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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Regents Committee on Professional Practice 
Regent Norwood, Co-Chair, Regent Cottrell, Co-Chair, Vice Chancellor Finn, Regent Cea, Regent Collins, Regent Wills, Regent Catania, and Regent Hale. 

The Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on March 12, 2024.  All members were present. Chancellor Lester W. Young, Regent Luis O. Reyes, Regent Judith Chin, Regent Aramina Vega Ferrer, Regent Shino Tanikawa, Regent Hasoni L. Pratts, and Regent Patrick A. Mannion also attended the meeting, but did not vote on any action. 


Professional Discipline Cases [PCC EXS (A) 1 – 3]

The 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, the Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 18 consent order applications and 4 surrender applications be granted.

These recommendations are made following the review of 25 cases involving six certified public accountants, five licensed practical nurses, three public accountancy limited liability companies, three registered professional nurses, two licensed master social workers, two pharmacies, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed master social worker who is also a licensed clinical social worker, and one pharmacist.

Restoration [PPC EXS (A) 4]

The Committee recommends that the application of Evelyn Walder Bray for the restoration of her license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State be denied.

Proposed Addition of Section 63.17 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Administration of Injectable Medications by Pharmacists for the Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder [PPC (A) - 1] – Department staff presented, for emergency action, the proposed addition of section 63.17 to the Commissioner’s regulations to conform them to Chapter 746 of the Laws of 2023, which effective April 1, 2024, amends the Education Law to authorize certified pharmacists to administer, pursuant to a patient specific prescription or patient specific order issued by a prescriber acting within their scope of practice, long acting injectable medications that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorder.

The Committee recommends that section 63.17 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective April 1, 2024, as an emergency action, upon the finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the public health and general welfare in order to timely implement the provisions of Chapter 802 of the Laws of 2022, as amended by Chapter 746 of the Laws of 2023, effective April 1, 2024.

The motion passed unanimously with Regent Catherine Collins abstaining.


The 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, 2024, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.


Assistant Commissioner David Hamilton reviewed the items on the Consent Agenda.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 9:25am