Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

February 2021

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- Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Veterinary Medicine -


Engineering and Land Surveying

Vincent Mario Teutonico; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 050307; Cal. No. 31918
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of receiving fees from a third party in connection with his performance of professional services.

 

Massage Therapy

Rebecca Lynn Justice; Rochester, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 027762; Cal. No. 32079
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
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.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

Robert Eric Schantz; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 005168; Cal. No. 32018
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
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 practicing the profession with moral unfitness.

 

Nursing

Juny Bostic; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 176857, 378355; Cal. Nos. 32067, 32068
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to disclose on her New York re-registration application forms that she had been disciplined by another licensing authority and had a criminal conviction and of having been convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a felony, in the State of Florida.

Lisa Ann Bruzzi; Manalapan, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 135050, 329349; Cal. Nos. 32163, 32164
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to ensure aides were properly certified and that delegated tasks were satisfactorily performed, and failing to document whether care provided was within the delegated scope, in the State of New Jersey.

Jennifer Lynn Cleveland; Elmira, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 294399, 674923; Cal. Nos. 31486, 31487
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Colleen G. Cook; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297877; Cal. No. 32027
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021 (See also December 2016)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering Seroquel and melatonin to a patient without a medical order.

Beckylee Gray; Cooperstown, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse;Lic. No. 301768; Cal. No. 32003
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
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 failure to provide report to nurses on subsequent shift.

Anthony Halston a/k/a Anthony James Halston; Loudonville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 188829, 410583; Cal. Nos. 31921, 31922
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
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; and Driving While Intoxicated, a felony.

Caley Marie Janik; Johnson City, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 693504; Cal. No. 32010
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years proabtion, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Melissa Jean Koehler; The Colony, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 716213; Cal. No. 32227
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of documenting notifying a physician twenty minutes before a neurological event occurred with a patient while practicing in the State of Texas.

Michelle Nespica; Middleburgh, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse;Lic. No. 329900; Cal. No. 31876
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice , 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree.

Yranise Pierre; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 610672; Cal. No. 32088
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
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 properly document home care visits to patients.

Montrice N. Pitter; Mount Vernon, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 329112; Cal. No. 32092
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to conduct nursing rounds every two hours during her shift and not having any contact with 16 of the 40 residents assigned to her.

Nicole L. Rice; Yakima, WA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 717896; Cal. No. 31720
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of boundary violations.

Sharon P. Rogers; Spring Hill, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 325995; Cal. No. 31961
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering the local anesthetic drug bupivacaine intravenously to a patient without a pump, and without a physician’s order, in the State of Florida.

Lorraine Vanessa Serra; Pearland, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 646338; Cal. No. 31836
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication errors.

Megan M. Shanahan; Dewitt, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 253407; Cal. No. 32116
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to provide report to nurses on subsequent shift and leaving facility before end of shift.

Natalia Stimmer; Bronx, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 583731; Cal. No. 32093
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of repeatedly striking a patient about the head and body with a slipper.

Kathleen V. Stone; Cicero, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270703; Cal. No. 30236
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of stating that her employment had not been terminated and medication administration errors.

Kathleen Walsh; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 564664; Cal. No. 31827
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Record in the 2nd  Degree.

 

Occupational Therapy

Joelle Kristene Hutschenreuter; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 020991; Cal. No. 31986
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
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 having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree.

 

Pharmacy

David A. Adsit; Sauquoit, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033178; Cal. No. 32102
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to maintain repacking records and failing to maintain records in a form which provides ready retrieval of prescriptions.

Church & Scott, Inc.; Cooperstown, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021640; Cal. No. 32103
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to maintain repacking records.

 

Physical Therapy

Alaa Eldin Mansour Hassan; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 014450; Cal. No. 32089
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
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 completely and accurately document in patient records home exercise programs and patient education and the plans were not individualized for patients.

 

Public Accountancy

Mitchell L. Klein; New City, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 044913; Cal. No. 32112
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon:  3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Misprision of a Felony.

Raquel Kohler a/k/a Raquel Jacobs; Parkland, FL
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 065655; Cal. No. 29118
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Patrick Dominick Lanzarone; West Babylon, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 007200; Cal. No. 31412
Regents Action Date: February 8, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record with a specific diagnosis and treatment for a canine patient.

 

 

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Last Updated: March 16, 2021