Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
April 1999

Certified Public Accountancy - Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Veterinary Medicine

Certified Public Accountancy

Sheldon Paul Hirsch a/k/a Sheldon P. Hirsch, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 028277; Cal. No. 17217
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of five counts of Income Tax Evasion, a felony.

Stan Bleiman a/k/a Stanley Bleiman, Westbury, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 076378; Cal. No. 17774
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of criminal sale of marijuana and willfully making and subscribing a false U.S. individual income tax return.

Rubin L. Gorewitz, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 016166; Cal. No. 17605
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, probation 1 year, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the Internal Revenue Service.

Alan S. Kappel, Lawrence, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic.
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making errors during the performance of two annual audits of a company.


Certified Social Work

Paul James Dolmetsch, Bennington, VT

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 040260; Cal. No. 14911
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 4 years of suspension stayed, probation for said last 4 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of engaging in sexual intercourse with a patient; practicing the profession while his ability was impaired by a mental disability, and for failing to maintain a patient record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of said patient.

Edward John Daly, South Cairo, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 034418; Cal. No. 17640
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also October 2006)
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 Driving While Intoxicated, a Class E Felony.


Chiropractic

Frank Joseph Mandarino, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 006608; Cal. No. 17478
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 5 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of the crime Money Laundering.


Dentistry

Paul J. Mraz, Jr., West Seneca, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 021164; Cal. No. 17682
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to obtain any orthodontic pre-treatment records or formulate an orthodontic diagnosis or treatment plan.

Henry K. Kent, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033773; Cal. No. 17626
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 permitting an unlicensed person to place orthodontic brackets on a patient's teeth.

Henry K. Kent, D.M.D., P.C., 4427 Union Road, Buffalo, NY 14225

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 17627
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of permitting an unlicensed person to place orthodontic brackets on a patient's teeth.

Elena Anca Florea, Flushing, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 034933; Cal. No. 17646
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of submitting erroneous dental insurance claim forms.

Robert Pierre Louis, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043350; Cal. No. 17704
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also September 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failure to fully clean a patient's canals prior to placing posts.


Nursing

Marjorie A. Marshall, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 126440; Cal. No. 16331
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of willfully physically abusing eight patients by improperly placing them in restraints for her own convenience, walking out of facility she was employed at without making any arrangement for the continued care of her patients, and numerous treatment errors.

Gayle Louise Conley-Benjamin, Elmira, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 184161; Cal. No. 16362
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of making medication errors, failing to administer medications as ordered on numerous occasions, and willfully verbally intimidating a patient.

Julianne M. Norton, Hornell, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 363267; Cal. No. 17678
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Ellsworth Cahn, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 140032; Cal. No. 16021
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 12 month suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to administer medications to eight (8) different patients on one occasion.

Noreen R. Yassa, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 197985; Cal. No. 16033
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of abandoning a patient by leaving them unattended on two different occasions.

Joann Anzelone Lynch, Wantagh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 203942; Cal. No. 16257
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of making entries in patient's record that a dressing change had been made when in fact it had not and failing to maintain a record for each patient that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Kathleen Margaret Van Wagner, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 124919; Cal. No. 16688
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 1 year of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and submitting a fraudulent registration application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.

Peter Henry Johnson, Jr., Limestone, ME

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234585; Cal. No. 17342
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Unlawfully Dealing With a Child in the First Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Issuing a Bad Check, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Roland James Dominic, Gilboa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 139963; Cal. No. 17505
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 3 1/2 years of suspension stayed, probation for last 3 1/2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony.

Michelle L. Hund, Olean, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 182081; Cal. No. 17585
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

Roxanne R.T. Harter, Davie, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 174467; Cal. No. 17007
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of making medication administration errors on numerous occasions.

Kimberly M. Ostrander, New Windsor, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 146392, 371408; Cal. Nos. 17059, 17060
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine, 50 hours of public service, probation 3 years to commence if and when return to practice, the aforesaid penalty and probation shall supersede and be in satisfaction of the probation previously set forth in Commissioner's Order Nos. 8323 and 8322 and therefore said probation, previously set forth in Commissioner's Order Nos. 8323 and 8322, as aforesaid, need not be served.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class D Felony; Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor; and Driving While the Ability is Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Sueanne Schwartz, Coxsackie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 141593; Cal. No. 17073
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month suspension, after period of suspension served, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Issuing a Bad Check, a Class B Misdemeanor, on nine occasions, and Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor, on two occasions.

Jayne Lenda, Long Beach, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 325252; Cal. No. 17470
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 willfully making a false report by failing to disclose having been disciplined in another state on the application to register to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State.

Dennis Palisoc Ramos, Tampa, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 222343, 446573; Cal. Nos. 17492, 17493
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence on April 1, 2001, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of taking the controlled substance Demerol without authorization.

Charlotte Aliene Worden, Apalachin, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475575; Cal. No. 17506
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 follow a physician's order for continuous pulse oximetry monitoring of an elderly patient and failing to obtain a physician's order for oxygen for said patient.

Tricia Marie Wilbur, Morrisville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 223033, 447718; Cal. Nos. 17526, 17527
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of representing that she rendered certain nursing services on certain dates when she had not and failing to disclose a criminal conviction on her registration application.

Dawn Margaret Stiedl, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 468557; Cal. No. 17554
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

Patrick W. O'Neill, Clifton Springs, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 130684, 371381; Cal. Nos. 17565, 17564
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; October 21, 2011months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Article 33 by diverting Demerol from a hospital's drug supply for personal use and substituting another liquid similar to water.

Merline Caluza Pasag, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 215117, 440788; Cal. Nos. 17579, 17580
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 administering 50 mg. of the non-controlled medication Labetalol to a patient, then preparing to administer another 50 mg. of said medication, although the physician's order called for the administration of 20 mg., and failing to record said incident in the hospital records.

Jenifer Christine Burnard, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 415157; Cal. No. 17641
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of forging two prescriptions for controlled substances on prescription blanks that she misappropriated from the offices of her nursing employer.

Sung Hee Kim Chang, Smithtown, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 198019; Cal. No. 17644
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 setting up a patient's patient-controlled anesthesia with the wrong medication.

Oswald C. David, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 248398; Cal. No. 17672
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree.

Beatrice Sikah, Madison, MS

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 456569; Cal. No. 17689
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence upon commencement of practice, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making a false statement to obtain a permit to practice as a registered professional nurse in Mississippi and did not contest charge of willfully making a false statement on the application for re-registration as a registered professional nurse in New York.

Katherine Davis Streeter, Castorland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 091148; Cal. No. 17754
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering medications to several patients at times other than the times ordered and failing to reflect the accurate times of administration on the medication administration records.

James A. Nowik, Rhinebeck, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 313056; Cal. No. 17767
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also November 10, 2000)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been found in violation of Article Thirty-three of the Public Health Law for diverting the controlled substances Morphine Sulfate and Meperidine for his own use.

Jacqueline Vedette Balzora, Elmhurst, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 491891; Cal. No. 17883
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also September 2000)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had completed courses in anatomy, biology, pharmacology and physiology.

Quetlie F. Jean Baptiste, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 492181; Cal. No. 17901
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had graduated from Ecole Nationale D'Infirmieres.

Marie Hernante Cadet, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 256305; Cal. No. 17942
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse in the State of New York that she had attended and obtained an Associate's Degree in Nursing from Ecole Nationale D'Infirmieres.

Guylene Charles, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 489607; Cal. No. 17885
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Nicole David, Rosedale, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Lic. No. 492279; Cal. No. 17878
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also December 2000)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Marlene Domingue, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 252089, 489788; Cal. Nos. 17931, 17930
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse and registered professional nurse licenses.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on each of her applications for licensure in the State of New York that she had attended Ecole Nationale D'Infirmiere and obtained a diploma therefrom.

Carline Emmanuel, Brentwood, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499292; Cal. No. 17903
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had attended from Ecole Nationale des Infirmieres.

Annie Adella Fleary, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 490293; Cal. No. 17880
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also April 2001)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received An Associate Nursing Degree.

Micheline Fleurantin, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 483638, Cal. No. 17877
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also November 2000)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Barbara Tulie Fleurima, Queens, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 252691; Cal. No. 17917
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Ghislaine Ganthier, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 489328; Cal. No. 17884
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also September 2000)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Jacqueline Jacques, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 486061; Cal. No. 17890
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also November 2001)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had attended Universite d'Etat d'Haiti.

Marie Jose Jean-Baptiste, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 472212; Cal. No. 17947
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also October 2001)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had attended Ecole Nationale des Infirmieres.

Lea Jean-Felix, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499137; Cal. No. 17897
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on 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: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 504941; Cal. No. 17879
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Marie Fredine Laroche, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 490315; Cal. No. 17916
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Constant Maignan, Cambria Heights, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499729; Cal No. 17889
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also April 2001)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Marie Carmen Merveille, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 494956; Cal. No. 17895
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had attended L'Ecole Nationale d'Infirmiere.

Irlande Milord, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 247449, 481144; Cal. Nos. 17927, 17926
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse and registered professional nurse licenses.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on each of her applications for licensure in the State of New York that she had attended Ecole Nationale D'Infirmiere and obtained a diploma therefrom.

Mimose Montina, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 247451; 481373; Cal. Nos. 17951, 17950
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse and registered professional nurse licenses.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on each of her applications for licensure in the State of New York that she had attended Ecole National Des Infirmieres and obtained a diploma therefrom.

Suze M. Obas, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 495927; Cal. No. 17902
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had graduated from Ecole Nationale D'Infirmiere.

Lude Pierre, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 490872; Cal. No. 17921
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Marie Gehane Saint-Jean, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 251952, 494329; Cal. Nos. 17940, 17941
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse and registered professional nurse licenses.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on each of her applications for licensure in the State of New York that she had attended Ecole Nationale D'Infirmiere and obtained a diploma therefrom.

Marie Jose Santelli, Flushing, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 493530; Cal. No. 17908
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing from Ecole Nationale D'Infirmieres.

Merline Elizabeth Turner, South Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 488781; Cal. No. 17882
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also July 2001)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to falsely indicating on application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

Mary Jean Bruce Neddy a/k/a Mary Jean Bruce,Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 007102; Cal. No. 17411
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a Class D Felony.


Pharmacy

Vincent P. Defilippo, Manhasset, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 025286; Cal. No. 17772
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of the crime Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and Driving While Intoxicated, a felony.

Anthony C. LoPresti, Miller Place, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 025751; Cal. No. 17448
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filling prescriptions written by a dentist for drugs having no dental purpose.

Jyotsna Kapuria, Centereach, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042735; Cal. No. 17449
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filling prescriptions written by a dentist for drugs having no dental purpose.

Dennis John Briganti, Green Lawn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036506; Cal. No. 17455
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $750 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filling prescriptions written by a dentist for drugs having no dental purpose.

Robert Hliboki, Nesconset, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 022666; Cal. No. 17456
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filling prescriptions written by a dentist for drugs having no dental purpose.

James Michael Whelan, Sands Point, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028822; Cal. No. 17653
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation for last 21 months, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of receiving in interstate commerce prescription drugs that were adulterated and misbranded and delivering the same for pay.

Mary Margaret Becker, Walden, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042154; Cal. No. 17661
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of unauthorized substitution of a prescription drug and failure to counsel or offer to counsel regarding a prescription drug.

Mukul H. Kinariwalla, Sayville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037077; Cal. No. 17674
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication dispensing error, dispensing medication in an unlabelled vial, inspection violations, to wit: holding for sale outdated medications, failure to posses current pharmacy regulations, and failure to have complete biennial controlled drug inventory.

Salvatore Puca, Red Hook, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 022546; Cal. No. 17703
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 found in violation of Article thirty-three of the Public Health Law for failing to safeguard and securely keep a controlled drug.

Muhammad Hanif, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030489; Cal. No. 17718
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 30 month suspension, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree.


Physical Therapy

Donna Shamy Cantor, Kenner, LA

Profession: Physical Therapy Assistant; Cert. No. 001010; Cal. No. 17173
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 no sooner than the first four months of suspension and upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of submitting false Daily Attendance Records to her former employer for a period of about fifty-six days.


Podiatry

Jack Cohen, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003906; Cal. No. 14779
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999 (see also February 1994)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of podiatry beyond it's scope, practicing with negligence on more then one occasion, practicing with gross negligence and with unprofessional conduct. Respondent failed to adequately examine and evaluate his patient's pre-operatively. He performed multiple podiatric surgeries without substantiating the need for such multiple operative procedures. He proceeded from one surgery to another without considering the patient's post-operative condition based upon prior surgeries. He failed to document in the patients' records a follow-up evaluation, a treatment plan or the post-operative care provided by him. In addition respondent was found to have been in violation of the terms of probation from a prior disciplinary proceeding.

Joanne Conte, New York, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004218; Cal. No. 16866
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D felony.


Psychology

Dominick Esposito, Amityville, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 004391; Cal. No. 17599
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
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 that during the course of treating a patient, he was also the patient's business advisor and that he did not keep records for the patient that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient.


Veterinary Medicine

Paul Martin Nolan, Lake Worth, FL

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002872; Cal. No. 17590
Regents Action Date: April 27, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of the crime Failure to Properly Test for a Communicable Disease.


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