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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 12, 2017.  All Committee members were present.  Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Regent Susan W. Mittler were also present, but did not vote on any case or action.

ACTION ITEMS

Professional Discipline Cases

Your Committee recommends, with five members of the Committee voting to accept the recommendation of the Regents Review Committee, and Regent Josephine Victoria Finn abstaining, 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 30 consent order applications and 17 surrender applications be granted, with four members of the committee voting to grant the consent application in the case of Ilana Rivka Cohen, Registered Professional Nurse, Cal. No. 28670, Regent James E. Cottrell voting to abstain in this case, and Regent Catherine Collins voting in dissent to not grant this consent application. [PPC EXS (A) 1-31]

These recommendations are made following the review of 51 cases involving eleven registered professional nurses, eight licensed practical nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, four dentists, three physical therapists, two pharmacists, two professional engineers, one certified public accountant, one chiropractor, one land surveyor, one land surveyor professional service corporation, one licensed master social worker, one licensed mental health counselor, one pharmaceutical manufacturer, one pharmacy, one psychologist, and one veterinary technician who is also a veterinarian.

Restorations

Your Committee recommends the following:

That the application of Vincent LaBruna for the restoration of his license to practice as a dentist in New York State be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 4]

That the application of Jeffrey Srour for the restoration of his license to practice as a chiropractor in New York State be denied.  [PPC EXS (A) 5]

Approvals

Regulations: Continuing Education Requirements for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians – Your Committee recommends the following:

That the emergency action taken at the April 3-4, 2017 meeting of the Board of Regents, which amended 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 and added paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of section 62.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be repealed, effective June 13, 2017, and further

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 June 13, 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]

Regulations: Execution by Registered Professional Nurses of Non-Patient Specific Orders to Screen Individuals at Increased Risk of Syphilis, Gonorrhea and/or Chlamydia Infections – Your Committee recommends the following:

That subdivision (g) of section 64.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective June 28, 2017. [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 13, 2017, 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
  • Licensing Petitions
  • Proposed Amendment of Sections 60,12, 63.13 and 64.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Execution by Licensed Pharmacists of Non-Patient Specific Orders to Dispense Drugs to Prevent Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections in Persons Who Have Been Exposed to HIV

 

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 4:45pm