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SUMMARY OF THE NOVEMBER MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

 

Held at the State Education Building

Albany, New York

November 16 and 17, 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, November 16 at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, November 17 at 10:15 a.m. pursuant to a call to duty sent to each Regent.

MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Monday, November 16, 9:00 a.m.

Board Members in Attendance:

Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor

Milton L. Cofield, Vice Chancellor

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor Emeritus

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

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, David M. Steiner, Senior Deputy Commissioner P-12, John King, Acting Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Erin O’Grady-Parent, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, Anthony Lofrumento.  Regents Saul B. Cohen and Karen Brooks Hopkins were absent and excused.

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

ACTION ITEMS

Executive Session Motion

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents convene in Executive Session on Tuesday, November 17 at 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and a competitive grant proposal.       

              Motion by:                    Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield  

              Seconded by:                Regent Roger Tilles

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

State Education Department October 2009 Fiscal Report

BR (A) 3

                           

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

              Motion by:                    Regent James R. Tallon, Jr.

              Seconded by:                Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

INFORMATION ITEMS

Commissioner’s Report to the Board

Oral

              Commissioner Steiner provided an overview and highlights of discussions and actions anticipated at the November meeting including: Teacher Preparation; Improving Graduation Rates; Virtual High School Initiatives; CCSSO update; Race to the Top; and State Aid.

Race to the Top

Regent Young

              Regent Young provided an update on Race to the Top activities including among other things that USDOE released final RTTT RFP and that the application submission  date is 1/19/10.

              Full Board adjourned at 9:45 a.m.

 

MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Tuesday, November 17, 10:15 a.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

Karen Brooks Hopkins

Betty A. Rosa

Lester W. Young, Jr.

Christine D. Cea

Wade S. Norwood

              Also present were the Commissioner of Education, David M. Steiner, Senior Deputy Commissioner P-12, John King, Acting Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Erin O’Grady-Parent, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, Anthony Lofrumento.  Regents Saul B. Cohen, Anthony S. Bottar and Charles R. Bendit were absent and excused.

              Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m.

ACTION ITEMS

Charter Applications for November 2009

BR (A) 1

              MOVED, that the Regents approve each application in accordance with the recommendations contained in the respective summaries with the exception of Trocaire College which was withdrawn and will be resubmitted for consideration at a later date.

               Motion by:                    Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Seconded by:                 Regent James C. Dawson

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously 

Summary of the October 2009 Meeting

BR (A) 2

              MOVED, that the Summary of the October 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:                Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

2010-2011 Budget Request

BR (A) 4

MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the 2010-2011 Regents Budget Priorities.

              Motion by:                    Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield  

              Seconded by:                Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Status Report on Draft “Common Core College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics and Standards for Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening

BR (D) 1

              Senior Deputy Commissioner King provided information on the CCSSO meeting where this was presented including the development of assessments.

Regents 2010-11 Conceptual Proposal on State Aid to School Districts

BR (D) 2

              Regent Tallon gave an overview of the State Aid proposal and provided an opportunity for discussion and questions.

PROGRAM AREA CONSENT ITEMS

Proposed Amendment of Sections 100.2(p), 120.2, 120.3 and 120.4 of the Regulations of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Relating to Differentiated Accountability

BR (CA) 1

               MOVED, that the Board of Regents take the following action:

                                                

              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 December 10, 2009; and it is further

              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 November 28, 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 ensure that the emergency rule adopted at the September 2009 Regents meeting remains continuously in effect until the effective date of its adoption as a permanent rule, and thereby avoid disruption to the administration of the Differentiated Accountability Pilot Program for the 2009-2010 school year.

Master Plan Amendment: DeVry College of New York to Move its Campus from Queens to Manhattan and to Open an Extension Center in Queens

BR (CA) 2

           MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the amendment to the master plan of DeVry College of New York authorizing the College to move its campus from Long Island City, Queens to Manhattan and to open an extension center in Queens. The amendment will be effective until November 30, 2010, unless the College implements the move prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term.

Master Plan Amendment: Plaza College to Award the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree in Patient Information Management

BR (CA) 3

         MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the amendment to the master plan of Plaza College authorizing the College to offer a program in Patient Information Management leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree.  This amendment will be effective until November 30, 2010, unless the Department registers the program prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term.

Extension of Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs at Keuka College, Roberts Wesleyan College, St. Francis College, and Yeshiva University

BR (CA) 4

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the period of accreditation for Keuka College, Roberts Wesleyan College, St. Francis College, and Yeshiva University be extended to June 30, 2010, with the condition that the required site visits are conducted before the accreditation extension expires in order to determine the institutions’ eligibility for continuing their RATE accreditation.

Master Plan Amendment: Long Island Business Institute (LIBI) to Offer an Associate in Occupational Studies in Homeland Security and Security Management and a Certificate Program in Public/Private Security Management or Homeland Security Management

BR (CA) 5

             MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the amendment to the master plan authorizing LIBI to offer an Associate in Occupational Studies degree program in Homeland Security and Security Management and a Certificate program in Public/Private Security Management or Homeland Security Management. This amendment will be effective until November 30, 2010, unless the Department registers the program prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term.

Report of the Committee on the Professions Regarding Licensing Petitions

BR (CA) 6

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

Appointments and Reappointments of Members to the State Boards for the Professions and Reappointments of an 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 appointments and reappointments of members to the State boards for the professions. 

Designation of Physician Shortage Areas

BR (CA) 8

MOVED, that the Regents approve the changes in the lists of designated physician shortage areas described in Attachment 1 with an effective date of January 1, 2010.

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the consent agenda.

              Motion by:                    Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett      

              Seconded by:                Regent Lester W. Young, Jr.

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

              Motion by:               Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett      

              Seconded by:           Regent Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

 

INFORMATION ITEM

Commissioner’s Look Ahead at the November Meeting

Oral

              Commissioner Steiner:  The Commissioner reported that the December meeting will include: Full Board: Approval of Regents State Aid Proposal for 2010-2011, final draft on Technology Plan, and Race to the Top; Higher Education: Principal preparation, and additional teacher quality initiatives; EMSC: Report of the Standards Review Committee, update on P-20 data system, continued discussion on graduation rates – goals and targets, Title I school improvement and process for school closures,  and Charter School decisions; Cultural Education: Progress report on Managing Electronic Records in New York State, and the role of Cultural institutions as prospective turnaround/replacement partners; VESID: Adopt proposed amendments to Section 100.5 to extend the existing Regents Competency Test Safety Net to all eligible students with disabilities entering grade 9 prior to the 2011-12 school year, and annual update of VESID’s Designing our Future; Professions: Emergency amendments to the Commissioner’s regulations and Regents rules to implement the new law relating to the practice of public accountancy in New York were adopted in June, renewed in September, and revised in October.  At the December PPC meeting, any revisions made to the existing emergency regulations will be presented for approval.  If no changes are made, they will be presented for adoption on a permanent basis.

             

Full Board adjourned at 11:55 a.m.

 

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 (CE) had its scheduled meeting on November 17, 2009.

In attendance were: Regents Dawson, Brooks Hopkins, Phillips and Tilles.  In addition to CE Committee Members, Board Members in attendance included Regents Cea and Norwood.

Absent: Regent Bowman

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Chairs’ Remarks: Regent Dawson greeted everyone and opened the meeting.  Regent Dawson briefly spoke of his visit to the NYS Museum’s archeology site located at Crowne Point and that work is progressing.  Regent Dawson also provided an update on a meeting between SED staff, DOB staff and a member from the Governor’s Office regarding the Cultural Education Fund and the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF).

Deputy’s Report: Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Cannell greeted everyone as well.

(Deputy’s Monthly Report for November was shared electronically with the Board of Regents prior to the meeting.  In addition, two off-line reports were transmitted electronically to the Board:

New York State Historical Records report on the strategic plan and priorities of the Advisory Board;  and Public Television's Impact on Teaching & Learning - July 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009)

CE(D) 1 – Partnership for New York’s Cultural Heritage: Results of the Statewide Preservation Survey and Next Steps

Barbara Lilley, Library Development Specialist II/Conservation and Preservation Program Officer                          and Maria Holden, Chief of Archival Services jointly presented on this Item providing background information including what the Partnership for New York’s Cultural Heritage is, the importance, its purpose, development and distribution, and the results of the survey.  New York State was among approximately 40 other states to receive the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) Connecting to Collections Planning grant.

New York’s cultural heritage is composed of many diverse collecting institutions that, under charter by the University of the State of New York, steward collections for human history, scientific and geological resources.

The presenters emphasized the Office of Cultural Education’s (OCE) commitment to preservation; talked about various services and funding that OCE provides to NYS’s cultural institutions, and OCE’s partnerships with organizations that serve the cultural heritage community. 

Regarding a preservation plan, we now have tangible essential information for action, fundraising, legislation, and information that helps determine needs for preservation education; disaster preparedness and other challenges we may face.  The survey results from this federally funded grant project will aid in a statewide action plan that will set the course of conservation/preservation and digital collection development efforts in NYS for years to come.

A handout was provided to Committee Members.

An opportunity for questions and/or comments was extended to the Committee.

Bernard Margolis, State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for the Libraries gave a brief talk regarding mobile digitization in answer to Regent Dawson’s inquiry about this topic.

CE(D) 2 - Museum Research at the State Museum

The New York State (NYS) Museum is a research museum – it is in the business of discovering new knowledge through collections-based research and then disseminating that knowledge to the public.  This morning’s presentation was from one of the research scientists at the Museum - about the continuing legacy of discovery of new knowledge.  Clifford Siegfried, Director and Assistant Commissioner for the NYS Museum introduced Dr. Jeremy Kirchman, Curator of Birds, who reported on his own research both within and outside of NYS and the importance of Ornithology Research and Education at New York State Museum.

Presented in three parts, Dr. Kirchman’s presentation included: The Ornithology Collection - an overview and talked about the specimen collection and preparation; Part 2 included Ornithology Research - genetics of island populations; and Phylogenetics and Ancient DNA and Part 3 was about new temporary and permanent exhibits and education programs which included mentorship and training.

As stated in the Regents Item:

Research is one of the foundations of a museum, especially the natural history museum. The New York State Museum is a world-class research institution with programs focused on archaeology, biology, geology and history. Researchers study molecules and whales, 1-billion-year-old rocks and recently built furniture, new species, extinct species, invasive species, and incipient species. Archaeologists study the beginnings of agriculture in the state and the conditions at the Albany Almshouse in the early twentieth century. Geologists unearth information on the beginnings of life in the state and on the oil and gas in rocks of the state. Biologists study insects that affect forests and crops and the plants that make up the forests and crops. Historians bring back to life the early Shaker communities and study the role of motorcycles on the state’s economy and people. The NYSM abounds in exciting, interesting and important research projects that mimic the variety, beauty and grandeur of New York.

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Your EMSC Committee held its scheduled meeting on November 16, 2009.  All Committee members were present except for Regent Cohen, who was excused.

ACTION ITEMS

Charter School

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents returns the proposed first renewal charter of the Excellence Charter School of Bedford-Stuyvesant as proposed by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, with the following comments and recommendations:  That the curriculum be aligned to the New York State Learning Standards.    [EMSC (A) 1]

Curriculum Frameworks and Professional Development

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents authorize the Department to design a process and funding strategy (including seeking competitively awarded federal funding) for producing revised curriculum frameworks and to align professional development with the newly developed frameworks. These curriculum frameworks will provide an additional level of specificity to the New York State learning standards which would serve as the foundation for providing all students with a world-class curriculum.   [EMSC (A) 2]

              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Department’s recommendation to begin development of a virtual high school initiative for the 2011-12 school year.   This initiative builds on the online credit recovery initiative approved for 2010-11 and will provide access to rigorous courses and content rich instruction aligned with New York State Learning Standards.  [EMSC (A) 3]

              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents endorse the creation of a College and Career Readiness Working Group to be appointed by the Chancellor and be comprised of Regents, Department staff, and experts from P-12, higher education, and the business community. The Working Group would be charged with developing recommendations for consideration by the Regents on the redesign of the New York State high school diploma requirements and Regents exams, to better align them with college and career readiness, as well as a review of the GED policy and program.  [EMSC (A) 4]

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

             

              Madam Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your EMSC 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 November 16, 2009, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Graduation Rate Goal and Annual Targets – The Committee considered four policy questions to help determine the graduation rate goal and annual targets they wish to establish for New York State and submit to USED for approval:

1.      What is the percentage of students in an accountability group that schools and districts should be expected to graduate within five years of first entry into grade nine?

 

2.      If an accountability group is below the specified graduation goal, how much annual progress must the group make in order to still make adequate yearly progress (AYP)?

 

3.      Is there any minimum graduation rate (floor) for an accountability group below which a school or district should not make AYP even if the school or district is achieving the annual performance target with that group?

 

  • Do the Regents want to establish an aspirational graduation rate goal and a separate graduation rate goal for accountability purposes?

Staff will come back in December with additional information on options available to the Regents for establishing a new graduation rate goal and annual targets. 

[EMSC (D) 1]

 

REGENTS JOINT MEETING ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Your EMSC and Higher Education Committees held a joint meeting on November 16, 2009.  All members of the Committees were present, except Regent Cohen, who was excused.

Action Items

American Museum of Natural History Richard Gilder Graduate School

Your Committees recommend that the Board of Regents grant institutional accreditation to the American Museum of Natural History, Richard Gilder Graduate School for a period of five years ending on November 17, 2014.  [HE/EMSC (A) 1]

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

              Madam Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your EMSC and Higher Education Committees recommend, and I move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committees’ deliberations at the meeting on November 16, 2009, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Recommendations for Transforming Teacher Preparation and Recruiting Skilled Teachers in High Need Schools – The Committees consented on the direction of a series of recommendations poised to transform the preparation and practice of teaching and to support the recruitment of quality teachers in high need subjects and schools.  The recommendations included:

  • Authorizing colleges and universities, cultural institutions, research centers, non-profit organizations, and others - on the basis of an RFP process - to certify teachers for placement in high needs schools through clinically based pilot programs. The Board of Regents would award Master’s degrees to those students who complete registered pilot programs offered by non-collegiate institutions. 
  • New incentives to recruit and retain teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) areas in high needs schools including:
    • An expedited pathway to encourage scientists, engineers, and mathematicians with doctoral degrees or Master’s degrees with higher education teaching experience to teach in our State’s high needs schools.
    • A new differential incentive to recruit and retain teachers to support the learning needs of students in STEM disciplines in the State’s high need schools. Effective teachers in high needs schools certified in a STEM discipline (or teachers of English language learners or students with disabilities supporting teachers in STEM disciplines) would be eligible to receive as much as a $30,000 total bonus over the course of five years.
  • Creating transparent data profiles of teacher preparation institutions.
  • Putting in place performance-based assessments for initial certification and again for professional certification in the careers of new teachers.
  • Allowing secondary-level certification applicants to use alternative means to demonstrate content-knowledge with work experience and acceptable rigorous examinations in combination with undergraduate/graduate level coursework.

The recommendations shared this month will be modified consistent with feedback from members of the Committees and will inform the State’s Race to the Top proposal.  In addition, Department staff will reach out to educators, professional organizations, union leaders, and other partners in the field for input into the development of a detailed implementation plan for each of the proposed strategies.

Proposed Amendment to Conform Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Teachers’ Certificates and Teaching Practice to the New York State Patriot Act – The Committees discussed a proposed amendment to conform the Commissioner’s regulations to certain provisions of the Patriot Plan, which was enacted by the Legislature in Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2003.  The proposed amendment will be presented for adoption at the December 2009 meeting of the Board of Regents. 

             

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on November 16, 2009.   All Committee members were present, except Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch and Regent Saul B. Cohen, 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 4 cases.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 50 consent order applications and 1 surrender application be granted, and further recommends that 1 summary suspension application be granted.  [PPC EXS (A) 1-3, 5]

              These recommendations are made following the review of 56 cases involving thirteen licensed practical nurses, seven pharmacists, six registered professional nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, five pharmacies, three massage therapists, two architects, two dentists, one architect professional corporation, one chiropractor, one certified dental assistant, one physical therapist, one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner, one respiratory therapist, and one veterinarian.

Restoration Petition

Voted, with four members of the Committee in favor and with one abstention, that the Board of Regents stay the Order of Revocation of the physician license of Angel Prado, that he be placed on probation for five years under the Terms of Probation attached to the Report of the Committee on the Professions as Exhibit “A,” and that upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period, his license shall be fully restored.  [PPC EXS (A) 4]

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 November 16, 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 – Associate Commissioner Muñoz provided an update on current topics of interest, including:
  • a report on the Professions Leadership Conference meeting;
  • a report on continuing efforts to address immediate need for mental health providers to continue to provide needed mental health services, and discussions about legislation among key parties;
  • a report on continuing discussions with key players and stakeholders regarding service on boards of directors by accountants who declare themselves inactive.  [Oral Report]
  • Technology Report – This report discussed the role of the Office of the Professions in the multi-agency technology project to address licensing and enforcement functions and various other OP technology initiatives, including the use of the RightNow system for frequently asked questions and the use of scanning technology.  [PPC (D) 1]

 

Appendix I

NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REGENTS CHARTER ACTIONS

CULTURAL EDUCATION

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

 

CROGHAN FREE LIBRARY

Croghan, Lewis County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on February 24, 1956 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on February 23, 1962.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Village of Croghan, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen, 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.

DEWITT COMMUNITY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, INC.

Dewitt, Onondaga County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on September 29, 1961 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on June 23, 1967.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on November 11, 1983.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the corporate name to “Dewitt Community Library Association,” to designate the service area of the library to be the census tracts numbered 014600, 014700, 014800 and 014900, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than eleven nor more than seventeen, 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.

GREENBURGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Elmsford, Westchester County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on August 24, 1962 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on December 15, 1967.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on September 15, 1995.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to specify the number of trustees to be not less than seven nor more than nine.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

EXTENSION OF CHARTERS

DEXTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Dexter, Jefferson County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 13, 2000 to operate a historical society.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to restate the corporate purposes to state the following: to encourage, promote and disseminate a greater knowledge among the public of the history of the State of New York and particularly to increase interest in the historical background of the Village of Dexter and Town of Brownville, Jefferson County; to collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve, and make available to the public a collection of written, pictorial and photographic material, and artifacts pertaining to the history and economic development of the area; and to provide accessibility as far as feasible to the historical information collected for the benefit and education of the general public and, as so amended, be extended. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly and, as so amended, 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.

MARSHALL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Deansboro, Oneida County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on April 20, 2004 to operate an historical society.  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.

PROVISIONAL CHARTERS

MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

Setauket, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish and maintain a museum of mathematics to promote and enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics; create and maintain public exhibitions and interactive displays about mathematics and its importance for understanding other topics, such as, but not limited to, nature, the human body, the arts, sports, business and communication; develop, organize and conduct educational programs about mathematics and that explore the importance of mathematics in everyday life, such as, but not limited to, demonstrations, tours, seminars, conferences, workshops and other activities for children, students and adults; collect, own, hold, maintain, preserve and display objects, artifacts and documents relating to mathematics; establish and maintain a reference and research collection of works relating to mathematics; and prepare, publish and disseminate publications in all formats and media concerning mathematics.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

NEW YORK STATE EAGLES MUSEUM

Ithaca, Tompkins County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish and maintain a history museum to be known as the New York State Eagles Museum in the City of Ithaca, County of Tompkins, and State of New York; to collect, own, hold, maintain, and preserve items of historical importance related to the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), a not for profit charitable organization dedicated to raising money for community projects, supporting police, firefighters, and others who protect and serve, and funding medical research; to display items of historical importance related to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, including, but not limited to, plaques, trophies, books, meeting minutes, and photographs of key events and prominent members, including past Presidents of the United States; to open the New York State Eagles Museum for public visitation; to arrange, create, and maintain exhibits and displays about the local and national history of the Fraternal Order of Eagles; and to promote and support historical research and scholarship, organize historical and cultural activities, programs, and events for the public concerning the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

WAWARSING HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND KNIFE MUSEUM

Napanoch, Ulster County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to establish and maintain a museum relating to the manufacturing of knives in the Village of Ellenville, Town of Wawarsing, County of Ulster and greater Hudson Valley region as well as other manufactured products within said areas; 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 establish and maintain an historical research collection and archives relating to the foregoing; 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; to encourage and disseminate a greater knowledge of the history of the State of New York and particularly the Village of Ellenville, Town of Wawarsing County of Ulster and surrounding area; to promote history and original historical research; 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 encourage the suitable marking 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; to cooperate with County and State officials and historical organizations to collect and preserve materials of countywide and statewide significance; to own, hold, exhibit, show or display automatic knives as defined in Penal Law Section 265.00 (5)(e) in compliance with the provisions of Education Law Section 216-c.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

DISSOLUTION OF CHARTER

SIDNEY D. GAMBLE FOUNDATION FOR CHINA STUDIES

New York, New York County

A certificate of incorporation was granted by action of the Board of Regents on October 24, 1986 to promote the study of China.  The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the corporation has no means of furthering any of its purposes.  The corporation has no remaining assets and all taxes payable by the corporation have been paid.  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the corporate records to Duke University.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the certificate of incorporation of the Sidney D. Gamble Foundation for China Studies be dissolved and that the corporate records to be transferred to Duke University. 

 

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF WESTERN NEW YORK

Lockport, Niagara County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on October 4, 2002 to operate a kindergarten through grade twelve school.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regent action on June 25, 2007.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to specify that the school has relocated to 621 Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda, New York 14120 and that the corporate address will continue to be 120 Main Street, Lockport, New York 14094.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

ETHICAL CULTURE FIELDSTON SCHOOL

New York, New York County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “The Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools” by action of the Board of Regents on July 21, 1995 to operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age, a kindergarten for five-year-olds and a grade one through six elementary school in New York County; and to operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age, a kindergarten for five-year-olds, a grade one through twelve elementary and secondary school and a grade seven through twelve secondary school in Bronx County.  Such provisional charter was amended to include a name change to “Ethical Culture Fieldston School” by Regents action on June 9, 1998, and as so amended, made absolute.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to reflect the corporate purposes as follows: a.) to operate a nursery school for preschool children, a kindergarten and a grade one through five school in New York County, b.) to operate a nursery school for preschool children, a kindergarten and a grade one through twelve school in Bronx County.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

ITHACA CHILDREN’S SCHOOL

Ithaca, Tompkins County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on September 26, 1986 under the corporate name “The School of the Finger Lakes” on September 26, 1986. Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action to include a name change to “The Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes” on July 28, 1989, and, as so amended, extended.  Such provisional charter was amended and extended by Regents action on October 15, 1993, September 18, 1998 and June 25, 2007.   Such provisional charter was consolidated by Regents action with Stone Circle School on October 20, 2008, the consolidated corporation operates under the provisional charter granted to The Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes under the amended corporate name “Ithaca Children’s School.”  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the corporate name to “Ithaca Waldorf School.”  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly.

AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION OF CHARTER

KID’S PLACE EARLY CHILDHOOD DAY SCHOOL

Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 17, 2003 to operate a day care center, a center-based preschool for three to five year old children with disabilities, a nursery school for preschool children, a kindergarten, a grade one through three elementary school and a school for gifted and talented children.  Such corporation was consolidated by Regents action on June 17, 2003 with Hide-and-Seek Children’s Services, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on October 23, 2006. Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action on December 14, 2007 to add authority for the corporation to also provide certificated enrichment, training, and professional development workshops to further the knowledgebase of adult learner pre-paraprofessionals, paraprofessionals, and professional educators who are 21 years and older,  provided that nothing herein shall authorize the corporation to operate a college or university or to advertise or offer credit-bearing courses or degrees in New York State and, as so amended, extended.  The board of trustees has requested an amendment to authorize the corporation to also conduct universal pre-K programs for four year old children; before and after school programs for preschool aged children; and school closing and summer camp programs for preschool through school aged children, and that the provisional charter, as so amended, be extended. The Offices 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.

PROVISIONAL CHARTERS

BLS Multi-Cultural Christian Academy

Bronx, Bronx County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a grade two through twelve school.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of three years.

NEWMEADOW SARATOGA SCHOOL

Malta, Saratoga County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate a kindergarten and grade one elementary school for children with disabilities.  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 a provisional charter does not constitute approval for state funding for programs and services under the jurisdiction of VESID.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of three years.

EXTENSION OF CHARTER

THE THEATRE STREET SCHOOL

Richmond Hill, Queens County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 14, 1996 to operate a grade six through eight school.  Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action on June 12, 1997 to add authority for the corporation to also operate grades one through five, and as so amended, extended.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on July 14, 2000, July 17, 2003 and May 23, 2006.  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.

REGENTS CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

AMIGAS UNITED FOR THE EDUCATION OF LATINO CHILDREN

Slingerlands, Albany County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to plan, organize and conduct activities such as workshops, seminars, and conferences in support of the early childhood, elementary and secondary education of Hispanic children in general, and English Language Learners (ELLs) in particular throughout the United States and its territories; to plan, organize and conduct activities, and to support research and writing, regarding the importance of Bilingualism and its relationship to national security and economic vitality; to support the development and advancement of related policies and high quality instructional, assessment and accountability models at local, state, national and international levels; to assist educators and policy-makers at all levels to narrow the educational achievement gap of Hispanic children in general, and English Language Learners in particular, this including providing them with high quality data, evidence of the gap, the perils of ignoring needs, and the long lasting effects on society inaction causes; to assist educators and policy-makers at all levels to address the issues of language education, and the issues of immigration, as they affect children at the early childhood, elementary and secondary education levels; and to plan, organize and conduct activities intended to encourage and promote critical leadership at all educational levels, this including, but not limited to increasing the numbers of highly qualified teachers of ELLs. The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that a certificate of incorporation be issued.

APPLICATION FOR REGENTS CONSENT TO FILE A CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAMES

OHR HALIMUD/THE MULTI-SENSORY LEARNING CENTER

Brooklyn, Kings County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on October 9, 2003 to operate a multi-sensory full day school for girls, grades one through six, who have Dyslexia and other language based processing disorders.  Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action on June 24, 2008 to add authority for the corporation to also operate a grades seven and eight; a nursery school for preschool boys and girls from three to five years of age with an without disabilities; a kindergarten for five year old boys and girls with and without disabilities; an after school tutoring program for boys and girls ages six through fourteen with and without disabilities; a Supplement Educational Services program, and a day care center, and, as so amended, extended.  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 “Brooklyn Reads.”  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the consent of the Board of Regents to the filing of such certificate of assumed name be granted.

OUR LADY’S ACADEMY

South Ozone Park, Queens County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on May 18, 2009 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 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 “Our Lady’s Catholic Academy.”  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the consent of the Board of Regents to the filing of such certificate of assumed name be granted.

HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

CHRIST THE KING SEMINARY

Allegany, Cattaraugus County

An absolute charter in the fist instance was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 28, 1974 to operate a seminary for the promotion and dissemination of graduate higher education in theology and philosophy and to grant the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees. The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to specify the corporate principal office to be located in the Town of Aurora, county of Erie, State of New York, to reflect that the corporation is a corporation with members, to specify the members of the corporation; to specify the powers reserved to the members and to amend the dissolution language to provide that the designed office of the corporation is located at 711 Knox Road, East Aurora, New York 10452; to designate the Commissioner of Education as the representative for service of process and to restate the corporate purposes as follows: (a) to establish, operate and maintain a Seminary for the promotion and dissemination of graduate higher education in theology to qualified persons which shall carry on the educational tradition in the academic filed of theology which had been established and maintained by St. John Vianney Seminary, formerly located on this site, and thereafter by Christ the King Seminary; (b)  to grant and confer the following degrees and honors in conformity with Rules of the Board of Regents of the State of New York and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education of the State of New York for registration of the programs leading to such degrees: Master of Divinity (M. Div.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.); (c) to provide spiritual, human, and pastoral formation for sponsored candidates for ordained priesthood and permanent diaconate and lay ecclesial ministry in the Roman Catholic Church and other individuals who are members of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as of other Christian denominations and other religions who choose to experience the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church’s tradition of the theological learning, pastoral praxis, and spiritual formation.  In addition, the seminary’s resources are available to a broad range of constituents for activities such as retreats, study days, convocations, conferences, prayer and support groups, parochial and diocesan groups and individual prayer and reflection; (d) In addition to the foregoing corporate purposes the corporation shall have powers either directly or indirectly, either alone or in conjunction with others, to do any and all lawful acts and things and to engage in any and all lawful activities which may be necessary, useful suitable, desirable, or proper for the furtherance, accomplishment, fostering, or attainment of any or all of the purposes for the which the corporation is organized, and to aid or assist other organizations to attain any such purpose, but not for the pecuniary profit or financial gain of its members, trustees and officers. The Office of Higher Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly .

MERCY COLLEGE

Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents under the corporate name “Mercy Junior College” on October 23, 1952 to establish and maintain a junior college.  Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action on November 22, 1957 to change the corporate name to “Mercy College” and, as so amended, extended; amended and extended by Regents action on October 28, 1960; extended by Regents action on September 27, 1963; and made absolute by Regents action on June 25, 1965.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on various occasions with the last action being on September 11, 2006.  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 Social Work (B.S.W.).  The Office of Professions 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 Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree.

NEW YORK CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE

New York City, New York County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on March 25, 1977 to establish and maintain an institution of higher learning at the college level and to conduct courses of instruction necessary to graduate qualified chiropractors with the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.); and to establish and maintain a continuing education program for graduate licensed doctors of chiropractic so as to allow them to maintain a high level of professional skill and knowledge. Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on October 19, 1979. Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on May 19, 1989 and December 13, 2002.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to operate in jurisdictions outside of New York State.  The Office of Professions recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

TROCAIRE COLLEGE

Buffalo, Erie County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “Sancta Maria Junior College” by action of the Board of Regents on June 27, 1958 to operate and maintain an institution of higher education at the junior college level.  Such provisional charter was amended to include a name change to “Sancta Maria College” and extended by Regents action on May 21, 1964; extended on June 24, 1966; amended December 16, 1966 to change the corporate name to “Trocaire College;”  amended and extended on September 26, 1969 and was made absolute by Regents action on January 26, 1972.  Such absolute charter was last amended by Regents action on February 12, 2007.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to operate as a corporation with members and designate one representative of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education, a Maryland non-stock, non profit corporation; four Sisters of Mercy selected from among the Sisters of Mercy serving on the board of trustees, as corporate members of the college; and to add authority for the College to confer the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.).  The Office of Professions 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 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

 

Appendix II

REGENTS ACTIONS IN 56 PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE CASES

AND 1 RESTORATION PETITION

November 16-17, 2009

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the summary suspension of 1 license, surrender of 1 license, and 54 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 1 restoration petition.

I. SUMMARY SUSPENSION

Nursing

Kipper Van Stevens; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14608; Lic. No. 240558; Cal. No. 24877; Application for summary suspension granted.

II. SURRENDER

Massage Therapy

Timothy E. Smith; Syracuse, NY 13219; Lic. No. 014363; Cal. No. 24837; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of moral unfitness.

III. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Frederick B. Fox, Jr.; New York, NY 10004; Lic. No. 012636; Cal. No. 24588; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Frederick Fox Associates, PLLC; 80 Broad Street – Firth Floor, New York, NY 10004; Cal. No. 24589; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine payable within 90 days.

Jae Yoon Ko; Corona, NY 11368; Lic. No. 011493; Cal. No. 24706; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Chiropractic

Bradley S. Leader; Auburn, NY 13021; Lic. No. 008312; Cal. No. 24583; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Dentistry

Kasinda Clark; Certified Dental Assistant; Buffalo, NY 14211; Cert. No. 000558; Cal. No. 24560; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Angela Qin Dong; Dentist; East Greenbush, NY 12061; Lic. No. 047718; Cal. No. 24646; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Brian E. Weiss; Dentist; New York, NY 10022; Lic. No. 033386; Cal. No. 24691; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Massage Therapy

Kathleen R. Dominy; East Patchogue, NY 11772; Lic. No. 007332; Cal. No. 24438; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Heather A. George; Dansville, NY 14437; Lic. No. 015517; Cal. No. 24654; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Nursing

             

Jeneane Lee Kelley; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lockport, NY 14094-2834; Lic. Nos. 242220, 481577; Cal. Nos. 24021, 24022; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until substance abuse free and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension probation 3 years to commence if and when return to practice.

Mary Teresa McConnell a/k/a Mary T. McConnell a/k/a Mary McConnell; Registered Professional Nurse; Baldwin, NY 11510-2823; Lic. No. 215835; Cal. No. 24035; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Theresa Marie Johnson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lockport, NY 14094; Lic. No. 239620; Cal. No. 24173; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension for a minimum of 3 months and until substance abuse free and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension probation 2 years to only commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine to be paid within 6 months.

Lillian Marie McSwiggan; Licensed Practical Nurse; North Babylon, NY 11703; Lic. No. 253404; Cal. No. 24179; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Paula Jean Broad; Registered Professional Nurse; Cheektowaga, NY 14225-4237; Lic. No. 439019; Cal. No. 24183; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Carrie Leanne Sanders; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; North Tonawanda, NY 14120; Lic. Nos. 259349, 582453; Cal. Nos. 24222, 24223; 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 payable within 6 months.

Joy Ellen Saxe; Licensed Practical Nurse; North Tonawanda, NY 14120; Lic. No. 243810; Cal. No. 24236; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Edyne Laporte; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; East Orange, NJ 07017; Lic. Nos. 274856, 570421; Cal. Nos. 24465, 24466; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Megan Mary Wood; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14606-4369; Lic. No. 291401; Cal. No. 24480; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Maryann R. Moffett; Licensed Practical Nurse; Elmira, NY 14905; Lic. No. 264142; Cal. No. 24522; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Wunan Chang; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14652; Lic. No. 287977; Cal. No. 24544; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Tammy Colleen Germonto; Registered Professional Nurse; Farmington, NY 14425; Lic. No. 424303; Cal. No. 24554; 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 payable within 6 months.

Anita J. Padgett; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14615; Lic. No. 261698; Cal. No. 24569; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Eileen Susan Koegler; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rexford, NY 12148; Lic. No. 255001; Cal. No. 24572; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Jennifer A. Flaitz; Registered Professional Nurse; Hornell, NY 14843; Lic. No. 479338; Cal. No. 24587; 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 payable within 6 months.

Michele Lynn Gozy; Registered Professional Nurse; New Hartford, NY 13413; Lic. No. 563655; Cal. No. 24626; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Heather A. George; Licensed Practical Nurse; Dansville, NY 14437; Lic. No. 284241; Cal. No. 24653; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Hoagi R. Koster; Licensed Practical Nurse; Pearl River, NY 10965; Lic. No. 098361; Cal. No. 24663; 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.

Catherine A. Olubummo; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Airmont, NY 10952; Lic. No. 357386, Cert. No. 335003; Cal. Nos. 24668, 24667; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension to commence January 1, 2010, 23 month stayed suspension, concurrent 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Neil Keith Forde; Licensed Practical Nurse; Mount Vernon, NY 10552; Lic. No. 278444; Cal. No. 24692; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Jeramy A. Orgass; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Ronkonkoma, NY 11779; Lic. Nos. 222194, 446135; Cal. Nos. 24696, 24697; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Christina M. Gordon; Registered Professional Nurse; Troy, NY 12182; Lic. No. 549487; Cal. No. 24712; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

James Edward Brantley III; Licensed Practical Nurse; Newburgh, NY 12550; Lic. No. 260304; Cal. No. 24778; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Carol L. Umbarila; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Northport, NY 11768; Lic. Nos. 235016, 515820; Cal. Nos. 24799, 24798; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

Michael John O’Connor; Buffalo, NY 14216; Lic. No. 046991; Cal. No. 23812; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension for a minimum of 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice.

Kenneth Wayne Thygesen; Cossayuna, NY 12823; Lic. No. 033099; Cal. No. 24131; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Daniel J. Cutie; Greenwich, NY 12834; Lic. No. 039311; Cal. No. 24133; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Cutie Pharma-Care, Inc.; Pharmacy; 114 Main Street, Greenwich, NY 12834; Reg. No. 025438; Cal. No. 24134; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Susann Wintle Dugo; Watkins Glen, NY 14891; Lic. No. 026841; Cal. No. 24450; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Kristy Lee Wood; Montour Falls, NY 14865; Lic. No. 051117; Cal. No. 24451; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Henderson’s Drug Stores, Inc. d/b/a Montour Falls Pharmacy; Pharmacy; 320 West Main Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865; Reg. No. 025563; Cal. No. 24452; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $2,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Carla Maria Blasi; Toms River, NJ 08755; Lic. No. 034640; Cal. No. 24581; 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, $1,000 fine payable within 3 months.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc. 10849 d/b/a Eckerd Corporation; Pharmacy; 135 East Union Street, Newark, NY 14513; Reg. No. 023976; Cal. No. 24586; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $10,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc. 1617; Pharmacy; 238 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603; Reg. No. 018552; Cal. No. 24627; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $10,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Bronx Care Pharmacy, Inc.; Pharmacy; 2404 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458; Reg. No. 028188; Cal. No. 24655; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.

Nadeem Akhtar; Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458; Lic. No. 041118; Cal. No. 24656; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Physical Therapy

Andrew Stephen Zagorski; Physical Therapist; Wantagh, NY 11793; Lic. No. 021189; Cal. No. 24575; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Respiratory Therapy

Sandra J. Robinson; Respiratory Therapist; Painted Post, NY 14870; Lic. No. 002261; Cal. No. 24597; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $750 fine.

Veterinary Medicine

Sabrina E. Miller; Veterinarian; Spencerport, NY 14559; Lic. No. 007854; Cal. No. 24225; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

IV. RESTORATION

The Board of Regents voted on November 17, 2009 to stay the revocation of the physician license of Angel Prado, Manhasset, NY 11030, and to place him on probation for a period of five years under specified terms and conditions. Dr. Prado’s license was originally revoked April 5, 2001.