authorize the corporation to operate postsecondary degree programs registered by the State Education Department and to confer degrees approved and authorized by the Board of Regents in connection with such programs, including the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree.  

UNION GRADUATE COLLEGE

Schenectady, Schenectady County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents under the corporate name “Graduate College of Union University” on July 17, 2003 to operate as a higher education institute. Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on May 23, 2006 to change the corporate name to “Union Graduate College.”  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to add authority for the corporation to confer the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.).  The Office of Higher Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended to authorize the corporation to operate postsecondary degree programs registered by the State Education Department and to confer degrees approved and authorized by the Board of Regents in connection with such programs, including the Master of Arts (M. A.) degree.

AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

CENTRE FOR RELIGION, ETHICS, AND SOCIAL POLICY

Ithaca, Tompkins County

A certificate of incorporation was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on April 23, 1971 to establish and conduct programs for the promotion of knowledge of religious beliefs and ethical convictions  and their relation to social policy The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the certificate of incorporation to change the corporate name to “Center for Transformative Action” and to change the statement of purposes to read as follows:  “The purposes of such corporation are to establish and conduct programs for the understanding and promotion of transformative action and its relation to social change”.  The Office of Higher Education recommends that the certificate of incorporation be amended accordingly.        

 

Appendix II

REGENTS ACTIONS IN 39 PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE CASES

AND 9 RESTORATION PETITIONS

May 18, 2009

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, surrender of 6 licenses, one of which was originally issued as a certificate, and 32 other disciplinary actions.  The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.  In addition, the Board acted upon 9 restoration petitions.

I. REVOCATION AND SURRENDERS

Acupuncture

Kenneth Dong Jin Suh; Fircrest, WA 98466; Elmhurst, NY 11373; Lic. No. 001535; Cal. No. 24086; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Nursing

Albert Jeffrey Dul; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-1702; Lic. No. 285539; Cal. No. 24430; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to document the vital signs and condition of a patient; failing to check on said patient after being informed by an aide that the patient appeared pale and was wheezing; and failing to check on the patient at all between 1:16 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. when the patient was found to have expired.

Michael Alexander Evard; Registered Professional Nurse; Floral Park, NY 11001; Lic. No. 474886; Cal. No. 24497; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd degree, a class D felony, and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Paru Damodaran; Registered Professional Nurse; Floral Park, NY 11004-1749; Lic. No. 276350; Cal. No. 24499; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee did not contest the allegation that, on or about April 27, 2008, while practicing her profession as a nurse at Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center, Bellerose, New York, she punched a 15-year-old psychiatric patient on his face.

Podiatry

Steven Erik Ginsberg; Bayswater, NY 11691; Bronx, NY 10458; Lic. No. 005906; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting 6 false podiatric claims to a health care benefit program in February 2007 for podiatric services which he knew had not been rendered.

Public Accountancy

Charles Chester Cramer; Certified Public Accountant; Watervliet, NY 12189; Lic. (Cert.) No. 025527; Cal. No. 24294; Application to surrender license (certificate) granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that he deviated from generally acceptable accounting practices awhile auditing a pension plan.

David M. Katzenberg; Certified Public Accountant; Great Neck, NY 11021-1512; Lic. No. 032759; Cal. No. 24503; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of failure to pay New York City unincorporated business taxes.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Dennis Mitchell; Arlington, TX 76017; Lic. No. 021754; Cal. No. 24024; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation tolled until and when return to practice in New York State, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Jack H. Cooperman; Brooklyn, NY 11234; Lic. No. 013013; Cal. No. 24408; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine, 50 hours public service.

 

Dentistry

Solomon Schwartzstein; New York, NY 10019-1628; Lic. No. 046646; Cal. No. 24314; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Engineering and Land Surveying

James K. Wai; Professional Engineer; Brooklyn, NY 11236; Lic. No. 058090; Cal. No. 24392; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

JKW Engineering, P.C.; 153 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013; Cal. No. 24393; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Gregory J. Bileschi; Land Surveyor; Rochester, NY 14614; Lic. No. 050342; Cal. No. 24159; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Nursing

Florian Domingo Fornoles Estive; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Dumont, NJ 07628; Lic. Nos. 232103, 457666; Cal. Nos. 22595, 22596; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $2,500 fine, 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months to run concurrently with suspension.

Martha Siragusa; Registered Professional Nurse; Liverpool, NY 13090; Lic. No. 301323; Cal. No. 23628; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Trevalene Christabell Neckles; Licensed  Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11236; Lic. Nos. 198570, 554514; Cal. Nos. 23736, 23737; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Kimberly Ann Spiteri; Registered Professional Nurse; East Meadow, NY 11554-3722; Lic. No. 548052; Cal. No. 23981; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension for at least 1 year and until substance abuse free and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.

Esther Geraldine Charles; Registered Professional Nurse; Mineola, NY 11501; Lic. No. 576835; Cal. No. 24227; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

Lynn M. Merriam; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14624; Lic. No. 144974; Cal. No. 24288; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Donald J. Saraniero; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14612; Lic. Nos. 245185, 485751; Cal. Nos. 24336, 24335; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence when return to practice, $500 fine.

Janet Lynn Regan-Livingston; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Haworth, NJ 07641; Lic. No. 502520, Cert. No. 333453; Cal. Nos. 24347, 24348; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Lori W. Alexander; Registered Professional Nurse; Canandaigua, NY 14424; Lic. No. 373545; Cal. No. 24357; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence when return to practice, $750 fine payable within 6 months.

Laura Jean Gonda; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ossining, NY 10562; Lic. No. 131868; Cal. No. 24374; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.

Jason Anthony Pereira; Licensed Practical Nurse; Newburgh, NY 12550-4404; Lic. No. 280428; Cal. No. 24415; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Crystal Goldstein; Registered Professional Nurse; Massapequa, NY 11762; Lic. No. 565129; Cal. No. 24427; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Ophthalmic Dispensing

Charles Frances Juracka, III; Schenectady, NY 12305; Lic. No. 006478; Cal. No. 24345; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Pharmacy

Unity Hospital of Rochester; Pharmacy; 1555 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626; Reg. No. 015152; Cal. No. 24310; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.

Respiratory Therapy

Raid Matthew Rabadi; Respiratory Therapist; Massapequa, NY 11758; Lic. No. 004530; Cal. No. 23378; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension.

Social Work

Steven A. Young; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Ovid, NY 14521; Lic. Nos. 058291, 070975; Cal. Nos. 24385, 24384; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Richard E. Morey; Licensed Master Social Worker; Diamond Point, NY 12824; Lic. No. 069776; Cal. No. 24307; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Veterinary Medicine

Katherine Ann Demaree; Binghamton, NY 13905; Lic. No. 003772; Cal. No. 24164; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Samuel P. Yancey; Croghan, NY 13327-9701; Lic. No. 004642; Cal. No. 24341; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Piotr Sebastian Kwasnik; Ridgewood, NY 11385-5306; Lic. No. 009744; Cal. No. 24431; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of license.

III. RESTORATIONS

The Board of Regents voted on May 18, 2009 to deny the petition for restoration of the physician license of Victor M. Flores, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Dr. Flores’ license was originally revoked effective October 26, 1994.

The Board of Regents voted on May 18, 2009 to stay the revocation of the physician license of Mark C. Kaufman, Franklin Square, NY 11010, and to place him on probation for a period of three years under specified terms and conditions. Dr. Kaufman’s license was originally revoked February 3, 2000.

The Board of Regents voted on May 18, 2009 to deny the petition for restoration of the physician license of Bruce S. Klutchko, New York, NY 10016. Dr. Klutchko’s license was originally surrendered effective November 28, 1997.

The Board of Regents voted on May 18, 2009 to accept the recommendation of the Peer Committee, and deny the petition of Vincent Anthony LaBruna, Manhasset, NY, for restoration of his license to practice as a dentist in the State of New York. Dr. LaBruna’s license was originally surrendered effective February 12, 2002.

The Board of Regents voted on May 18, 2009 to accept the recommendation of the Peer Committee and deny the petition of Madeleine McPherson, Rochester, NY 14624, for restoration of her license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York. Ms. McPherson’s license was originally surrendered effective December 20, 2001.

The Board of Regents voted on May 18, 2009 to stay the order of surrender of the registered professional nurse license of Lovely Jeudy-Pierre, Queens Village, NY 11429, and to place her on probation for a period of one year under specified terms and conditions. Ms. Jeudy-Pierre’s license was originally surrendered effective April 1, 2003.

The Board of Regents voted on May 18, 2009 to deny the petition for restoration of the pharmacist license of Arnold Rosenthal, Valley Stream, NY 11581. Mr. Rosenthal’s license was originally surrendered effective July 24, 1996.

The Board of Regents voted on May 18, 2009 to stay the order of surrender of the physician license of Kenneth J. Schrager, Hewlett, NY 11557-1800, and to place him on probation for a period of three years under specified terms and conditions. Dr. Schrager’s license was originally surrendered effective December 21, 2000.

The Board of Regents voted on May 18, 2009 to deny the petition for restoration of the physician license of Franklin Simon, New York, NY 10025. Dr. Simon’s license was originally revoked effective July 7, 1981.