Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
July 1995

Architecture - Certified Shorthand Reporting - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy

Architecture

William M. Frudakis, Woodside, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016603; Cal. No. 13532
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to complete contracted architectural services for four clients in a timely manner.


Certified Shorthand Reporting

Henry Hochberg, Merrick, NY

Profession: Certified Shorthand Reporter; Lic. No. 000202; Cal. No. 15342
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of one count of Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax.


Chiropractic

Arthur E. Patterson, Jr., Staten Island, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003544; Cal. No. 14066
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of wilfully failing to register with the Department.

Joseph D. Baudille, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004502; Cal. No. 15382
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of submitting two claims to an insurance company which listed treatment dates after he ceased treating the patient.


Dentistry

Ogina Nishan T. Hailoo, D.D.S., P.C., East Farmingdale, NY

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 14946
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995 (see also February 2004)
Action: $500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to adequately fabricate a denture.

James P. Julian, Martinsville, VA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 034468; Cal. No. 15231
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, probation 3 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of submitting false claim forms and seeking reimbursement for dental procedures not performed.

Scott Sandler, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 036220; Cal. No. 15352
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of submitting claim forms for reimbursement for dental work that was not done.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Louie Carini, Rochester, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 033828; Cal. No. 11584
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995 (see also June 1998)
Action: $5,000 fine, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having affixed his signature and seal to building plans that had been copied without permission from a plan by an architect, and having affixed his signature and seal to building plans that failed to comply with building codes.

Narendra N. Patel, Garden City, KS

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 068606; Cal. No. 14667
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Upon first specification, annul license; upon second and third specifications, revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of obtaining his licensee to practice the profession fraudulently.


Massage Therapy

Timothy Ging, Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 003597; Cal. No. 15491
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to properly supervise a massage therapist who was permitted to practice only under his supervision.


Nursing

Madeline G. Largo, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 320014; Cal. No. 12727
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years and 3 months stayed, probation for last 2 years and 3 months.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of administering Cepholoc to a patient who had been assigned to another nurse and for whom the other nurse had already poured that medication, failing to check if the patient was able to swallow the medication, the patient thereafter gagging and choking on the medication, and leaving the patient before he was stabilized, and violating a term of probation.

Nancy L. Coletti, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 151540; Cal. No. 13186
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of the crime of Attempted Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the 7th Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor, fraud involving submitting a false reference form with fraudulent intent, and filing a false registration application with fraudulent intent.

Suzanne M. Evans a/k/a Suzanne Evans a/k/a Susan Evans, Utica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 147859, 338981; Cal. Nos. 14917, 14916
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995 (see also February 1994)
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of Issuing a Bad Check, a Class B Misdemeanor; conviction of Forgery in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor; Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Marion June Betz, Carmel, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 110070, 348821; Cal. Nos. 15242, 15243
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Marcella McCormack Costanza, Phoenixville, PA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. B25464; Cal. No. 14454
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year under various terms to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of filing a false form by answering that no other state had instituted charges against her.

Wan Sun Jong Penny, Williston Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 102202, 305113; Cal. Nos. 14468, 14469
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of record-keeping errors and failing to appropriately respond to a report of a patient's abnormally high potassium level.

Nancy J. De Santis, Middle Village, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 267398; Cal. No. 14915
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995 (see also June 2002)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of self-prescribing a controlled substance with out authority to do so; operating a Motor Vehicle with .10% or more blood alcohol level; and falsely omitting a criminal conviction from her registration application.

Robyn Gay Thompson, Middletown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 117177; Cal. No. 14937
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, Driving While Intoxicated, and failing to indicate criminal convictions on a Registration Application.

Sharon Denise Furman, Mount Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 224940; Cal. No. 14993
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of attempted Petit Larceny.

Jaymie M. Ferrara, Frewsburg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 193947; Cal. No. 15074
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, a Class D Felony.

Constance M. Briere, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 117690; Cal. No. 15080
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice, 75 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of stolen property in the 5th Degree and failing to indicate a criminal conviction on a Registration Renewal Application.

Avril Eliese Ashmeade, Roosevelt, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 200812, 443258; Cal. Nos. 15082, 15083
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering an intravenous medication which had been labeled for one patient to a different patient and discharging a patient before the patient had undergone a required examination by a physician.

Phyllis A. Rock, Scotia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 159290; Cal. No. 15339
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing five medication administration charting errors.

Maurine Grace Waisum-Brown, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 437010; Cal. No. 15343
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing three medication administration errors, a transcription error and a failure to perform an arrhythmia review on a patient.

Marilyn Sandner O'Brien, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 127655; Cal. No. 15399
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 2 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administration of oral polio vaccines to two patients when there were no physician's orders for the administrations.

Shirley Lea Jackson, Sloan, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 077538; Cal. No. 15450
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administration of medications inconsistent with the physician's orders.

Stefanie Lynn Ahl, Warsaw, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 164122; Cal. No. 15484
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified Misdemeanor.

Patricia O'Brien Davis, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 083214; Cal. No. 13897
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering controlled substances and failing to record them.

Suzanne Hayes, Glen Aubrey, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 182104; Cal. No. 15038
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing fifteen medication errors and/or omissions.

Max E. Walts, Jr., Baldwinsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 153062; Cal. No. 15360
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995 (see also November 1994)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of causing false entries to be made in the vital signs chart of two hospital patients, and willfully abusing an elderly hospital patient both physically and verbally.

Linda Pinkerton, Oneida, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 112866; Cal. No. 15462
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995 (see also July 2004)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of diverting controlled and non-controlled substances from hospital stock and from a severely ill home care patient.


Pharmacy

Joseph B. Aluck, Flushing, NY; Wynantskill, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028035; Cal. No. 12251
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Suspension until successfully completes a course of treatment; Upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, both misdemeanors.

Roland John Lyndaker, Palmyra, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036510; Cal. No. 13278
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of, on two occasions, dispensing one drug for another and selling the drugs which were misbranded.

Sanyasi Raju Kalidindi, Edison, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039469; Cal. No. 14623
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 5 year suspension, execution of last 3 years of suspension stayed, probation 5 years under various terms, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Knowingly and Willfully Making a False Statement to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Annie Y. Ng, Douglaston, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030363; Cal. No. 14660
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of violating numerous pharmacy rules.

Kenneth Joseph Gluc, Depew, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026634; Cal. No. 14797
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing based upon a telephone transfer of a prescription.

Sean Christian Dobbins, Lyons, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038902; Cal. No. 15054
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing the wrong drug to a patient.

Park Avenue Chemists, Ltd. d/b/a Boghen Pharmacy, 1080 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028.

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 017867; Cal. No. 15153
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: $2,500 fine, probation 2 years.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of dispensing medications pursuant to prescription which did not identify the users.

Mark Steven Rauchwerger, Pleasantville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031335; Cal. No. 15154
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: $5,000 fine, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing medications pursuant to prescriptions which did not identity the users.

B & B Systems Inc. d/b/a Central Home Care, Wholesaler Repacker; 12-B Fillmore Place, Freeport, NY 11520.

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 202427; Cal. No. 15214
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Pharmacy admitted to charges of failing to notify the State Board of Pharmacy within 48 hours of a fire which damaged the establishment; operating the establishment from an unregistered address; failing to notify the State Board of Pharmacy within seven days of a change in identity of the Supervising Pharmacist; and committing numerous violations of the Compressed Medical Crisis Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with respect to the repacking of oxygen.

Mahmood Alam, Glenhead, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034365; Cal. No. 15239
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: License admitted to charges of a conviction of Attempted Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Farooq Ahmad, Parsippany, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031160; Cal. No. 15273
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Alvin Rothstein, Baldwin Harbor, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026867; Cal. No. 15290
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to reduce to writing several prescriptions transmitted orally; failing to maintain a daily record of all prescriptions filled and refilled on several occasions; failing to maintain patient medication profiles in 1993; and selling and dispensing on several occasions controlled substances without receiving the required original New York State prescriptions.

B.H. Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a Belle Harbor Pharmacy, 412 Beach 129th Street, Belle Harbor, NY 11694.

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019184; Cal. No. 15291
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted to charges of failing to reduce to writing several prescriptions transmitted orally.


Physical Therapy

Howard I. Moskow, Dix Hills, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 002747; Cal. No. 12834
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Suspension for not less than 9 months and until fit to practice; Upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of willfully abusing a patient physically; conduct which evidences moral unfitness; practicing or offering to practice beyond the scope permitted by law; advertising in a manner not in the public interest; administering colonic irrigations to patients without a doctor's order or medical supervision; and preparing a claim form that listed dates of treatment on dates where no treatment was rendered.


Podiatry

Marshall Robert Stokols, Cliffside Park, NJ

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003809; Cal. No. 14923
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 5 year suspension, execution of first 2 years of suspension stayed in part solely to limited extent of permitting respondent to perform podiatric community service imposed in underlying criminal proceeding, execution of last 3 years of suspension fully stayed, probation 5 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, and conviction of twelve counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony.

Mark Frederick Buthorn, Jr., Garden City, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002200; Cal. No. 14376
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making false statements on an employment application to a hospital.

Dennis Michael Illuzzi, Commack, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004192; Cal. No. 14922
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing errors made during treatment of two patients.

Arnold L. Rothman, Chester, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003794; Cal. No. 15406
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing errors made during treatment of two patients.


Psychology

John R. Klindienst, Riverhead, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 007012; Cal. No. 15336
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Indefinite suspension of no less than 1 year to be terminated when fit to practice, probation 5 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient.

John P. Calicchia, Westbury, NY; Syosset, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 003976; Cal. No. 15492
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.


Public Accountancy

Hunter Hwang, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 038072; Cal. No. 14795
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: Partial suspension in certain area until successfully completes certain course, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing errors in two audits.

Constance Collins, Binghamton, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 057016; Cal. No. 15576
Regents Action Date: July 21, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Aiding and Abetting and Assisting in the Willful Failure to File a Federal Tax Return on wagering income.


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