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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on November 13, 2017.  All members were present.  Chancellor Betty A. Rosa 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 3 cases, with Regents Catherine Collins and Josephine Victoria Finn abstaining in two of those cases (Cal. Nos. 27408 & 28320).  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 36 consent order applications and 21 surrender applications be granted.

In the case of Pamela M. Martin a/k/a Pamela M. Herrmann, Licensed Practical Nurse & Registered Professional Nurse, Cal. Nos. 29550 & 29551, we recommend that the determination rendered in this matter on October 17, 2017 and the Vote and Order issued in this matter on October 17, 2017 all be deemed corrected to show, wherever the Calendar Numbers for this matter is reflected, the correct calendar Numbers of 29550 & 29551, and not 29550 & 25991, and that the determination rendered and Vote and Order issued in this matter each be ratified in all other respects and, as corrected, remain in full force and effect.

These recommendations are made following the review of 60 cases involving eighteen registered professional nurses, ten licensed practical nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, three architects, two pharmacies, two pharmacists, one acupuncturist, one certified dental assistant, one certified public accountant, one chiropractor, one dental hygienist, one dentist, one licensed master social worker who is also a licensed clinical social worker, one physical therapist, one professional engineer, one psychologist, one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner (Adult Health), one veterinarian, and one veterinary medicine professional corporation.

Restorations

Your Committee recommends the following:

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

Approvals

Proposed Amendment of Section 29.2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Addition of Section 52.48 and Subpart 79-20 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Licensing of Licensed Pathologists’ Assistants – Your Committee recommends the following: That section 29.2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and the addition of section 52.48 and Subpart 79-20 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the licensure of pathologists’ assistants be amended, as submitted, effective November 14, 2017, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary which establishes the education, experience, examination, age, moral character and fee requirements for applicants seeking licensure as a licensed pathologists’ assistant. Except for section 8852 of the Education Law, which becomes effective November 28, 2018, Chapter 497 becomes effective November 28, 2017. [PPC (A) 1]    

Proposed Amendment of Section 29.10 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Sections 70.7, 70.8 and 70.10 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Mandatory Quality Review Program in Public Accountancy – Your Committee recommends the following: That section 29.10 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and sections 70.7, 70.8 and 70.10 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Mandatory Quality Review Program in Public Accountancy be amended, as submitted, effective November 14, 2017, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary to implement Chapter 364 of the Laws of 2017 (Chapter 364), which amended the Education Law to eliminate the exemption from the mandatory quality review requirement for sole proprietorship firms and firms with two or fewer accounting professionals, effective October 23, 2017.  Chapter 364 also replaces the word “quality” with the word “peer” in Education Law sections 7408 and 7410.  Thus, the mandatory quality review program is now referred to as the mandatory peer review program.   [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 November 14, 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
  • Master Plan Amendment - City University of New York (CUNY) College: Authorization to Award the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Degree

2018 State Budget and Legislative Priorities – The Committee discussed a potential 2018 legislative initiative and a potential 2018-19 State Budget initiative relating to the operations of the Office of the Professions. [PPC (D) 1]

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:30pm