Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work -


Acupuncture

John Clayton Link, Perry, NY
Profession:
Acupuncture; Lic. No. 004023; Cal. No. 28447
Regents Action Date:
December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary:
 Licensee did not contest the charge of incomplete records.

Rui Wang, Vestal, NY
Profession: Acupuncture; Lic. No. 001723; Cal. No. 29000
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Richard Rocco Padovani, Yorktown Heights, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 000361; Cal. No. 29022
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 class A misdemeanor.

Dentistry

Rayna Fern Portnoy, Forest Hills, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044483; Cal. No. 29018
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation. 
Summary:  Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to diagnose and treat a patient's periodontal condition or refer the patient in a timely manner to a periodontist for treatment prior to performing bridge and crownwork and inserting crowns that had open margins

Massage Therapy

Karen M. North; Albany, NY
Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 020799; Cal. No. 29002
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Mental Health Practitioner

Judith Marie Wagner; East Aurora, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 003541; Cal. No. 29064
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness.

Nursing

Nadine Rachel Abraham; Dorchester, MA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 287137, 651719; Cal. Nos. 28636, 28637
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,000 fine payable within 1 month.
Summary: Licensee did not contest having a psychiatric patient purchase shoes for her on the patient’s credit card

Pamela Jo Arnold a/k/a Pamela Jo Patton; Taylorsville, UT 
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 311089; Cal. No. 29298; 
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being habitually drunk, resulting in two convictions for Driving While Under the Influence and visiting patients as a home health nurse while intoxicated, in the state of Vermont.

Bethany L. Barrett; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 289514; Cal. No. 28462
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine payable within 3 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and failing to disclose criminal conviction.

Lenore Wychunis Bates; Valatie, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 242817; Cal. No. 29221
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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, $250 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to waste and/or administer medication.

Tammy L. Capozzi; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297535; Cal. No. 28432
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class “B” felony.

Melissa Louise Chadwick; Virginia, MN
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 532022; Cal. No. 29177
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 in the State of New York.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Minnesota, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute being habitually drunk or dependent on, or a habitual user of narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, hallucinogens, or drugs having similar effects.

Samuel Chiappone; Silver Creek, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 304278; Cal. No. 29021
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Tarra M. Chimino a/k/a Tarra Macaluso a/k/a Tarra M. Macaluso, Brockport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 270268, 608271; Cal. Nos. 29068, 29069
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Colleen G. Cook; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297877; Cal. No. 29105
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 administering Rabies Immune Globulin to a patient without a physician order.

Crystal Lynn Culbert a/k/a Crystal Emerson; Wellsville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 277487, 595123; Cal. Nos. 28456, 28457
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 medication administration errors and documentation error.

Heather M. Duell; Plattsburgh, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 253423; Cal. No. 29010
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 Sale of a Controlled Substance, 5th Degree.

Kathy J. Dzus; Islip, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 196390, 415300; Cal. Nos. 29158, 29161
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016 (See also July 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of violating a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Judith E. O’Rourke Galbraith; Southbridge, MA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 357265; Cal. No. 29290
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application to surrender license granted.  
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, while authorized to practice as a nurse anesthetist in Massachusetts and employed as such in Oklahoma, having reported to work with marijuana and barbiturates in her bloodstream, in violation of substantial provisions of Massachusetts law regarding the practice of nursing.

Joyce A. Garlow; Austin, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 258013; Cal. No. 29282
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having a finding of professional misconduct by the Texas Board of Nursing for fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice professional nursing by lying about a prior criminal record, which if committed in New York State, would constitute professional misconduct for obtaining the license fraudulently, in violation of ยง6509(1) of the New York Education Law.

Katherine M. Gleason a/k/a Katherine M. Decker a/k/a Katherine B. Decker; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 508420; Cal. No. 27274
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $1,000 fine, 24 months suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon actual return to practice.
Summary:
Licensee was found to be guilty of filing a false report in violation of New York State Education Law Section 6509(9).

Donna Maria Graffagnino; Las Vegas, NV
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 271058; Cal. No. 29281
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York which may only be as an employee under direct supervision in a Public Health Law  Article 28 facility.
Summary: Licensee acknowledged that she could not successfully defend against the charge of falsely documenting that she provided pre- and postnatal home and office visits with patients and their newborns when, in fact, she had not provided this care.

Lorraine E. Hagan a/k/a Lorraine E. MacEwan a/k/a Lorraine Edith Wagner; Leeds, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 256161; Cal. No. 28096
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 charges of medication administration error and failure to notify doctor and failure to maintain an accurate patient record.

Stephen Mirl Howells II; Tucson, AZ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 552471; Cal. No. 29165
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application to surrender license granted.  
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Kidnapping in the 2nd Degree under New York State law and of Sexual Exploration  of Children; Conspiracy to Sexually Exploit Children and Possession of Child Pornography under federal law.

Nicole Ann Huber; Perkinsville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 318249; Cal. No. 29104
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 medication administration errors and documentation errors.

Mary Oksutcik Kranz; Sayre, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 331096; Cal. No. 29127
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Julie Anne Kuster; Derby, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 253636, 606208; Cal. Nos. 29057, 29058
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 having falsified the signature of several nurses' initials in a patient's treatment administration record.

Torres R. Lewis; Rensselaer, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 633501; Cal. No. 29115
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 been convicted of Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree.

Mary Jane Martin a/k/a Mary J. Martin; Hillsdale, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 507509; Cal. No. 29101
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016 (See also September 2009)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of taking records and expired medication home.

Michael W. McKeirnan a/k/a Michael William McKeirnan; Jamestown, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 168547, 515932; Cal. Nos. 28076, 28077
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 charges of having been convicted of Driving While Impaired and with being habitually drunk.

Stacey Merritt a/k/a Stacey Turner; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265516; Cal. No. 28999
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having misappropriated medication from a resident's supply.

Crystal Lynn Miller; Bouckville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 316083; Cal. No. 28817
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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.

Lindsay Marie Nero; Fredonia, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 630819; Cal. No. 29139
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and 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 did not contest the charge of documentation errors.

Desiree Suzanne Paul; Oneida, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273872; Cal. No. 29055
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 medication administration errors and inaccurate record keeping.

Diane M. Pawlowski; Cheektowaga, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 253574; Cal. No. 28970
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine payable within 4 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of  medication administration error, failing to use proper equipment to administer medication and failing to maintain an accurate record.

Sheila Ann Mooney Perry; Hampden, ME
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 216126; Cal. No. 29283
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application to surrender license granted.  
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Maine, which conduct would be considered practicing the professional of nursing with incompetence on more than one occasion, if committed in New York State.

Tamara Pierre-Thompson; Freeport, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); No.491937, Cert. No. 333487; Cal. Nos. 28985, 28986
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, following service of actual suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering the medication Depo Medrol, an anti-inflammatory medication, instead of the medication Depo Provera, a contraceptive, on more than one occasion.

Stacey M. Randall; Dolgeville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 618285; Cal. No. 29082
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Kay A. Romain; Yorktown, VA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 301496; Cal. No. 29255
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application to surrender license granted.  
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct by the duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of Virginia where the conduct upon which the finding was based would, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State.

Edna Leticia Rosario-Girona; Sebring, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 091570; Cal. No. 29199
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct by the duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of Florida where the conduct upon which the finding was based would, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State.

Corine Marie Sandroni; Seneca Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313435; Cal. No. 29001
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Amy Jo Shaheen; Tupper Lake, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269442; Cal. No. 29100
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to maintain an accurate patient record.

Annette A. Smith; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 227317, 529589; Cal. Nos. 29121, 29122
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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  giving a dose of Coumadin without a physician's order.

Amanda Lee Tredinnick; Lackawanna, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 634140; Cal. No. 29016
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 50 hours public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication errors.

Elnora VanRensselaer; Friendship, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 273674, 546712; Cal. Nos. 29107, 29108
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 review a patient's medical records prior to discharging the patient and a medication administration error.

Mark Ryan Waldron; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 659962; Cal. No. 28051
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Anne Marie Walsh; Rahway, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 282803; Cal. No. 28972
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest documenting the administration of non-controlled medications to five patients that were not administered.

Laurie Ann Wordon; Hudson, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 612121; Cal. No. 29197
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Official Misconduct.

Jessica Lynn Yao; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 660484; Cal. No. 29135
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Heather L. Zynda a/k/a Heather L. Cleversley a/k/a Heather Lynn Moppert; Collins, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 232949; Cal. No. 28309
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Occupational Therapy

Melissa J. Dames; Albany, NY
Profession: Occupational Therapy Assistant; Auth. No. 006810; Cal. No. 28984
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 3 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny, a class B misdemeanor, and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Teshia M. Parks; Rochester, NY
Profession: Occupational Therapy Assistant; Auth. No. 007871; Cal. No. 29052
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 failure to perform therapy.

Ophthalmic Dispensing

Pamela E. Kuras; Rochester, NY
Profession: Ophthalmic Dispensing; Lic. No. 008443; Cal. No. 29033
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 Petit Larceny.

Pharmacy

Raymond DePiero; Louisville, KY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035665; Cal. No. 29274
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing for his own personal use the controlled substances hydrocodone and clonazepam in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Respiratory Therapy

Jennifer L. Knight; Rome, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 007097; Cal. No. 29053
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
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 drawing blood gas panel without a physician's order and failure to assess.

Kathleen Marie Novo; Kenmore, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 000459; Cal. No. 28975
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having disconnected a patient from a ventilator without: a physician consultation or order; wearing protective equipment; confirming the identity of the health care proxy and the proper paperwork had been completed; and ensuring the patient was receiving proper medication.

Social Work

Lori Jo Murphy a/k/a Lori Jo Murphy-Putrello; Oswego, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 037135; Cal. No. 25843
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016 (See also April 1996)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, upon service of Order and concurrent with stayed suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion in violation of Education Law Sec. 6509(2).

Francis Michael Polsenberg; Sonyea, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 079433; Cal. No. 29065
Regents Action Date: December 13, 2016
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2017