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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on April 3, 2017. All Committee members were present, except Regent Wade S. Norwood who was excused.  Regent Kathleen M. Cashin, Regent Judith Chin, Regent Judith Johnson, and Regent Susan W. Mittler were also present, but did not vote on any case or action.


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 4 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 44 consent order applications and 10 surrender applications be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

These recommendations are made following the review of 58 cases involving sixteen registered professional nurses, ten licensed practical nurses, five certified public accountants, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, three physical therapists, two dentists, two veterinarians, one chiropractor, one dentist who is also a holder of a dental enteral conscious sedation certificate, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed mental health counselor, one massage therapist, one pharmacist, one physical therapy professional corporation, one podiatrist, and one psychologist.


Your Committee recommends the following:

That the application of Lisa Aptaker for the restoration of her license to practice as a physician in the state of New York be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 4]


That paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of section 62.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of section 62.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and subdivision (g) of section 62.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, and paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of section 62.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective May 1, 2017, 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 conform the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to timely implement the requirements of Chapter 398 of the Laws of 2016, which provides that applicants for registration as veterinarians may satisfy up to three hours of their 45 hours of required triennial continuing education by providing free spaying and neutering and other veterinary services.  [PPC (A) 1]


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 3, 2017, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.


Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

Deputy Commissioner's Report/Update [Oral Report] –

  • Full Board Consent Agenda Items
    • Board (Re)Appointments
    • Licensing Petitions
    • Master Plan Amendment - Touro College for Bachelors in Science (B.S.) degree program in Nursing
    • Regents Permission to Operate - Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University (Midwifery & Nurse Midwifery)
    • Regents Permission to Operate - University of Pennsylvania (Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Nurse Specialist)
    • Designation of Professional Conduct Officer

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:00pm