Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

April 2010

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- Architecture - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Optometry - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Albert C. Morgan, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016716; Cal. No. 24831

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension with leave to apply for early termination upon successful completion of certain course of education, upon service of or upon early termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine payable within 18 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of willfully failing to register and willfully failing to complete continuing education requirements.

Dentistry

Annie Arthur, Lake Placid, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 017715; Cal. No. 24873

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree.

David Hanley Lewis, Middle Village, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045565; Cal. No. 24936

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E  felony.

Dawn Marie Powell, Lawrence, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 052341; Cal. No. 24897

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of performing incomplete root canal therapy on one tooth and failing to document in the treatment record her plan to complete said root canal therapy.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Balram R. Chandiramani, Bayside, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 047766; Cal. No. 25016

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds, a felony.

Shahid Nawaz Malik, South Richmond Hill, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 081332; Cal. No. 24878

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of  improperly self-certifying plans for a conversion of a 2-family house to a 3-family house and failing to respond to the Department of Buildings’ objections, and of failing to maintain records relating to plans to which he affixed his signature and seal.

Massage Therapy

Annie Arthur, Lake Placid, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 015689; Cal. No. 24874

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree.

Diana Janele Nott, Deer Park, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 013100; Cal. No. 24757

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted  to charges of having been convicted of Robbery in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and Attempted Robbery in the 3rd Degree, a class E felony.

Nursing

Charlene Marie Carston, Kingston, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263100; Cal. No. 24895

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

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 Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor based on her theft of unemployment benefits by submitting false certification to receive benefits.

Shannon M. Carver, Lowman, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 282750; Cal. No. 24882

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in 2008 of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, and to the charge of obtaining a license fraudulently.

Eva M. Cron a/k/a Eva Cron, Warwick, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 363040; Cal. No. 24676

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of gross negligence and gross incompetence for errors committed during the attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation of a patient; and of having been convicted of committing an act constituting a crime under New York Law, willfully abusing a patient physically, and conduct which evidences moral unfitness to practice the profession for placing a patient in a headlock and slapping the patient across the face.

Nancy Ann Dieter, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 476923; Cal. No. 24872

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of erroneously administering medication to a wrong patient and failing to document.

Gerald Eaddy, Corona, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 267614, 530318; Cal. Nos. 24927, 24928

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge  of unlawfully possessing controlled substances.

Frank Garcia, Romulus, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 269677, 565707; Cal. Nos. 24972, 24973

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.

Summary: License admitted to charges of having 2 separate 2009 convictions for Murder in the 1st Degree as well as other charges.

Julia Adina George-Sheriffe, Calgary, AB, Canada

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 436468; Cal. No. 24688

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010 (see also May 2004 and June 2007)

Action: Application for reconsideration granted as set forth in Regents Review Committee report.

Summary: Application for reconsideration was granted modifying the terms of probation.

Pauline Rosalee Hutchinson, Mt. Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 214310, 445005; Cal. Nos. 24957, 24958

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that, with fraudulent intent, she submitted Nursing Visit Report forms certifying that between August 13, 2008 and March 9, 2009, she made home visits to 3 patients, when in fact she did not render home visits to said patients on those dates.

Donald Edward Lamendola, Jr., Middletown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208313, 425120; Cal. Nos. 24918, 24919

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to properly maintain a medical record for patients in his care on 3 occasions by failing to record in the patient’s medical record either a physician’s verbal medication order or the administration of medication.

Jeannine Eldon Lurie, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 333809; Cal. No. 24962

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $1,000 fine payable in two equal installments within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing non-controlled, prescription-required drugs from her nursing employer.

Anne Michelle Pae, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 427900; Cal. No. 24812

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of writing an order for a pass permitting a resident-patient to leave a long-term care facility unescorted for 3 hours without receiving authorization for such order from a professional authorized to issue such order.

Mark Joseph Semen, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 519273; Cal. No. 24896

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Adriana Capitaneanu Serban, North Bellmore, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 505754; Cal. No. 24851

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of delaying delivery of a breast tissue specimen to the laboratory.

Yvette Marie Stone, Corinth, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 416656; Cal. No. 24681

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely documenting controlled substance records.

Mark Westbrook Wilder, Long Beach, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 414046; Cal. No. 24941

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Resisting Arrest, a class B misdemeanor, and to the charge of, on or about November 20, 2001, willfully filing a Registration Renewal Application for the period January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2004 with the New York State Education Department, falsely denying a misdemeanor conviction since his last registration application.

Julieann Yerks, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 262202; Cal. No. 24825

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Optometry

Brian Maillard, Cobleskill, NY

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 006803; Cal. No. 24701

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension from May 1, 2010 through July 31, 2010, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted  to the charge of moral unfitness in the practice.

Pharmacy

Herman H. Bank, Elmira, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 048710; Cal. No. 24599

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree and Vehicular Assault.

CVS Albany, L.L.C. d/b/a CVS/Pharmacy, 12 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 024446; Cal. No. 24832

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to notify the New York State Board of Pharmacy that there was a change in the identity of the supervising pharmacist of the pharmacy operated by registrant in that said change occurred on August 31, 2008 but registrant failed to notify the Board of said change until March 27, 2009.

Gerald M. Hicks, Rouses Point, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031409; Cal. No. 24709

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension for a minimum of 3 years and indefinite suspension until fit to practice, probation 3 years to commence subsequent to termination of indefinite suspension upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor based on his theft of prescription medications for his own use.

Physical Therapy

Edgar Epifanio Joseph Seoane, Flushing, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 002482; Cal. 24953

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 5 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having failed to disclose a conviction for Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class B misdemeanor, and of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.

Ronald Woo Tacandong, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 014164; Cal. No. 24965
Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary:   Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.

Podiatry

Henry Borrelli, Little Falls, NJ

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003852; Cal. No. 25002

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Health Care Fraud and to Make False Statements in Connection with Payment of Health Care, a felony; of Health Care Fraud, a felony; and of Kickbacks Conspiracy, a felony.

Albert M. Kalajian, Hollis, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002608; Cal. No. 25003

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010 (see also June 1995)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Health Care Fraud and to Make False Statements in Connection with Payment of Health Care, a felony; of Health Care Fraud, a felony; and of Kickbacks Conspiracy, a felony.

Veterinary Medicine

Jeffrey Bruce Nesse, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003274; Cal. No. 24949

Regents Action Date: April 20, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to refer a cat with a heart murmur and chronic constipation to a specialist due to the pet owner's financial constraints, and of failing to maintain adequate records.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2010