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Meeting of the Board of Regents | November 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 8:35am

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

TO:

 

FROM:

Frank Muñoz

SUBJECT:

Report of the Committee on the Professions Regarding Licensing Petitions

                                         

DATE:

November 3, 2009

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

This question will come before the full board at its November 2009 meeting where it will be voted on and action taken. 

Procedural History

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

Background Information

There are 11 licensing petitions and 17 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 Professions’ recommendations will be effective November 17, 2009.


 

Cases Presented to Board of Regents on:  November 17, 2009                                                                                 SUMMARY REPORT

PROFESSION

 

EDUCATION

EXAMINATION

 

Experience

Confer Degree Doctor of Medicine

Three-Year

Limited License

Pre-Professional

Professional

Post-Graduate

Proficiency

Licensing

Dental Hygiene

             

09-02-51

Dentistry

09-12-50

09-10-50

To

09-12-50

           

Medicine

 

 

 

09-95-60*

09-95-60*

09-95-60*

09-131-60C

to

09-147-60C

 

Veterinary Medicine

             

09-06-74

To

09-11-74

OTHER: *Endorsement of medical license from Switzerland

 

Total for fiscal year to date:           159

Total for calendar year to date:      204

 


Board of Regents:  November 17, 2009

DENTISTRY

09-10-50

Maricelle Uy Abayon

Rochester, New York 14620

(University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines, Doctor of Dental Medicine, April 2002)

Petition for:  Acceptance of education.

Statement of Problem:   Commissioner’s Regulations require that an applicant for licensure who has graduated from a program of dental education in an unregistered or unaccredited dental school must complete two academic years of study in an accredited dental school program.  This program must culminate in certification from the dental school that the applicant has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of that school.  Dr. Abayon enrolled in the two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center of the University of Rochester and successfully completed the program in June 2009.  This program is acknowledged by the State Board for Dentistry as the substantial equivalent of the two-year program required in regulation.

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

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

(1)  Two years of pre-professional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology and physics, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines, 1996-1998. 

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

(2) Four years of acceptable dental education culminating in the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (April 2002) from the University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.

(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 of that school.

(3) Two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the University of Rochester, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, New York, June 2009.

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

(4) 

(5) Acceptable clinically-based dental residency program of at least one year’s duration.

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

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Acting Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends that the applicant's successful completion of the advanced program in general dentistry at the University of Rochester be accepted as the substantial equivalent of the required two academic years of dental study in a registered or accredited dental school program. 


Board of Regents:  November 17, 2009

DENTISTRY

09-11-50

Merila Atarodi

Rochester, New York 14618

(Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, Doctor of Dental Surgery, July 1999)

Petition for:  Acceptance of education.

Statement of Problem:   Commissioner’s Regulations require that an applicant for licensure who has graduated from a program of dental education in an unregistered or unaccredited dental school must complete two academic years of study in an accredited dental school program.  This program must culminate in certification from the dental school that the applicant has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of that school.  Dr. Atarodi enrolled in the two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center of the University of Rochester and successfully completed the program in June 2009.  This program is acknowledged by the State Board for Dentistry as the substantial equivalent of the two-year program required in regulation.

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

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

(1)  Two years of pre-professional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology and physics, Islamic Azad University, 1992-1994 

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

(2) Four years of acceptable dental education culminating in the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, July 1999.

(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 of that school.

(3) Two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the University of Rochester, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, New York, June 2009.

(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) Acceptable clinically-based dental residency program of at least one year’s duration.

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

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Acting Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends  that the applicant's successful completion of the advanced program in general dentistry at the University of Rochester be accepted as the substantial equivalent of the required two academic years of dental study in a registered or accredited dental school program. 


Board of Regents:  November 17, 2009

DENTISTRY

09-12-50

Munira Jiwani

Rochester, New York 14620

(Karachi Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan, April 2003)

Petition for:  Acceptance of education.

Statement of Problem:  Prior to entering professional school, Commissioner’s Regulations require the completion of two years of pre-professional education including required courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology/zoology, and physics.  Dr. Jiwani completed one year of pre-professional education including the required courses before entering dental school.  She completed another one-half year of pre-professional education after the completion of dental school.     

Commissioner’s Regulations also require that an applicant for licensure who has graduated from a program of dental education in an unregistered or unaccredited dental school must complete two academic years of study in an accredited dental school program. This program must culminate in certification from the dental school that the applicant has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a graduate of that school.  Dr. Jiwani enrolled in the two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center of the University of Rochester and successfully completed the program in June 2009.  This program is acknowledged by the State Board for Dentistry as the substantial equivalent of the two-year program required in regulation.

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

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

(1)(a)  One year of pre-professional education including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology and physics, Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, 1997.

(1)(b) One-half year of study at Houston Community College, Houston, Texas, 2005.

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

(2) Four years of acceptable dental education culminating in the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (April 2003), Karachi Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan.


(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 of that school.

(3) Two-year advanced program in general dentistry at the University of Rochester, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, New York, June 2009.

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

(4) 

(5) Acceptable clinically-based dental residency program of at least one year’s duration.

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

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Acting Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends that the applicant's successful completion of the advanced program in general dentistry at the University of Rochester be accepted as the substantial equivalent of the required two academic years of dental study in a registered or accredited dental school program and that the pre-professional education requirement be considered satisfied once the applicant submits documentation of the equivalent of one-half year of additional study.


Board of Regents:  November 17, 2009

 

THREE-YEAR LIMITED LICENSE IN DENTAL HYGIENE

 

Petition for: Three-year limited license to practice Dental Hygiene under Section 6609(6) of the Education Law.

Statement of Problem: The applicant listed below has satisfied the education and examination requirements for licensure as a dental hygienist 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.

              The applicant has an opportunity to practice dental hygiene 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 6609(6) of the Education Law. The 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 6609(6) of Education Law relates to the requirement of United States citizenship or permanent resident status for licensure as a dental hygienist in New York State and allows the Board of Regents to grant a one-time, three-year waiver of this requirement for an alien dental hygienist 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

09-02-51

Tasneem Syeda

Stamford, CT 06906

ACTION: The Department shall issue a three-year limited license to practice dental hygiene 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 dental hygiene licensure requirements other than citizenship and an acceptable Affidavit of Agreement on the applicant’s location of employment. The limited license may be renewed by the Department, if appropriate, for a maximum of six years.


 

 

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 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

09-06-74

Gurpartap Singh Dabhia

Brooklyn, NY 11238

09-07-74

Piotr Sebastian Kwasnik

Ridgewood, NY 11385

09-08-74

Samantha Anneliese Shone

Lapworth, Solihull B94 6AP,  United Kingdom

09-09-74

Ashish Chander Sood

Oyster Bay, NY 11771

09-10-74

Yulien Sun

Brooklyn, NY 11201

09-11-74

David Matheson Birse

Glenrothes, Fife, United Kingdom KY7 6FJ

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.


Board of Regents:  November 17, 2009

MEDICINE

09-95-60

Christopher Anthony Gitzelmann

Rochester, New York 14642

(Universitat Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Federal Diploma of Physician, September 1991)

Petition for: Satisfaction of the postgraduate hospital training requirement, proficiency examination requirement and endorsement of his medical license from Switzerland.

Statement of Problem:  Commissioner’s Regulations allow for endorsement of an applicant’s license from another jurisdiction if appropriate requirements are met, and if the applicant has not failed any part of New York State’s licensing examination.  A license granted in a country outside the United States can be endorsed if licensure in that country is regulated by an organization designated as responsible for quality assurance and acceptable to the Board of Regents. Additionally, the applicant must satisfactorily demonstrate completion of an acceptable proficiency examination, clinical competency examination, three years of ACGME-accredited postgraduate training or the equivalent, and five years of satisfactory professional experience.

              The Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine has reviewed the documentation submitted in support of Dr. Gitzelmann’s application. He recommends that Dr. Gitzelmann’s postgraduate training in Switzerland in general surgery and general pediatric surgery be accepted as the substantial equivalent of the required three years of ACGME-accredited postgraduate training.  Commissioner’s Regulations allow the Board of Regents to accept appropriate foreign medical licenses and diplomate certificates to fulfill the licensure and proficiency examination requirements as well as the clinical competency requirements for endorsement. Dr. Gitzelmann has been licensed in Switzerland since November 1991. His license is active and in good standing. Additionally, Dr. Gitzelmann earned a Specialist Certificate in Pediatric Surgery from the Swiss Medical Association in December 2002.  Prior to receipt of the Swiss Specialist Certificate, Dr. Gitzelmann was conferred the Doctor of Medicine (1994) by the Faculty of Medicine of the Universitat Zurich.  The Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine recommends that Dr. Gitzelmann’s Doctor of Medicine degree and fellowship training be accepted to fulfill the proficiency examination requirement. The Executive Secretary further recommends that Dr. Gitzelmann’s Specialist Certificate in Pediatric Surgery be accepted to fulfill the clinical competency requirement for endorsement. 

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Sections 60.1 and 60.5 of the Commissioner’s Regulations require:

 

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

(1) Universitat Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Federal Diploma of Physician, September 1991.

(2) Proficiency examination.

(2)(a)  Doctor of Medicine, Universitat Zurich, Faculty of Medicine, Zurich, Switzerland, April 1994.

(2)(b) Fellowship training in pediatric surgery from December 2000 through December 2002 at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich. 

(3) Three years of approved postgraduate hospital training.

(3)  Six years of postgraduate training in general surgery and general pediatric surgery between January 1992 and December 2000 at the following Swiss hospitals: University Hospital Zurich (Zurich), Uster Hospital (Uster), and University Children’s Hospital (Zurich).

(4) Appropriate medical license or certificate. 

(4) Swiss medical license, Ministry of Health of the State of Zurich, November 1991.

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

(5)  Specialist Certificate in Pediatric Surgery, Swiss Medical Association, December 2002.

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

(6) Twelve years of documented satisfactory professional experience.

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

(7)  United States citizen.

(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 State Board for Medicine, recommends that the applicant’s proficiency examination and postgraduate hospital training requirements be considered satisfied and that he has fulfilled the licensure and clinical competency requirements for endorsement of his medical license from Switzerland.              


Board of Regents:  November 17, 2009

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

09-131-60C

Chhavi Agarwal

Scarsdale, NY 10583

  • Aligarh University, Aligarh, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 8/1/89.
  • License #241027, issued on 7/13/06.

09-132-60C

Anita Bhola

Chappaqua, NY 10514

  • University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 3/24/84.
  • License #182716, issued on 7/2/90.

09-133-60C

John Caruso, Jr.

Valley Cottage, NY 10989

  • University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, 7/23/93.
  • License #254854, issued on 9/14/09.

09-134-60C

Ramanamoorthy Chitti

White Plains, NY 10603

(1) Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 4/19/91.

(2) License #236157, issued on 5/13/05.

09-135-60C

Satwant Dhamoon

New York, NY 10019

  • Panjab University, Amristan, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 11/2/53.
  • License #123489, issued on 4/2/75.

09-136-60C

Jean Gilles Fritz

Brooklyn, NY 11236

  • Autonomous University-Metropolitan Villa, Quiejua, Mexico, Title of Physician and Surgeon, 6/10/98.
  • License #241858, issued on 9/12/06.


09-137-60C

Tahir Hafeez

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

  • Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 5/1/87.
  • License #222901, issued on 9/26/01.

09-138-60C

Peter Horton

Rochester, NY 14618

  • Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Bachelor of Medicine, 11/15/86.
  • License #254632, issued on 8/25/09.

09-139-60C

Biju Lukose

Rome, NY 13440

  • Trichur Medical College, Trissur, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 4/30/98.
  • License #254454, issued on 8/13/09.

09-140-60C

Chetan Malhotra

West Islip, NY 11795

  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 5/15/94.
  • License #220640, issued on 3/20/01.

09-141-60C

Deepa Masrani

Jamesville, NY 13078

  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal College/Hospital, Mumbai, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 12/22/89.
  • License #003325, issued on 5/26/09.

09-142-60C

Mohinder Nijjar

Modesto, CA 95356

  • Medical College Punjab University, Amristar, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 12/6/68.
  • License #140343, issued on 10/12/79.

09-143-60C

Sangita Parab

Staten Island, NY 10314

  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College/Hospital, Mumbai, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 12/12/97.
  • License #242701, issued on 12/19/06.

09-144-60C

Altaf Rasool

New York, NY 10009

  • Baqai Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 4/11/02.
  • License #254020, issued on 7/10/09.

09-145-60C

LiLi Ren

Flushing, NY 11358

  • Jiamusi Medical College, Jiamasu City, People’s Republic of China, Bachelor of Medicine, 7/7/95.
  • License #254738, issued on 9/2/09.

09-146-60C

Arathi Veeraswamy

Reno, NV 89511

  • Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 2/17/97.
  • License #252200, issued on 3/2/09.

09-147-60C

Rachel Weselak

Grand Island, NY 14072

  • Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, 6/3/04.
  • License #254352, issued on 8/5/09.


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.