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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 11, 2021. All members participated in the meeting by video conference call. Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown and Regent Nan Eileen Mead also participated but did not vote on any case or action.


Professional Discipline Cases

Your Committee recommends upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 23 consent order applications and 1 surrender application be granted.

These recommendations are made following the review of 24 cases involving eight registered professional nurses, four licensed practical nurses, two licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two pharmacists, one certified public accountant, one dentist, one pharmacy, one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner (Psychiatry), and one veterinary technician.


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 January 11, 2021, 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
    • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Authorization to Award the Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree

Proposed Amendments to Sections 29.2 and 29.7 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and the Title of Part 63 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and Addition of Sections 63.14 and 63.15 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Licensure of Registered Pharmacy Technicians – PPC (A) 1 (Discussion & Emergency Action)

The proposed rule conforms the Rules of the Board of Regents and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to Chapter 414  of the Laws of 2019, which, effective April 25, 2021, amends the Education Law by, inter alia, establishing and defining the new profession of registered pharmacy technicians. Registered pharmacy technicians may only practice in facilities licensed in accordance with Article 28 of the Public Health Law, or pharmacies owned and operated by such facilities, under the direct personal supervision of a licensed pharmacist employed in such facilities or pharmacies. The proposed rule, among other things, establishes the licensure requirements for registered pharmacy technicians, which include education, certification, age, moral character, application and fee requirements; adds registered pharmacy technicians to the list of health care professions that are subject to the Regents’ unprofessional conduct provisions; establishes limitations on how an unlicensed person may assist a licensed pharmacist in the dispensing of drugs; and establishes supervision ratios.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 9:00am