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

 

TO:

Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee

FROM:

Johanna Duncan-Poitier

 

 

SUBJECT:

Report of the Committee on the Professions Regarding Licensing Petitions

DATE:

November 15, 2006

 

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 3

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)

 

Should the Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions pertaining to licensing petitions as listed on the attachment?

 

Proposed Handling

 

The question will come before the Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee at its December 2006 meeting where it will be voted on and action taken.  It will then come before the full Board at its December meeting for final action.

 

Procedural History

 

Section 6506(5) of the Education Law and Part 24.7 of the Rules of the Board of Regents authorizes the Regents to waive education, experience and examination requirements for a professional license as well as confer the degree Doctor of Medicine.

 

Background Information

 

There are 23 licensing petitions and 22 requests for the conferral of the degree Doctor of Medicine for review and approval.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions regarding licensing petitions.

 

Timetable for Implementation

 

Approval of the Committee on the Professionsí recommendations will be effective December 5, 2006.


 

 

 

Cases Presented to Board of Regents on:  December 5, 2006                                                                                 SUMMARY REPORT

 

 

PROFESSION

 

 

EDUCATION

EXAMINATION

 

 

Experience

Confer Degree Doctor of Medicine

Three-Year

Limited License

Pre-Professional

 

Professional

Post-Graduate

 

Proficiency

 

Licensing

Architecture

 

 

 

 

06-30-03

to

06-35-03

 

 

 

Certified Public Accountancy

 

 

 

 

06-15-07

To

06-18-07

 

 

06-02-69

Dentistry

 

06-14-50

06-15-50

 

 

 

 

 

06-10-59

To

06-14-59

Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

06-104-60*

 

06-144-60C

to

06-165-60C

 

Veterinary Medicine

 

 

 

 

06-11-75

 

 

06-26-74

to

06-29-74

Veterinary Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06-02-77

 

OTHER:   *Endorsement of United Kingdom license

 

 

 

 

Total for fiscal year to date:           223

 

Total for calendar year to date:      293


 

 

ARCHITECTURE

 

Petition for: Waiver of New York State requirements pertaining to acceptability of licensing examinations for licensure by endorsement.

 

Summary Statement:  The petitioners listed below are all graduates of professionally accredited architecture programs who have applied for licensure in New York.  All have achieved, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  All petitioners have substantial documented licensed experience in other states.

 

            Prior to 1983, certain states did not require the Equivalency Examination (EE) or the Qualifying Test (QT) if a candidate had a degree from an accredited architecture program, and granted licensure upon passage of the Professional Examination (PE).  Prior to 1975, most states recognized the Examination Syllabus (ES).  The petitioners passed either the national Professional Examination (PE) given prior to 1983, or portions of the national Examination Syllabus (ES) given prior to 1975.  Prior to 1983, New York State required passage of the Equivalency Examination (EE), or passage of the Qualifying Test (QT) in addition to passage of the national Professional Examination.  Each of the petitioners satisfied the examination requirement in his/her initial state of licensure by passing an acceptable licensing examination and attained licensure in that state.

 

            Section 7304(4) of Education Law and Section 69.3 of the Commissionerís Regulations require for endorsement that ďÖ an architect licensed in another state or jurisdiction as the result of successful completion of only the professional examination in use before 1983 may be granted licensure upon presentation of evidence of two years of work experience of a grade and character satisfactory to the State Board for Architecture and passage of a practical examination satisfactory to the State Board for Architecture ÖĒ

 

            Each petitioner satisfied the examination requirement in his/her initial state of licensure and has extensive professional practice satisfactory to the State Board.  Since the above information illustrates evidence of competence within the profession, and in lieu of the practical examination, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Architecture recommends that the examination requirement be considered satisfied and each applicantís licensure in another state be accepted for endorsement in New York State.


 

NAME OF PETITIONER

LICENSURE

06-30-03

               Christine Albright

               Rye, NY  10580

 

 Massachusetts, 1983.

06-31-03

 

Tony DiNicola

Fort Worth, TX  76133

Texas, 1979; also licensed in Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arkansas and Mississippi.

 

06-32-03

 

Michael Logan Treanor

Lawrence, KS  66044

 

Kansas, 1980; also licensed in Montana, California, Texas, South Carolina, Alabama, Nebraska, Arizona, Tennessee and Colorado.

06-33-03

John B. Roberts

Cleveland, OH  44120

Texas, 1979; also licensed in Ohio and Michigan.

06-34-03

Timothy K. Green

Aurora, CO 80011

Colorado, 1982; also licensed in Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Utah, and Washington.

06-35-03

Martha T. Seng

Houston, TX 77005

 

Texas, 1982; also licensed in Louisiana and New Jersey.

 

Recommendation:  The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Architecture, recommends that each applicantís licensing examination requirement be considered satisfied for licensure through the endorsement route.

 

 

 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

06-15-07

Jean DeMicco

Yonkers, New York

 

(Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, June 1971; Iona College, Master of Business Administration in Accounting, June 1991)

 

Petition for: Acceptance of passing grades on the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Examination.

 

Statement of Problem:   Ms. DeMicco originally received conditional credit for passing the paper-based Auditing (AUD) and Law and Professional Responsibility (LPR) sections of the examination in November 2002.  For applicants receiving conditional credit at that time, Commissioner's Regulations required that the applicant pass all parts of the Uniform CPA examination within 36 months.  She subsequently passed the computer-based Regulation (REG) section in August 2004.  Ms. DeMicco needed to pass the fourth section, Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR), by November 2005 to retain credit for the two sections she passed in November 2002.  In passing the Financial Accounting & Reporting section during July 2006, Ms. DeMicco needed eight additional months beyond the 36-month requirement provided in the regulations to pass all sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.

 

            Ms. DeMicco experienced technical difficulties with the computer equipment when she sat for the final section she needed to pass during the November 2005 administration of the examination.  There was a delay in Ms. DeMicco receiving an acknowledgement that there were technical issues at that test site which resulted in the test site being closed after the November 2005 administration of the examination.  Because Ms. DeMicco had now reached the end of the 36-month conditioning, she delayed sitting the examination again until she was able to clarify whether or not she would lose credit for her previous sections.  Ms. DeMicco then scheduled her retest for July 2006 and passed the FAR section.   Had Ms. DeMicco not experienced technical difficulties at the examination site in November 2005, it is likely that she would have been successful on the examination and would not have exceeded the 36-month conditional credit period.

 

            As the technical difficulties were beyond Ms. DeMiccoís control, the Executive Secretary for the State Board for Accountancy supports her request to waive the 36-month requirement to pass all four parts of the Uniform CPA Examination.

 

 

           

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 7404 of Education Law and Part 70 of the Commissionerís Regulations requires:

 

(1) A bachelorís or higher degree based on a program in accountancy.

(1)   Pace University, Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, June 1971; Iona College, Master of Business Administration in Accounting, June 1991.

(2) Passing scores on the Uniform CPA Examination.

(2) (a) November 2002: Auditing; Law                 (passing scores).            

      (b) August 2004: Regulation (passing               score).

      (c) November 2005: Financial Accounting & Reporting (failed).

      (d) July 2006: Financial Accounting &             Reporting (passing score).

 

(3) Two years of satisfactory experience.

(3)

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Public Accountancy, recommends that the applicantís petition for acceptance of passing grades on the Uniform CPA Examination be accepted.

 


 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

06-16-07

Gunmeet Katari

Glen Cove, New York 11542

 

(Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, May 1999)

 

Petition for: Acceptance of passing grades on the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Examination.

 

Statement of Problem:   Commissioner's Regulations require that an applicant must pass all parts of the Uniform CPA examination within an 18-month period.  Ms. Katari originally received conditional credit for passing the computer-based Auditing and Attestation (AUD) section of the examination on October 13, 2004. She subsequently passed the computer-based Regulation (REG) and Business Environment & Concepts (BEC) sections, respectively, on February 26 and 27, 2006.  Ms. Katari needed to pass the fourth section, Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR), by April 13, 2006 to retain credit for the AUD section she passed in October 2004. She scheduled for and passed the FAR section on May 25, 2006.

 

            Ms. Katari was diagnosed with a chronic medical condition in March 2005 that impaired her ability to prepare and sit for the CPA exam, causing her to miss the conditioning requirements by 1.5 months. 

 

            Based on the strength of the documentation provided by Ms. Katariís physician, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Public Accountancy supports her request to waive the 18-month requirement to pass all four parts of the Uniform CPA Examination.

 

 

           

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 7404 of Education Law and Part 70 of the Commissionerís Regulations requires:

 

(1) A bachelorís or higher degree based on a program in accountancy.

(2)   Hofstra University, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, May 1999.

(2) Passing scores on the Uniform CPA Examination.

(2) (a) October 2004: Auditing and                              Attestation (passing score).

      (b) February 2006: Regulation                                                      (passing score).

      (c) February 2006: Business Environment & Concepts (passing score).

     (d) May 2006: Financial Accounting & Reporting (passing score).

(3) Two years of satisfactory experience.

(3)

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Public Accountancy, recommends that the applicantís petition for acceptance of passing grades on the Uniform CPA Examination be accepted.


 

 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

06-17-07

Osama Tedawes

Ridgewood, New York 11385

 

(New York University, Manhattan, New York, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, September 2002)

 

Petition for: Acceptance of passing grades on the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Examination.

 

Statement of Problem:   Mr. Tedawes originally received conditional credit for passing the paper-based Auditing (AUD) and Law and Professional Responsibility (LPR) sections of the examination on May 31, 2003.  For applicants receiving conditional credit at that time, Commissioner's Regulations required that the applicant pass all parts of the Uniform CPA examination within 36 months. He subsequently passed the computer-based Regulation (REG) section on February 27, 2006. Mr. Tedawes needed to pass the fourth section, Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR), by May 31, 2006 to retain credit for the two sections he passed in May 2003.

 

            Mr. Tedawes scheduled to take the FAR section on August 31, 2005, the last day of the July/August testing window. Unfortunately, technical difficulties at the Prometrics Examination Center prevented him from being admitted to the examination on that day, effectively precluding him from sitting for the FAR section of the exam during the July/August 2005 testing window. Mr. Tedawes was granted a free retest for the FAR section in November 2005, which he did not pass.

 

            Mr. Tedawes sat again for the FAR section of the exam in February 2006 and May 2006, before passing the FAR section in August 2006.  This passing date exceeded the 36-month conditional credit period required by Commissionerís Regulations by four months.  Had Mr. Tedawes not been prevented by technical failures from sitting for the FAR section during the July/August 2005 testing window, it is likely that he would not have exceeded the 36-month conditional credit period.

 

            As the technical difficulties Mr. Tedawes experienced were beyond his control, the Executive Secretary for the State Board for Public Accountancy supports his request to waive the 36-month requirement to pass all four parts of the Uniform CPA Examination.

 

 

           

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 7404 of Education Law and Part 70 of the Commissionerís Regulations requires:

 

(1) A bachelorís or higher degree based on a program in accountancy.

(1)   New York University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, September 2002.

(2) Passing scores on the Uniform CPA Examination.

(2) (a) May 2003: Auditing; Law (passing               scores).            

      (b) February 2006: Regulation (passing score).

      (c) November 2005: Financial Accounting & Reporting (failed).

      (d) February 2006: Financial Accounting & Reporting (failed).

       (e) May 2006: Financial Accounting   & Reporting (failed).

       (f) August 2006: Financial Accounting & Reporting (passing score).

(3) Two years of satisfactory experience.

(3)

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Public Accountancy, recommends that the applicantís petition for acceptance of passing grades on the Uniform CPA Examination be accepted.


 

 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

06-18-07

Alex Tilis

Brooklyn, New York 11204

 

(Touro College, Brooklyn, New York, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, January 2004)

Petition for: Acceptance of passing grades on the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Examination.

 

Statement of Problem:  Commissioner's Regulations require that an applicant must pass all parts of the Uniform CPA examination within an 18-month period.  Mr. Tilis received conditional credit on the Regulation (REG) section of the examination in November 2004.  He subsequently passed the Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) section in February 2006 and the Auditing and Attestation (AUD) section in May 2006.  Mr. Tilis needed to pass the fourth section, Business Environment & Concepts (BEC), by May 2006 to retain credit for the section passed in November 2004.  He did not pass BEC until July 2006.

 

            Mr. Tilisí attempts to pass BEC within the 18-month time period were complicated by an administrative error encountered with the examination vendor, Prometric, in May 2006.  On May 23, 2006, Mr. Tilis appeared for a previously scheduled appointment to take the BEC section of the examination and was told by test center staff that they had lost his scheduling record due to computer system difficulties.  Mr. Tilis later spoke with representatives of the Departmentís examination administrator, CPA Examination Services, who confirmed that a mistake had been made.  The second quarter testing window closed on May 31, 2006 and the first available date to reschedule an appointment was July 1, 2006. Mr. Tilis was able to schedule his appointment for July 10, 2006, at which time he successfully completed the BEC section of the examination.

 

            Given the administrative errors encountered by Mr. Tilis at the test center, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Public Accountancy supports his request that the Committee on the Professions be petitioned to waive the 18-month requirement to pass all four parts of the Uniform CPA Examination.

 

 

           

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 7404 of Education Law and Part 70 of the Commissionerís Regulations requires:

 

(1) A bachelorís or higher degree based on a program in accountancy.

(1)   Touro College, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, January 2004.

(2) Passing scores on the Uniform CPA Examination.

(2) (a) November 2004: Regulation                       (passing score).

      (b) February 2006: Financial Accounting & Reporting (passing score).

      (c) May 2006: Auditing and Attestation           (passing score).

      (d) July 2006: Business Environment and Concepts (passing score).

 

(3) Two years of satisfactory experience.

(3)

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Public Accountancy, recommends that the applicantís petition for acceptance of passing grades on the Uniform CPA Examination be accepted.

 

 

 

DENTISTRY

06-14-50

Thomas Zahavi

Rochester, New York 14618

 

(Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, Doctor of Dental medicine, May 1998).)

 

Petition for:  Acceptance of education.

 

Statement of Problem: The Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require           evidence of the completion of two academic years of study in general dentistry at an accredited dental school program which culminated in certification that the applicant achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of a registered or accredited dental school.  Such study is required for applicants completing a program of dental education in an unregistered or unaccredited dental school.  Dr. Thomas Zahavi will complete the two-year General Dentistry program at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center on December 31, 2006.  The Dean of the School of Dental Medicine has confirmed that this program is equivalent to a two-year general dentistry program as required in regulation.  The Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry supports the applicantís request.

 

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 61 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires:

 

(1) Not less than 60 semester hours of preprofessional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology, and physics.

(1) Two years of preprofessional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology and physics at Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

(2) Four academic years of dental education culminating in a degree in an acceptable dental school.

(2) Four years of acceptable dental education at the Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, Doctor of Dental Medicine, May 1998.

(3) Two academic years of study in an accredited dental school program culminating in certification that the applicant has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate a registered or accredited dental school.

(3) Two-year General Dentistry program at University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, New York, to be completed December 31, 2006.

(4) Satisfactory scores on Parts I and II of the National Dental Board Examinations.

(4)

(5) Satisfactory performance on the clinical examination administered by the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners.

(5)

(6) United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

(6)

(7) Evidence of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

(7)

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends that the applicant's professional education requirement be considered satisfied upon documentation of his successful completion of the two-year General Dentistry program at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center.


 

 

DENTISTRY

06-14-50

Belkis Duran

Bronx, New York 10463

 

(Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Doctor of Odontology, February 1992)

 

Petition for:  Acceptance of professional education.

 

Statement of Problem: The Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require           evidence of the completion of two academic years of study in general dentistry at an accredited dental school program which culminated in certification that the applicant achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of a registered or accredited dental school.  Such study is required for applicants completing a program of dental education in an unregistered or unaccredited dental school.  Dr. Duran completed a two-year General Dentistry program at the University of Illinois at Chicago on May 7, 2006.  The Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs has confirmed that this program is equivalent to a two-year general dentistry program as required in regulation.  The Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry supports the applicantís request.

 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 61 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires:

 

(1) Not less than 60 semester hours of preprofessional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology, and physics.

(1) Fifty-two semester hours of preprofessional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology, and physics.

(2) Four academic years of dental education culminating in a degree in an acceptable dental school.

(2) Four years of acceptable dental education at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Doctor of Odontology, February 1992.

(3) Two academic years of study in an accredited dental school program culminating in certification that the applicant has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate a registered or accredited dental school.

(3) Two-year General Dentistry program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, May 7, 2006.

(4) Satisfactory scores on Parts I and II of the National Dental Board Examinations.

(4) Satisfactory scores on Parts I and II of the National Dental Board Examinations.

(5) Satisfactory performance on the clinical examination administered by the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners.

(5)

(6) United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

(6) U.S. citizen.

(7) Evidence of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

(7) Completed the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends that the applicant's professional education requirement be considered satisfied.

 

 

 

THREE-YEAR LIMITED LICENSE IN DENTISTRY

 

Petition for: Three-year limited license to practice Dentistry under Section 6604(6) of the Education Law.

 

Statement of Problem: The applicants listed below have satisfied the education and examination requirements for licensure as a dentist in New York State. The only requirement for full licensure that cannot be satisfied at this time is United States citizenship or immigration status as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

 

            Each applicant has an opportunity to practice dentistry in an area which has been designated a Federal Dental Health Professions Shortage Area and requests a three-year waiver of the citizenship requirement under Section 6604(6) of the Education Law. Each applicant must sign an affidavit stating the exact location of the shortage area where he/she will practice before the three-year limited license will be issued.

 

Applicable Guidelines: Section 6604(6) of the Education Law relates to the requirement of United States citizenship or permanent resident status for licensure as a dentist in New York State and allows the Board of Regents to grant a one-time, three-year waiver of this requirement for an alien dentist to practice in New York State if all other licensure requirements are satisfied and to grant an additional extension not to exceed six years to enable the alien to secure citizenship or permanent resident status, provided such status is being actively pursued.

 

NAME OF PETITIONER

06-10-59

Constantina Bacopoulou

New York, NY 10010

06-11-59

Jong-Hyun Ban

Brooklyn, NY 11209

06-12-59

Pereen Bubala

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

06-13-59

Danny Seto

Rochester, NY 14620

06-14-59

Sara Fikree

Brooklyn, NY 11238

 

ACTION: The Department shall issue a three-year limited license to each applicant to practice dentistry in New York State in a Federal Dental Health Professions Shortage Area upon approval by the Department of all documentation needed to verify satisfaction of all dentistry licensure requirements other than citizenship and an acceptable Affidavit of Agreement on the applicantís location of employment.  The limited license may be renewed upon the lawful submission of an application for an extension of not more than six years, at the discretion of the Department.


 

 

THREE-YEAR LIMITED LICENSE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

 

Petition for:  Three-year limited license to practice veterinary medicine under Section 6704(6) of the Education Law.

 

Statement of Problem: The applicants listed below have met the education and examination requirements for licensure as veterinarians in New York State. The only requirement for full licensure that cannot be satisfied at this time is United States citizenship or immigration status as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

 

            Each applicant also has a pending application for full veterinary medical licensure, which cannot be granted until he/she satisfies the citizenship or permanent residency requirement.

 

Applicable Guidelines: Section 6704(6) of the Education Law relates to the requirement of United States citizenship or permanent resident status for licensure as a veterinarian in New York State and allows the Board of Regents to grant a one-time, three-year waiver (plus an extension of not more than one year) for an alien veterinarian to practice in New York State if all other licensure requirements are satisfied.

 

Name of Petitioner

06-26-74  

Guillaume Cloutier

Newtown, CT 06470

06-27-74 

Shantibhushan Jha

Baldwinsville, NY 13027-8403

06-28-74

Lucas Pantaleon

Webster, NY  14580

06-29-74

Jonathan Spears

Ithaca, NY 14850

 

ACTION: The Department shall issue a limited license for a maximum of three years to practice veterinary medicine in New York State to each applicant, conditional upon approval by the Department of all documentation needed to verify satisfaction of all veterinary medicine licensure requirements other than citizenship. The limited license may be renewed upon the lawful submission of an application for an extension of not more than one year, at the discretion of the Department.


 

VETERINARY MEDICINE

06-11-75       

Robin Kenneth Sanecki

Hopkinsville, KY  42240

 

(University of Illinois at Urbana, College of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, Illinois, D.V.M., 1976)

 

Petition for:  Waiver of New York State requirements pertaining to acceptability of licensing examinations for licensure.

 

Statement of Problem: Dr. Sanecki graduated from an accredited college of veterinary medicine in the United States in 1976 and was licensed in Illinois in 1977.  He received satisfactory results on the National Board Examination (NBE) on May 11, 1976 in Missouri.  While Dr. Sanecki passed the NBE in 1976, he has not taken the Clinical Competency Test (CCT), which was offered only from 1984 until 2000.  For New York State licensure, applicants who passed the NBE must also pass the CCT.  When Dr. Sanecki sat for the examination in 1976, the CCT was not offered.  Both the CCT and the NBE have been replaced by the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). 

 

Dr. Sanecki has documented over 13 years of professional practice both in Illinois and Kentucky following licensure.  In view of Dr. Saneckiís documentation of numerous years of licensed practice as evidence of clinical competence, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Veterinary Medicine recommends that the applicantís many years of licensed practice be accepted to satisfy the clinical competency test requirement.

 


 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 6704 of the Education Law and Section 59.6 and Part 62 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires:

 

(1) Completion of six years of preprofessional and professional postsecondary studies satisfactory to the department and graduation with a satisfactory degree in veterinary medicine.

(1)   University of Illinois at Urbana, College  of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, Illinois, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, May 1976.  

(2) Acceptable scores on satisfactory licensing examinations or passing scores on an acceptable state licensing examination not in use in New York State and at least two years of satisfactory professional experience following licensure.

(2) (a) Passing score reported on May 1976 NBE examination; did not take the CCT.

     (b) Licensed as a veterinarian in Illinois, February 1977. 

     (c) More than two years of satisfactory professional experience following licensure.

(3) United States citizenship or immigration status as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent resident status in the United States.

(4) United States citizen.

(4) Evidence of good moral character.

(5) Good moral character.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:  The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Veterinary Medicine, recommends waiver of the CCT examination requirement.


 

 

MEDICINE

06-104-60

Horst Sievert

Frankfurt, Germany

 

(Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany, Arztliche Prufung, October 1979)

 

Petition for: Endorsement of his United Kingdom medical license.

 

Statement of Problem:  Dr. Sievert completed his medical studies and received his degree from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in 1979. Dr. Sievert obtained a full medical license with specialist registration from the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom in 1998.  For endorsement, an applicant must have completed an acceptable clinical competency examination and must not have failed any part of New York Stateís medical licensing examination. At the present time, New York State requires acceptable scores on Steps 1, 2, and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) to satisfy the examination requirement. Dr. Sievert has never attempted this examination sequence.   He requests that his Specialty Certificate in Internal Medicine, which included an examination, from the Landesarztekammer Hessen, Frankfurt, Germany be accepted to satisfy the clinical competency examination requirement. The Executive Secretary for the State Board for Medicine supports this request and recommends that this specialty certificate and his license registration with the General Medical Council be accepted to meet the endorsement requirements, as they are substantially equivalent to the New York State medical licensing examination.

 

            At its September 6, 2006 meeting, the Committee on the Professions determined that Dr. Sievert had satisfied the three-year postgraduate hospital training requirement, based, in part, on his specialty certificate in internal medicine. Based upon a further review of the documentation submitted, the Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine recommends that Dr. Sievertís German postgraduate training and German specialty certificates in cardiology and angiology be used to fulfill the required  three years of approved postgraduate training. 

             

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Sections 60.1 and 60.5 of the Commissionerís Regulations for endorsement of a foreign license require:

 

(1) Six years of postsecondary education, including at least 32 months of medical education.

(a)      Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany, Arztliche Prufung, October 1979.

  (2) Satisfactory proficiency examination.

(2) Standard ECFMG Certificate, 1980.

 

 

  (3) Three years of approved postgraduate hospital training.

(3) Residency in internal medicine, nephrology and intensive care medicine from December 1, 1979 to April 15, 1983 at the Klinikum Offenbach GmbH, Offenbach, Germany, and Specialty Certificates in Cardiology (1988) and Angiology (1996) issued by the Landesarztekammer Hessen, Frankfurt, Germany.

(4) Appropriate medical license or certificate. 

(4) General Medical Council licensure 1998.

(5) Acceptable scores on a clinical competency examination acceptable to the Department.

(5) Specialty Certificate in Internal Medicine issued by the Landesarztekammer Hessen, Frankfurt, Germany, 1988.

(6) Not less than five years of satisfactory professional experience.

(6) Over 10 years of documented professional experience.

(7) United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent resident status in the United States.

(7) Alien lawfully admitted for permanent resident status in the United States.

(8) Evidence of good moral character.

(8) Good moral character.

(9) Evidence of the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

(9) Completed the required course in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

 

RECOMMENDATION:   The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Executive Secretary of the New York State Board for Medicine, recommends endorsement of the General Medical Council license and the acceptance of the German hospital training and the German specialty certificates in cardiology and angiology to satisfy the required three years of approved postgraduate training.

 

 

 

 

MEDICINE

 

Petition for: Conferral of the degree Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) pursuant to Section 6529 of the Education Law.

 

Summary Statement: The petitioners listed below are all graduates of foreign medical schools who have been licensed in New York.

 

            The applicable requirements of Section 3.57 of the Rules of the Board of Regents require completion of a medical education program in a foreign medical school satisfactory to the Department which does not grant the degree Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), and in which the philosophy and curriculum were equivalent, as determined by the Department in accordance with the policy of the Board of Regents, to those in programs leading to the degree Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at medical schools in the United States satisfactory to, or registered by, the Board of Regents and the Department.  Secondly, petitioners must have licensure to practice medicine in New York State in accordance with provisions of Section 6524 or 6528 of the Education Law or their equivalent as determined by the Board of Regents pursuant to their authority under Section 6506 of the Education Law.

 

 

NAME OF PETITIONER

QUALIFICATIONS

06-144-60C

Borimir Darakchiev

West Islip, NY 11795

(1)   Higher Institute of Medicine, Varna, Bulgaria, Physician, 10/26/85.

(2)   License #236673, issued on 6/23/05.

06-145-60C

Mohamad El-Zaru

Albany, NY 12205

 

(1)   University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 6/28/92.

(2)   License #231170, issued on 2/2/04.

06-146-60C

Grace George

New York, NY 10504

 

(1)   Medical College Trivandrum, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 4/24/78.

(2)   License # 159163, issued on 7/16/84.

06-147-60C

Sharon Liang

Smithtown, NY 11787

 

(1)   Hunan Medical College, Changsha, Hunan, Peopleís Republic of China, Certificate of Medical School Graduation, 8/1/84.

(2)   License #230374, issued on 10/31/03.

06-148-60C

Esther Pak

Montebello, CA 90640

 

(1) Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 6/11/99.

(2)  License #239366, issued on 3/15/06.


 

06-149-60C

Kishan Pandya

Rochester, NY 14642

 

(1) University of Baroda, Baroda Medical College, Baroda, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 3/25/73.

(2)  License #139623, issued on 9/7/79.

06-150-60C

Carmen Tornos

Setauket, NY 11733

 

(1) Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Licentiete in Medicine & Surgery, 6/16/78.

(2) License #178064, issued on 4/24/89.

06-151-60C

Arvind Wadhwa

North Tonawanda, NY 14120

 

(1) University of Poona, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 10/26/75.

(2) License #168079, issued on 10/9/86.

06-152-60C

Vijaya Atluru

Searingtown, NY 11507

 

(1) Guntur Medical College, Guntur, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 10/1/71.

(2) License #129920, issued on 2/25/77.

06-153-60C

Codrin Iacob

New York, NY 10128

 

(1) CLUJ Institute of Medicine & Pharmacy, CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania, Physician, 9/14/90.

(2) License #236911, issued on 7/8/05.

06-154-60C

Alamgir Isani

New York, NY 10016

 

(1) University of Karachi, Dow Medical College, Pakistan, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 1/30/73.

(2) License #136189, issued on 10/20/78.

06-155-60C

Samy Lasheen

Brooklyn, NY 11219

 

(1) Mansoura University, Almansoura,   Egypt, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 4/1/84.

(2) License #224512, issued on 4/18/02.

06-156-60C

Anna Suponya

Staten Island, NY 10305

 

(1) Vladivostok Medical University, Vladivostok, Russia, Physician, 6/26/91.

(2) License #229325, issued on 7/23/03.

06-157-60C

Natalie Semenyuk

Stony Brook, NY 11794

 

(1)   Voroshilovgrad Medical Institute, Ulgansk, Ukraine, Physician, 6/28/88.

(2) License #230610, issued on 11/24/03.

06-158-60C

Bong Kim

Stony Brook, NY 11794

(1)   Chonnam University, Kwangju, South Korea, Bachelor of Medicine, 2/26/64.

(2)   License #115195, issued on 1/22/73.

06-159-60C

Frederick Schiavone

Stony Brook, NY 11790

(1)   University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, Doctor of Medicine & Surgery, 7/15/83.

(2)   License #166529, issued on 6/30/86.

06-160-60C

John Zafaranloo

Staten Island, NY 10309

(1)   Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, Physician, 5/12/00.

(2)   License #232949, issued on 6/22/04.


 

06-161-60C

Subhendu Kundu

Glen Oaks, NY 11004

(1)   R.G. Kar Medical College Hospital, Calcutta, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, 8/6/81.

(2)   License #209274, issued on 12/31/97.

06-162-60C

Wenlang Xia

Stony Brook, NY 11794

 

(1)   Shanghai Second Medical College, Shanghai, Peopleís Republic of China, Bachelor of Medicine, 7/1/87.

(2)   License #231252, issued on 7/1/87.

06-163-60C

Walter Szpur

Tarrytown, NY 10591

(1)   University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, Licentiete in Medicine & Surgery, 6/12/79.

(2)   License #154301, issued on 6/3/83.

06-164-60C

Umesh Gidwani

Demarest, NJ 07627

(1)   University of Bombay, Bombay, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 2/12/85.

(2)   License #185934, issued on 7/1/91.

06-165-60C

Qing Yeh

Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576

(1)   Suzhou Medical College, Suzhou, Peopleís Republic of China, Graduation Diploma, 12/1/82.

(2)   License #200242, issued on 7/24/95.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the State Board for Medicine, recommends that the petitioners be awarded the degree Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in accordance with provisions of Section 6529 of the Education Law.