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Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on November 16, 2020. All members participated in the meeting by video conference call. Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown also participated 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 1 case.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 24 consent order applications and 7 surrender applications be granted.

These recommendations are made following the review of 32 cases involving thirteen registered professional nurses, six licensed practical nurses, two certified public accountants, two licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two professional engineers, one acupuncturist, one creative arts therapist, one pharmacy, one physical therapist assistant, and one veterinarian.


Vice-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 November 16, 2020, 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 Degree

Update on Progress for the OP Modernization Program, the Multi-Year, Multi-Project Program to Modernize All Licensing and Renewal Activity for Title VIII Professionals in New York State – PPC (D) 2

An overview of the work completed in the first two years and the work planned for the next three years of the OP Modernization Program will be presented, including the plan to develop a custom system to handle all licensing and renewal activities for professionals called the New Professions System (NPS).

The Role of the Professional Assistance Program (PAP) in Assisting Licensed Professionals with Alcohol and Substance Abuse Problems – PPC (D) 1

An overview of the work of the PAP will be presented, including program history, processes, progress to date, and future opportunities, as well as how the program continues to protect the public and preserve professionals.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 9:15am