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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, 2021.  All members were present. Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr. and Regent Kathleen M. Cashin 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 1 case.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 34 consent order applications and 3 surrender applications be granted.

These recommendations are made following the review of 38 cases involving six licensed practical nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, four registered professional nurses, two dentists, two licensed clinical social workers, two massage therapists, two pharmacists, one architect, one occupational therapy assistant, one pharmacy, one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner (Adult Health) and who is also a nurse practitioner (Psychiatry), one registered professional nurse who is also a nurse practitioner (Psychiatry), one speech-language pathologist, and one veterinarian.


Your Committee recommends the following:

That the application of Pedro J. Flaquer for the restoration of his license to practice as a Professional Engineer in New York State be denied. [PPC EXS (A) 4]


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, 2021, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.


Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

  • Deputy’s Commissioners Report/Update
    • Board (Re)Appointments
    • Conferral of Degrees
    • Master Plan Amendment - Touro PsyD

Non-State Aid Budget and Legislative Initiatives (Discussion)

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)

The proposed amendments to the Commissioner’s regulations update New York’s psychologist licensure requirements to conform with national standards, creates a pathway to licensure by endorsement, corrects a citation to the Education Law regarding temporary authorization to practice in this State, and eliminates obsolete provisions relating to supervised experience.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 10:00am