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Committee Report | July 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:40pm

Report of

The Board of Regents
July 18, 2011

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled Executive Session meeting on July 18, 2011.  No public session was held this month.  All committee members were present.   Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch was also present, but did not vote on any action or case.   


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 7 cases.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 48 consent order applications and 2 surrender applications be granted.

In the case of Barbara Ann Heinssen, under Calendar Nos. 24257 & 24258, we recommend that the Calendar numbers “25427 & 25428,” wherever they are shown in the report of the Regents Review Committee, be deemed corrected and be deemed to read the correct calendar numbers of “24257 & 24258.”

These recommendations are made following the review of 57 cases involving ten licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, ten registered professional nurses, seven licensed practical nurses, five certified public accountants, four dentists, one chiropractor, one dental hygienist, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed master social worker, one midwife, one ophthalmic dispenser, one pharmacist, one pharmacy, one physical therapist, one podiatrist, and one speech-language pathologist.

Restoration Case

Your Committee recommends:

That the application of Stephen B. Wilkins for restoration of his license to practice as a physician in the State of New York be denied and that the Determination of the Board of Regents with respect to such application be approved. [PPC EXS (A) 4]


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 July 18, 2011, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.