Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
February 2003

Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Optometry - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine

Architecture

Robert Alfred Lenahan, New City, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 026031; Cal. No. 20200
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition.

Harry Alex Meltzer, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 010096; Cal. No. 20451
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to prepare and maintain, for at least six years, a thorough written evaluation of plans signed and sealed by him that were not prepared by him or under his direct supervision.


Chiropractic

Edward A. Genovesi, Huntingdon, PA

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 009460; Cal. No. 20519
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Bernhard Ehrenfried Straile, Marcellus, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 007894; Cal. No. 20284
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of advertising services without the designation as D.C., and advertising in a false or misleading manner.


Dentistry

Chi Fai Chan, Elmhurst, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 039012; Cal. No. 20426
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of permitting unlicensed dental assistants to take upper and lower impressions of a patient's teeth and to place rubber bands and insert braces on said patient's teeth.

Joseph DeVincenzo, Canton, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 029746; Cal. No. 20471
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failure to renew registration due to his failure to complete mandatory continuing education.

Jamie Jose Fernandez, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045094; Cal. No. 20460
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Vehicular Assault in the 2nd Degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol.

Richard John Genco, South Fallsburg, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044387; Cal. No. 20158
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003 (see also November 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of taking substandard radiographs of a proposed treatment area and failing to remove bony undercuts at the time of extraction, which removal is necessary for the fabrication of well-fitting dentures.

Matthew C. Goldsmith, Peekskill, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033356; Cal. No. 20035
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of submitting insurance claims for dental treatment not rendered.

David Andrew Kleinman, New City, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037163; Cal. No. 20465
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of taking and utilizing radiographs that were not of diagnostic quality, leading to an incomplete diagnosis, on two occasions.

Ronald Scott Kupetz, Hopewell Junction, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041802; Cal. No. 20159
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of causing damage to tooth #13 while using air abrasion equipment during the performance of a dental procedure on tooth #14, and failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Abbie Venus Lane, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042030; Cal. No. 20182
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003 (see also February 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when licensee returns to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain a record that accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Richard A. Levin, Pittsford, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035329; Cal. No. 20239
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud.

Adam W. Lighter, Briarwood, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040660; Cal. No. 20370
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to remove a bridge to access caries in a crowned tooth and treating said caries only with fluoride gel, rather than fillings.

Ben Mokhtar, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046075; Cal. No. 20177
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 18 month suspension, probation 2 years, $20,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of intentionally submitting false and fraudulent insurance claim forms for treatments and services that he knew had not been provided to patients and ordering excessive treatment for a patient.

Sakuk Bedros Yavru a/k/a Bedros Yavrusakuk a/k/a Bedros Yavru-Sakuk, Orangeburg, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 032767; Cal. No. 18974
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension of not less than 9 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Charles Edmund Marino, Bronxville, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 046746; Cal. No. 20138
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $10,000 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree.


Massage Therapy

Maria Luz Beltran, Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 011277; Cal. No. 20414
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Mail Fraud.

Calindraa Stewart, Howard Beach, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 012821; Cal. No. 20482
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, with leave to apply for early termination, but not until after service of at 6 months of said suspension, as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of billing an insurance company for services that were not provided.

Eugene W. Tenery, Bradenton, FL

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 006224; Cal. No. 18776
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of conduct that evidences moral unfitness in that he massaged the genital areas of a patient and massaged patients that were not properly draped for massage, willfully abused a patient physically, and verbally harassed and intimidated a patient in telling them to perform pelvic pushes, and moan and groan while doing so.


Nursing

Mary Wing Barr, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 186107; Cal. No. 20369
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to promptly administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation to a patient who was pulseless.

Donna Marie Ann Bellacosa, Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 143753; Cal. No. 19932
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence when and if return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to notify facility personnel that a patient had fallen out of bed and failing to make a nursing note with regard to the patient's fall at the time of the occurrence of the fall.

Patricia J. Bowles, Massapequa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 231370, 459564; Cal. Nos. 20356, 20358
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of making medication and charting errors.

Debra Ann Bridgham, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 187813, 501023; Cal. Nos. 20445, 20446
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 accurately count items in an operating room.

Kathleen Ann Burns, Bath, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 487043; Cal. No. 20538
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, a class E felony.

Dale Houston Chanaiwa, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 487988; Cal. No. 20587
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of medication administration errors.

Teresa Coffey, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 250128; Cal. No. 20574
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Lee Ann Comito, Utica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226916; Cal. No. 20418
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when licensee returns to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Forgery in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Dawn Marie Connelly, Wolcott, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 161570, 358434; Cal. Nos. 20139, 20140
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Gladys Cornish, Cleveland, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 476161; Cal. No. 20499
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 failing to maintain patient confidentiality.

Agnes Sushma Patrick D'Cunha, Flushing, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 439504; Cal. No. 20287
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to accurately count the number of softs used in a surgical procedure on a patient, resulting in a laparotomy pad being left in the patient's abdomen and causing him harm.

Karen P. Dutta, Sayreville, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 314161; Cal. No. 20186
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 administering Demerol to patients when there was no physician's order, failing to record the administration of Demerol to patients, and failing to account for controlled drug wastage.

Laurie Jane Ferrara a/k/a Laurie Jane Reis, North Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 204441; Cal. No. 19835
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of filing a false registration form, having been convicted of Issuing Bad Checks, medication errors, and failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Dawn M. Fields, Lisbon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 248912; Cal. No. 20464
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of medication administration errors and failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Patricia Elizabeth Geruso, Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 136533; Cal. No. 20436
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing, a class E felony.

Kathryn Ann Glerup a/k/a Kathryn Ann Williams, Mesa, AZ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 178830, 426578; Cal. Nos. 20450, 20444
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of having been convicted of Arson in the 3rd Degree.

Lori Ann Happe, Dix Hills, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 478698; Cal. No. 20125
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of last 9 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of allowing a warm soak to remain on a 9-week old infant for too long a period of time.

Charles E. Hayes, Jr., Ilion, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 233962; Cal. No. 19694
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Debra Hodakowski, Hallendale, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 246776; Cal. No. 19646
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of taking antibiotics from Manor Oak Nursing Home without permission.

Karen Marie Knizewski, Maspeth, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 251002, 493848; Cal. Nos. 20431, 20430
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to accurately count the number of softs used in a surgical procedure on a patient, resulting in a laparotomy pad being left in the patient's abdomen and causing him harm.

Kathleen Florance Lamprecht a/k/a Kathleen Florance Marie Dunphy, East Meadow, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 169852; Cal. No. 20155
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of deciding on her own to administer Risperidal 0.25 mg. to a patient at 7:00 a.m., when in fact, there was no physician's order for Risperidal 0.25 mg. to be administered to the patient at 7:00 a.m.

Diane L. Mainville, Niskayuna, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 189181; Cal. No. 20486
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of failing to administer medications.

Richard Emery Morrow, Ogdensburg, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 381227; Cal. No. 20654
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content of .10% or greater and Driving While Intoxicated.

Lynne Ann Murphy, Centereach, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 371193; Cal. No. 20282
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than 3 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when licensee returns to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of being dependent on, and a habitual user of, the narcotics Morphine and Dilaudid, between June and September of 2001.

Micheline Myrtil, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226003; Cal. No. 19264
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Maria A. Abayan Navarro, Buena Park, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 245489; Cal. No. 20636
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been found guilty by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of another state of practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence, where such conduct would constitute professional misconduct if it had occurred in New York.

Judy S. Ngo, Flushing, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 191811; Cal. No. 20493
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of willfully making false reports by documenting in advance the side effects and effectiveness of psychotropic drugs on patients.

Andrea Ninemire, Goldsboro, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 112617; Cal. No. 19703
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Louise Powell, Patchogue, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 263239; Cal. No. 20021
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Karen Quigley a/k/a Karen Madden, Islip Terrace, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 411528; Cal. No. 20338
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003 (see also March 2004)
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 charge of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness, to wit: diverting controlled substances for her own use.

Richelle Rogers-Faneuf, Peabody, MA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 115546, 313294; Cal. Nos. 19806, 19390
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Applications to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of moral unfitness in the practice of nursing.

Joanne Theresa Savino, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 226272, 456503; Cal. Nos. 20478, 20479
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willfully making a false report indicating that a medication had been wasted when she knew it had been administered to a patient.

Hallam Alwyn Small, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 212297, 436584; Cal. Nos. 20454, 20351
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree.

Susan Timm, Bayport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 199815; Cal. No. 20252
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 did not contest charge of administering a dose of Insulin different from the physician's order and preparing to administer an incorrect dose of Lopressor to a patient.

Johanna M. Tordai, Cobleskill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 160349, 382516; Cal. Nos. 20467, 20468
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to document the administration of controlled substances to patients.

Elaina Frances Turner, Watkins Glen, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 219603; Cal. No. 19082
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003 (see also April 1995)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation for last 23 months.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as a felony.

Patricia Ann White, Venice Center, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 212514; Cal. No. 20408
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of practicing the profession while being under the influence of drugs.

Deborah Whitney-Hall, Fairport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 382712; Cal. No. 20303
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 administering and recording a medication order that was not authorized by a physician.

Stephanie Laurelle Young, Ridge, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 264400; Cal. No. 20092
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree.


Optometry

Behnam Cohenmehr, Bronx, NY

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 004962; Cal. No. 20386
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of permitting an unlicensed person to examine and diagnose a patient.


Pharmacy

Matthew R. Angiulli, Sauquoit, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028436; Cal. No. 20491
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 mislabeling a prescription.

Mary F. Butler, Kingston, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037736; Cal. No. 19795
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003 (see also September 1998)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 36 month suspension, execution of last 35 months of suspension stayed, probation for last 35 months, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an Unclassified Misdemeanor and Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Peter L. Fallon, Clifton Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029163; Cal. No. 20357
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of fee splitting.

Stephen Michael Kittler, Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 021102; Cal. No. 20472
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing, on one occasion, the non-controlled prescription-required drugs Cipro, Phenazoid and Carisoprodol, not pursuant to prescription or other lawful authority.

O. Yoon Kwon, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029233; Cal. No. 20345
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of, while he was the supervising pharmacist of a pharmacy, the pharmacy held for sale drugs later than the date marked upon the labels as indicative of the date beyond which the contents cannot be expected beyond reasonable doubt to be safe and effective.

Robert David Lee, Oceanside, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038107; Cal. No. 20507
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

Soraya Namvar, Pomona, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033135; Cal. No. 20459
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of having been convicted of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, a class B misdemeanor.

Gerard Pizzorno, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 033505; Cal. No. 20458
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003 (see also April 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of practicing as a supervising pharmacist while his license was surrendered to the Professional Assistance Program and submitting a false resume to a prospective employer.

Raphael Drug and Health, Ltd., 1257 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 015725; Cal. No. 20346
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent could not successfully defend against the charge of holding for sale drugs later than the date marked upon the labels as indicative of the date beyond which the contents cannot be expected beyond reasonable doubt to be safe and effective.

Alfred J. Terp, Cutchogue, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023652; Cal. No. 20349
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003 (see also November 1995)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of dispensing medication in a vial with no label, failing to take a medical history or maintain a patient profile, failing to offer counseling to a patient, failing to maintain a record of all prescriptions filled and refilled, failing to conspicuously display a price poster, and holding for sale a misbranded drug.


Podiatry

William A. Freundlich, Springfield, NJ

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002798; Cal. No. 20568
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud.


Public Accountancy

Leonard Dunst, Dix Hills, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 051085; Cal. No. 20512
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and failing to disclose said conviction on a re-registration application.

Martin Greenstein, Monsey, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 021477; Cal. No. 20536
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 10 year suspension, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of issuing, on three separate occasions, an audit report indicating that there had been an audit of financial statements when he knew that no such audits had been done.

Michael Tiss, Rochester, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 041979; Cal. No. 20608
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of auditing financials for submission to the National Association of Securities Dealers without being registered to practice and falsely representing that he was so registered.


Social Work

John Carnevale, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 035955; Cal. No. 17713
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of inadequate supervision and documentation.

Neil Hutchins, Bronx, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 031078; Cal. No. 19337
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when licensee returns to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Gail Spindell, New York, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 025440; Cal. No. 20448
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to maintain a record which reflects the treatment of a patient.

Christi Leviner Wright, Niverville, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 033249; Cal. No. 19379
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of conducting a massage session with the patient during a regularly scheduled counseling session with patient at the Licensee's office; failing to make any record or notation of the aforesaid massage session with the patient in said patient's record; leaving a personal written note for the patient with the patient's mother at the home of the patient's mother, without consent from the patient; expressing inappropriate information and feelings in a personal note written to the patient; failing to adequately or appropriately terminate the patient/client relationship in light of the Licensee's personal feelings toward the patient; and failing to maintain sufficient notes and/or records or notations concerning the termination of the patient/client relationship in said patient's records.


Veterinary Medicine

Martin Kopel, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 004678; Cal. No. 20453
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to properly diagnose and treat two animals in his care.

Leo E. O'Connor, Croghan, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 005333; Cal. No. 20328
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Edward Charles Rokicki, Jr., Staten Island, NY

Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 001132; Cal. No. 20554
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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 charge of being convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, on two occasions.

Barbara Terrel, Babylon, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006975; Cal. No. 19942
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2003
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, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of improperly performing a surgical procedure so that the mesenteric artery became incorporated in the sutures.


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