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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 15, 2019.  All members were present, Regent Roger Tilles 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 3 cases.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 40 consent order applications and 12 surrender applications be granted.

These recommendations are made following the review of 55 cases involving seventeen registered professional nurses, nine licensed practical nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, three pharmacists, two certified public accountants, two clinical laboratory technologists, two professional engineers, one dental hygienist, one dentist, one land surveyor, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed master social worker, one pharmacy, one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner (Adult Health), and one  respiratory therapy technician who is also a respiratory therapist.


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 January 15, 2019, 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
  • Licensing Petitions
  • Designation of Professional Conduct Officer

Proposed Amendment to §63.4 and §63.9 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Administration of Vaccinations by Pharmacy Interns (Emergency Action) 
A presentation on the proposed amendment to implement Chapter 359 of the Laws of 2018. Effective December 7, 2018, Chapter 359 amended the Education Law to permit pharmacy interns to administer vaccinations, if certain specified requirements are met, including, but not limited to, the requirement that all such vaccinations be administered under the immediate personal supervision of a licensed pharmacist who is certified to administer vaccinations.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 9:45am