Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
April 2001

Certified Public Accountancy - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Veterinary Medicine

Certified Public Accountant

Herbert L. Tannenbaum, Seaford, NY

Profession: Public Accountant; Lic. (Enrollment) No. 006706; Cal. No. 19218
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license (enrollment) granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Jeremiah Joseph Lyons, Cortland, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 066747; Cal. No. 18448
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 upon return to practice, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on an application for licensure, failing to disclose a conviction on an application for biennial registration, and having been charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Emanuele Bruno, Merrick, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 060486; Cal. No. 19023
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor.


Chiropractic

Joseph Barsuk, Jr., Churchville, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 006360; Cal. No. 19214
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of willful physical abuse of a patient.


Dentistry

Henry Lieb Boriskin, Mahopac, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 023913; Cal. No. 19262
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also June 1994, December 1997 and June 1999)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of violating a term of probation by not paying his fine in full.

Arcady Sniper, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038306; Cal. No. 18465
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain records that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of two patients.

Vikramjit Anand, Ithaca, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044777; Cal. No. 18927
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also January 2006)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension with leave to apply, after one year, for a stay of execution of any unserved portion of said suspension as set forth in consent order application - upon service of 3 year suspension or upon stay of execution of any unserved portion of said suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $4,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of extracting healthy teeth without medical justification and dispensing inordinate amounts of controlled substances without medical justification.

David Lee Weinstein, Albany, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035397; Cal. No. 19014
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 charge of failing to use scientifically accepted infection prevention techniques and failing to maintain adequate records.

Robert Wee, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 032347; Cal. No. 19070
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 failing to accurately record treatment rendered, incorrectly billing for treatment rendered and failing to have adequate treatment records.


Land Surveying

Edward W. O'Heron, Hornell, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049280; Cal. No. 19248
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to perform adequate research, failing to reference existing buildings on the map and failing to properly establish a right-of-way on the property in question.


Massage Therapy

Adam Patrick Sanford, New York, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 012100; Cal. No. 19071
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 4 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of improperly touching and draping a massage therapy patient.


Nursing

Maxine E. Mears-Clarke, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 218514; Cal. No. 15717
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of: administering a medication to a patient although the physical condition of the patient made the administration of it improper, failing to check with the patient's physician before administering the medication; administering the medication to the patient whom appeared to be asleep, or unconscious, or unresponsive; and after administering the medication failing to attempt to resuscitate said patient and or seek assistance from others to revive and or save the patient's life. She was also found guilty in 1994 of having been convicted of the crime, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor and submitting to the Division of Professional Licensing Services, a license application which stated that she had never been convicted of a crime in any state, whereas, in truth and fact, and as respondent well knew, she had been convicted of a felony, to wit, Title 18 U.S. Code, Section 656, in the Southern District of New York.

Charles Joseph Hartz, Malone, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 232502, 466060; Cal. Nos. 17561, 17562
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also June 1997)
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to notify a patient's physician of a decrease in the patient's blood saturation level and flushing a catheter with tap water.

Catherine A. Hughes a/k/a Catherine A. Misik, Chester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 211598; Cal. No. 18453
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also July 1998)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain adequate patient records.

Barbara T. Copanas, Utica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 278601; Cal. No. 18715
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also September 1996)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of having been convicted of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree.

Arlene Phipps, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 180317; Cal. No. 18880
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Forgery, a class E felony; Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; and Attempted Petit Larceny, a class B misdemeanor and failing to disclose said criminal convictions on registration applications.

Ayham Ayoub Zorekiat, Anaheim, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 472593; Cal. No. 19115
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by another state's disciplinary agency.

Helen A. Nwachukwu a/k/a Helen A. Nwachuku, St. Albans, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 247875; Cal. No. 19116
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the Social Security Administration and Other Private Insurance Companies.

Elaine Kathleen Smith, Hopkinton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225911; Cal. No. 19239
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also December 1996)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of violating a term of probation by not taking certain coursework.

Jaems Fricks, Toms River, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 174243, 379664; Cal. Nos. 19290, 19291
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of obtaining by fraudulent means a controlled substance from a hospital stock for his own use.

Anne H. Ahigian a/k/a Anne Ahigian a/k/a Anne E. Ahigian, Greenwich, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 373998; Cal. No. 18385
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having violated Article Thirty-three of the Public Health Law by he Commissioner of Health, by having diverted injectable and oral narcotic drugs from her employer hospital. The Controlled substance included Demerol, Morphine, Percocet and Hydrocodone.

Patricia Stagl Straub a/k/a Patricia Marie Straub, Kings Park and Smithtown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 078170, 267369; Cal. Nos. 18700, 18701
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of last 9 months of said suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny, a class B misdemeanor.

Noreen Rappaport, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 294219; Cal. No. 18823
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Ellen Jean Basta a/k/a Ellen J. Basta, Liverpool, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 227281, 488209; Cal. Nos. 18874, 18869
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Christine Walker, Lithonia, GA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 447773; Cal. No. 17370
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of gross negligence as a result of crushing calcium tablets and mixing them with potassium chloride to administer intravenously.

Adrienne M. Darrell, Roosevelt, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 125208; Cal. No. 18076
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing acts constituting the crimes of Driving While Intoxicated and Attempted Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree.

Patricia Ann Lehman, Miller Place, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 471847; Cal. No. 18153
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also September 2006)
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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of diverting narcotics.

Melinda M. Cambe, Holbrook, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 166791, 365363; Cal. Nos. 18472, 18473
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination, after service of 1 year of suspension, as set forth in consent order application - upon service or termination of suspension, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of leaving a Monitor Room without first securing a replacement and not doing a physical assessment of her patient.

Linda L. Boerner, Wayland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 131904; Cal. No. 18604
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony.

Lamine Sakho, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 240970; Cal. No. 18740
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of leaving a quadriplegic patient, for whom he was supplying home health care, alone without first securing someone to take his place.

Ellen Jane Monohan, West Sand Lake, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 229120; Cal. No. 18794
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for a stay of execution of any unserved portion of said suspension as set forth in consent order application - upon service or stay of execution of unserved portion of said suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering an excessive dose of Roxanol, making medication errors, practicing in an unsafe manner and maintaining inadequate records.

Hae Shim, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 229768; Cal. No. 18838
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 the charge of twice infusing a patient with the wrong blood type.

Helen Angela Chmielewski, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 212109; Cal. No. 18889
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 leaving her assigned shift without authorization and making medication errors.

Marianne M. Jensen, Leesville, LA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 395749; Cal. No. 18894
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of committing medication and charting errors.

Amelita C. Iniego, Hollis, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 268134; Cal. No. 18902
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 recording false information in a patient's record.

Todd D. Newton, South Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 468451; Cal. No. 18953
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also September 2003)
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 regarding patients without consent of the patients.

Margaret C. Lozano, Watervliet, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 276720; Cal. No. 18961
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of diverting controlled substances for her own use.

Felicidad Kiamko Perez, Fresh Meadows, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 359870; Cal. No. 18983
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 charge of willfully making a report to the medical examiner, which was false. The false report indicated that an apnea monitor was used although it had not been used.

Kristine Lyon, Homer, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 459104; Cal. No. 19007
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 failing to properly utilize oxygen therapy equipment.

Hedda Nevida Canty, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241842; Cal. No. 19045
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of having been convicted of the crime Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Margaret King, Garden City, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 196198; Cal. No. 19046
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of forging the signature of a doctor to three (3) prescriptions for cough medicine.

Barbara H. Ustin, Kent Lakes, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 277264; Cal. No. 19049
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also February 2007)
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 charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Barbara Ellen Tupper a/k/a Barbara Lapoint, Russell, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 247000, 497032; Cal. Nos. 19065, 19066
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing approximately seven medication errors/omissions.

Susan Ann Male, West Chester, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 261074; Cal. No. 19073
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of four medication errors.

Patricia A. Peppin, Brushton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 175405; Cal. No. 19081
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for a stay of execution of any unserved portion of said suspension as set forth in consent order application - upon service or stay of execution of any unserved portion of the aforesaid suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of neglecting to document administered medications.

Edward Donald Martin Carswell, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 240471; Cal. No. 19096
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.

Susan J. Johnson, Hornell, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 450264; Cal. No. 19124
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for a minimum period of 1 year and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of writing a prescription for a controlled substance for her own use and forging the signature of a doctor.

Patricia Farr, Glen Cove, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 223310; Cal. No. 19159
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 delegating professional responsibility to a person not qualified to perform them.

Patricia Connors, Malverne, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 232874; Cal. No. 19247
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 charge of wasting controlled substances without a witness, failing to document the administration of medication, signing out medication when there was no physician's order and failing to properly dispose of syringes.

Yolette Claude, Amityville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 503784; Cal. No. 18708
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Yves B. Descorbeth, Hollis, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 503943; Cal. No. 18994
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also October 2002)
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Annie Fleary, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 181563; Cal. No. 19107
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also April 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of the last 18 months stayed, probation 2 years, fine $5,000.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York, that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Monique Jean-Paul, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 228560; Cal. No. 18771
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of the last 20 months stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Constant Maignan, Cambria Heights, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 180259; Cal. No. 18711
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also April 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of the last 18 months stayed, probation 2 years, fine $1,000.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree and obtaining the license based on said fraudulent representations.

Louis Philippe Maisonneuve, South Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Lic. No. 237791; Cal. No. 19106
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely indicating on his application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse in the State of New York that he had received a degree in nursing.

Myrlande Michel, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 503908; Cal. No. 18712
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also January 2005)
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.


Pharmacy

Nazir Ahmed Shaikh, Jamaica Estates, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036603; Cal. No. 18750
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony, and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony.

Napapan Uttaraponk, Bronx, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029705; Cal. No. 19074
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to recognize that a physician's order for an infant patient exceeded the dosage for an infant patient, and failing to check the dosage in the standards texts.

Pamela Marie Browne, St. James, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033215; Cal. No. 19086
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of placing the wrong directions on a prescription label, which directions, if followed would result in a danger to the health of the patient.


Physical Therapy

Jo Nonino S. Banez, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 016152; Cal. No. 18960
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
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 moral unfitness.


Podiatry

Ira S. Weisenthal, Plainview, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002802; Cal. No. 18789
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also April 1997)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of podiatry while his license was suspended.

Devan Neal Lax, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 005204; Cal. No. 18818
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of submitting a fraudulent document indicating malpractice insurance coverage that in fact did not exist.


Veterinary Medicine

Ronald J. Peters, Greenwich, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003963; Cal. No. 19048
Regents Action Date: April 24, 2001 (see also October 2007, October 2010 and May 2011)
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 having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing and Petit Larceny.


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