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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 16, 2015.  All members were present.  Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch was also present, but did not vote on any case or action.

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 37 consent order applications and 15 surrender applications be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

These recommendations are made following the review of 57 cases involving eighteen registered professional nurses, six licensed practical nurses, four licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, three architects, three pharmacists, two chiropractors, two dental hygienists, two veterinarians, one acupuncturist, one certified public accountant, one dentist, one licensed practical nurse who is also a registered professional nurse and a nurse practitioner (acute care), one licensed practical nurse who is also a registered professional nurse and a nurse practitioner (adult health), one occupational therapy assistant, one registered professional nurse who is also a pharmacist, and one respiratory therapist.

Restorations
Your Committee recommends, Regent Catherine Collins abstaining, that, following his successful completion of the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), as determined by the Director of the Office of Professional Discipline, the execution of the surrender of the pharmacist license of Paul D. Johnson be stayed; that, upon his return to practice, he be placed on probation for a period of three years under specified terms and conditions; and that, upon successful completion of probation, his license be fully restored; [PPC EXS (A) 4]

Your Committee recommends that the application of Stanley Schoenbach for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in New York State be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 5]

Approvals
Proposed Amendment to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the Execution by Registered Professional Nurses of Non-Patient Specific Orders to Administer Opioid Related Overdose Treatment and Hepatitis C Tests – Your Committee recommends the following:

That subdivisions (e) and (f) of section 64.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective August 11, 2015, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for preservation of the public health and general welfare to conform the Regulations of the Commissioner to timely implement, on its effective date, the requirements of Part V of Chapter 57 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 opioid related overdose treatment.  [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 June 16, 2015, 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 
  • Technology Update
  • Full Board Consent Agenda Items
  • Board (Re)Appointments
  • RRC Appointments

Proposed Amendment to the Rules of the Board of Regents Relating to the Authorization of Degrees (Discussion) – Proposed amendments to sections 3.47 and 3.50 of the Rules of the Board of Regents relating to the addition of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) Degree in New York.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:05am