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Committee Report | February 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 11:40pm

Report of




The Board of Regents

February 8, 2011

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 8, 2011.  All members were present except for Regent Christine D. Cea, who was excused.  Commissioner Steiner was also present.


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 4 surrender applications be granted.  [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

In the case of Irving H. Kamsler, Certified Public Accountant, Calendar No. 25303, we recommend that the word “accountant” be deemed added at the end of the third line on page 5 of the report of the Regents Review Committee such that the title of respondent’s profession be therein deemed corrected to read “certified public accountant”.

These recommendations are made following the review of 37 cases involving seven registered professional nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, four dentists, four licensed practical nurses, four pharmacists, two chiropractors, one acupuncturist, one architect, one certified public accountant, one licensed master social worker, one psychologist, and one veterinary technician.

Restoration Petitions

Your Committee recommends the following actions with regard to the applications for the restoration of a professional license:

That the Board of Regents deny the application for the restoration of the physician license of Robert Patrick Gillis.  [PPC EXS (A) 4]

That, upon submission of proof satisfactory to the Director of the Office of Professional Discipline that the applicant has completed the continuing education requirements specified in the Report of the Committee on the Professions and that he has passed the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, the execution of the surrender of Michael J. Leonti’s license to practice as a pharmacist in the State of New York be stayed; that he be placed on probation for a period of one year, under the terms set forth in Exhibit A to the Report of the Committee on the Professions; and that, upon successful completion of probation, his license be fully restored.  [PPC EXS (A) 5]

That the Board of Regents deny the application for the restoration of the physician license of Crisologo L. Padilla.  [PPC EXS (A) 6]


Regents Oversight of International Medical Schools Approved for Long-Term Clinical Clerkship Placements – Your Committee recommends approval of the plan submitted to the Committee regarding the approval of international medical schools seeking to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York State, as such plan was amended by the Committee.  [PPC (A) 1]


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 February 8, 2011, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.


Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

Deputy Commissioner’s Report/Update – The Deputy Commissioner reported on the following issues:  [Oral report]

  • E-licensing update
  • Document Management System update
  • Move to 1411 Broadway update
  • Overview of PPC Consent Agenda Items scheduled for action by the Full Board, including, but not limited to:
    • Johns Hopkins University Permission to Operate
    • Rescission of Professional Licenses
    • Designation of Physician Shortage Areas