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

Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Psychology - Public Accountancy

Chiropractic

Marc Z. Marshall, Beechhurst, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004370; Cal. No. 14076
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Matthew Iammateo, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 000836; Cal. No. 14325
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of 23 months of suspension stayed, one month period of actual suspension to commence on March 1, 1994 and conclude on March 31, 1994, probation 2 years under various terms, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of filing false insurance claims.


Dentistry

Waguih A. Sidhom, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043273; Cal. No. 14037
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of receiving a fee from a third party for the performance of professional services.

Richard C. Rogoff, Bayside, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 019647; Cal. No. 14118
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of improperly prescribing and dispensing Demerol.

Jerome E. Triolo, Jeffersonville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038637; Cal. No. 14323
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of permitting an unlicensed person to perform dental prophylaxis.

Steven Marc Benefeld, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 036048; Cal. No. 14341
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol.

Stephen R. Berger, Pine Bush, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 019722; Cal. No. 14344
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against a charge of grossly negligent conduct in the preparation and insertion of a bridge in a patients mouth with grossly open margins.


Nursing

Sonali S. Joshi, Syosset, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 250801; Cal. No. 11972
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of negligence on more than one occasion involving care of two Dialysis Unit patients.

John A. Mabanta, Ronkonkoma, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 254058; Cal. No. 13746
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest to charges of failing to follow proper procedures at a psychiatric hospital after being notified that a patient was off his ward and that the patient's location was not known.

Laurel Olga Christy, Highland, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 388822; Cal. No. 13777
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee addmitted to charges of failure to administer medications on more than one occasion.

Sudha P. Pothuraj, Fresh Meadows, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 432537; Cal. No. 14179
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to timely administer a medication to a patient and wilfully filing a registration application for licensure as a registered professional nurse which contained false information.

Maureen Joan Ryan, Troy, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 149590; Cal. No. 14194
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of conduct in the profession that evidences moral unfitness.

Mary Paily, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 304654; Cal. No. 14208
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of committing six medication administration and charting errors.

Joyce M. Carlson, Warsaw, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 142960; Cal. No. 14215
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy in the Sixth Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Gerald Allen Francisco, Sidney, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 329148; Cal. No. 14308
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charge of failing to properly dispose of medications.

Barbara Theal Morris, North Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 127909; Cal. No. 14310
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Probation currently serving under Order No. 12148 be terminated, 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of violating her term of probation.

Alicia R. Hoebeke, Hadley, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 434755; Cal. No. 14342
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994 (see also July 2004)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of having been convicted of Assault in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Deborah Beaudoin, East Nassau, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 102610; Cal. No. 14343
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of failing to perform three treatments and recording that the treatments were done.

Mary M. Sergeant, North Rose, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 093153, 341918; Cal. Nos. 14284, 14285
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of making errors in medication administration.

Dorothy May Russell, Cambria Heights, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 216760; Cal. No. 14370
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that she failed to assess two newborns at 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., although hospital policy called for newborns to be assessed every half-hour for the first 24 hours of life and both newborns had last been assessed at midnight.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

James F. Marino, Hornell, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 005324; Cal. No. 12873
Regents Action Date: January 14, 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 an unlicensed person.


Pharmacy

Cottage Pharmacy, Inc.; 8223 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 014857; Cal. No. 14057
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: $1,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Retail pharmacy admitted to charges of an employee pharmacist entering initials of the supervising pharmacist in the daily record and on prescriptions the employee pharmacist had filled, the supervising pharmacist failing to wear a badge while on duty, and the pharmacy failing to post a price list.

Kenneth Villani, Woodbury, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029406; Cal. No. 14058
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to sign the daily record for unfilled prescriptions, entering initials on prescriptions he did not fill, failing to wear a badge, and failing to conspicuously post a price list.

John E. Renna, East Northport, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028332; Cal. No. 14059
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to sign or legibly initial prescriptions he dispensed.

Marvin A. Levine, Scarsdale, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 018644; Cal. No. 14338
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing pursuant to a controlled substance prescription that lacked the age of the patient.

Antonio Soares, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023633; Cal. No. 14369
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of intentionally and knowingly distributing cocaine.


Physical Therapy

Leonard J. Vigliatore, Brightwaters, NY

Profession: Physical Therapy, Lic. No. 005011; Cal. No. 14410
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud.


Psychology

Elizabeth E. Mintz, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 000658; Cal. No. 13840
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Suspension until fit to practice and 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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of practicing the profession of psychology while her ability to practice was impaired by alcohol.


Public Accountancy

Janine Newman, Rockville Centre, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 044094; Cal. No. 13015
Regents Action Date: January 14, 1994
Action: Revocation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of willingly failing to register with the New York State Education Department to practice as a Certified Public Accountant, and was found guilty of charges of failing to return records to a client.


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