Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
January 2008

Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy

Massage Therapy

Christopher Croce, New York, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 016362; Cal. No. 23509
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.


Nursing

Robert L. Arno, Jr., Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 264715, 525672; Cal. Nos. 23545, 23546
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd Degree.

Collett T. Bowen, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275320; Cal. No. 23554
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
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 Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Robert Michael Jackson, Auburn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 204922; Cal. No. 23615
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Patrick Jean-Pierre, Baldwin, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 266946; Cal. No. 23537
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to check the dosage and instructions of a blister pack containing Clonazepam 1.0 mg. tablets delivered from the pharmacy against the medication administration record and against the physician’s order before administering the medication to a resident in a residential health care facility.

Olena Kropp, Lindenhkurst, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 548128; Cal. No. 23409
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsifying blood pressure readings for a critically ill patient.

Teresa M. Loy, Cortland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 242196; Cal. No. 23706
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, and Willful Violation of Health Laws.

Carmen Gwen Lucia, West Chazy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 205136, 425125; Cal. Nos. 23152, 23153
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
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 having committed medication errors.

Francine O’Brien, New Windsor, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 253182; Cal. No. 23641
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of not noting the administration of medication on the Medication Administration Record of several patients.

Charles Delano Pigott, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275764; Cal. No. 23619
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

Lynette Raeburn, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265850; Cal. No. 23551
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
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 having violated section 2803-d of the Public Health Law by failing to check the dosage and instructions of a blister pack containing Clonazepam 1.0 mg. tablets delivered from the pharmacy against the medication administration record and against the physician’s order before administering the medication to a resident in a residential health care facility.

Carrie Ann Recchia, Gardiner, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281453; Cal. No. 23526
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of diverting medications prescribed for patients for her personal use.

Lisa Marie Rouse, New Milford, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 252296; Cal. No. 23580
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Issuing a Bad Check, a class B misdemeanor; Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and Criminal Impersonation, a class A misdemeanor.

Laurie Irene Sorensen, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 264232; Cal. No. 23437
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated on two occasions and of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on an application for biennial registration.


Pharmacy

Shaheen Begum, New City, NY

Profession: Pharmacist;  Lic. No. 043530; Cal. No. 23450
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully filing a false report in that she knowingly submitted false refund claims for a drug to the manufacturer of the drug.

Ira Karp, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 021096; Cal. No. 23515
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of dispensing medications, including controlled substances, pursuant to internet prescriptions; failing to maintain a record of internet prescriptions dispensed; failing to properly endorse prescriptions for controlled substances; dispensing medications pursuant to prescriptions which failed to contain required information; failing to properly separate prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances; failing to maintain patient profiles for internet prescriptions dispensed; failing to maintain records of prescriptions filled and refilled which identified the dispensing pharmacist; and failing to properly supervise a pharmacy.

Kwik Aid Pharmacy, Inc., 15 South Route 303, Congers, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 024156; Cal. No. 23451
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrantdid not contest the charge of willfully filing a false report in that respondent’s president, Shaheen Begum, knowingly submitting false refund claims to for a drug to the manufacturer of the drug.

John Mancini, Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034825; Cal. No. 23570
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted. 
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone (one count) and Distribution and Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone (two counts).

Syed Tausif-Ul-Hasan Rizvi, Hewlett, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043094; Cal. No. 23428
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years suspension, 2 years probation to run concurrently with said suspension, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Shamail Ahmed Shameem, Hewlett, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036294; Cal. No. 23612
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Third Ave. Pharmacy & Surgicals, Inc., 550 Third Avenue, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021243; Cal. No. 23516
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine payable within 60 days.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of dispensing medications, including controlled substances, pursuant to internet prescriptions; failing to maintain a record of internet prescriptions dispensed; failing to properly endorse prescriptions for controlled substances; dispensing medications pursuant to prescriptions which failed to contain required information; failing to separate Schedule II controlled substance prescriptions from other controlled substance prescriptions; failing to maintain patient profiles for internet prescriptions dispensed;  failing to maintain records of prescriptions filled and refilled which identified the dispensing pharmacist; and failure of registrant's supervising pharmacist to properly supervise registrant's pharmacy.


Physical Therapy

All Care Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Services PC, 1158 Atlantic Avenue, Baldwin, NY

Profession: Physical Therapy; Cal. No. 23470
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent did not contest charges of delegating professional responsibilities to persons when it had reason to know that such persons were not qualified by licensure to perform them.

Fernando Tan Tan, Jr., Baldwin, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 011913; Cal. No. 23469
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of delegating professional responsibilities to persons when he had reason to know that such persons were not qualified by licensure to perform them.


Podiatry

Gregory Lawrence Freda a/k/a Gregory L. Freda, Virginia Beach, VA

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004888; Cal. No. 23062
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 4 years suspension.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct in that he practiced the profession of podiatry beyond its authorized scope and with negligence on more than one occasion.

Gordon Barrington John, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003937; Cal. No. 23585
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 years suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Money Laundering in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.


Public Accountancy

Albert Paul Cappadozy, Johnstown, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 027064; Cal. No. 23766
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2008 (see also February 2001)
Action: Application to surrender license (certificate) granted. 
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a Class E felony, and of violating a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.


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Last Updated: October 14, 2009