Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
July 1996

Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Veterinary Medicine

Architecture

David Lee, Little Neck, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 017642; Cal. No. 16132
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of placing his seal on a sprinkler system plan which was not prepared by him or his employee, and he did not prepare a thorough written evaluation of the professional services represented by the plan.


Chiropractic

Domenick Sacca, North Babylon, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004298; Cal. No. 14120
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of billing for services not rendered.


Dentistry

Gregory L. Arthur, Bronx, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040615; Cal. No. 15825
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

Gregory L. Arthur, Bronx, NY

Profession: Dental Anesthesia; Cert. No. 000093; Cal. No. 15826
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Robert Lee Hall, Pacific, WA

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 065651; Cal. No. 14677
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Annul license, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of fraudulently obtaining his license to practice as a professional engineer. Licensee knowingly and intentionally made false statements on a license application, falsely representing that he had never been convicted of a crime.

James Edward Thomas, St. Johnsville, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 045305; Cal. No. 15201
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996 (see also October 2001)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to prepare and retain a thorough written evaluation of the services represented by a survey he signed and sealed, failing to maintain documents for a survey he signed and sealed, and permitting an unlicensed person to share in the fee for the survey.

Paul William Hodor, Catskill, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049860; Cal. No. 15710
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Assault in the Third Degree.

Harold T. Hyatt, Kingston, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049139; Cal. No. 16087
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of multiple errors in one survey.


Nursing

Sarah M. Simon, Carthage, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 323551; Cal. No. 11764
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to question the absence of medications on a patient's Medication Administration Record.

Sonia C. Proujan, Phoenix, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 300211; Cal. No. 13938
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having a conviction of Driving While Intoxicated, falsely recording records for three patients that treatment had been performed by her when she had not, filing two false applications that indicated that she had not been convicted of any crime when she knew she had, and failing to comply with previously imposed terms of probation.

Inga Vidbergs, a/k/a Inga Kraus, Purdy's, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 359801; Cal. No. 14534
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Suspension until successfully completes certain course of treatment, execution of suspension stayed, to extent and as set forth in Regents Review Committee report, during which respondent has an opportunity to demonstrate respondent is drug-free, if the Executive Director of the Office of Professional Discipline is satisfied that respondent demonstrates respondent is drug-free under aforesaid opportunity; or if the Executive Director is satisfied that respondent has successfully completed aforesaid course of treatment, said suspension to be terminated - upon termination of suspension, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of diverting and injecting herself with the controlled substance Versed, practicing the profession while impaired by the controlled substance Versed, and failing to appropriately dispose of a used syringe or needle.

Susan Christine Winkley a/k/a Susan Christine Taylor, Burt, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 290319; Cal. No. 14315
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996 (see also June 2005)
Action: Suspension for a period of no less than 6 months and until successfully participates in a course of therapy and treatment - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Possession of a Forged Instrument, Issuing a bad Check, and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, failing to disclose criminal convictions on registration applications, falsely accounting for a discrepancy in a narcotics count, and falsely stating on a job application that she had not been convicted of a crime.

Virginia Mary Baratta, Long Beach, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 230253; Cal. No. 14953;
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of practice and charting errors made with respect to dialysis patients.

Marcia Annell Tyrrell, Binghamton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 050853, 447714; Cal. Nos. 15544, 15545
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Suspension until deemed fit to practice - upon termination of suspension, partial suspension in certain area until successfully completes certain course work - upon termination of suspension until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing fifteen medication administration and documentation errors.

Linda Lou Stevens, Queensbury, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 209328; Cal. No. 15567
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to administer a non-controlled drug to a patient after said patient's temperature had risen, failing to turn a patient's feeding pump back on after she had turned it off, and failing to correct another patient's feeding pump after the alarm on the pump indicated "no flow."

Radames Aviles, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 180588, 378196; Cal. Nos. 16101, 16102
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of falsely attesting to documentation regarding disposal of a controlled substance.

Mary Jane Walton a/k/a Mary Jane Paul, Gloversville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 205543; Cal. No. 16150
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 month.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, Petit Larceny, Criminal Facilitation in the Fourth Degree, as well as filing a false registration statement.

Patricia M. Hammond, Voorheesville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 270359; Cal. No. 15324;
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of making false entries in the chart of a patient in her care.


Pharmacy

Prescription Drug Services, Inc., 500 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 017889; Cal. No. 14062
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy was found guilty of dispensing unmixed ingredients for making Benzamycin, delegating the professional responsibility of evaluating prescriptions to individuals who were not qualified by licensure to do so, permitting an unlicensed person to evaluate prescriptions received, and failing to have proper procedures to prevent improper shipment of two non-controlled substances.

Mohammedali H. Asar, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031169; Cal. No. 14480
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of dispensing a prescription although the prescription did not have the date on which it was written or the name of the prescriber.

Thomas W. Mannion, Elma, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037790; Cal. No. 16046
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having a conviction of Driving While Intoxicated.

Julio A. Delerme, Dix Hills, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 027682; Cal. No. 15496
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996 (see also December 2002)
Action: $5,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted charges of failing to maintain biennial controlled drug inventories from 1988 to 1993; failing to keep records of all controlled drugs received, delivered, or disposed of; holding for sale outdated drugs; and violating probation.

Delvin Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a Athenas Pharmacy, 32-24 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11103

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 017800; Cal. No. 15497
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996 (see also December 2002)
Action: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted charges of failing to maintain biennial controlled drug inventories from 1988 to 1993; failing to keep records of all controlled drugs received, delivered, or disposed of; and holding for sale outdated drugs.

Genovese Drug Stores, Inc., Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 019777; Cal. No. 15913
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996 (see also March 1998)
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy did not contest charges of holding for sale misbranded non-controlled substances; failing to have complete repacking records for non-controlled substances; and dispensing pharmacists failing to sign daily logs.

Franwin Pharmacy-Mineola Surgical Supply Corp., 127 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola, NY 11501

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 022147; Cal. No. 16061
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: $5,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted to charges of holding misbranded drugs for sale, holding outdated drug samples for sale, and operating the pharmacy at times when there was no pharmacist on duty.

Mark J. Bahna, Fort Dix, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037044; Cal. No. 15712
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Knowingly and Intentionally Conspiring to Distribute and Possess Cocaine, and Knowingly and Intentionally Attempting to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.

Suzanna Scherl, Flushing, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 027965; Cal. No. 16070
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that, at the pharmacy where she worked as Supervising Pharmacist, third party insurance claim forms were filed requesting payment for: prescriptions that had not been authorized; prescriptions that had not been dispensed; and prescriptions that purportedly had been filled with brand name drugs when written for generic brand drugs.

Arnold Gerald Rosenthal, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023201; Cal. No. 16131
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of knowingly and unlawfully possessing and selling schedule III controlled substances.

Surfway Pharmacy, Inc., 2913 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 014451; Cal. No. 16287
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender registration granted, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted to charges of holding for sale adulterated and/or misbranded non-controlled prescription drugs, holding for sale outdated non-controlled prescription drugs, holding for sale non-controlled prescription drugs that were physician samples, and possessing non-controlled prescription drugs for sale that were stolen.

Irving Abrams, Morganville, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030410; Cal. No. 16288
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of holding for sale adulterated and/or misbranded non-controlled prescription drugs, holding for sale outdated non-controlled prescription drugs, holding for sale non-controlled prescription drugs that were physician samples, and possessing non-controlled prescription drugs for sale that were stolen.

Jack Vitale, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028564; Cal. No. 16289
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of holding for sale adulterated and/or misbranded non-controlled prescription drugs, holding for sale outdated non-controlled prescription drugs, holding for sale non-controlled prescription drugs that were physician samples, and possessing non-controlled prescription drugs for sale that were stolen.


Podiatry

William Jay Eisenberg, New York, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003501; Cal. No. 14551
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Revocation, execution of revocation stayed, probation 5 years, $24,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of filing three false insurance claim forms and violating a term of probation.

William Jay Eisenberg, D.P.M., P.C., New York, NY

Profession: Professional Corporation in Podiatry; Cal. No. 15371
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Revocation, execution of revocation stayed, probation 5 years.
Summary: Professional Corporation admits to charges of filing three false insurance claims forms.


Psychology

Agnes E. Murray, Mt. Kisco, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 007370; Cal. No. 14692
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996 (see also February 2000)
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 18 months, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to exercise reasonable care in the practice of psychology while rendering psychological services to a patient.

Rocco J. Cirigliano, Glen Cove, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 005209; Cal. No. 15306
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 5 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 5 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of engaging in physical contact of a sexual nature with a patient.

Milton Irwin Klein, New York, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 003148; Cal. No. 16025
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to request a report from a patient's former psychiatrist and failure to record a patient's suicidal ideation.

Randall R. Michaelson, Dewitt, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 008982 Cal. No. 16120
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to ensure that an outpatient in his psychology practice whom he knew had taken more than her prescribed dosage of Ativan and who had inflicted cuts on her arms was taken to a hospital immediately for evaluation and engaging in sexual intercourse on several occasions with a patient in his psychology practice.


Public Accountancy

John James Rohan, Islip Terrace, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 052947; Cal. No. 16181
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Tax Evasion, a felony.


Veterinary Medicine

Robert Douglas Grohulski, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Veterinary Medicine; Lic. No. 004657; Cal. No. 16092
Regents Action Date: July 19, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Driving While Intoxicated.


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