Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
December 2003

Acupuncture - Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine

Acupuncture

Thomas Koangho Lee, Victor, NY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 000034; Cal. No. 21096
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003 (see also March 2002 and March 2006)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of grossly negligent failure to comply with New York State regulations.


Architecture

Steven Biegel, Chevy Chase, MD

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 017995; Cal. No. 21200
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, after service of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Mail Fraud, and Aiding and Abetting felonies.

Carl Giangrande, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 023019; Cal. No. 19057
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of negligence on more then one occasion, incompetence on more then one occasion, gross negligence, and gross incompetence for failing to complete in a reasonable period of time or at all the services for which he contracted with various clients; and was found guilty of committing unprofessional conduct within the purview and meaning of 8 NYCRR 29.1(b)(5) for inducing individuals to enter into contracts and make payments for services to be rendered when the licensee never intended to perform the services for which he contracted.


Chiropractic

Rebecca Keshmiri, Watertown, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 007976; Cal. No. 20498
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
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, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of relying on inadequate x-rays.

Eric Leader, Auburn, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 007334; Cal. No. 20041
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003 (see also July 1995)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain records that adequately reflect the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Larry V. Silverstein, Watertown, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 002588; Cal. No. 20497
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension with leave to apply for a stay of any unserved portion of said suspension as set forth in consent order application - upon service or stay of any unserved portion of the aforesaid suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to take adequate radiographs.


Dentistry

Peter Daniel Freeman, New Windsor, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037293; Cal. No. 20728
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 2 years and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor, and admitted to the charge of writing prescriptions for uses unrelated to dentistry.

Mailin Mimi Lai, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041591; Cal. No. 20605
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of permitting an unlicensed person to perform dental hygiene on patients.

Myriam Patricia Lamus, Jackson Heights, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042601; Cal. No. 20953
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
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 the charge of performing root canal treatment and, while doing so, failing to completely fill the tooth.

Martin Man, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 039608; Cal. No. 20604
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of permitting an unlicensed person to perform dental hygiene on patients.

Leonard I. Niad, Catskill, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027671; Cal. No. 20583
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Loitering in the First Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Kenneth Obremski, Goshen, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027358; Cal. No. 20811
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to register with the Division of Professional Licensing Services of the New York State Education Department since May 15, 2002 despite practicing before and after that date.


Massage Therapy

Timothy J. Kennedy, Akron, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 006892; Cal. No. 21084
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing colonic irrigations on two patients.

Morris Todd, Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 006774; Cal. No. 21014
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing inappropriate massages.


Nursing

Jane B. Agola, Bayshore, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 262524; Cal. No. 21103
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to notify a resident's physician of a change in the resident's condition and documenting false information in the medical record of said resident.

Elizabeth Barratt a/k/a Elizabeth Rose, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 217267, 449279; Cal. Nos. 21049, 21050
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003 (see also November 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 2 years and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine, the aforesaid penalties to supercede the penalty imposed under Order No. 18137.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting fraudulent time sheets and practicing as a registered professional nurse while her registered professional nurse license was suspended.

Colleen L. Caine, Latham, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 419441; Cal. No. 20778
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Fraud by Wire, Radio or Television.

Johanne Coeur, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 267879, 531160; Cal. Nos. 21024, 21023
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering an oral medication to a patient through an intravenous line.

Tylette Pleschelle Cull, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 258765; Cal. No. 20859
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
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 the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Sandra Lynn Derby, Bloomfield, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221136; Cal. No. 20487
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of a violation of New York State Public Health law when she failed to administer a nebulizer treatment to a patient.

Toni Nanette Dubose, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 509476; Cal. No. 21053
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of transfusing mismatched blood into one patient, resulting in the patient's sustaining a hemolytic transfusion reaction; and failing to note the ordered discontinuance of two medications on a different patient's medication administration record, resulting in that patient receiving a few extra doses of the discontinued medications.

Lorraine Kathryn Forney, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 203692; Cal. No. 21128
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering the incorrect vaccine.

Laurie A. Glynn, Valley Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 425318; Cal. No. 21067
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
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, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of signing out controlled substances without a physician's order.

Anita Lynn Goldman, Syosset, NY

Profession: Nurse Practitioner; Cert. No. 330706; Cal. No. 21055
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
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 the charge of failing to maintain a record for a patient that accurately reflected the evaluation of that patient.

Edward Michael Harris, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 481003; Cal. No. 20897
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Bruce Anthony Horn, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265875; Cal. No. 21063
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to follow physician orders for care of patient.

Milana Ilyadzhanova, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 263759, 513758; Cal. Nos. 21046, 21047
Regents Action Date: December 12, 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 the charge of failing to take a pre-transfusion temperature, allowing a transfusion to run too rapidly and destroying her original nurse's note and re-writing the note.

Margaret Ellen Inghem, Chittenango, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 081683, 275960; Cal. Nos. 21017, 21016
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
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, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing medication errors.

Sharon Kirkpatrick, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 251879; Cal. No. 21179
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Opal L. Masih, Watervliet, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267506; Cal. No. 21008
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing a medication error.

Dawn Marie Nimchek, Queensbury, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 214983; Cal. No. 21186
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Debra Ann Vanburen Oines, Richfield Springs, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 199561; Cal. No. 21101
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
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 admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two counts of Driving While Intoxicated.

Cindy Sedaker, Galway, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Cal. No. 21042
Regents Action Date: December 12, 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 the charge of providing a patient with medication not prescribed by a physician.

Maryann Teneyck, Albion, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 494915; Cal. No. 21139
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003 (see also April 2008)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than 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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

Theresa Varley, Greenlawn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 372806; Cal. No. 19685
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of failing to make supervisory visits to home care patients but entering notes in patient records as if the visits had been made.

Linda J. Willoughby a/k/a Linda K. Jette, Scotia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 111818, 370037; Cal. Nos. 21001, 21002
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of committing documentation and medication administration errors.

Nancy Lee Young, Gloversville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 242303; Cal. No. 21077
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of last 10 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of silencing a patient alarm and failing to respond in a timely manner to a patient.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

Randall Lawrence Prashaw, Massena, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 006023; Cal. No. 21102
Regents Action Date: December 12, 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 the charge of having been convicted of two counts of Driving While Intoxicated and one count of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.


Pharmacy

Michael Kaplan, Manalapan, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031729; Cal. No. 19489
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States.

Paul Rode, West Hurley, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031003; Cal. No. 21118
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
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 the charge of dispensing and record keeping errors.


Public Accountancy

Marie A. DeBonis, Lindenhurst, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 083569; Cal. No. 21199
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 5th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Daniel Larry Drucker a/k/a Daniel Drucker, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 070123; Cal. No. 20147
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud and Wire Fraud.

Bernard Feigenbaum, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Cert. No. 016058; Cal. No. 21009
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, following termination of said suspension, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing, in each of two audits, to include required or appropriate information in the audit opinion and failing to identify in the audit program the procedures to be performed during the course of the audit.

Herman Volk & Co., P.C., 309 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Profession: Public Accountancy; Cal. No. 21010
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of failing, in each of two audits, to include required or appropriate information in the audit opinion and failing to identify in the audit program the procedures to be performed during the course of the audit.


Social Work

Laura Jane Russo, Scotia, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 057942; Cal. No. 20557
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, following suspension, probation 3 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor when she stole ten social work case files belonging to her employer.


Veterinary Medicine

Robert Allan Bonar, Clifton Park, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002808; Cal. No. 21043
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
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, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain adequate records and unlawful delegation of care to unlicensed persons.

Leslie A. Personett, East Aurora, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 005174; Cal. No. 21107
Regents Action Date: December 12, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence upon return to practice, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of performing acupuncture on humans.


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