Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents
Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on December 14, 2015. All members were present. Regent Judith Chin was also present, but did not vote on any case or action.
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 5 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 37 consent order applications and 2 surrender applications be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]
These recommendations are made following the review of 44 cases involving fifteen registered professional nurses, eight licensed practical nurses, four pharmacists, three chiropractors, two dental hygienists, two licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two physical therapists, two psychologists, one certified public accountant, one dentist, one pharmacy, and one podiatrist.
Your Committee recommends the following:
That the application of Geoffrey Richstone for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in New York State be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 5]
That the application of David I. Wasserman for the restoration of his license to practice as an architect in New York State be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 6]
Regulations: Collaborative Drug Therapy Management for Pharmacists – Your Committee recommends the following: That paragraphs (1), (2) and (4) of subdivision (b) of section 63.9 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective December 30, 2015; and it is further
That paragraphs (1), (2) and (4) of subdivision (b) of section 63.9 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective December 16, 2015, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the public health and general welfare to ensure that the emergency rule adopted at the September 2015 Regents meeting, as revised, remains continuously in effect until the effective date of its adoption as a permanent rule. [PPC (A) 1]
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 December 14, 2015, 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/Update
- Full Board Consent Agenda Items
- Board (Re)Appointments
- Licensing Petitions
Update on the Profession of Chiropractic – A presentation was made to the committee describing general information regarding pre-professional education requirements for the profession of chiropractic. [PPC (D) 1]