Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

January 2009

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- Architecture - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Psychology - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Robert J. Biviano, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 010031; Cal. No. 24166

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, upon service of actual suspension, 24 months probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of permitting 2 unlicensed persons to practice architecture, receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of architectural services, and failing to prepare and retain for at least 6 years a written evaluation of the professional services represented by plans signed and sealed by him but not prepared by him or under his supervision.

JFT Architect International, P.C., 1156 Namdac Avenue, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Architecture; Cal. No. 23536

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009 (see also June 2005)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of neither performing the architectural services contracted and paid for in April 2004, nor refunding all the money paid by the client by as late as April 2007.

Jose Francisco Taveras, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 021742; Cal. No. 23453

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009 (see also June 2005)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of neither performing the architectural services contracted and paid for in April 2004, nor refunding all the money paid by the client by as late as April 2007.

Chiropractic

Nicholas Angelo Abramo, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 009488; Cal. No. 23904

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of having been convicted of possession of a controlled substance.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Leandro Monzon, Bronx, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 005659; Cal. No. 24241

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of license.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the allegation that on or about September 28, 2006, with fraudulent intent, he submitted an application for licensure as a clinical laboratory technologist to the Division of Professional Licensing  Services of the New York State Education Department in which he certified that he had at least 5 years (7,200 clock hours) of experience as a clinical laboratory technologist, and was thereafter granted a license to practice as a clinical laboratory technologist in the State of New York on or about January 4, 2007, based on the aforesaid experience when, in truth and in fact, and as he well knew, he did not have said experience as a clincal laboratory technologist.

Dentistry

Franklin Cameron Lackee, Stony Point, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 051200; Cal. No. 24284

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $3,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that, on his New York State application for licensure and first registration as a dentist, he knowingly and falsely answered “no” to the question regarding whether he had ever pleaded guilty to a crime. 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Wictor Wasilewski, New York, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 068511; Cal. No. 24184

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, upon service of actual suspension, 24 months probation, $8,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of permitting 2 unlicensed persons to practice engineering, receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services for the property owner, and failing to prepare and retain for at least 6 years a written evaluation of the professional services represented by plans signed and sealed by the licensee but not prepared by him or his employees under his direct supervision.

Nursing

Mary Claire Octubre Bonifacio a/k/a Marie Claire Bonifacio; Woodside, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 276309; Cal. No. 24204

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to committing patient neglect by administering the wrong medication to a patient.

Lisa A. Critchlow, Fairport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 506098; Cal. No. 24190

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been of convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree.

Stephanie A. Czirr, Oswego, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269517; Cal. No. 24009

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009 (See also October 2011)

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, $250 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in 2007 of Driving While Intoxicated.

Viktor Goncharov, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238235; Cal. No. 24199

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a class E felony.

Nancy Jean Ide, Newark, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279782; Cal. No. 24119

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Summary:  Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass and failing to disclose a criminal conviction.

Gregory T. Kaczmarek, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 265067; Cal. No. 24315

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application to surrender license granted.  

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Lenore Grace Schmettan, Mt. Sinai, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 260363; Cal. No. 24224

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted twice of Driving While Intoxicated, once as a misdemeanor and once as a felony.

Dana Lisa Warren, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 206475; Cal. No. 22582

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

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, 50 hours public service.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of two counts of Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class C felony, and one count of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and of falsely denying one of her convictions on her application for re-registration to practice as a licensed practical nurse.

Pharmacy

Thomas R. O’Connor, Commack, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024198; Cal. No. 23014

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of overriding a red computerized screen, warning of a potential level one drug interaction, and dispensing an interactive drug, without first obtaining the clinical director's approval.

Physical Therapy

Marjorie Alouidor a/k/a Lena Marjorie Chase, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 003118; Cal. No. 24219

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application to surrender certificate granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of one count of Insurance Fraud in the 5th Degree.

Psychology

Daniel Nicholas Guerra, Middle Island, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 014289; Cal. No. 24117

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

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 did not contest charges of committing several boundary violations with a patient in his psychology practice, including, but not limited to, attending yoga classes in said patient's apartment, exchanging foot massages with said patient, and engaging in physical contact of a sexual nature on one occasion with said patient six weeks after termination of psychological treatment.

Psychological Stress Management Services, P.C., 280 Madison Avenue - Suite 1402, New York, NY

Profession: Psychology; Cal. No. 24118

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of committing several boundary violations with a patient in its psychology practice, including, but not limited to, attending yoga classes at said patient's apartment, exchanging foot massages with said patient, and engaging in physical contact of a sexual nature on one occasion with said patient six weeks after termination of psychological treatment.

Veterinary Medicine

Joann Grennan Rinaldini, Saugerties, NY

Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 003752; Cal. No. 24174

Regents Action Date:  January 13, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely answering the question of an OPD investigator regarding an incident where she was present in her capacity as a veterinary technician.

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