Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
December 1996

Chiropractic - Dentistry - Massage - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy

Chiropractic

James Joseph Barile, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 001691; Cal. No. 12036
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: Revocation, $15,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of practicing the profession beyond its authorized scope, and offering unauthorized services.

James Joseph Barile, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Chiropractic, P.C.; Cal. No. 12037
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Professional corporation was found guilty of charges of practicing the profession beyond its authorized scope, and offering unauthorized services.


Dentistry

Lawrence D. Orvieto, White Plains, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 024599; Cal. No. 16188
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to have been convicted of one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and twenty counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree.

Rene Horvilleur, Port Washington, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041181; Cal. No. 16241
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected evaluation and treatment of a patient and failing to maintain copies of advertisements of licensee's dentistry practice for a least one year.


Massage

Stuart Friedman, New York, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 002339; Cal. No. 15271
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 4 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness and failure to maintain patient records.


Nursing

Estelle Gibson, Nedrow, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 270238; Cal. No. 13375
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of medication administration errors.

Marilou Cielo A. Pacumio a/k/a Marilou Cielo Augustin Agpalo, Richmond Hill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 200789, 436300; Cal. Nos. 14219, 13984
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 6 months suspension to be followed by 18 months probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of failing to monitor and assess a patient's condition and failing to indicate the status of intravenous fluids in the IV/CLYSIS record.

Carol Ann Boughton, Waverly, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 181099; Cal. No. 15602
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making medication omissions and transcription and labeling errors.

Genevieve Deloris Walters, Albany, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 405121; Cal. No. 16073
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed at which time probation 23 months, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a conviction of Misprision of a Felony.

Tammy L. Garner, Potsdam, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234593; Cal. No. 16204
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996 (see also October 2007)
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication administration and charting errors.

Michelle Lorrainne Conlin a/k/a Michelle L. Sipps, Staatsburg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 224184; Cal. No. 16214
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a Felony conviction of Driving While Intoxicated.

Jacqui P. Bowman a/k/a Jacqueline Bowman a/k/a Jacqueline M. Pracella, Yorktown Heights, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 167415; Cal. No. 16262
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996 (see also November 1998)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of being convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Elaine Kathleen Smith, Parishville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225911; Cal. No. 16351
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996 (see also April 2001)
Action: Partial suspension in certain area until successfully completes certain course, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to enter in patient records the administration of medication, administering medications at the wrong time, and leaving medication by a patient's bedside.

Lillian Mary Maxon a/k/a Lillian Galante Maxon, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 081405, 380974; Cal. Nos. 16359, 16358
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 12 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 12 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to properly report an incident involving a patient under licensee's care.

Janet E. Fox, Lakeland, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 231339; Cal. No. 16439
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of transferring controlled substances without medical authorization to another person for use by a third person.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

James Thomas La Rocco, Scotia, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 005916; Cal. No. 16352
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having convictions for Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified Misdemeanor and a Class E Felony, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, and unclassified Misdemeanor.


Pharmacy

Momort Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a Central Pharmacy, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 009650; Cal. No. 13691
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: $10,000 fine.
Summary: Retail pharmacy was found guilty of charges of dispensing numerous prescriptions that had no patient name, failing to number prescriptions consecutively, and signing inaccurate daily records.

Morton Friedman, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 022994; Cal. No. 13692
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of dispensing without legal authority, dispensing numerous prescriptions that had no patient name, failing to number prescriptions consecutively, and signing inaccurate daily records.

Anthony Angelo Mercaldo, Wantagh, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036162; Cal. No. 13693
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of dispensing without legal authority, dispensing numerous prescriptions that did not bear the patient's names, failing to number prescriptions consecutively, and signing inaccurate daily records.

Mindy Schwartz, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038518; Cal. No. 15235
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed at which time probation for last 11 months, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of changing a physician's order without first obtaining the permission of the physician.

Vinode Ramprashad, Jamaica Hills, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040374; Cal. No. 16117
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last 35 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a conviction of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony.

Hasmukh Shah, Bergenfield, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031981; Cal. No. 16223
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: $2,500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of selling misbranded drugs.

Minh Pharmacy, Inc., New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021788; Cal. No. 16324
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Retail pharmacy admitted to charges of permitting the dispensing of prescription-required drugs without a prescription.

Pharmaco, Inc. d/b/a Bac Ai Pharmacy, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021547; Cal. No. 16345
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Retail pharmacy admitted to charges of permitting the dispensing of prescription-required drugs without a prescription.

Christine Mong Chao, Cliffside, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035753; Cal. No. 16348
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of permitting the dispensing of prescription-required drugs without a prescription.

Robert G. Curns, Alpine, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 027414; Cal. No. 16412
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of stealing the prescription-required drug Imitrex from his employer.


Podiatry

Paul D. Giovinco, Ridgewood, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002603; Cal. No. 16119
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to have a conviction of Failure to File a Tax Return, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Michael I. Spielman, Smithtown, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002315; Cal. No. 16045
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having a conviction for Attempted Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.


Psychology

Robert G. Strickland, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 005158; Cal. No. 14738
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest a charge of allowing a patient to disrobe.


Public Accountancy

Larry J. Kushner a/k/a Larry Jay Kushner, White Plains, NY; New York, NY; White Plains, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 034060; Cal. No. 16042
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: $10,000 fine, revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to have a conviction of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony.

Edward Aloysius Clark, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 056100; Cal. No. 16425
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: 24 month suspension.
Summary: Licensee admitted to convictions of the crimes of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a Class D Felony, and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified Misdemeanor.

Lloyd Merrill, New York, NY; New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 028978; Cal. No. 16386
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted a conviction of A Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree.

Alfred M. Givens, East Norwich, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 033313; Cal. No. 16402
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a conviction of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Felony.

Harold Monroe Hofflin, Boca Raton, FL

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 013191; Cal. No. 16434
Regents Action Date: December 20, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license (certificate) granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a conviction of Conspiracy to Bribe an Internal Revenue Service Agency, a Felony.


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