Office of the Professions, NY State Education Department NYSED Office of the Professions News Office of the Professions, NY State Education Department 98 100 NYSED Office of the Professions News CPA Mobility Law - Implementing Regulations On October 18, 2011, the NYS Board of Regents approved, on an emergency basis, regulations to implement NYS?mobility legislation. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:10:00 EDT CPA Mobility Law On August 17, 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation that provides a practice privilege for CPAs licensed in other jurisdictions that the Board of Regents has deemed to have substantially equivalent licensing requirements as New York. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:30:00 EDT Waiver Applications for Qualified Not-for-Profit and Educational Corporations The Governor has signed legislation to extend until February 1, 2012 the deadline for entities to submit waiver applications. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:10:00 EDT Advisory Committee on Long-Term Clinical Clerkships Appointees Named to Advisory Committee on Long-Term Clinical Clerkships Fri, 1 Jul 2011 15:00:00 EDT Regents Appoint Deputy Commissioner The NYS Board of Regents has appointed Doug Lentivech as the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:00:00 EDT Deputy Commissioner Munoz Retirement Frank Munoz, Deputy Commissioner for the Office of the Professions, has announced his retirement from state service effective March 25, 2011. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:55:00 EST Waiver Applications Available for Qualified Not-for-Profit and Educational Corporations The Office of the Professions has posted applications for not-for-profit, religious and educational corporations that are seeking a waiver from the corporate practice prohibitions in the Education Law. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:30:00 EST Amended Regulations for Architecture The New York State Board of Regents approved regulatory changes to Part 69.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding the retention of credit for Architect Registration Examination (ARE) divisions passed prior to January 1, 2006. Wed, 10 Nov 2010 09:53:00 EST Appointment of Executive Secretary for the State Boards of Dentistry and Optometry Dr. Dolores Cottrell-Carson has been appointed as the new Executive Secretary for the State Boards for Dentistry and Optometry. Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:30:00 EDT NPTE Examination Suspended for All Graduates of Certain Overseas Programs The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy has suspended NPTE testing for candidates educated in Egypt, India, Pakistan and the Philippines until the NPTE-YRLY can be developed. Wed, 28 Jul 2010 10:50:00 EDT Mandatory Quality Review Program Proposed regulations for Mandatory Quality Review Program in public accountancy. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:45:00 EDT Amended Regulations for Mental Health Practitioners The Board of Regents approved amendments to the regulations for the licensure of mental health practitioners on June 22, 2010. Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:33:00 EDT Exemptions for Provision of Psychotherapy Services Extended Chapters 130 and 132 of the Laws of 2010 have been signed by the Governor, extending the exemptions to July 1, 2013. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:40:00 EDT Emergency Regulations for Social Work At its June 21-22, 2010 meeting, the Board of Regents adopted emergency amendments to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the licensure of licensed master social workers and licensed clinical social workers. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:00:00 EDT American Express Cards Effective May 24, 2010, American Express cards will be accepted for online renewals. Fri, 21 May 2010 11:05:00 EDT PE/LS Examination Deadlines Updated examination application and scheduling deadlines have been posted. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:20:00 EDT Expiration of H1N1 Disaster Emergency Declaration On October 28, Governor Paterson signed Executive Order 29 declaring a disaster emergency in New York. The Executive Order was extended several times, but expired April 17, 2010. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:50:00 EDT Medication Reviews by PTs An agreement between the State Board for Physical Therapy and the Department of Health regarding medication reviews by physical therapists. Tue, 02 Feb 2010 16:00:00 EST Appointment of Deputy Commissioner On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to appoint Frank Muoz as the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions. Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:00:00 EST Retired CPAs Under certain conditions, retired CPAs serving on boards of directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations may do so in retired?or inactive status. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 15:00:00 EST New Site Design The new design will update many features, improve navigation, provide a link to our searchable knowledgebase on every page, and provide a more comprehensive view of the Office. Wed, 02 Dec 2009 13:52:00 EST Registration Fee Surcharge The professional licensing registration fees for new applicants and the re-registration fees for current licensees will be increased by a 15% surcharge effective September 25, 2009. A set of questions and answers is now available. Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:30:00 EDT Public Accountancy - Regulation Changes Section 29.10 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and section 52.13 and Part 70 of the Commissioner's Regulations have been amended to implement Chapter 651 of the Laws of 2008. Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:30:00 EDT Physical Therapy Continuing Education Questions and answers for licensees, as well as information and forms for potential providers of continuing education have been posted. Chapter 207 of the Laws of 2008, which requires physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to complete thirty-six hours of continuing education during each three-year re-registration period takes effect September 1, 2009. Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:00:00 EDT Automated Phone System The Office of the Professions phone system changed on June 1, 2009. Our general phone number, 518-474-3817, and all of our 3-digit office extensions remain the same. The system will, however, no longer provide automated license verifications. Our official source of licensee verification information is available at The hours of operation for the phone system are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. excluding State holidays. Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT ServNY ServNY is a Department of Health registry of health care and mental health professionals who wish to volunteer during an emergency or major disaster. 05 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST OPNEWS Listserv Available The Office of the Professions Strategic Communications Team has begun a new initiative to provide interested parties with news and updates about the Office of the Professions via email. Individuals can subscribe to the listserv OPNEWS to receive regular updates about office activities and performance; the license, practice and discipline of the 47 professions; professional practice alerts; and meetings of the 29 State Boards. (October 22, 2007) Mon, 22 Oct 2007 10:00:00 EST ֱַ