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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on March 16, 2015.  All Committee members were present.

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 6 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 41 consent order applications and 6 surrender applications be granted. 

In the case of Leilani Johnson a/k/a Leilani E. Ruiz, Licensed Practical Nurse and Registered Professional Nurse, Calendar Nos. 27769 & 27768, we recommend that the recommendation of the Regents Review Committee be accepted and be clarified in one respect in accordance with the statement on the last page of the report of the Regents Review Committee regarding the “the $500 fine imposed”, and that, as clarified, the words “respondent be fined $500 and that” be deemed added on line two of the second full paragraph on page four of the report of the Regents Review Committee immediately after the words ”of which respondent is found guilty, that” and immediately before the words respondent’s licenses to”.

In the case of Barbara Lee Vido a/k/a Barbara Lee Stanton, Licensed Practical Nurse, Calendar No. 27776, we recommend that the recommendation of the Regents Review Committee be accepted in all respects, except that term of probation numbered three, set forth in Exhibit “B” of said report, be deemed corrected as follows: the word “psychiatric” be deemed substituted in lieu of the word “psychological” on line six of said term of probation immediately after the opening parenthesis and before the word “specialty”.

These recommendations are made following the review of 53 cases involving fourteen licensed practical nurses, seven registered professional  nurses, six dentists, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, three dental professional corporations, two certified public accountants, one acupuncturist, one acupuncture professional corporation, one architect, one chiropractor, one dental hygienist, one massage therapist, one ophthalmic dispenser, one pharmacist, one professional engineer, and one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner in psychiatry.

Restorations

Your Committee recommends the following:

That the application of Abraham J. Sayegh for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in the State of New York be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 4]

Long-Term Clinical Clerkships [PPC EXS (A) 5]
Your Committee recommends the following:
That the application of St. George’s 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 International American University College of Medicine to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York be denied.

Approvals

Regulations: Licensure of Behavior Analysts and Certification of Behavior Analyst Assistants  – Your Committee recommends the following:
That subdivisions (a) and (b) of section 29.2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of section 59.14 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended and sections 52.44 and 52.45 and Subparts 79-17, and 79-18 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective April 1, 2015.  [PPC (A) 1]

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

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 March 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 [Oral Report]

  • Full Board Consent Agenda Items
  • Board (Re)Appointments
  • Licensing Petitions

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:20pm