Meeting of the Board of Regents | April 2010
ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
The Board of Regents
April 19, 2010
Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on April 19, 2010. All Committee members were present. Regent Wade S. Norwood was also present, but did not vote on any case or action.
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 3 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 27 consent order applications and 7 surrender applications be granted.
These recommendations are made following the review of 37 cases involving nine registered professional nurses, four licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, three licensed practical nurses, two dentists, two massage therapists, two pharmacists, two podiatrists, two professional engineers, one architect, one dental hygienist, one optometrist, one pharmacy, one physical therapist, one physical therapist assistant, and one veterinarian. [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]
Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the application of Barry S. Goldberg for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in the State of New York. [PPC EXS (A) 4]
Voted, that the Board of Regents stay the execution of the surrender of the pharmacist license of Javid Ganjian, that he be placed on probation for two years under the terms and conditions that are attached to the Report of the Committee on the Professions as Exhibit “A,” and that, upon successful completion of the terms of probation, his license be fully restored. [PPC EXS (A) 5]
Voted, that the Board of Regents stay the Order of Revocation of Paul S. Mayer’s license to practice as a physician in the State of New York and place him 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 be fully restored. [PPC EXS (A) 6]
Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the application of Satish R. Shah for restoration of his license to practice as a pharmacist in the State of New York. [PPC EXS (A) 7]
Voted, that the Board of Regents grant the application of Kailash C. Singhvi for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in the State of New York and that his license be restored without restriction. [PPC EXS (A) 8]
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 April 19, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:
- Deputy Commissioner’s Report – Frank Muñoz updated the Committee members on various OP issues, including:
- Mental Health Services Law Update
- Update on status of registration bill, including time-limited exemption for State agencies
- Review of experience requirements for clinical social work
- Staffing/Budget Update
- Update on pending CPA mobility legislation
- Bill in legislature would provide practice privilege to allow CPAs licensed and in good standing in another state to practice in NYS without licensure.
- Licensure qualifications of the other state must be substantially equivalent to NY’s requirements and other state must be the principal place of business.
- No notice would be required, but Regents would have disciplinary authority.
- OP is urging revisions to strengthen moral character/prior discipline provisions of bill.
- International Medical Schools – Impact of expansion of offshore medical schools on domestic schools.
- Availability of clinical rotations.
- Convening of study group to make recommendations to Regents. [Oral Report]
- Mental Health Professions Regulations – Discussion of proposed regulation changes to clarify experience and permit requirements and to establish endorsement standards in the professions of mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, creative arts therapy and psychoanalysis (for action in June). [PPC (D) 1]
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Experience Requirements – Conceptual discussion of the development of regulations and guidelines that revise and clarify the experience requirements for licensure as an LCSW. These changes will reduce the required number of hours of experience required in the three areas of Diagnosis and Treatment, Psychotherapy, and Assessment Based Treatment Plans from 2,880 hours to approximately 2,000. This will, in turn, address one of the major complaints about the current laws and rules that the licensing requirements are irrationally stringent in the context of current practice and need for practitioners. [PPC (D) 2]
That concludes our report.
Harry Phillips, 3rd, Co-Chairperson
Milton L. Cofield, Co-Chairperson