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Meeting of the Board of Regents | January 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010 - 11:10pm

                                                                       Report of




                                                           The Board of Regents

January 11, 2010

              Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 11, 2010.  All members were present except for Regent Saul B. Cohen, who was excused.


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 29 consent order applications and 5 surrender applications be granted.  [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

In the case of Vladimir V. Solovyev A/K/A Vladimir Soloviev, Registered Professional Nurse, Calendar No. 24791, we recommend that each of the references, in both the report of the Regents Review Committee and the terms of probation of the Regents Review Committee, to the name “Vladmir” be deemed corrected, each of such references to “Vladmir” be deemed eliminated, and each of such references be deemed to read the correct first name for respondent of “Vladimir”; that the reference in term of probation numbered “3”, in the terms of probation of the Regents Review Committee, to the profession “registered professional” be deemed corrected, such reference to “registered professional” be deemed eliminated, and such reference be deemed to read the correct profession for respondent of “registered professional nurse”; and that term of probation numbered “4” to be imposed upon respondent, in the terms of probation of the Regents Review Committee, be deemed deleted and that, accordingly, terms of probation numbered “5” through “9” be renumbered “4” through “8”, respectively.

              These recommendations are made following the review of 38 cases involving seven registered professional nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, four licensed practical nurses, four pharmacies, two massage therapists, two pharmacists, two physical therapists, two psychologists, one certified public accountant, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed master social worker, one occupational therapist, and one veterinarian.

Restoration Petitions

              Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the application for restoration of Abraham Solomon’s license to practice as a physician in New York State.  [PPC EXS (A) 4]


              Emergency Adoption of Dentistry Regulations – These emergency amendments relate to completion of the mandatory continuing education in ethics and jurisprudence by dentists and to the newly enacted registration process for dental residents. The amendments are necessitated by the enactment of chapter 436 of the Laws of 2009, which became effective January 1, 2010.

                                           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 January 11, 2010, 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 – [Oral Report] Deputy Commissioner Muñoz presented to the Committee:
  • An update on the impact of the Social Work Law and efforts to address problems arising from that law.
  • An update on retired CPAs serving on corporate boards and the authority for licensees to surrender a professional license.
  • A report on discussions relating to the appropriate length for medical residencies.
  • An update on Budget/Staffing issues.
  • A resolution recognizing the service of Daniel J. Kelleher prior to his retirement.


  • Corporate Practice of the Professions – This item provided background in the laws and issues relating to corporate practice of the professions with regard to the recent issues that have arisen with the provision of mental health services by not-for-profit corporations, other non-professional business entities and 4410 schools, and the provision of medical services by non-professional clinics.  [PPC (D) 1]


  • Report on 2010 Legislative Proposals Affecting the Professions – This discussion focused on the process followed by the Office of the Professions in reviewing legislative proposals and on the substance of pending bills of interest to the professions.  [PPC (D) 2]


              That concludes our report.


                                                                                            Harry Phillips, 3rd, Co-Chairperson



                                                                                            Milton L. Cofield, Co-Chairperson