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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 14, 2020. All members were present except Regent Cea. Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Regent Cashin were 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 4 cases.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 36 consent order applications and 3 surrender applications be granted.

In the cases of Patricia Jean Kendall a/k/a Patricia J. Kendall-Cargill, Registered Professional Nurse and Nurse Practitioner (Family Health), Calendar Nos. 31116 & 31117, we recommend that the determination rendered by the Board of Regents in these matters on December 10, 2019 to grant the Application For Consent Order submitted by respondent be corrected and clarified, that, notwithstanding anything else to the contrary, these matters were considered on the regular consent application calendar before the Board of Regents, were not severed and separated, and were approved as requested, and that the determination, with Regent Catherine Collins abstaining, to grant this consent application remains in effect as of the effective date of the Vote and Order that was issued with respect to the December 10, 2019 determination of the Board of Regents in these matters.

These recommendations are made following the review of 43 cases involving eleven registered professional nurses, eight licensed practical nurses, four licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, four pharmacies, three pharmacists, two licensed master social workers, one architect, one certified dietitian-nutritionist, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed mental health counselor, one physical therapist, one professional engineer, and one veterinarian.


Your Committee recommends the following:

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

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


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 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/Licensing Petitions
  • Long Island University, CW Post Campus: Master Plan Amendment to offer a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree program in Veterinary Medicine
  • The City University of New York, New York City College of Technology:  Authorization to Award the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Degree
  • Designation of Regents Physician Shortage Areas
  • Proposed Amendment to Section 29.2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Sections 52.26, 61.9, 61.11, 61.12, 61.13 and 61.14 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Profession of Registered Dental Assisting (2nd Emergency Action)
  • Proposed Addition of Section 60.13 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Permitting Physicians Who Are Licensed in Another State or Territory to Provide Medical Services to Athletes and Team Personnel in New York State (2nd Emergency Action)

Proposed Amendment to Sections 69.1, 69.2 and 69.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Education, Experience, Examination and Endorsement Requirements for Licensure as an Architect (Discussion)

Since this proposed amendment, which more closely aligns the New York State architect licensure requirements with national standards and streamlines the licensure by endorsement process, was discussed at the September 2019 meeting, revisions have been made to it to clarify the text and intent of the proposed rule. The revised proposed amendment will be published in the State Register and subject 45-day public comment period. 

Proposed Amendment to Section 61.18 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Residency Requirement for Dental Licensure (Discussion)

The proposed amendment adds dental anesthesiology to the list of accredited residency programs in a specialty of dentistry that can be used to meet the residency program requirement for dental licensure.  The proposed amendment further conforms the regulation to national standards because, on March 11, 2019, the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards recognized the new specialty of dental anesthesiology, which joined nine other ADA-recognized dental specialties.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 9:15am