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February 2010

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

 

FROM:

Frank Muñoz

SUBJECT:

Report of the Committee on the Professions Regarding Licensing Petitions

DATE:

January 26, 2010

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 February 2010 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 6 licensing petitions and 9 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 February 9, 2010.

 

 

 

Cases Presented to Board of Regents on:  February 9, 2010                                                                                SUMMARY REPORT

PROFESSION

 

EDUCATION

EXAMINATION

 

Experience

Confer Degree Doctor of Medicine

Three-Year

Limited License

Pre-Professional

Professional

Post-Graduate

Proficiency

Licensing

Dentistry

10-02-50

10-03-50

10-02-50

10-03-50

           

Interior Design

 

10-01-14

           

Medicine

 

 

 

 

10-09-60

 

10-11-60C

to

10-19-60C

 

Veterinary Technology

             

10-01-77

10-02-77

OTHER:

 

Total for fiscal year to date:           206

Total for calendar year to date:        27

 

 

 

 

Board of Regents:  February 9, 2010

 

INTERIOR DESIGN           

10-01-14

Andrew Lawrence Seifer 

New York, NY 10016

(Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, B.Arch., 1971)

Petition for:  waiver of part of education requirements

Statement of Problem:  Andrew Seifer is an applicant for licensure as a Certified Interior Designer (CID) but has not been able to document that he has satisfactory college study in all of the professional education content areas required by New York State for licensure through either the associate degree or bachelor’s degree routes.

Mr. Seifer graduated with a Bachelor in Architecture degree from Pratt in 1971. Since the program is over 35 years old, Pratt has been unable to provide further documentation on specific content of courses in question taken in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, specifically the content areas of “furniture, finishes, and equipment” and “codes” for credit at the associate degree level and, in addition, for bachelor’s degree level credit, “business practices and ethics” and “construction documents.”

The Executive Secretary of the New York State Board for Architecture has reviewed the candidate’s file, including the transcript, and notes the following:

1)  The applicant has been a registered architect in New York State for 33 years.

2)  In 1974 and 1975, he took and passed the 36-hour Equivalency Examination (EE) and Professional Examination (PE) required to be licensed as an architect in New York State.  The EE and PE at the time would have tested all areas in architecture, including all areas required as part of a CID's education.

3)  In order to meet the requirements to be admitted to the examination in 1974, the applicant would have needed 3 years of acceptable experience.  Said experience would have also included the areas noted in item 2 above.

4)  Pratt's program from the late 60's and early 70's would have included course work that encompassed the furniture, finishes, and equipment (FFE), building codes, and construction documents.  FFE and the building code would have been a part of every design studio course he took, and construction documents typically were taught as a mid-level studio course (often 3rd or 4th year of a 5-year B.Arch. program).  While it is unclear if business practice and ethics were part of his Pratt education, his 33 years as a registered architect (with no disciplinary actions) should be considered as satisfying this requirement.

In addition, the Executive Secretary of the New York State Board for Interior Design notes that the practice of architecture encompasses the total design of a building, including interior design, and affirms that the content in question would have been covered in both the architecture licensing examination and also the interior design licensing examination passed by the applicant.  In addition, Mr. Seifer started teaching part-time at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in 1990 and has since become a full-time tenured Assistant Professor and is currently the Assistant Chairperson of the Department of Interior Design at FIT, which is a nationally accredited program in Interior Design. This national accreditation not only evaluates the curriculum, but also the quality of the faculty, among other items.

Both Executive Secretaries support the applicant’s request to become licensed as a Certified Interior Designer as he “is more than qualified to be licensed as such in New York.”

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Section 8305 of Education Law and Part 79-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require:

 

(1)  Approved four-year bachelor's (or higher) degree in interior design and three years of acceptable experience or seven units of acceptable education/experience credit (of which at least two units are for education).

(1)  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, B.Arch., 1971 and over 15 years of experience.  See Statement of Problem about education content areas.

(2)  Acceptable scores on a satisfactory licensing examination (National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Examination)

(2)  Passed standard NCIDQ examination, October 2005.

 

(3)  Evidence of good moral character.

(3)  Good moral character

RECOMMENDATION:  The Executive Secretary of the New York State Board for Interior Design and the Executive Secretary of the New York State Board for Architecture recommend that the applicant’s combined qualifications be accepted to waive the remaining education requirements he has been unable to document in formal course study.

 

Board of Regents:  February 9, 2010

 

DENTISTRY

10-02-50

Omaid Khalid Ahmad

West Hartford, Connecticut 06107

(Fatima Jinnah Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, November 2001)

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. 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. Ahmad completed one year of pre-professional education, including the required courses before entering dental school.  After completion of dental school, he completed a two-year Advanced Education Program (Certificate) in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (2005-2007) at the University of Connecticut Health Center School of Dental Medicine.  He then enrolled in their three-year Advanced Education Program (Certificate) in Prosthodontics (2007-2010). The Dean reports that the faculty in those programs believe that Dr. Ahmad has attained and surpassed those competencies expected of their D.M.D. program graduates.  It is the Dean’s opinion that through his five years of residency training (2005-2010) at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Ahmad has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a traditional D.M.D. graduate of his school.  The Acting Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry concurs with the Dean’s assessment and further recommends that the pre-professional education requirement be considered fulfilled.

 

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, D.A. Degree College for Men, Karachi, Pakistan, 1996.

(1)(b) University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, two-year Advanced Education Program (Certificate) in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (2005-2007) and three-year Advanced Education Program (Certificate) in Prosthodontics (2007-2010).

(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),

Fatimah Jinnah 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) University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, two-year Advanced Education Program (Certificate) in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (2005-2007) and three-year Advanced Education Program (Certificate) in Prosthodontics (2007-2010).

(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)  Certificate of Exemption

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Committee on the Professions, in concurrence with the Acting Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry, recommends that upon the applicant's successful completion of the Advanced Education Program (Certificate) in Prosthodontics in June 2010, his pre-professional and professional education requirements for licensure be considered fulfilled.

 

Board of Regents:  February 9, 2010

 

DENTISTRY

10-03-50

Dipak Nanalal Chudasama

Jacksonville, Florida 32256

(Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, December 1988)

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. 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. Chudasama completed one year of pre-professional education including the required courses before entering dental school.  Following dental school, he completed a two-year Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics (2007-2009) in the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics. In 2009, Dr. Chudasama received his Executive Masters of Business Administration from Jacksonville University.  After reviewing the Jackson University programs and the letter of recommendation from the Dean of the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics, the Acting Executive Secretary of the State Board for Dentistry recommends that Dr. Chudasama has achieved the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency expected of a traditional D.M.D. graduate of an American Dental Association accredited dental program and also has fulfilled the pre-professional education requirement.

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,

(1)(b) Executive Masters of Business Administration, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, May 2009.

 

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

(2) Four years of acceptable dental education at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India, culminating in the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, December 1988.

(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 Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics (2007-2009), Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics, Jacksonville, Florida.

(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) Alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

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

(7)  Completed the 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 Dr. Chudasama’s pre-professional and professional education requirements for licensure be considered satisfied.

 

Board of Regents:  February 9, 2010

 

 

THREE-YEAR LIMITED LICENSE IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

 

Petition for:  Three-year limited license to practice veterinary technology under Section 6711(6) of the Education Law.

Statement of Problem: The applicants listed below have met the education and examination requirements for licensure as veterinary technicians 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 applicants also have a pending application for full veterinary technology licensure, which cannot be granted until he/she satisfies the citizenship or permanent residency requirement.

Applicable Guidelines: Section 6711(6) of Education Law relates to the requirement of United States citizenship or permanent resident status for licensure as a veterinary technician 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 veterinary technician to practice in New York State if all other licensure requirements are satisfied.

Name of Petitioner

10-01-77

Yeree Kim

Flushing, NY 11355-1011

10-02-77

Bronwyn M. Knesl 

Mahopac, NY  10541

ACTION: The Department shall issue a limited license for a maximum of three years to practice veterinary technology in New York State to each applicant, conditional upon approval by the Department of all documentation needed to verify satisfaction of all veterinary technology 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:  February 9, 2010

 

MEDICINE

10-09-60

David John Davis

New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938

(Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, June 1972)

Petition for: Acceptance of the Pennsylvania state-constructed medical licensing examination taken after January 1, 1972.

Statement of Problem:  Applicants may be considered for endorsement of an out-of-state medical license based on a state-constructed examination taken prior to January 1, 1972, provided that this examination and the required passing score were substantially equivalent to the New York State examination administered during the same time period.  By January 1, 1972, the majority of states had adopted the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) as their medical licensing examination.  However, Pennsylvania was still administrating their state examination in May 1972.

              Dr. Davis was licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Examiners after passing its May 1972 state-constructed medical licensing examination. The Department had reviewed and determined that the Pennsylvania state-constructed medical examinations administered up through January 1, 1972 were substantially equivalent to the New York State medical licensing examinations.  The Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Examiners previously notified the Department that the state-constructed examinations taken in 1972 were equivalent to the Pennsylvania State Board examinations offered prior to January 1972.  The applicant achieved scores on this examination that meets New York State requirements.  The Executive Secretary of the State Board for Medicine supports Dr. Davis’s petition to accept the May 1972 Pennsylvania state-constructed medical licensing examination as satisfying New York State’s medical licensing examination requirement.

APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Commissioner’s Regulations, Part 60, require:

 

(1) Eligibility for admission to the New York State medical licensing examination.

(1) Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Doctor of Osteopathy, June 1972.

(2) One year of approved postgraduate hospital training

(2) One-year accredited internship from July 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974 at the Tri-County Hospital, Springfield, Pennsylvania.

(3) Appropriate medical license or certificate.

(3) Pennsylvania medical license issued in July 1973.

 

(4) Acceptable scores on a licensing examination in accordance with Section 60.4.

(4) Pennsylvania state-constructed medical licensing examination successfully completed in May 1972.

(5) Not less than two years of satisfactory experience.

(5) Not less than two years of satisfactory professional experience.

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

(6) United States citizen.

(7) Evidence of good moral character.

(7) Good moral character.

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

(8) Certificate of completion of 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 Pennsylvania state-constructed medical licensing examination be accepted to satisfy New York State’s licensing examination requirement.

 

Board of Regents:  February 9, 2010

 

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

10-11-60C

Shruti Datta

Geneva, NY 14456

  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 3/12/02.
  • License #255593, issued on 12/14/09

10-12-60C

Viviane Etienne

Freeport, NY 11520

  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 1/4/80.
  • License #185097, issued on 3/1/91.

10-13-60C

Sergey Kunkov

Scarsdale, NY 10583

  • St. Petersburg Medical Pediatric Institute, St. Petersburg, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Physician, 6/26/92.
  • License #213458, issued on 3/23/99.

10-14-60C

Hongbiao Liu

Buffalo, NY 14226

(1) Binzhou Medical College, People’s Republic of China, Bachelor of Medicine, 7/10/91.

(2) License #255538, issued on 12/3/09.

10-15-60C

Arundathi Namassivaya

Williamsville, NY 14221

  • Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 3/31/89.
  • License #217755, issued on 6/13/00.

 

10-16-60C

Ion Oltean

Forest Hills, NY 11375

  • Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy, Tirgu-Mures, Romania, Physician, 9/28/98.
  • License #218142, issued on 6/30/00.

10-17-60C

Brian Sherman

New York, NY 10128

  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 6/1/04.
  • License #255185, issued on 10/15/09.

10-18-60C

Susama Verma

Syracuse, NY 13215

  • Patna University, Patna, India, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 2/1/89.
  • License #241756, issued on 9/5/06.

10-19-60C

Diana Wallace

Wallkill, NY 12589

  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Physician & Surgeon, 6/13/03.
  • License #255422, issued on 11/16/09.

 

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.

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