Meeting of the Board of Regents | September 2010
ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
The Board of Regents
September 13, 2010
Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 13, 2010. At the executive session, all Committee members were present, except for Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield, who was excused. At the public session, all Committee members were present.
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 6 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 33 consent order applications and 6 surrender applications be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]
These recommendations are made following the review of 45 cases involving thirteen registered professional nurses, eleven licensed practical nurses, four pharmacists, three certified public accountants, two licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two pharmacies, two registered professional nurses who are also nurse practitioners, one dentist, one licensed clinical social worker, one occupational therapist, and one veterinarian.
Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the application of Henry Magiet for the restoration of his license to practice as a pharmacist in the State of New York. [PPC EXS (A) 4]
Voted, that the Board of Regents restore the pharmacist license of Sherif Fred Edwards, after he has successfully taken and passed Part 2 of the New York State Pharmacy licensure examination (the law and jurisprudence portion) and after he has completed working a total of 500 hours employed in a pharmacy as specified in the Report of the Committee on the Professions, and that, upon his actual return to practice as a pharmacist in the State of New York subsequent to the restoration of his license, he be placed on probation for three years under the Terms of Probation attached to the Report of the Committee on the Professions as Exhibit A. [PPC EXS (A) 5]
Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the application of Evangelos A. Catsoulis for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in the State of New York. [PPC EXS (A) 6]
Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the application of Justiniana Oribello Cabanit for the restoration of her license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of New York. [PPC EXS (A) 7]
Social Work Regulations – Your Committee recommends that sections 74.3 through 74.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended and that section 74.9 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective September 24, 2010, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the public health and general welfare to ensure that the rule remains continuously in effect until it is adopted as a permanent rule. [PPC (A) 1]
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 September 13, 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/Update – The Deputy Commissioner reported on the following issues:
- New Executive Secretary, State Boards for Dentistry and Optometry
- Update on the International Medical Schools Workgroup
- Staffing Update
- Update on Technology
- Update on the Social Work and Mental Health Workgroup
- Architecture Regulations – This discussion item introduced proposed amendments to align the New York State requirements for licensure with current national standards regarding the retention of credit for Architect Registration Examination (ARE) divisions passed prior to January 1, 2006 and extensions to the existing five-year rolling clock. [PPC (D) 1]
That concludes our report.
Harry Phillips, 3rd, Chairperson