Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
June 2000

Architecture - Chiropractic - Certified Public Accountancy - Certified Social Work - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Professional Engineering - Psychology - Respiratory Therapy - Veterinary Medicine

Architecture

Harry Steven Wild, Bronx, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 014439; Cal. No. 17990
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000 (see also April 2011)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension with leave to apply for a stay of the execution of any remaining period of unserved suspension as set forth in the Regents Review Committee report - upon service of 1 year suspension or upon the stay of execution of any unserved period of suspension, respondent be placed on probation for 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of willfully failing to register with the New York State Education Department.


Chiropractic

Michael P. Goetz, Rochester, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 002727; Cal. No. 18294
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of, on several occasions, requesting payment for the same treatment of a patient from two different insurance providers.


Certified Public Accountancy

Howard Karp, Port Washington, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 031515; Cal. No. 18672
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony.


Certified Social Work

Elisa Briavael Meredith a/k/a Elisa B. Meredith, Dorchester, MA

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 035140; Cal. No. 18310
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charge of having been convicted of the crime of Criminal Facilitation in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Susan Kunis Herfield, Woodbury, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 033169; Cal. No. 18014
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of revealing personally identifiable client information without the client's consent.

Patricia A. Weise, Fairport, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 056680; Cal. No. 18439
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Second Degree.

Albert Mazaltov, Flushing, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 016916; Cal. No. 18471
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of billing for a home visit when, in fact, no home visit was made.


Dentistry

Alexander Hollander, Cedarhurst, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043920; Cal. No. 18618
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of causing false and fraudulent New York State Medicaid claims to be submitted for dental services and causing false entries to be made in dental patient charts in furtherance of his efforts to defraud the Medicaid program.

Fred Herman Andreas Koeniger, Waddington, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 022622; Cal. No. 17524
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of advising two patients that they required fillings and an extraction, when, in fact, said treatment was not warranted by the condition of the patients.

Howard Rothenberg, West Nyack, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033815; Cal. No. 17960
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of utilizing radiographs that were not of diagnostic quality to assess a patient, failing to completely excavate carries when preparing two teeth for replacement fillings, inserting two fillings that had open margins and gross overhangs, and utilizing a tooth with gross decay as an abutment for a partial denture.

Ira Kotler, White Plains, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 028955; Cal. No. 18367
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of performing implant surgery without having sufficient radiographs, plans, and records to properly perform said surgery.

Ira Kotler, D.M.D., P.C., 10 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, NY 10605

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 18368
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Respondent did not contest charge of performing implant surgery without having sufficient radiographs, plans, and records to properly perform said surgery.

Maher Ibrahim Bakri, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046235; Cal. No. 18445
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of processing credit card charges for dental services never rendered, as part of a scheme to defraud the credit card issuer, and making false entries in a patient record in furtherance of said scheme.

Vincent Vella, Rochester, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 039655; Cal. No. 18461
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $4,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willful failure to comply with New York State laws and regulations governing the profession.

Thomas Spencer Clark, Rochester, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 036267; Cal. No. 18490
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000 (see also March 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Sidney Starman, Rochester, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 024220; Cal. No. 18491
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000 (see also December 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to properly place a crown.

Stuart Lawrence Daitch, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043834; Cal. No. 18502
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $4,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of prescribing a controlled substance for a habitual user of said drug.

Stuart L. Daitch, D.M.D., P.C., 115 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10021

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 18503
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of prescribing a controlled substance for a habitual user of said drug.


Massage Therapy

Jose T. Donato, North Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 006507; Cal. No. 18546
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, a felony.


Nursing

John Ingrassia, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 350193; Cal. No. 16340
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of contact with a patient's genitals without a physician's order, medical necessity, or justification.

Mary Tisby, Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 087398, 336451; Cal. Nos. 16543, 16544
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of delegating to an unlicensed person the task of administering medications, failing to administer medications or document that she had on the patient's chart, failing to administer medications properly on three separate occasions, failing to perform a blood test as per doctor's order, failing to remove a tourniquet, using a wrong size needle when giving a shot, causing unnecessary pain and failing to indicate on an application for employment a prior place of employment and the fact she was terminated by that employer.

Catherine Jeannette Pantusco a/k/a Catherine J. Schoonmaker, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 156221; Cal. No. 17070
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor on two separate occasions, and Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony. In addition, she was found guilty of submitting false information when re-registering for her license on two occasions.

Dominga Rivera Bondoc, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 247824; Cal. No. 17485
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of indicating on a patient's record that she performed a fingerstick test on a patient, when she had not done so, and indicating on another patient's record that she had administered insulin to a patient, when she had not done so.

Beryl N. Stone, Ronkonkoma, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 322221; Cal. No. 17836
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of being dependent upon narcotics.

Karen R. Brown, Middle Island, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 302953; Cal. No. 17911
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to document in patients' records the administration of Percocet on approximately thirty-seven occasions after signing for said medication in the Controlled Drug Administration Record.

Carol A. Redding a/k/a Carol A. Havens, Stony Brook, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 179040, 381953; Cal. Nos. 18423, 18424
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having four criminal convictions.

Belinda Smith a/k/a Belinda Jackson, Roosevelt, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 220237; Cal. No. 18495
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of eight Petit Larceny counts, all class A misdemeanors, and lying on a re-registration application.

Colleen M. Malone a/k/a Colleen Marie Clary, Amsterdam, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 177228, 396813; Cal. Nos. 18571, 18572
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely writing prescriptions for controlled substances and taking said substances.

Karen D. McNally, Watervliet, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 101592; Cal. No. 17805
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of having been convicted of the crime of Attempted Aggravated Harassment, a class B misdemeanor on two separate occasions.

Dorothy Morton Blazer a/k/a Dorothy M. Blazer, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 206760; Cal. No. 18255
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of having been convicted of the crime of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Joan A. Tinston, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 255975; Cal. No. 17396
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing medication administration and documentation errors and issuing of medications and an authorization to leave the infirmary without physicians' orders.

Lynda Sams, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 336153; Cal. No. 17588
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been found guilty of misappropriating the controlled drug Fentanyl, by the Board of Nurse Examiners, State of Texas.

Andrew Allan Cotter, Medina, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 363521; Cal. No. 17695
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of willfully filing a false nursing registration application with the New York State Education Department in 1995 in which he falsely denied having been convicted of a crime in another state and falsely denying having had a professional license revoked in another state, diverting a quantity of the controlled substance Demerol from an employer while working as a registered professional nurse in 1991, and diverting a quantity of the controlled substances Meperdine and Fentanyl from an employer in 1999 while working as a registered professional nurse.

Jeffrey Flack, Huntington, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 480566; Cal. No. 18064
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to respond appropriately to a patient in respiratory distress.

Jennifer Fruendt, Holbrook, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254699; Cal. No. 18121
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of last 9 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely entering in patient records that she had completed treatments when she had not, failing to administer medications as ordered, and making incorrect entries in patient records.

Myrna Sandbrand, Sea Cliff, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 502567; Cal. No. 18182
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year under various terms, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of not knowing how to reconstitute a medication and a vaccine, not knowing how many cc's are in a teaspoon, not knowing whether two drugs were equivalent drugs and leaving a syringe in a patient's room.

Frank C. Mouery, East Bethany, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 425190; Cal. No. 18275
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted in 1995 of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and a 1998 conviction for Driving While Intoxicated, a class D felony.

Marlene LeBeau, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 479281; Cal. No. 18295
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of taking four syringes from her employer without permission.

Dorothy Ann Sticklus, Wading River, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 229890; Cal. No. 18298
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of writing an order for Tylenol, a non-controlled substance, to be administered to a patient, when she was not licensed to practice any profession in the State of New York whose members are permitted to prescribe medicine for patients.

Heather M. MacLean, New Paltz, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 445476; Cal. No. 18306
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering Clozapine 400 mg. to the wrong patient.

Leticia Marquez, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 247750; Cal. No. 18373
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of the crime of attempted Falsifying Business Records.

Jenifer Elizabeth Baer, Cortland, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 453511; Cal. No. 18391
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000 (see also June 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making medication administration and documentation errors.

Roxanne Marie Wilson, Trumansburg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 151362; Cal. No. 18412
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny.

Susan M. Raven, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 256836; Cal. No. 18430
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of stealing money belonging to a patient.

Diane Ubaghs, Baldwin, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 134068; Cal. No. 18454
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of removing a narcotic from a health care facility without authorization.

Debra Dalasandro a/k/a Debra Medoro, Lynbrook, NY and Lake Worth, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 213500, 439475; Cal. Nos. 18468, 18469
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Cleo M. Harper-Jarvis, St. Albans, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 424799; Cal. No. 18474
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failure to properly supervise a nurse.

Robin Willig, Stanfordville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238933; Cal. No. 18475
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years, $250 fine, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering 5 cc of a medication to a patient when the prescribed dosage was .5 cc.

Deborah I. Gravina, Brentwood, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 177801, 379800; Cal. Nos. 18486, 18487
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs), an unclassified misdemeanor.

Balois Ortiz, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 229365; Cal. No. 18494
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of obtaining his license fraudulently.

Christine Thiele, North Babylon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 150056; Cal. No. 18514
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to properly monitor a post conscious sedation patient and inaccurately charting that said patient's vital signs were stable.

Cynthia Alfonsia Brown-Freeman, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 495415; Cal. No. 18515
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering the wrong drug to a patient and administering a blood transfusion to a patient without using a filtered intravenous line.

Saliamma Daniel, Elmont, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 234904, 463311; Cal. Nos. 18531, 18532
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of incorrectly transcribing an order and then falsifying the patient's record to conceal the error.


Pharmacy

Akbar Lakhaney, Bellerose, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030874; Cal. No. 18344
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Abbas T. Abuwala, Little Neck and Woodside, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032922; Cal. No. 18460
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Attempted Dispensing Of A Prescription Medication Without a Prescription, a class B misdemeanor.

Thomas A. Romano, Sayre, PA

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031006; Cal. No. 17675
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, Attempted Bail Jumping, Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree and Obtaining quantities of the controlled drugs Phentermine and APAP/Codeine for himself by means of a forged written prescription and fictitious telephone prescriptions.

Kirit Velji Chaudhari, Plainsboro, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041953; Cal. No. 18128
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension and thereafter probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Facilitation in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Vijay Kumar Pamidimukkala, Edison, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032243; Cal. No. 18175
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree.

Rasik R. Vikani, North Bergen, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036272; Cal. No. 18259
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation for last 18 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing prescription-required drugs without a prescription.

Ami Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a St. Jesus Pharmacy, 4180 Broadway, New York, NY 10033

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 022847; Cal. No. 18260
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $6,000 fine.
Summary: Retail pharmacy admitted to charge of dispensing prescription-required drugs without a prescription.

Jayantilal K. Chheda, Copiague, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031197; Cal. No. 18268
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 year suspension with leave to apply after two years for termination of suspension as set forth in consent order application, probation 5 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Burhan Pharmacy, Inc., 715 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 016030; Cal. No. 18279
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000 (see also June 2003 and September 2012)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of allowing an unlicensed individual to dispense prescriptions.

Feroze A. Khan, Roslyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029895; Cal. No. 18290
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation for last 18 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing prescription-required drugs without a prescription.

W & Z Drugs, Inc. d/b/a Vim Pharmacy, 39 Sherman Avenue, New York, NY 10040

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019639; Cal. No. 18291
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine.
Summary: Retail pharmacy admitted to charge of dispensing prescription-required drugs without a prescription.

Chong Hwan Lee, Cresskill, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028509; Cal. No. 18307
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation for last 18 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing a prescription-required drug without a prescription.

Nicoll Pharmacy, Inc., 1620 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10040

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019200; Cal. No. 18308
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000 (see also July 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of dispensing a prescription-required drug without a prescription.

Arnolf Dorsainvil, New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041283; Cal. No. 18341
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing a prescription-required drug without a prescription.


Podiatry

Jeremy Jay Paul, Atlanta, GA

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002290; Cal. No. 17804
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 year suspension to continue for three years and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of the crime Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and the charge of filing false reports.


Professional Engineering

Lalit Kumar, Cobleskill, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 059319; Cal. No. 18447
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to conduct an inspection and test.

Joseph James Pfau, Goshen, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 068945; Cal. No. 18477
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making several structural errors in the plans for a residence.


Psychology

Norman Goldman, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 004414; Cal. No. 18030
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having committed the crime of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, a class E felony.


Respiratory Therapy

Iris Minerva Sanders, Freeport, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 001063; Cal. No. 17539
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of two documentation errors and one medication administration error.

Jonelle Pagan, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 000225; Cal. No. 18270
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of last 9 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of charting treatments to patients before the treatments were performed.


Veterinary Medicine

Joseph Adam Zuckerman, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 008103; Cal. No. 18192
Regents Action Date: June 13, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month suspension, execution of suspension, except for the period of August 1, 2000 through and including October 31, 2000, be stayed, probation 12 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of performing euthanasia on an animal without the permission of the owner.


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