Report of Regents Professional Practice Committee to The Board of Regents
Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 14, 2021. All members were present except Regent Catherine Collins and Regent Elizabeth S. Hakanson. Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr., Regent Kathleen M. Cashin, Regent Luis O. Reyes, 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 41 consent order applications and 25 surrender applications be granted, with Regent Wade S. Norwood abstaining from 1 surrender order case (Calendar No. 32284).
These recommendations are made following the review of 70 cases involving 17 registered professional nurses, ten licensed practical nurses, four certified public accountants, four licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two licensed clinical social workers, two licensed master social workers, two massage therapists, two pharmacies, two pharmacists, two registered professional nurses who are also nurse practitioners (Family Health), one acupuncturist, one architect, one dental hygienist, one dental hygienist who is also a holder of a dental hygiene restricted local infiltration anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia certificate, one dentist, one landscape architect, one licensed mental health counselor, one physician, one professional engineer, one psychologist, 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 Kenny Chun-Gui Ho for the restoration of his license to practice as a Pharmacist in New York State be granted. [PPC EXS (A) 4]
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 September 14, 2021, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:
- Deputy’s Commissioners Report/Update
- Board (Re)Appointments
- Licensing Petitions/Conferral of Degrees
- Conferral of Degrees: New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
- Proposed Amendment to Sections 52.14 and 73.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Requirements for Chiropractic Education Programs and Education Requirements for Licensure as a Chiropractor (Permanent Adoption)
- Proposed Technical Amendment to Section 60.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Term Limits for Members of the Advisory Committee on Long-Term Clinical Clerkships (2nd Emergency Action)
Proposed Amendments to Sections 63.2,63.3, 63.5 and 63.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Licensure Examination, Licensure by Endorsement and Continuing Education Requirements in the Profession of Pharmacy (Discussion)
The proposed amendments to the Commissioner’s Regulations conform the licensing examination requirements for applicants for licensure as pharmacists to national standards and to provide the Department with flexibility to implement prospective changes in examination standards. Based on the findings of a recent gap analysis of current examination requirements, the Department and the State Board of Pharmacy propose regulatory changes that would eliminate the Department-administered Part III examination as a specific requirement for licensure in New York. In furtherance of such goals and interests of public health and protection, the proposed amendments would also add a mandatory three credit compounding continuing education requirement for each triennial registration period to ensure that all pharmacists are adequately trained in compounding drug products and that they maintain this competency throughout their careers.
Proposed Amendment to Section 29.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Sections 68.14 and 68.15 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Professional Geologists (Discussion)
The proposed amendments to the Rules of the Board of Regents and the Commissioner’s Regulations add professional geologists to general unprofessional conduct provisions for design professionals and conform the regulations to Chapter 260 of the Laws 2020 which, effective January 1, 2022, amends the Education Law to modernize the continuing education requirements for professional engineers and land surveyors, establish the continuing education requirements for professional geologists, and consolidate the continuing education requirements for all three professions.