Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents
Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 10, 2022. All Committee members participated in the meeting by video conference call. Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr., Regent Roger Tilles, Regent Judith Chin, Regent Nan Eileen Mead, Regent Luis O. Reyes, and Regent Aramina Vega Ferrer also attended the meeting, but did not vote on any case or action.
Professional Discipline Cases
Your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 37 consent order applications and 5 surrender applications be granted.
These recommendations are made following the review of 42 cases involving twelve registered professional nurses, eight licensed practical nurses, four licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two architects, two certified public accountants, two physical therapists, one clinical laboratory technologist, one licensed marriage and family therapist, one licensed master social worker who is also a licensed clinical social worker, one pharmacist, one podiatrist, one professional engineer, and one veterinarian.
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
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 January 10, 2022, 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
- Full Board Consent Agenda Items
- Board (Re)Appointments
- Conferral of Degrees
- State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University: Authorization to Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) Degree
- Proposed Amendment to Subdivision (a) of Section 64.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Execution by Registered Professional Nurses of Non-Patient Specific Orders to Administer COVID-19 Immunizations (Emergency Action)
Proposed Amendment to Section 63.9 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Administration of Immunizations by Pharmacists (Emergency Action)
In order to implement the provisions of Chapter 555 of the Laws of 2021, the proposed amendments to sections 63.9 of the Commissioner’s regulations would remove the sunset provisions for the authorization for certified pharmacists to administer certain immunizations and remove the requirement that the licensed physician or certified nurse practitioner, who prescribes or issues a patient specific order or a non-patient specific order for a pharmacist to administer immunizations, must have a practice site in the county or adjoining county in which the immunizations are administered and also clarifies that the physician or certified nurse practitioner who issues such orders must be licensed, registered and located in New York State. The proposed amendments also add hepatitis A, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella to the list of immunizing agents certified pharmacists can administer to patients 18 years of age or older, pursuant to a patient specific or a non-patient specific order, and permits certified pharmacists to administer other immunizations recommended by the ACIP of the CDC for patients 18 years of age or older, pursuant to a patient specific or a non-patient specific order, if the Commissioner of DOH in consultation with the Commissioner of SED determines that an immunization meets specific criteria.