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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on December 14, 2020. All members participated in the meeting by video conference call. Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown and Regent Beverly L. Ouderkirk also participated 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 2 cases.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 26 consent order applications and 5 surrender applications be granted.

These recommendations are made following the review of 33 cases involving ten licensed practical nurses, four registered professional nurses, three licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two certified public accountants, one landscape architect, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed master social worker, one licensed master social worker who is also a licensed clinical social worker, one licensed practical nurse who is also a registered professional nurse and who is also a nurse practitioner (Adult Health), one massage therapist, one pharmacist, and one veterinarian.


Your Committee recommends the following:

That the application of Roman M. Tabakman for the restoration of his license to practice as a Physician in New York State be denied at this time. [PPC EXS (A) 4]

Long-Term Clinical Clerkships [PPC EXS (A) 5]

Your Committee recommends, with abstention  from Regent Catherine Collins and Regent Josephine Victoria Finn, the following: That the application for Ross University School of Medicine to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York be approved, in accordance with and subject to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Long-term Clinical Clerkships


Vice-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, 2020, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.


Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

  • Deputy Commissioner's Report/Update 
  • Full Board Consent Agenda Items
    • Board (Re)Appointments
    • Conferral of Degrees

Proposed Addition of Section 72.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Continuing Education Requirements for Psychologists (Action/Permanent Adoption)

The proposed amendment establishes the mandatory continuing education requirements and standards for the Department’s approval of continuing education providers.

Proposed Amendment to Section 3.57 of the Rules of the Board of Regents Relating to the Conferral of the Degree of Medicine (M.D.) by the Board of Regents (Discussion)

The proposed amendment conforms section 3.57 of the Rules of the Board of Regents to Education Law §6529, removing the foreign-educated graduate three years of experience requirement for M.D. conferral and including the $300 M.D. issuance fee requirement prescribed in Education Law §6529.

Resolution to the Federation of State Medical Boards Relating to Incorporating the Care of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities into the Medical School Curriculum (Action)

The Board for Medicine, along with a working group of members of the Board of Regents and members of the Board for Medicine, have identified disparities in health care services available for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This proposed resolution will help to ensure that the medical education curricula at accredited medical schools in the United States formally integrate a better understanding of the care, treatment, and management of patients with IDD. 

Update on the Registration, Operation and Oversight of the Various Types of Pharmacy Establishments (Discussion)

Discussion and overview of the registration and operation requirements for pharmacy establishments.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 12:15pm