Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

February 2019

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- Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Landscape Architecture - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Social Work -


Architecture

William Henry Hall III; Vestal, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 021064; Cal. No. 30025
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of lack of details on documents and failure to report in writing to owner.

Stephen Andre Schwartz a/k/a Stephen Schwartz; Lanham, MD
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 026566; Cal. No. 27864
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of two specifications of having committed unprofessional misconduct and one specification of having practiced the profession of architecture fraudulently.

 

Chiropractic

Eric Dominick Szatko; Utica, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 008520; Cal. No. 31103
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsifying records.

 

Dentistry

Samy Habib Abd-El-Messih; Monmouth Junction, NJ
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043053; Cal. No. 27681
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to adequately assess and/or diagnose treatment options and/or performing extractions without adequate justification and/or without offering less invasive treatment options.

James Barry Draveck; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042206; Cal. No. 30652
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Vehicular Assault in the 1st Degree.

Christopher Petrosino; Newburgh, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041416; Cal. No. 30824
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree, a felony.

Martin A. Sorbero; Fultonville, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037373; Cal. No. 30022
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forgery, 2nd Degree.

 

Landscape Architecture

Gregory Allen Copeland; Akron, OH
Profession: Landscape Architect; Lic. No. 001783; Cal. No. 30748
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a landscape architect.

 

Nursing

Jaclyn Susann Behling; Fulton, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299029; Cal. No. 30612
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Driving While Intoxicated.

Valerie Anne Bonavito; Kingston, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 730788; Cal. No. 30617
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of withdrawing narcotic medications without documenting their administration to patients or the wasting of the medication.

Kara Brown; Cortlandt Manor, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 298936; Cal. No. 30736
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Billie Jo Caffo a/k/a Billie Freeman Caffo; Wellsboro, PA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 270267, 552635; Cal. Nos. 31020, 31022
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlicensed Possession of a Controlled Substance, an ungraded misdemeanor, which if committed within this state, would constitute Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Joseph Gaspare Castellani; Akron, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 591430; Cal. No. 30699
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 failing to maintain accurate records.

Patricia Ann Denton; Dade City, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 256159; Cal. No. 30737
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree.

Catherine Elizabeth Dillingham; Selden, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 676973; Cal. No. 30716
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 leaving a medically fragile patient unattended for a brief period.

Christine Donofrio; Freehold, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 214246, 434413; Cal. Nos. 30946, 30945
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempting to Elude Police, a crime of the 3rd Degree in the State of New Jersey, which if committed in the State of New York, would constitute Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Brenda Grace Doyle; Middletown, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 093498; Cal. No. 31067
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, while employed and on duty as a home care nurse, stealing money from a patient’s home.

Donna J. Dzienisiewski; Middletown, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 635330; Cal. No. 30906
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of submission of fraudulent health care claims to an insurance company which constituted the New Jersey crime of Health Care Claims Fraud in the 2nd Degree, a felony, which if committed in New York, would constitute the crime of Health Care Fraud in the 2nd Degree, a felony.

Patricia Ann Hegarty a/k/a Patricia A. Hegarty a/k/a Patricia Hegarty; Garner, NC
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 250464; Cal. No. 28550
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019 (See also May 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Theresa Jane Kelly; Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 609361; Cal. No. 30797
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 1 month and until sucessfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Amanda Beth Kidder; Red Rock, AZ
Profession:
Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 288377; Cal. No. 30315
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to initial all medications administered in the medication record account of two or more patients in Arizona.

Michelle M. King; Castaic, CA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238161; Cal. No. 28766
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Tina Frances Kujawski a/k/a Tina F. Kujawski; Waxhaw, NC
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 397933, Cert. No. 301225; Cal. Nos. 30761, 30762
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, in the State of North Carolina, failing to complete documentation for approximately three hundred seventy-five (375) patient encounters between April 2013 and March 2014; and mailing the controlled substance Suboxone to an inmate in prison.

Jessica R. Kyser; Casselberry, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 613320; Cal. No. 30507
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 2 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting an application for certification to practice nursing as a registered nurse in the State of Florida which falsely answered "no" to a question whether she had previously surrendered any healthcare-related license.

Erica Marie Larsen; Seaford, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 306684; Cal. No. 30932
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing a prescription and forging the name of a doctor.

Stacey L. Lloyd; Schuylerville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 319526; Cal. No. 30812
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Gregory James Loomis a/k/a Gregory J. Loomis; Niagara Falls, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 559261; Cal. No. 29258
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, indefinite suspension until alcohol abuse-free and fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of two counts of Driving While Intoxicated.

Suzette Helen Marengo; Tacoma, WA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 152139, 445878; Cal. Nos. 31008, 31009
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness by diverting the controlled substances morphine and Vicodin for her own personal, non-therapeutic use while employed as a registered nurse.

Shawn David Marsh; Smithfield, NC
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301407; Cal. No. 30924
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of diverting controlled substances for his own use.

Seth William Maxwell; New Hartford, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 283805, 612510; Cal. Nos. 30719, 30720
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Colleen A. McGraw; Liverpool, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 538034; Cal. No. 30899
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 7th Degree and Petit Larceny.

Pamela Sue McMahon; Parish, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 688793; Cal. No. 30705
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 failing to administer medications and inaccurate record keeping.

Angela Clarinda McPherson; Moira, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 268116, 543406; Cal. Nos. 30728, 30729
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 forging a physician's signature on a plan of care document.

Michelle Linda Murray; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287990; Cal. No. 30732
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree.

Thomas Njoroge Njuguna; Mineville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse;  Lic. No. 301938; Cal. No. 30808
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with a female patient, in the State of Vermont.

Jeffrey S. O’Brien; Mexico, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. Nos. 269702, 552107, Cert. No. 338746; Cal. Nos. 30708, 30709, 30710
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 medication administration errors.

Cinda Romano Ogden; Geneva, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 558534; Cal. No. 30673
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019 (See also March 2017)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of violation of a condition of a Commissioner’s Order.

Immaculate Chinelo Ojibe; Union, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 314222; Cal. No. 30701
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting an application for licensure as a registered nurse to the State of Rhode Island which falsely stated that she had graduated from a nursing school when she had not.

Wendi J. Oliver; Barker, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 275673, 567736; Cal. Nos. 30766, 30767
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019 (See also July 2017)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1  year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing while her licenses were suspended.

Regina Marie Pazzaglia; Gloversville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 576892; Cal. No. 30568
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failure to maintain accurate records and having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Raymond Scott; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297136; Cal. No. 30738
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 willfully harassing, abusing or intimidating a patient.

Lorraine Elizabeth Sebring; N. Lawrence, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse;Lic. Nos. 285327, 586367; Cal. Nos. 30684, 30685
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 documentation and medication administration errors.

Robin Ann Secor a/k/a Robin A. Secor; Albion, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297232; Cal. No. 29809
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, indefinite suspension until substance abuse-free and fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of two counts of Driving While Ability Impaired.

Mi Young Sellers; Mentor, OH
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 400032; Cal. No. 30984
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of finding of professional misconduct by the Ohio State Board of Nursing for failing to document an assessment and observations related to a patient, which if committed in New York State, would constitute professional misconduct for failing to maintain a record for a patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Lori Ann Thurston; Sodus, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 164094, 496856; Cal. Nos. 30670, 30671
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 having failed to provide appropriate triage instructions to patients.

Kristian Vitu; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 678206; Cal. No. 30688
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 having been convicted of Attempted Assault.

Lorraine Vyverberg; Hilton, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 458293, Cert. No. 333027; Cal. Nos. 30464, 30465
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and filing false registration statements.

Tammie Lynn Wilson; Tioga, PA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 257707, 673334; Cal. Nos. 30804, 30805
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 in the State of New York, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of removing Norco and Percocet from the facility without authorization.

April Charlene Wood; North Bangor, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 251907; Cal. No. 30765
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree.

Noelle H. Wood; Wilmington, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 289523, 606557; Cal. Nos. 30752, 30751
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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 having written and dispensing an order for a narcotic medication without a physician's order.

Rebecca R. Woodring a/k/a Rebecca Rose Woodring; Waverly, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 281519, 660575; Cal. Nos. 30753, 30754
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree.

 

Occupational Therapy

Ashlee Noelle Johnson; Brownville, NY
Profession: Occupational Therapy Assistant; Lic. No. 008116; Cal. No. 30658
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of communicating with client through licensee's personal email account.

 

Pharmacy

Athenex Pharma Solutions, LLC; Clarence, NY
Profession: Manufacturer; Reg. No. 035379; Cal. No. 30733
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $20,000 fine, 1 year probation.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of compounding prior to registration as an outsourcing facility.

Nicholas Avicolli; Bridgewater, NJ
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039197; Cal. No. 30930
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019 (See also September 2006)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to provide adequate supervision of a pharmacy in that said pharmacy was open when there was no licensed pharmacist on duty.

Drug Store Two, Inc. d/b/a Victory Drugs; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 024721; Cal. No. 30931
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender registration granted.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of being open when not under the immediate supervision and management of a licensed pharmacist.

Salameh A. Farraj; Yonkers, NY
Profession: Lic. No. 031113; Cal. No. 30277
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019 (See also February 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of selling a drug, Iscador, which was not approved for sale by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

Ezzat A. Hanna; North Haledon, NJ
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038452; Cal. No. 30278
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of selling a drug, Iscador, which was not approved for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

Psychology

Leanh D. Nguyen; New York, NY
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 014749; Cal. No. 30691
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of engaging in a consensual romantic relationship with a patient leading to a sexual boundary violation.

 

Public Accountancy

Patricia Marie DeBenedictus; White Plains, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 055721; Cal. No. 30959
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete required continuing education credits.

Gary Robert Purwin; Bronxville, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 058563; Cal. No. 30694
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension, following service of suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of voluntarily consenting to the revocation of his privilege to appear or practice before the US Securities and Exchange Commission as an accountant, where the conduct charged resulting in the revocation would, if committed in New York, consitute professional misconduct under the Laws of New York State, a violation of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).

 

Social Work

Daniel Joseph Turcich; Saratoga Springs, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 100206; Cal. No. 30821
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until mentally and physically fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of boundary violations.

 

 

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Last Updated: March 12, 2019