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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 22, 2016.  All members were present, except Regent Christine D. Cea, who was excused.

ACTION ITEMS

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 5 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 47 consent order applications and 21 surrender applications be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

In the case of Keisha Barron, Licensed Master Social Worker, Cal. No. 27461, we recommend, as a matter of clarification, that the correct calendar number in this case is 27461, as shown in the report of the Regents Review Committee and in the Statement of Charges, and not 25843, as shown in the report of the Hearing Panel.

In the case of Maryann TenEyck, Registered Professional Nurse, Cal. No. 27775, we recommend that the report of the Regents Review Committee be corrected as follows:  the word “processional” on page 5, line 3 and on page 5, line 9 thereof both be deemed corrected to read “professional”.

In the case of Edward Reilly, Professional Engineer, Cal. No. 28250, we recommend that the recommendation as to the penalty to be imposed rendered by the Regents Review Committee be accepted, except that term of probation numbered 5 be deemed modified by substituting, on line 5 thereof immediately after the word “psychiatrist,” the words “psychologist, or licensed clinical social worker,” in place of the words “or psychologist”.

These recommendations are made following the review of 73 cases involving thirteen registered professional nurses, twelve licensed practical nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, five pharmacists, three certified public accountants, three dentists, three licensed master social workers, three licensed master social workers who are also licensed clinical social workers, two certified public accountant professional corporations, two licensed clinical social workers, two veterinarians, one acupuncturist, one chiropractor, one dental hygienist who is also a holder of a dental hygiene restricted local infiltration anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia certificate, one massage therapist, one midwife, one occupational therapy assistant, one pharmacy, one physical therapist, one professional engineer, one psychologist, and one speech-language pathologist.

Restorations

Your Committee recommends the following:

That Nelson Pang be required to take and pass the Pharmacist Assessment for Remediation Evaluation (PARE) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE); that, following his successful completion of the PARE and MPJE, as determined by the Director of the Office of Professional Discipline, the execution of the surrender of his pharmacist license be stayed; that, upon his return to practice, he be placed on probation for a period of five years under the terms and conditions of probation of the Committee on the Professions; and that, upon successful completion of probation, his license be fully restored. [PPC EXS (A) 4]

That the application of Demetrios M. Perdios for the restoration of his license to practice as a certified public accountant in New York State be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 5]

Long-Term Clinical Clerkships [PPC EXS (A) 6] 
Your Committee recommends the following: 

That the application of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York be approved, in accordance with and subject to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Long-term Clinical Clerkships.

That the application of Medical University of Lublin to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York be approved, in accordance with and subject to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Long-term Clinical Clerkships.

That the application of Medical University of Silesia to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York be approved, in accordance with and subject to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Long-term Clinical Clerkships.

That the application of SABA University School of Medicine to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York be approved, in accordance with and subject to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Long-term Clinical Clerkships.

That the application of Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York be denied.

Approvals

Regulations: Execution by Registered Professional Nurses of Non-Patient Specific Orders to Administer Tuberculosis Tests – Your Committee recommends the following:

That subdivision (c) of section 64.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective February 23, 2016, 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 464 of the Laws of 2015, which authorizes registered professional nurses to execute non-patient specific orders prescribed by a licensed physician or a certified nurse practitioner to administer tuberculosis tests. [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 February 22, 2016, 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 [Oral Report] –
  • Full Board Consent Agenda Items
  • Board (Re)Appointments
  • Licensing Petitions

Dental Anesthesia Certification Requirements for Licensed Dentists – The proposed amendment is based on a review of policy and redefines the types of anesthesia used by licensed dentists, with anesthesia certification, to conform the regulation’s definitions with the definitions used by the American Dental Association (ADA).  The proposed amendment also establishes new certifications for administering conscious (moderate) parenteral anesthesia and conscious (moderate) enteral anesthesia and includes a requirement for separate certifications for the administration of those types of anesthesia to pediatric patients aged 12 and under.  [PPC (D) 1] 

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:05pm