Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
January 2006

Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Midwifery - Nursing - Pharmacy - Psychology - Veterinary Medicine

Chiropractic

David Robinson, Southold, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 006237; Cal. No. 22437
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of conduct in the profession that evidences moral unfitness and failing to maintain accurate patient records.


Dentistry

Vikramjit S. Anand, D.D.S., P.C., 2309 Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Profession: Dentist; Cal. No. 22269
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006 (see also April 2001)
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of having been convicted of filing a false claim for Medicaid reimbursement.

Chiu-Lun Lui, Silver Spring, MD

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033189; Cal. No. 22442
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year actual suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Making False Statements and Aiding and Abetting.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Michael George Calvi a/k/a Michael Calvi, Chappaqua, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 057806; Cal. No. 21553
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 36 months of suspension stayed, probation 36 months.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Interference with Commerce by Threats or Violence, a felony; Bribe Receiving in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony; Receiving Unlawful Gratuities, a class A misdemeanor; Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony; Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony; and Bribe Receiving in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony.

Thomas P. Falzone, Corning, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 047820; Cal. No. 22434
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.


Midwifery

Patricia Deibel, Rochester, NY

Profession: Midwife; Lic. No. 000044; Cal. No. 21469
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension of no less than 3 months in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years if and when licensee resumes home births, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing midwifery without a written collaborative agreement with a licensed physician; she acknowledged that the professional arrangements she had with various health care providers were deemed non-compliant with 8 NYCRR 29.1(b)(1).


Nursing

Llewellyn F. Bailey, Rosedale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 165034; Cal. No. 22438
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two counts of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony; four counts of Bribe Receiving in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony; and one count of Defrauding the Government, a class E felony.

Karen Marie Baker, Baldwinsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255941; Cal. No. 22386
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
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 practicing the profession of nursing with moral unfitness.

Christine Chorowski a/k/a Christine McGuigan, Northport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 182439, 396237; Cal. Nos. 22259, 22260
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of discontinuing medication without a doctor's order, improperly assigning a bed to a child in respiratory distress, failing to properly monitor electrolyte results for a patient, administering medication to the wrong patient, and signing the administration of medications that were given by another nurse.

Guirlene Sabine Clervoix, New Castle, DE

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 251237, 496417; Cal. Nos. 21641, 21642
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted guilt to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 5th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Jennifer Quick Colville, Dania, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 224102, 465063; Cal. Nos. 22419, 22420
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006 (see also September 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite suspension for no less than 3 years, 2 years probation upon return to practice, consent order application to supersede Commissioner’s Order Nos. 21504 and 21505.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of falsely documenting the withdrawal of controlled substances and of violating the terms of probation previously imposed by the Board of Regents.

Callie R. Crittenden, Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 177538, 389076; Cal. Nos. 20285, 20286
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 5 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of administering the wrong dosage of an intravenous medication to a patient; failing to timely administer an antibiotic medication to a second patient and failing to timely administer a unit of fresh frozen plasma, and failing to call, as requested, the treating physician regarding the administration of the plasma.

Bonnie S. Dalewitz, New City, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 197369; Cal. No. 22465
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 5th Degree.

Eileen Anne Holmes a/k/a Eileen Anne Brenner a/k/a Eileen A. Flaherty, Port Charlotte, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 158582, 457637; Cal. Nos. 22466, 22463
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite suspension of not less than six months – upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Vehicular Assault in the 2nd Degree.

Lesley Mazie McCray-Simpson, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 250176; Cal. No. 22459
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted guilt to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Falsification of Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Tetiwe C. Muemba a/k/a Tetiwe Costance Mwemba, Manlius, NY and Dewitt, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517350; Cal. No. 21405
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension for at least 1 year and until terminated as set forth in Regents Review Committee report – upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of thirteen occasions of not administering medications ordered by a physician and in eleven of those occasions making entries in a medication administration record reflecting she had administered those medications, when in fact she had not; failing to maintain a record for each patient that accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient; and of having been convicted of the misdemeanors of: Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree and Driving While Intoxicated.

Adam Pawlowski, Fairlawn, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 256071, 499780; Cal. Nos. 22416, 22417
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension – upon return to practice 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of documenting the performance of observations of a psychiatric patient that in fact were not done.

Tammy L. Provost, Waterbury, VT

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 274783; Cal. No. 22283
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, upon return to practice 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of verbal and physical abuse of a patient.

James Harrington Saylor, Tobyhanna, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 222338; Cal. No. 22251
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in January 2000 in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, of Tampering with a Consumer Product.

Debbie Lee Thompson, Norwich, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275249; Cal. No. 22378
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: License admitted to the charge of failing to administer medications.


Pharmacy

Sanjay Mahableshwar Hodarkar, Garnerville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039419; Cal. No. 22273
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of dispensing Lamictal 200 mg., a prescription-required, potentially dangerous anti-epileptic medication, in a stock bottle prominently labeled as containing Lamictal, on which a prescription label for Labetalol 200 mg., a prescription-required hypertension medication, had been affixed, only minimally concealing the manufacturer’s Lamictal label.

William A. Hogan, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 027480; Cal. No. 22363
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Failing to Keep Controlled Substance Records and Possession of Narcotics.

Jaya J. Kusumalayam, Suffern, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 045106; Cal. No. 22464
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that, while employed as a pharmacist, he sold a misbranded drug to a client. The patient vial label indicated that the contents were one drug, Lexapro, when in fact the contents were another drug, Glipizide.

James Monahan, Hoosick Falls, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030544; Cal. No. 22402
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that he held and offered for sale expired drugs.


Psychology

Michael A. Civin, Sea Cliff, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 010129; Cal. No. 22279
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 years actual suspension, with leave to apply for early termination as set forth in consent order application, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that he engaged in a sexual relationship with a former patient.

Peter Mies, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 010224; Cal. No. 22450
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the allegation of having been convicted of Possessing a Sexual Performance by A Child, a class E felony.


Veterinary Medicine

Melissa Erika Galluch, West Falls, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 008548; Cal. No. 22380
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to accurately read an x-ray.

Robert G. Raider, Elmhurst, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 004599; Cal. No. 22454
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
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 inadequate care of a patient.

Martin Wolf, Bronx, NY and Harrison, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002732; Cal. No. 22428
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of performing an exploratory laparotomy on the wrong patient and failing to maintain adequate patient records.


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