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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on March 15, 2021.  All Committee members participated in the meeting by video conference call, except Regent Josephine Victoria Finn.  Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr., Regent Nan Eileen Mead, and Regent Ruth B. Turner attended the meeting, 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 33 consent order applications and 12 surrender applications be granted.

These recommendations are made following the review of 49 cases involving sixteen registered professional nurses, ten licensed practical nurses, six licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two architects, two certified public accountants, two pharmacists, one chiropractor, one licensed master social worker who is also a licensed clinical social worker, one pharmacy, and one veterinarian.


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 15, 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
    • Licensing Petitions/Conferral of Degrees

Proposed Addition of Section 52.49 to and Amendment of Sections 68.4 and 68.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Licensure Requirements for Land Surveyors  (Discussion & Emergency Action)

The proposed rule conforms the Rules of the Board of Regents and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to Chapter 322 of the Laws of 2019, which effective April 3, 2021, amends the Education Law to, inter alia, update the education and experience requirements for licensure as a land surveyor to conform with national standards.  The proposed rule, among other things, establishes the registration and curriculum requirements for licensure qualifying New York State land surveyor education programs; amends the land surveyor education requirements for licensure; and amends the admission requirements for the fundamentals of surveying, principles and practice of surveying, and the New York State jurisdictional examinations.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 9:15am