THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

 

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

 

FROM:

Kathy A. Ahearn

SUBJECT:

Supplemental Application for Business Corporation Consent

 

DATE:

May 10, 2005

 

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 2

 

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

Summary

 

Issue for Decision

           

Should the Regents consent to the filing of the proposed certificate of incorporation of Brooklyn Institute of Massage Therapy, Inc. under the Business Corporation Law?

 

Reason for Consideration

           

Required by State statue.

 

Proposed Handling

           

Discussion and approval.

 

Procedural History

 

N/A     

 

Background Information

 

Education Law 6506(3) authorizes the Board of Regents to charter schools offering educational programs for the professions regulated under Education Law Title 8. Education Law 216 provides that no institution or association which might be incorporated by the Regents shall, without their consent, be incorporated under any other general law.  The proposed business corporation seeks to establish a school of massage therapy to offer a licensure-qualifying program in massage therapy and continuing education courses to licensed massage therapists. Staff in the Office of the Professions has determined that the proposed program leading to a non-credit diploma meets the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education for registration.

 

Recommendation

           

It is recommended that the Regents approve the application in accordance with the recommendation contained in the attached summary.

 

 

Timetable for Implementation

           

N/A


APPLICATION FOR REGENTS APPROVAL TO FILE A CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION UNDER THE BUSINESS CORPORATION  LAW

 

SUPPLEMENTAL No. 4

 

BROOKLYN INSTITUTE OF MASSAGE THERAPY, INC.

 

Brooklyn, New York County

 

The board of directors has applied for the approval of the Board of Regents pursuant to Education Law 216 and 6506(3) and the consent of the Commissioner of Education, to the filing of a certificate of incorporation under Business Corporation Law 402(a) to offer a licensure-qualifying program in massage therapy. The certificate of incorporation provides that the corporation shall be subject to and comply with all of the provisions of the Education Law, Rules of the Board of Regents and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education that would be applicable to a corporation created pursuant to Education Law 216. The Office of the Professions recommends that the approval of the Board of Regents and the consent of the Commissioner of Education to the filing of such certificate of incorporation be granted.