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Meeting of the Board of Regents | January 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 9:00am

Report of




The Board of Regents

January 12, 2009


              Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 12, 2009.  All Committee members were present.  Also in attendance was Regent Roger B. Tilles, who was present but did not vote.




Professional Discipline Cases


              Your Committee recommends that, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, 17 consent order applications and 3 surrender applications be granted.  [PPC EXS (A) 2-3]


In the case of Marjorie Alouidor a/k/a Lena Marjorie Chase, Physical Therapist Assistant, Calendar No. 24219, we recommend that each of the references to respondent’s profession, in this Application to Surrender License, to the words “licensed” and “license” are deemed to be corrected and deemed to read “certified” and “certificate,” respectively.


              These recommendations are made following the review of 20 cases involving six licensed practical nurses, two architects, two registered professional nurses, one architectural professional corporation, one clinical laboratory technologist, one chiropractor, one dentist, one pharmacist, one physical therapy assistant, one psychologist, one psychology professional corporation, one professional engineer, and one veterinary technician.


Restoration Petitions


              Your committee recommends that the Board of Regents deny the petition for restoration of a license to practice as a dentist.  [PPC EXS (A) 4]


Consent Agenda


              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions regarding licensing petitions.  [PPC (CA) 1]


              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the reappointment of a member to the State boards for the professions.  [PPC (CA) 2] 




              Mr. 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 January 12, 2009, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.




              Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:


  • Associate Commissioner’s Report – The Associate Commissioner presented an oral report updating the Committee on recent events and activities of the Office of the Professions, including:


  • OP’s budget and the status of efforts to include an increase in professional fees in the State budget bill;
  • the continuation of efforts to address the expiration in 2010 of important exemptions in the law relating to social work, psychology, and the mental health professions; and
  • the implementation of the new law and regulations relating to the administration of immunizations by pharmacists.


  • Update on the Public Accountancy Practice Act – This discussion updated the Committee on the key elements of the Public Accountancy Practice Act, which has passed both houses of the Legislature and is awaiting action by the Governor.  If signed by the Governor, the new law would address changes that have taken place in public accountancy practice over many years while continuing to provide for public protection. Among other provisions, the new law would:


  • Broaden the scope of practice;
  • Require mandatory quality review beginning in 2012;
  • Require continuing education for all registered licensees;
  • Require all public accounting firms to register with the Department;
  • Establish temporary practice permits; and
  • Address the equivalency of foreign education.


              That concludes our report.




                                                                                                  Harry Phillips, 3rd, Co-Chairperson




                                                                                                  Milton L. Cofield, Co-Chairperson