Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

February 2018

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Psychology - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Steven Tinkelman; Poughkeepsie, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016528; Cal No. 30138
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to comply with the provisions of the mandatory continuing education requirements and practicing the profession of architecture while not registered to practice.

 

Chiropractic

Seth G. Kohl; Albany, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 005259; Cal. No. 30120
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Criminal Sexual Act.

 

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Robert A. Balistreri; Orchard Park, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 010232; Cal. No. 29553
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of input errors and clerical check.

 

Dentistry

Dmitry Epelboym, Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045076; Cal. No. 28913
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree.

Darina Jiriaeva; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 025862; Cal. No. 30021
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of dental hygiene while not registered to practice.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Bryant Fields; Oakland, CA
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 080522; Cal. No. 29978
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $2,500 fine payable within 90 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete mandatory continuing education requirements while registered to practice.

David Scott Freeman; Glenwood, NY
Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 050480; Cal. No. 29984
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018 (See also September 2015)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years suspension with leave to apply for a stay of execution of any unserved portion thereof after service of first 2 months thereof, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete the mandatory continuing education requirements while registered to practice as a land surveyor.

Vincent T. Leahy a/k/a Vincent Leahy; Bronx, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 076351; Cal. No. 30147
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography, class C felonies.

Robert John Sawmiller; Liverpool, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 083551; Cal. No. 30149
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Attempted Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree.

Steven David Williams; Cambria Heights, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 077938; Cal. No. 29680
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

 

Massage Therapy

Dorothy J. Karpien; Argyle, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 010380; Cal. No. 29800
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to complete mandatory continuing education requirements.

 

Nursing

Lindsay Taylor Almeida; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 308254; Cal. No. 28867
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Nathan D. Baum; Ayer, MA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 321953; Cal. No. 29323
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempt to tamper with consumer product and Obtaining controlled substance by deception and subterfuge.

Tina Lynn Bruce; St. Augustine, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269244; Cal. No. 30124
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,500 fine payable within 2 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely stating on an application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse, in the State of New York, that she had never been convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any court.

Lori A. Cappellini; Hyde Park, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 491351; Cal. No. 30136
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
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 on more than one occasion, failing to account, by administration, wastage or otherwise, for the disposition of medications taken out of a facility's drug supply for administration to patients.

Joanna Marie Cirilla; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 668588; Cal. No. 29956
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 9 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to maintain accurate records.

Dexter D. Clark; Oriskany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 309229; Cal. No. 29846
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Petit Larceny, Driving While Intoxicated, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Burglary.

Jeannine S. Clark; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 284625; Cal. No. 30057
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of recreating a medication administration sheet of a resident in order to conceal that a medication had been administered after it was discontinued.

Craig T. Clemens a/k/a Craig Thomas Clemens; Bay Shore, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 181121, 388862; Cal. Nos. 29912, 29913
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a record for two patients that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patients.

Erica Lea Coffey; Lebanon, KY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 620969; Cal. No. 30256
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of theft by unlawful taking in the State of Kentucky, Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Gladys A. Cordova a/k/a Gladys Ann Cordova; Homestead, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 296818; Cal. No. 30045
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Florida discipline.

Maureen Dillon; Nanuet, NY 10954, Valley Cottage, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 289116; Cal. No. 28341
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to violating Education Law Sec. 6509(2) for practicing the profession with negligence on more than one occasion and for violating Education Law Sec. 6505(9) for practicing the profession of nursing with moral unfitness in violation of Sec. 29.1(b)(5) of the Rules of the Board of Regents.

Charity Ifeanyi Eleda; Fort Worth, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 458861; Cal. No. 30229
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud, Healthcare Fraud/Aiding and Abetting and False Statements for Use in Determining Rights for Benefit and Payment by Medicare, all felonies.

Roxanne Veronica Evans a/k/a Roxanne Veronica McKen; North Baldwin, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 202185; Cal. No. 28286
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of Grand Larceny and Offering a False Instrument for Filing.

Jennifer Frances Famighetti a/k/a Jennifer Famighetti; Long Beach, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse;Lic. No. 275307; Cal. No. 30004
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of professional misconduct.

Katie L. Helmer; Brasher Falls, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 592605; Cal. No. 29839
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
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 stealing oxycodone and Vicodin and fraud and deceit related to controlled substances.

Mario A. Jones; Troy, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 296704; Cal. No. 30001
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018 (See also October 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 9 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Resisting Arrest and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree and medication administration errors.

Emily Anne Kalfas; Dunkirk, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 322835; Cal. No. 29793
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication administration errors.

Donna Kelly; Central Falls, RI
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 340041; Cal. No. 30130
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to make any notations in a patient’s record, in the State of Washington, about assessment or care of a Hickman catheter installed in said patient.

Colleen Mary Kenny; Jackson, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 462222; Cal. No. 30186
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Florida Discipline.

Aphrodite Maria Koinoglou; Williston Park, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 380459, Cert. No. 301024; Cal. Nos. 29607, 29608
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspensions, 23 months stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of unauthorized access to patient records, in grossly negligent violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Lori Susan Lathrop; East Amherst, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 401481; Cal. No. 29915
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and 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 charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Petit Larceny and prescribing medication without a physician's order.

Carl R. Lee; Utica, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 591793; Cal. No. 30003
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018 (See also December 2015)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of working as a nurse when their license was suspended and Unauthorized Practice.

Pamela Jean Lee; Virginia Beach, VA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 637029; Cal. No. 30166
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in California, where the conduct of committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession of nursing while the ability to practice is impaired by drugs.

Melinda C. Lugay a/k/a Melinda Cero Lugay; New Hempstead, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 199802, 413073; Cal. Nos. 29981, 29982
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspensions, 23 months stayed suspensions, 24 months probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of signing off on three pathology reports when only the patient's physician is authorized to do so.

Daniel James MacManus Sullivan; Wayne, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 678255; Cal. No. 30146
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months 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 falsely stating on his application for licensure as a registered professional nurse that he had not been disciplined by any licensing or disciplinary authority.

Mark Louis Madcharo; Schenectady, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499908; Cal. No. 29288
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018 (See also October 2007)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Public Lewdness.

Susan L. Masse; Flanders, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 575874; Cal. No. 30133
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018 (See also January 2015)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, as a class D felony, 2 counts.

Stephanie Lynn Maybury; Johnstown, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 557184; Cal. No. 30082
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of documentation errors and failing to assess and/or monitor.

Natasha S. Newton; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 294512; Cal. No. 29949
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Driving While Intoxicated.

Colleen A. Reynolds a/k/a Colleen A. Martin; Bellevue, WA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 200284, 413076; Cal. Nos. 30258, 30257
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of delegating responsibilities to a person who was not qualified to perform them.

Carol Hickey Rhodes a/k/a Carol Marie Rhodes; Taos, NM
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health), Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. Nos. 229685, 456862, Cert. Nos. 301418, 331605; Cal. Nos. 29997, 29998, 29999, 30000
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender licenses and certificates granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor in the 2nd Degree, and Driving Under the Influence, an unclassified misdemeanor, in the State of Florida, and which, if committed within this state would have constituted as Reckless Driving, an unclassified misdemeanor, and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Karen Jean Robison a/k/a Karen J. Keays; Greenwich, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 170656; Cal. No. 29631
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 months actual suspension, 12 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempt to Commit Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the 1st Degree.

Linda P. Shay a/k/a Linda P. Pritchard a/k/a Linda Mary Parkin; Purling, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 254848; Cal. No. 30249
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of instructing patient to stop taking medication and moral unfitness in the practice.

Sueanne Sheppard; Argyle, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200223; Cal. No. 29503
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018 (See also February 1998 and November 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree.

Richard Hurley Slagle; Auburn, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 633225, Cert. No. 338836; Cal. Nos. 29985, 29986
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree and Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the 2nd Degree.

Crystal L. Smithers; Heuvelton, NY  
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 515424; Cal. No. 29603
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.

Linda Steil; Merrick, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 603928; Cal. No. 30030
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Kayana Antoinette Sutherland; Amityville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 323757; Cal. No. 29968
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of pronouncing a patient dead and failing to call a code or begin CPR.

Kathy E. Weber; Watkins Glen, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 310716; Cal. No. 29791
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to change and connect IV line, improper removal of umbilical line and documentation errors.

Denise Weisenfeld; New Port Richey, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 078318, 366450; Cal. Nos. 29975, 29976
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Theft of the 3rd Degree, a 3rd Degree felony in the State of Florida, which, if committed within this state, would have been Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

Lynn Ann Weiss; Port Jefferson Station, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 388780; Cal. No. 29807
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being dependent on the narcotic hydromorphone, a controlled substance.

Lisa A. Wilson; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279163; Cal. No. 29896
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Issuing Bad Checks and Animal Cruelty and filing a false report.

Andrea Kristen Young; Williamsville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 536222; Cal. No. 29706
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
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 charges of medication administration errors and filing a false report.

Aleftina Veronica Ziskin-Turner; Colonie, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 319385; Cal. No. 29909
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 4 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of conduct in the practice of a profession which evidences moral unfitness to practice the profession.

 

Pharmacy

Alk-Abello, Inc.; Manufacturer of Drugs and/or Devices; Port Washington, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 026231; Cal. No. 29802
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of moving distribution operations to a new location without being registered with the Education Department as a registered wholesaler.

Alk-Abello, Inc.; Wholesaler of Drugs and/or Devices; Port Washington, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 034633; Cal. No. 29803
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of being open to operate as a registered wholesaler and on more than one occasion possessing drugs without being registered with the Education Department.

Nicholas A. Lustrino; West Harrison, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036756; Cal. No. 29826
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018 (See also April 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of violating a condition imposed on him by the Board of Regents in that he failed to timely notify the Department of his return to the practice of pharmacy.

New SNS Corp. d/b/a Junction Pharmacy; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 033864; Cal. No. 29990
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018 (See also January 2017)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $4,000 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of failing to notify the State Board of Pharmacy of a change in the supervising pharmacist within seven days of said change.

 

Physical Therapy

Gregory Scott Hullstrung; Mohegan Lake, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 013773; Cal. No. 29971
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Emerson Medrano Mateo; Teaneck, NJ
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 024900; Cal. No. 29991
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months 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 did not contest the charge of failing to maintain appropriate clinical patient records for two patients and submitting a registration renewal application which falsely stated that he had not had any disciplinary action taken against his license.

 

Psychology

Jose Manuel Arcaya; White Plains, NY
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 007907; Cal. No. 30233
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to keep an accurate patient record of the evaluation and treatment of a patient, in that the numerical results of the psychological testing in the patient were not accurate and there were no verbatim responses from the patient recorded on the test form.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Patricia Marcella Dominguez; Briarwood, NY
Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 004110; Cal. No. 29849
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of extraction of canine teeth.

Evan Sandler; Utica, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 010163; Cal. No. 29924
Regents Action Date: February 13, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of record keeping and failing to properly treat a dehydrated dog.

 

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Last Updated: March 19, 2018