Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
April 2000

Certified Public Accountancy - Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Veterinary Medicine

Certified Public Accountancy

Franklin Zuckerman, North Caldwell, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 036077; Cal. No. 18507
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud, Foreign Transportation of Stolen Property, Money Laudering and Tax Evasion.

Dennis R. Klein, Carle Place, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 032766; Cal. No. 18357
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to acquire sufficient information to warrant the expression of an opinion on financial statements.


Certified Social Work

Patricia A. Ruggiero, Lindenurst, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 050426; Cal. No. 18338
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime Petty Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.


Chiropractic

Allan Mitchell Cherkin, Patchogue, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003464; Cal. No. 18372
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of ordering and conducting unnecessary x-ray tests for three minor patients.


Dentistry

Steven G. Nussbaum, Medford, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027674; Cal. No. 17428
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of issuing prescriptions for non-dental purposes.


Nursing

Dorothy Bocchino Garfein, East Hampton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 150920; Cal. No. 18238
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of ordering renewals of prescriptions and ordering blood tests for patients without physicians' orders.

Willie Mae Nobles, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 069737; Cal. No. 17494
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of committing a crime under the laws of another jurisdiction, which if committed in New York State would have constituted the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Doreen Marie Dilavore, Jericho, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 448773; Cal. No. 18085
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of the crime Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, a felony.

Lisa M. Kretzmon, Lancaster, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 237784; Cal. No. 18117
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000 (see also November 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of two counts (misdemeanor and felony) of Driving While Intoxicated, and obtaining a licensed fraudulently by failing to disclose criminal charges to the State Education Department.

Laura A. Montero, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 278314; Cal. No. 18172
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of receiving money from a patient that she placed in a safe deposit box that she had opened in her own name.

Catherine Anner f/k/a Catherine Solano, Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 203206, 417063; Cal. Nos. 18356, 18511
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of revealing personally identifiable facts, data or information obtained in a professional capacity without the prior consent of the patient.

Karen Ann Brimmer, Troy, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 237027; Cal. No. 18384
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of the crime of Offering to File a False Instrument.

Wendy Sue Sisson, Penn Yan, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 219209; Cal. No. 18386
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing medication administration errors.

Lori Ann Drake, Theresa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 231910, 466273; Cal. Nos. 18425, 18426
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering a prescribed drug by a different route than that prescribed by a physician.

Joan D. Sullivan, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 383457; Cal. No. 18433
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failure to record the administration of medication in patients' medication administration records.

Shelley Ann Thorpe, Lafayette, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 233570, 461431; Cal. Nos. 18434, 18435
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering an extra dose of a prescribed drug.

Leslie K. Hanzawa-Cabrera, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 362734; Cal. No. 18467
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of revealing personally identifiable facts, data or information about a patient without the prior consent of the patient.

John Robert Haviland, Pattersonville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 135153, 369783; Cal. Nos. 18483, 18399
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of increasing medication without a physician's approval and intubating a patient.

Peter J. Dietz, Babylon, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 379342; Cal. No. 18524
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000 (see also March 1996)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willful verbal abuse of a patient.


Pharmacy

Hameed Anwar Mirza, Jersey City, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039019; Cal. No. 16407
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000 (see also (December 2001)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to provide adequate supervision of the pharmacy by allowing the pharmacy to be open for approximately three (3) hours when there was no pharmacist on duty. An inspection of the pharmacy revealed that dispensing pharmacists' had not signed daily computerized records of prescriptions filled and refilled. Also, the pharmacy failed to have an exterior sign which clearly indicated when the pharmacy was open and when it was closed.

David Charles DeSando, Cobleskill, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026987; Cal. No. 18216
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to maintain a record of dispensing three drugs.

Thomas P. Browne, Pound Ridge, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029097; Cal. No. 18362
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000 (see also November 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to have the pharmacy under the immediate supervision and management of a licensed pharmacist at all hours when open and failing to comply with other pharmacy rules and regulations.

Leonard Park Pharmacy, Inc., Retail Pharmacy, 454 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 008406; Cal. No. 18363
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of failing to have the pharmacy under the immediate supervision and management of a licensed pharmacist at all hours when open and failing to comply with other pharmacy rules and regulations.

Established Drugs, Inc. d/b/a Marklands Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, 3001 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 020696; Cal. No. 18365
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,500 fine, probation 2 years.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of dispensing drugs without a prescription, selling misbranded drugs and failing to place lot numbers on dispensed drugs.

Paul Joseph Viens, Putnam Valley, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039748; Cal. No. 18436
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of mislabeling a prescription bottle.

Abdul Husain, East Meadow, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037988; Cal. No. 18440
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications and Prescriptions in the Fourth Degree.

Balkrishna R. Nigalye, Albertson, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028528; Cal. No. 18523
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree.


Physical Therapy

Sarah Ann Felton, Watertown, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 013062; Cal. No. 18463
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to exercise appropriate supervision over persons who are authorized to practice only under the supervision of the licensed professional.


Veterinary Medicine

Jay Douglas Moses, New York, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003106; Cal. No. 18160
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Jay Douglas Moses, DVM, P.C., 839 West 181st Street, New York, NY 10033

Profession: Veterinarian; Cal. No. 18161
Regents Action Date: April 4, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of failing to maintain accurate records.


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