Summaries of Regents Action
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

December 2015

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy -


Chiropractic

Chad Edward Greenshner; Flushing, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 010321; Cal. No. 28005

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $10,000 fine, revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud.  

Aleksandr Y. Mostovoy a/k/a Aleksandr Mostovoy a/k/a Alexander Mostovoy; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 010194; Cal. No. 27701

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 12 months probation, $2,500 fine.

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

Khalika Ayesha Rowe; South Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 011585; Cal. No. 28146

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action:  Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $10,000 fine, revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health care Fraud.                 

Dentistry

Claudia Cipri; Maspeth, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 018463; Cal. No. 28568

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to register.

Klara Royzman; Rego Park, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 018488; Cal. No. 28306

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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 practicing the profession of dental hygiene without having completed the mandatory continuing education requirements.

William T. Tirone; Pine Plains, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 023783; Cal. No. 28379

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of writing prescriptions for his daughter.

Nursing

Pauline O. Allison; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 259723; Cal. No. 28283

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree.

                   

Katina Nicole Chiera a/k/a Katina N. Chiera; Clifton Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 586632; Cal. No. 28243

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015 (see also October 2011)

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 Attempted Identity Theft in the 2nd Degree and Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.

Cynthia Rose Corrado; , North Massapequa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 251666, 491142; Cal. Nos. 26410, 26396

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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 diverting controlled substances from a hospital for her own use.

Richard Ernest Espey; Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 591465; Cal. No. 28238

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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 Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

Marie Santela Felix; Haverstraw, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 656866; Cal. No. 28190

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension of not less than 6 months in certain area and until successful completion of course of retraining in said certain area, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, in a home care setting, erroneously connecting an IV line of a patient.

Ann Marie Forbes; Elmont, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279035; Cal. No. 26399

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering a medication to a patient who had no order to receive said medication.

Patricia Mulvihill Francescotti; Baldwinsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 262583, 591696; Cal. Nos. 28079, 28078

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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 failing to maintain accurate records.

Kristina Lynn Getman; Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 653299; Cal. No. 28021

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having committed medication errors.

Vanessa Charlene Grant; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 300542; Cal. No. 28135

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed medication errors.

Catherine Erika Greaves; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 647552; Cal. No. 28260

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated With a Child, a class E felony.

Dawn Renee Harrison; Dolgeville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 510866; Cal. No. 27777

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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, a misdemeanor.

Lori Ellen Holcomb a/k/a Lori Ellen Weinheimer; Oswego, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 562941; Cal. No. 28268

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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 having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd  Degree.

Angela M. Jones; Perry, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 296844; Cal. No. 28300

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving while Ability Impaired by Drugs and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree.

Jennifer Lynn Kazlman a/k/a Jennifer Lynn Ortiz; Liverpool, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273100; Cal. No. 28244
Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Issuing a Bad Check.

Carl R. Lee; Utica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 591793; Cal. No. 28327

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed medication administration errors.

Collette Maynard a/k/a Colette Maynard; Brooklyn, NY

Profession:  Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 307932; Cal. No. 28557

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of resident-patient neglect by a New York State Department of Health order for administering medication to the wrong patient by reason of her failure to adequately confirm patient identity.

Elaine Patterson; Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267515; Cal. No. 27667

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 months suspension, execution of suspension stayed, upon service of Order, probation 1 year to commence simultaneously with period of suspension.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny on 3 different occasions.

Mary Ann Pope; Corning, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 478434; Cal. No. 28181

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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 false documentation and failing to use scientifically accepted infection prevention techniques.

Susan M. Riccione-Carter; Seneca Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 426623; Cal. No. 28182

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Savitri Singh; Hollis, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 649845; Cal. No. 28358

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of altering a physician's order without any authorization to do so.

Rena Tandon; Winston Salem, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 656407; Cal. No. 28165

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Infringement of a Copyright. 

Alicia Warren; Cortland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 291202; Cal. No. 28034

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer.

Judith C. Wohltmann; South Hempstead, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 563188; Cal. No. 28214

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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 Operating a Motor Vehicle With .08 of 1% Alcohol or More In Blood, an unclassifed misdemeanor.

Diane Lisa Wolf; Phoenix, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 437240; Cal. No. 28593

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015 (see also September 1994)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary:  Licensee did not contest the charge of being found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Arizona, which conduct would be considered practicing the profession of nursing while the ability to practice is impaired by mental disability if committed in New York State.

Batya Zamir; Westbury, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 437383; Cal. No. 28395

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having administered medication orally instead of via gastric tube, as prescribed.

Pharmacy

Amanda Alfano; Saint Petersburg, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 049783; Cal. No. 28027

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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 on an inventory sheet that medication had expired, when in fact, it had not; and, taking the medication for her own use.

Pam Marie Green; Westfield, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 048216; Cal. No. 27545

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of writing prescriptions for non-controlled medications for another individual.

Ludwig's Drug Store, Inc.; 805 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 002212; Cal. No. 28233

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of  maintaining a cluttered dispensing area; maintaining outdated drugs and misbranded drugs in the pharmacy stock.

Richard Charles Mastrota; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034198; Cal. No. 28232

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of maintaining a cluttered dispensing area, maintaining outdated drugs and misbranded drugs in the pharmacy stock.

Bakulkumar N. Matalia; Sayville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031828; Cal. No. 28344

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of dispensing a generic medication but labeling it with the brand name and billing for reimbursement for the brand name.

Physical Therapy

Alfredo Besavilla Pantino, Jr.; Woodbridge, VA

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 018309; Cal. No. 28440

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $2,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete the required continuing professional education credits as a condition for biennial license renewal of his license to practice as a physical therapist in the District of Columbia.

Renée M. Pinyan; Pawling, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 013532; Cal. No. 28209

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015 (see also January 2007)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.

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

Podiatry

Philip L. Whitman; New York, NY

Profession : Podiatry; Lic. No. 002629; Cal. No. 28263

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to initially record in a treatment record an office visit for a patient and failing to use scientifically accepted infection control techniques with respect to the application of salicylic acid to a patient's foot.

Psychology

Michael B. Eberlin; Oyster Bay, NY

Profession: Psychology; Lic. No. 009143; Cal. No. 28350

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Alan K. Phelan; Dix Hills, NY

Profession: Psychology; Lic. No. 015283; Cal. No. 28022

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of inappropriate communication of a non-therapeutic nature with a patient.

Public Accountancy

George Louie a/k/a George L. Louie; Wantagh, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 045517; Cal. No. 28294

Regents Action Date: December 15, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering A False Instrument For Filing, a class A misdemeanor.

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