Meeting of the Board of Regents | September 2010
THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents
Addendum to BR (CA) 6
August 31, 2010
Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)
Should the Regents approve the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions pertaining to the licensing petition as listed on the attachment?
This question will come before the full board at its September 2010 meeting where it will be voted on and action taken.
Section 6506(5) of the Education Law and Section 24.7 of the Rules of the Board of Regents authorize the Regents to waive education, experience and examination requirements for a professional license as well as to confer the degree Doctor of Medicine.
There is one licensing petition for review and approval. The attached recommendation is in addition to those submitted in BR (CA) 6.
It is recommended that the Regents approve the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions regarding the licensing petition.
Timetable for Implementation
Approval of the Committee on the Professions’ recommendation will be effective September 14, 2010.
Board of Regents: September 14, 2010
THREE YEAR LIMITED LICENSE IN DENTISTRY
Petition for: Three-year limited license to practice Dentistry under Section 6604(6) of the Education Law.
Statement of Problem: The applicant listed below has satisfied the education and examination requirements for licensure as a dentist in New York State. The only requirement for full licensure that cannot be satisfied at this time is United States citizenship or immigration status as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.
The applicant has an opportunity to practice dentistry in an area which has been designated a Federal Dental Health Professions Shortage Area and requests a three-year waiver of the citizenship requirement under Section 6604(6) of the Education Law. Each applicant must sign an affidavit stating the exact location of the shortage area where he/she will practice before the three-year limited license will be issued.
Applicable Guidelines: Section 6604(6) of Education Law relates to the requirement of United States citizenship or permanent resident status for licensure as a dentist in New York State and allows the Board of Regents to grant a one-time, three-year waiver of this requirement for an alien dentist to practice in New York State if all other licensure requirements are satisfied and to grant an additional extension not to exceed six years to enable the alien to secure citizenship or permanent resident status, provided such status is being actively pursued.
NAME OF PETITIONER
ACTION: The Department shall issue a three-year limited license to the applicant to practice dentistry in New York State in a Federal Dental Health Professions Shortage Area upon approval by the Department of all documentation needed to verify satisfaction of all dentistry licensure requirements other than citizenship and an acceptable Affidavit of Agreement on the applicant’s location of employment. The limited license may be renewed upon the lawful submission of an application for an extension of not more than six years, at the discretion of the Department.