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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 8, 2017.  All Committee members were present, except Regent Catherine Collins and Regent Elizabeth S. Hakanson who were excused.  Chancellor Betty A. Rosa, Regent Nan Eileen Mead, and Regent Susan W. Mittler 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 35 consent order applications and 10 surrender applications be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

These recommendations are made following the review of 48 cases involving twenty registered professional nurses, seven licensed practical nurses, four certified public accountants, three licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two architects, one dentist, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed master social worker who is also a licensed clinical social worker, one licensed mental health counselor, one massage therapist, one pharmacist, one pharmacy wholesaler, and one professional engineer.


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 May 9, 2017, 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
  • Master Plan Amendment - Pace University (Computer Engineering Bachelors in Science)

Center for Workforce Studies (Discussion) - Representatives from the Workforce Studies discussed demographics, including shortage areas, of the healthcare professions. [PPC (D) 1]

Proposed Amendment of Section 79-7.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Education Requirements for Certification as a Certified Athletic Trainer (Discussion) - Department staff presented a proposed amendment to conform the Regulations of the Commissioner to the national education standards for certification as an athletic trainer.  The proposed amendment would further public protection by ensuring that, as of July 1, 2022, all applicants for certification as certified athletic trainers in New York State meet the national education standards for such certification. [PPC (D) 2]

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 4:30pm