Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
December 1999

Certified Public Accountancy - Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Professional Engineering and Land Surveying - Respiratory Therapy - Speech-Langauge Pathology and Audiology - Veterinary Medicine

Certified Public Accountancy

Seymour Schnur, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 027882; Cal. No. 18086
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in the consent order application, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits to charge that, in each of two audits, he misclassified costs as benefit costs rather than as administrative expenses and that he failed to inform the New York City Comptroller's Office of internal control problems.


Certified Social Work

Michael Gerrard, Bayshore, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 020884; Cal. No. 17475
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999 (see also March 1994)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension with leave to apply, after service of the first six months of said period of suspension, for early termination as set forth in the consent order application - upon early termination or service of suspension, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willfully failing to register to practice as a Certified Social Worker in the State of New York.

William J. McDonald, Bayshore, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 045382; Cal. No. 17905
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination after service of the first 2 years of suspension as set forth in consent order application, probation 5 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Attempted Arson in the Third Degree, a Felony; Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor; failing to disclose on his application for licensure a previous conviction for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a Felony; submitting bills to an insurance company for reimbursement for treatment of family member that he was not treating; and for dispensing the controlled substance Valium to a patient.

Sam Sterk, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 013073; Cal. No. 18012
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999 (see also July 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 18 month suspension - upon service of suspension, probation 3 years, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of engaging in physical contact of a sexual nature with a patient during the existence of a therapist-patient relationship and immediately thereafter.

Monique Arrouet, Cincinnati, OH

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 049079; Cal. No. 18130
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in the consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Shirley Schechter Levene, White Plains, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 000644; Cal. No. 18205
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of revealing personally identifiable facts, data and information about a patient obtained in her professional capacity, without that patient's prior consent.


Chiropractic

Jeffrey Alan Finkelstein, Oceanside, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 002845; Cal. No. 18147
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the Fifth Degree.


Dentistry

John Stephan Frisone, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038508; Cal. No. 17765
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to chart the underfilling of root canals.

Abbondanza Galasso a/k/a Abby Galasso a/k/a Abby Sielecki, Cortlandt Manor, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 016856; Cal. No. 18016
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Petit Larceny, both Class A Misdemeanors.

Laurence R. Danziger, New City, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041758; Cal. No. 18054
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of preparation of an extensive treatment plan without x-rays.

Jerry L. Utley, Plymouth, MN

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038534; Cal. No. 18104
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
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 charge that between 1995 and 1997 he was dependent on, or a habitual user of Vicodin, Lorcet and Xanax, all of which are either narcotics or drugs having similar effect.

Gursimrat Kaur Bajwa, Fayetteville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045649; Cal. No. 18214
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records and failing to explore alternative treatments with the patient prior to treatment being rendered.


Nursing

Natacha Louis, Nyack, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225322; Cal. No. 17286
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently as a result of falsely indicating that she was licensed as a registered nurse when she was not.

Janice A. Burke a/k/a Janice Jackson a/k/a Janice Burke Jackson, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 448395; Cal. No. 18188
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of willfully and unlawfully possessing a controlled substance and failing to maintain accurate records of the evaluation and treatment of patients.

Pamela Ann Marshall, Stafford, VA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 106409, 440469; Cal. Nos. 18222, 18223
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of committing an act under the law of another jurisdiction, which if committed in New York State would have constituted the crime of Petit Larceny.

Carol Lynn Mickens, Latham, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 366890; Cal. No. 18302
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.

Leo William Garvey, Patchogue, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 231999; Cal. No. 18380
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted between May 1998 and August 1998 of Driving While Intoxicated three times.

Karen E. Anderson, Cohoes, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 136835; Cal. No. 17538
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of said 1 year suspension stayed except said stayed suspension shall not apply to partial indefinite suspension in certain area - upon termination of partial indefinite suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of making several medication administration errors and failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Margaret Jane Sullivan a/k/a Margaret J. Sullivan a/k/a Margaret Sullivan, Massena, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 485863; Cal. No. 17893
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999 (see also September 2000)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination as set forth in the Regents Review Committee report.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Beverly J. Orlando, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 130532; Cal. No. 17219
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to administer a medication on two occasions as ordered.

Pamela Carcone a/k/a Pamela A. Ramsey a/k/a Pamela Ann Kirkham, Simi Valley, CA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 163548, 361119; Cal. Nos. 17279, 17278
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been found guilty by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of another state of Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud, Misrepresentation or Subterfuge.

Jenny Couse, Dayton, OH

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 451960; Cal. No. 17480
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
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 charge of failing to follow a physician's order in the administration of oxygen.

Carole Marie Fierle, West Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 224772, 454637; Cal. Nos. 17870, 17865
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in the consent order application, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to perform ordered treatments and inappropriately administering medications.

Mary Heard a/k/a Mary Hillery-Heard, Peekskill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 107965, 359580; Cal. Nos. 17912, 17913
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
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 having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Kevin Bruce Wolfe, Auburn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 447724; Cal. No. 17974
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999 (see also May 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in the consent order application, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to making charting errors and failing to ensure that nursing aides had made the proper entries into patient records.

Laurence J. Symenow, Winchester, VA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 377092; Cal. No. 17995
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to accurately complete an employment application.

Lynda Marie Scialdone, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 341929; Cal. No. 17996
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in the consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of diverting controlled substances and maintaining inaccurate and false patient records.

Lungguk Lintje Limbong, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 202165, 430054; Cal. Nos. 18009, 18010
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of willfully making a false report by altering a patient's record to reflect that a different intravenous solution than the one she administered had been given to the patient.

Immacula Elysee, Flushing, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 224228, 479618; Cal. Nos. 18028, 18029
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
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 charge of failure to maintain an accurate patient record.

Larry D. Parker, East Meadow, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 182604; Cal. No. 18055
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing seven medication errors and/or omissions.

Margaret Norma Stewart, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 166085; Cal. No. 18095
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
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 charge of failing to maintain accurate records concerning medication withdrawal/administration.

Cindi A. Cummings, Corfu, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 124588; Cal. No. 18115
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for a minimum period of 3 months, and until terminated as set forth in the consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted in 1997 of Driving While Intoxicated, a Felony and Filing a False Instrument in the Second Degree, a Misdemeanor and a 1993 conviction for Driving While Intoxicated, a Misdemeanor.

Patrick Joseph Horan, Jr., Mt. Sinai, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249389; Cal. No. 18127
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted on two occasions of Driving While Intoxicated and not revealing a criminal conviction on his initial application for licensure.

Thomas James Miller, Centerbury, CT

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 477263; Cal. No. 18143
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been found guilty by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of another state for diverting Morphine, Demerol and Dilaudid by signing to patients who did not have an order for it, or by taking said medication when it should have been discarded, and using excessive amounts of said medication.

Cynthia Evadney Corbin Higgins, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 439729; Cal. No. 18144
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to administer insulin to a patient.

Rosanne Hirsch a/k/a Rosanne Bridget-Agnes Hirsch, Rockville Centre, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 228514, 458161; Cal. Nos. 18148, 18149
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing four medication administration errors.

Noreen V. Lashway, West Chazy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 245418; Cal. No. 18151
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of two counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and three counts of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Thomas J. Kelly, Levittown, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 424499; Cal. No. 18157
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than four months and until terminated as set forth in the consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of, on at least 23 occasions, while employed at a hospital, he signed out narcotic drugs for patients but self-administered them.

Jennifer Emilie Mannino a/k/a Jennifer Emilie Destefani, Manhasset, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475126; Cal. No. 18177
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence upon return to practice, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsifying a record of a home visit.

Lori Ann Figueroa, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 130101; Cal. No. 18190
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for a minimum period of 2 years and until terminated as set forth in the consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary:Licensee admitted to two convictions for Petit Larceny, A Class A Misdemeanor; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Jacqueline Sylviane Morales, Key West, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475585; Cal. No. 18219
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of knowingly attempting to bring into the United States aliens who had not received prior official authorization to enter the United States, a Federal Misdemeanor.

Deborah Ann Szafranski, Cheektowaga, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 187250; Cal. No. 18231
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999 (see also October 2002)
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, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Susan Diane Oberfest, Floral Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 196999, 410258; Cal. Nos. 18250, 18249
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
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, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge that she committed medication administration/charting errors and failed to perform proper patient assessments.

Elton Richard, Rosedale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 219163; Cal. No. 18261
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering medication to a patient intramuscularly when the doctor's order called for said medication to be administered intravenously, administering the wrong intravenous solution to a patient and administering insulin to a diabetic patient who already had a low blood sugar level.


Pharmacy

Edgar Vincent Stevens a/k/a Edgar V. Stevens, Andover, MA and Baldwinsville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026393; Cal. No. 17815
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of being convicted of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony and Filing A False Return, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Debra Sue Dean, Cuba, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031589; Cal. No. 18258
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of diverting the controlled substances Darvon, Lorcet and Tussionex for her own use and billing insurance companies for the drugs under patient names.

Cathleen H. Evans a/k/a Cathleen M. Hooks, Utica, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038044; Cal. No. 17295
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
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 charge of dispensing the wrong drug on two occasions and by mislabeling one drug.

Prest-O-Sales & Service, Inc., Manufacturer/Wholesaler, 40-14 19th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11105

Profession: Pharmacy, Reg. No. 202357; Cal. No. 17904
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Respondent admits to charge of selling medical oxygen to a purchaser not authorized by law to receive said drug.

Jagi M. Chhugani, Rego Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035755; Cal. No. 18103
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 year suspension.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc., P.O. Box 3165, Harrisburg, PA 17105

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 022660; Cal. No. 18152
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of willfully failing to make available a prescription record upon the request of a representative of the New York State Education Department; failing to have employee pharmacists properly sign daily prescription logs and dispensing controlled substances pursuant to prescriptions which lacked ages of patients.

Alfredo Viera, Bayshore, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041946; Cal. No. 18187
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of adding potassium chloride to a solution for an infant when potassium chloride was not supposed to be an ingredient of said solution.


Physical Therapy

Abayomi Otiti, Roosevelt, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 001057; Cal. No. 17768
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of being convicted of acts constituting the crimes of Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, False Claims to Medicare and Money Laundering under the federal law.

Joseph Chinea, Bronx, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 002039; Cal. No. 18056
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Attempted Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree, a Class E Felony.


Podiatry

Benjamin Rokhsar, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004954; Cal. No. 17929
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $10,000 fine, 3 year suspension, after service of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of Receipt of Medicare Kickbacks, a Felony.

James M. Richardson, Paterson, NJ

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003975; Cal. No. 17390
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999 (see also February 1996)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of violating a term of probation by failing to pay a fine imposed by the Board of Regents.

Jonathan B. Leonard, New York, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003258; Cal. No. 17956
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $2,500 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.


Professional Engineering and Land Surveying

Charles R. Ackerbauer, Johnstown, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 053082; Cal. No. 18015
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999 (see also November 1997 and June 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month suspension and after said suspension, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of not preparing and retaining thorough written evaluations and fee sharing.


Respiratory Therapy

Frank Morosky, Calverton, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 003938; Cal. No. 17816
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Offiering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.


Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Deborah J. Watterson, Long Beach, NY

Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 008507; Cal. No. 17435
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of allegations of negligent billing.


Veterinary Medicine

Stephen Richard Berghash, Scottsville, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006291; Cal. No. 18080
Regents Action Date: December 17, 1999 (see also July 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of delegation of professional responsibilities to a person or persons when he knew or had reason to know that such person or persons were not qualified by licensure to perform the acts and failure to maintain accurate patient records.


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