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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 13, 2021.  All members were present. Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr., Regent Kathleen M. Cashin, and Regent Susan W. Mittler also attended the meeting, 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, with Regent Catherine Collins abstaining from both cases.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 34 consent order applications and 5 surrender applications be granted, with Regent Catherine Collins abstaining from 1 consent order case (Calendar No. 32589).

These recommendations are made following a review of 41 cases involving seven registered professional nurses, four licensed practical nurses, four pharmacists, two architects, two licensed clinical social workers, two licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two professional engineers, one acupuncturist, one architecture limited liability company, one clinical laboratory technician, one dentist, one dentistry professional limited liability company, one foreign veterinary medicine professional service corporation, one land surveyor, one licensed master social worker who is also a licensed clinical social worker, one optometrist, one pharmacy, one psychologist, one registered dental assistant, one registered professional nurse who is also a veterinary technician, and one veterinarian.


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, 2021, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.


Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

  • Deputy’s Commissioners Report/Update
    • Board (Re)Appointments
    • Conferral of Degrees
    • Designation of Regents Physician Shortage Areas
    • Proposed Amendment to Section 29.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Sections 68.14 and 68.15 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Professional Geologists

Proposed Amendment to Sections 63.2, 63.3 and 63.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Licensure Examination Requirements and Continuing Education Requirements in the Profession of Pharmacy (Action/Permanent Adoption)

The proposed amendments to the Commissioner’s Regulations conform the licensing examination requirements for applicants for licensure as pharmacists to national standards and provide the Department with flexibility to implement prospective changes in examination standards. Based on the findings of a recent gap analysis of current examination requirements, the Department and the State Board of Pharmacy propose regulatory changes that would eliminate the Department-administered Part III examination as a specific requirement for licensure in New York. In furtherance of such goals and interests of public health and protection, the proposed amendments would also add a mandatory three credit compounding continuing education requirement for each triennial registration period to ensure that all pharmacists are adequately trained in compounding drug products and that they maintain this competency throughout their careers.

Update on Clinical Clerkships and the Standards and Process for the Approval of International Medical Schools to Place Students in Long-Term Clinical Clerkships in New York State (Discussion)

Department staff will provide an update on clinical clerkships and the standards and process for the approval of international medical schools to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York.

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Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 10:00am