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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 13, 2017.  All members were present.  Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Regent Nan Eileen Mead were 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 11 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 75 consent order applications and 28 surrender applications be granted, and further recommends that 1 summary suspension application be granted, and 1 summary suspension application be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 1-3, 9]

In the case of Maryann P. Hanlon a/k/a Maryann Noble a/k/a Mary Ann Scagel, Registered Professional Nurse, Calendar No. 28894, we recommend that the recommendation of the Regents Review Committee be accepted and be clarified in one respect as follows: the word “did” set forth as the last word of the eighth line of the first full paragraph on page 5 of the report of the Regents Review Committee be deemed deleted.

In the case of James B. Ehrlein, Pharmacist, Calendar No. 28384, we recommend that the recommendation of the Regents Review Committee be accepted and be clarified in one respect as follows: the year “2010” set forth in the first line of the last paragraph on page 2 of the report of the Regents Review Committee be deemed deleted and the year “2014” be deemed substituted in lieu thereof.

These recommendations are made following the review of 116 cases involving thirty-one registered professional nurses, seventeen licensed practical nurses, fourteen licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, six pharmacists, five certified public accountants, four pharmacies, three architects, three massage therapists, three professional engineers, two chiropractors, two clinical laboratory technologists, two dentists, one acupuncturist, one architecture professional limited liability company, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed master social worker, one optometrist, one psychologist, one public accountancy professional corporation, one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner (Psychiatry), and one respiratory therapist.

Restorations

Your Committee recommends the following:

That the application of Michael L. Akyuz for the restoration of his license to practice as a podiatrist in New York State be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 4]

That the application of Bernadette Boamah for the restoration of her licenses to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 5]

That the application of Alexander Rozenberg for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in New York State be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 6]

That the surrender of Faye Thomas’s license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the State of New York be stayed; that she be placed on probation for a period of one year; and that, upon successful completion of probation, her license be fully restored. [PPC EXS (A) 7]

Long-Term Clinical Clerkships [PPC EXS (A) 8]

Your Committee recommends the following: That the application of Medical University of the Americas (MUA) 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 The University of Queensland 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 Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajarato 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.

Approvals

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 March 14, 2017, as an emergency rule 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 immediately implement the requirements of Chapter 502 of the Laws of 2016, which authorizes registered professional nurses to execute non-patient specific orders prescribed by a licensed physician or a certified nurse practitioner to screen individuals at increased risk of syphilis, gonorrhea and/or chlamydia infections.   [PPC (A) 1]

Regulations: Execution by Licensed Pharmacists of Non-Patient Specific Orders to Dispense  Drugs to Prevent Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections in Persons Who May Have Been Exposed to HIV 

Your Committee recommends the following: That sections 60.12 and 63.13 and subdivision (h) of section 64.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective March 14, 2017, as an emergency rule 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 immediately implement the requirements of Chapter 502 of the Laws of 2016, which authorizes licensed pharmacists to execute non-patient specific orders prescribed by a licensed physician or a certified nurse practitioner to dispense medications to prevent HIV infection following a potential HIV exposure. [PPC (A) 2-REVISED]

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 March 13, 2017, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent, with Regent Catherine Collins abstaining in the matter of the long term clinical clerkships.

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
    • State University College at Morrisville – MPA for A.A.S. degree in Nursing
    • PTO: Yale University Nurse Practitioner

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 3:45pm