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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 11, 2013.  All Committee members were present, except Regent Harry Phillips, 3rd, who was excused. 


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

These recommendations are made following the review of 33 cases involving twelve registered professional nurses, four licensed practical nurses, three licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two dentists, two pharmacists, two podiatrists, one certified public accountant, one clinical laboratory technician, one landscape architect, one massage therapist, and one podiatric professional corporation.


Your Committee recommends that the application of John Gelfand for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in New York State be denied.  [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 February 11, 2013, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.


Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

Deputy Commissioner's Report/Update [Oral] – The Deputy Commissioner reported on the following items:

  1. Full Board Consent Agenda Items
    1. Board (Re)Appointments
    2. Licensing Petitions
  2. Updates on OP Initiatives
  3. Technology Update
  4. Staffing/Productivity Update
  5. Update on Online Learning in the Professions
    1. Coordination Between OP and Higher Education and Between OP and P-12 Education on Issues of Common Interest

Update on Professional Licensing [PPC (D) 1] – Susan Naccarato, Acting Director, Division of Professional Licensing Services, and William Murphy, Director, Division of Professional Education, presented information to the Committee updating them on the professional licensing and registration processes of the Office of the Professions. 

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 1:20pm