Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

December 2012

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- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy -


Chiropractic

Gerald L. Corva, Garden City, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003399; Cal. No. 26230

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud.

Dentistry

Theodore Roy Belfor, Catskill, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 026821; Cal. No. 26277

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having performed crown work improperly.

Maureen Ann Khoo, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 053584; Cal. No. 26285

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, based on her intentional making of credit card purchases for camera equipment totaling $10,000 and then fraudulently reclaiming the money.

Mental Health Practitioner

Geraldine M. Gallagher, Saint Helena, CA

Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 002668; Cal. No. 26348

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

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 E felony.

Nursing

Amber Lee Aldrich, Livonia, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 557106; Cal. No. 26322

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of lying on her professional license application.

Kevin Francis Brennan, Watertown, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Community Health); Lic. No. 368198, Cert. No. 320050; Cal. Nos. 26329, 26330

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012 (See also April 2012)

Action: Application to surrender license and certificate granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of forging prescriptions for his own use.

Deborah L. Brogna a/k/a Deborah Lynn Brogna, West Babylon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 234391, 488378; Cal. Nos. 26312, 26313

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

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, on four occasions, of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Teresa A. Bynum, Miller Place, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 278348; Cal. No. 26361

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Crystal Arnell Cobbins, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 296665; Cal. No. 26334

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 25 hours public service.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Stacey Ann Gonzalez, Moriches, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 500287, Cert. No. 303849; Cal. Nos. 26405, 26404

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license and certificate granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted that she is under investigation for professional misconduct that on or about and between November, 2010 and March, 2012 on several occasions, she possessed the prescription pad of a physician and forged his signature issuing the prescription for controlled substances for her own use.

Kevin M. Graiani, Stony Point, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 621536; Cal. No. 26114

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee cannot successfully defend against charges that, while employed as a nurse, he removed drugs from the facility's drug supply and, on more than one occasion, did not properly account for the disposition of said drugs by administration, wastage, or otherwise.

Diane Healey, Port Jefferson Station, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 258271; Cal. No. 26226

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of entering in patient records the administration of medications that had not been administered.

Debra Ann Keller, East Northport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 174213; Cal. No. 25817

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

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 performing tracheotomy and ventilator dependence care, including assessments, for a pediatric patient.

Felice Satia Oliver, Central Islip, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 274270; Cal. No. 26370

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012 (See also June 2011)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon termination of probation under Order No. 25561.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Katelin Phelan, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 608770; Cal. No. 26369

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

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 Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Ann Marie Ryall, Port Washington, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225697; Cal. No. 26229

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony; Offering a False Instrument for filing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony; and Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

Pharmacy

Aiad Labyb Saman, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040789; Cal. No. 25473

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Perjury in the 3rd Degree.

Jennifer VanDewater, Cambridge, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 054087; Cal. No. 26335

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Public Accountancy

Jacqueline Ann Higgins, Quincy, MA

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 097381; Cal. No. 26184

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that she was found by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to have violated its rules and auditing standards, and that said violation constitutes a grossly negligent failure to comply with substantial provisions of federal laws, rules or regulations governing the practice of public accountancy.

Howard L. Kleiger, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 017471; Cal. No. 26415

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed errors during the audit of the financial statements of an entity's 401(k) plan.

Respiratory Therapy

Gerald Richard Gentile, Mount Sinai, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 000013; Cal. No. 25662

Regents Action Date: December 11, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony based on his making a false claim to Medicaid stating that he had provided incontinence products to a Medicaid recipient when he had not and falsely billing for $137,879 worth of merchandise that he did not deliver.

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