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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 12, 2016.  All 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 4 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 69 consent order applications, and 14 surrender applications be granted, and further recommends that 1 summary suspension application be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 1-3, 8]

In the case of Milena Margaret Galvao, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Calendar No. 26605, we recommend that the identification of respondent’s license as shown in the report of the Regents Review Committee be deemed corrected as follows: the phrase “Licensed Mental Health Counselor” be deemed substituted in lieu of the phrase “Mental Health Counselor” wherever, in such report, respondent’s license is identified.

These recommendations are made following the review of 88 cases involving twenty-two licensed practical  nurses, sixteen registered professional nurses, seven licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, six professional engineers, three veterinarians, two architects, two clinical laboratory technologists, two physical therapists, two podiatrists, two respiratory therapists, one certified public accountant, one chiropractor, one land surveyor, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed mental health counselor, one licensed practical nurse who is also a registered professional nurse and nurse practitioner (Pediatrics), one licensed practical nurse who is also a registered professional nurse and nurse practitioner (Psychiatry), one massage therapist, one occupational therapist, one pharmacy, one podiatry professional corporation, and one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner (Adult Health).

Restorations

Your Committee recommends the following:

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

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

That the application of Howard J. Weinstein for the restoration of his license to practice as a certified public accountant in New York State be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 6]

Long-Term Clinical Clerkships [PPC EXS (A) 7]

Your Committee recommends the following:

That the application of American University of Antigua 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 Fatima College 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.

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 September 13, 2016, 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 to Section 61.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Dental Anesthesia Certification Requirements for Licensed Dentists - The proposed amendment conforms the regulation to the current practice of dental anesthesia administration and improves the protection of the public.  The proposed amendments to subdivision (a) of section 61.10 re-define the types of anesthesia used by dentists that are subject to certification.   Proposed amendments to subdivision (b) reflect the definitional changes made to certain methods of sedation and add new certifications for administering parenteral conscious (moderate) sedation and for administering enteral conscious (moderate) sedation to pediatric patients aged 12 years old and younger.

OP Online Application Demo – Staff will demonstrate the on-line license application which is being developed in-house to improve the customer service experience for professional license applicants.  A first step in the move towards a fully electronic licensing system, the new form will provide an accurate and easy way for applicants to submit and pay for their initial license application. 

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:55pm