Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents
Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on March 15, 2022. All members were present. Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr., Regent Susan W. Mittler, and Regent Aramina Vega Ferrer also 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 2 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 28 consent order applications and 3 surrender applications be granted.
These recommendations are made following the review of 33 cases involving seven registered professional nurses, six licensed practical nurses, two licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, one architect, one architecture professional corporation, one dentist, one licensed master social worker who is also a licensed clinical social worker, one licensed mental health counselor, one massage therapist, one midwife, one physical therapist, one professional engineer, one psychologist, one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner in Adult Health, one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner in Family Health, and one veterinarian.
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
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, 2022, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
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 Amendment of Section 63.9 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Administration of Immunizations by Pharmacists (2nd Emergency Action)
Proposed Amendment to Sections 52.10, 72.1, 72.2, 72.3, 72.4 and 72.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and Addition of Section 72.8 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Licensure, Exemption and Endorsement Requirements in the Profession of Psychology (Discussion and Action)
The proposed amendments and addition to the Commissioner’s Regulations would conform New York State’s licensure requirements with national standards and create a pathway for licensure by endorsement. These proposed changes would expedite the licensure application process and allow certain out-of-state psychologists to be licensed to practice in New York State and, most importantly, be held accountable for compliance with New York State laws that protect the public. The proposed amendment would also correct a citation to the Education Law regarding temporary authorization to practice in this State and eliminate the now obsolete provisions relating to supervised experience that was completed by an applicant prior to January 1, 1998.
Office of the Professions 2021 Annual Report (Discussion)
Department staff presented for discussion OP’s Annual Report for 2021.