Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
February 1994

Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Veterinary Medicine

Chiropractic

Charles R. Solano, Indianapolis, IN

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 001636; Cal. No. 14189
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to make records available to a patient upon request.

Charles R. Solano, D.C. and Peggy A. Grabinski-Solano, D.C., P.C.; Yonkers, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Cal. No. 14190
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to make records available to a patient upon request.


Dentistry

Gilbert Y. Kim, Elmhurst, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037981; Cal. No. 14427
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of giving a patient a previously used cup.


Nursing

Margaret E. Thrasher, Fulton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 127587; Cal. No. 9814
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 18 month suspension and thereafter, probation 18 months under various terms to commence to be served upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of failing to correctly administer medications on several occasions and of numerous charging errors.

Wayne Sparling, Walton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 183131, 392304; Cal. Nos. 12144, 12143
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, to be followed by probation 1 year, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having wilfully, verbally, and physically abused a patient and having referred an infant patient to another facility without assessing the patient's condition.

Lorraine C. Brisotti a/k/a Lorraine C. DiPalermo, Harriman, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 401526; Cal. No. 13345
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994 (see also March 1998)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, at which time probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony and Issuing Bad Checks, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Suzanne M. Evans, Utica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 147859, 338981; Cal. Nos. 13747, 13748
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994 (see also July 1995)
Action: Suspension until successfully completes a course of treatment; upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Sharon Parker a/k/a Sharon R. Worthington-Parker a/k/a Sharon R. Parker-Worthington; Cambria Heights, NY; Laurelton, NY; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 195120; Cal. No. 14029
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed at which time probation for last 2 years, $500 fine, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of violating the terms of probation that were imposed under Order #12751.

Elizabeth A. Maroone a/k/a Elizabeth A. Haumesser, Hamburg, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 415839; Cal. No. 14163
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $500 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Gerard Astudillo Atos, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 216837, 439201; Cal. Nos. 13925, 13926
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of falsifying immigration status on a nursing school application and falsifying immigration status on a hospital employment application.

Gloria A. Beattie, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 125288; Cal. No. 13991
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of falsely stating, on a patient's record, that she had performed a glucose test.

Marie B. Murphy, Rego Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 095721; Cal. No. 14008
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of eleven charges of incorrectly indicating on a Medication Administration Record that an administration had been made.

Thelma C. Chamberlain, Fort Plain, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 388988; Cal. No. 14018
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to follow hospital policies and procedures regarding the measure that a nurse supervisor should take in cases involving the alleged impairment by drugs or alcohol of its employees.

Natalie A. Young, Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 203415; Cal. No. 14048
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994 (see also November 1999)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to render proper tracheostomy care to two patients.

Rony Archange Perard, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No.197482; Cal. No. 14119
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.

Melanie Dawne West a/k/a Melanie Wakefield, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 197912; Cal. No. 14226
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of failing to perform four treatments and recording that the treatments were done.

Barbara Bullock, Rocky Mount, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 052792; Cal. No. 14248
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: Suspension until fit to practice; Upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of practicing the profession of nursing while her ability to practice was impaired by alcohol and of charges of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree.

Valerie Drake, North Babylon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 130578, 326568; Cal. Nos. 14349, 14350
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms to become effective and to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering medication to a patient on seven occasions, but failing to indicate on the medication Administration Record for said patient that she had done so.

Hilda Shanley, Cadyville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 133349; Cal. No. 14397
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to administer blood sugar tests to ten patients and recording that the tests had been done.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

Frank C. Hornbeck, Hornell, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 001794; Cal. No. 12872
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to exercise appropriate supervision over a dispenser of eyeglasses.


Pharmacy

Mohammad Saleem, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032728; Cal. No. 9686
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: No penalty imposed.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of failing to indicate the manufacturer and distributor on two prescriptions for generic products; filling 5 non-controlled substance prescriptions pursuant to an interim physician's order which did not contain any signature of the prescriber; and dispensing one controlled substance when the interim physician's order failed to contain the age of the patient.

Rodney Bookman a/k/a Harvey Bookman, Howard Beach, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031509; Cal. No. 13239
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: Suspension until successfully participates in a course of therapy and treatment. Upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

Celso A. Bilbao, Carle Place, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030429; Cal. No. 13990
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of giving the wrong directions for use on a medication dispensed to a patient and permitting a dispensed medication to be delivered to the wrong patient.

Arnold Adoff, Monsey, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024704; Cal. No. 14180
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994 (See also July 2005)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing a greater strength of a drug in a volume greater than called for in a prescription.

John E. Malke, Hamburg, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 025574; Cal. No. 14301
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing the wrong drug to a patient.


Podiatry

Jack Cohen a/k/a Jack J. Cohen, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003906; Cal. No. 13579
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994 (see also April 1999)
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last 30 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony; sixty counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony; and twenty-one counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a Class E Felony.


Public Accountancy

Paul R. Doran, Rochester, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 025932; Cal. No. 14087
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994 (see also June 2002)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of wilfully failing to register with the New York State Education Department.


Veterinary Medicine

Louis A. Grasso, South Salem, NY

Profession: Veterinary Medicine; Lic. No. 005827; Cal. No. 13928
Regents Action Date: February 18, 1994
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed at which time probation for said last 18 months, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of three counts of Unlawfully, Intentionally and Knowingly Distributing and Possessing with Intent to Distribute Anabolic Steroids.


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