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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 23, 2014.  All Committee members were present except for Regent Geraldine D. Chapey, who was excused.  Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch, Regent James R. Tallon, Jr., Regent Roger Tilles, Regents Kathleen Cashin, and Regent T. Andrew Brown were also present, but did not vote on any action.

ACTION ITEMS

Approvals

Regulations Relating to Outsourcing Facilities – Your Committee recommends the following:

VOTED: That sections 29.2 and 29.7 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and sections 63.6 and 63.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education are amended, as submitted, effective June 29, 2014, 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 in order to timely implement the requirements of Part D of Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2014, which require that outsourcing facilities engaged in the compounding of sterile drugs in New York State to be registered by the Department, effective June 29, 2014. [PPC (A) 1]

Regulations Relating to Interpretation and Translation Services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Individuals by Mail Order Pharmacies – Your Committee recommends the following:

VOTED: That paragraph (7) of subdivision (a) of section 63.11 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is added, and subdivision (b) and paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of section 63.11 are amended, as submitted, effective July 9, 2014; and it is further

VOTED: That paragraph (7) of subdivision (a) of section 63.11 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is added, and subdivision (b) and paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of section 63.11 are amended, as submitted, effective June 26, 2014, 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 emergency rule adopted at the March 2014 Regents meeting to implement the requirements of Education Law section 6829(4) as added by Section 3 of Part V of Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2012 remains continuously in effect until the effective date of the amendment’s permanent adoption, so that limited English proficient individuals can receive free, competent oral interpretation services and translation services from mail order pharmacies. [PPC (A) 2]

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 June 23, 2014, 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 and Conferral of Degrees
  • Degree Authorization – Authorizes the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi to award the Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Nursing Education
  • Master Plan Amendment – Establishes a branch campus for Touro College in Middletown, NY to offer a program in Osteopathic Medicine leading to the Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree
  • Permission to Operate – Authorizes the University of Pennsylvania to use clinical agencies in New York to provide clinical education for students enrolled in the Nurse-Midwife program leading the M.S.N. degree

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6:00pm