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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meetings on March 11 and 12, 2013.  All Committee Members were present, except Regent James E. Cottrell, who was excused.  Chancellor Merryl Tisch, Regent James R. Tallon, Jr. and Regent Kathleen M. 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 3 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 19 consent order applications and 3 surrender applications be granted.  [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

These recommendations are made following the review of 25 cases involving six registered professional nurses, four licensed practical nurses, two licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two pharmacists, one chiropractor, one dentist, one licensed mental health counselor, one massage therapist, one midwife, one podiatrist, one professional engineer, one respiratory therapist, and one veterinarian.


Your Committee recommends that the application of David Roemer for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in New York State be stayed; that he be placed on probation for a period ending five years following his receipt of written notice from the Director of OPMC that he has successfully completed the required fellowship program, residency training program, or other re-training program, such probation to be under various terms and conditions annexed to the Report of the Committee on the Professions as Exhibit A; and that, upon successful completion of probation, his license be fully restored.  [PPC EXS (A) 4]


Your Committee recommends approval of the following:
Regulations Relating to Pharmacy [PPC (A) 1] – That sections 63.11 and 63.12 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective March 30, 2013, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the public health and general welfare to immediately conform the Regulations of the Commissioner to Part V of Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2012, in order to timely implement the provisions of the new law, which becomes effective March 30, 2013.


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 March 12, 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

Online Learning in Professional Education – At it’s meeting on March 11, 2013, the Committee participated in an interactive online presentation with Weill Cornell Medical College focused upon the current use of online technology in medical education that links students attending medical school in Qatar to a New York State medical school program.

Acupuncture Regulations – Proposed Amendment to the Rules of the Board of Regents Relating to the Authorization of Degrees: Adding Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (D.A.O.M.) Degree in New York

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 9:45am