Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
June 2001

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

Certified Public Accountant

Andrew Youngwook Choi, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 056231; Cal. No. 19280
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001 (see also June 1996)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of violating terms of probation regarding registration and continuing education.


Certified Social Work

Al-Care, C.S.W., P.C.

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Cal. No. 17955
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Respondent was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A Misdemeanor.

Douglas C. Kabat, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 015438; Cal. No. 17719
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Pursue certain course, 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Engaging In A Prohibited Practice, a class E Felony.


Chiropractic

Marie T. Eagan, New York, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 003730; Cal. No. 18853
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than one month and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of engaging in a consensual sexual relationship with an adult patient.

Michael Berlin, Plainview, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 006576; Cal. No. 19000
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 6 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of engaging in a sexual relationship with an adult patient.


Dentistry

Dennis Nelson Burns, New Hartford, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 023131; Cal. No. 17581
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of partial suspension, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of installing an ill-fitting bridge, extracting two impacted wisdom teeth in one visit when only one should have been extracted at that time and failing to document various aspects of that extraction treatment.

Marcos Eustaquio, Woodhaven, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040464; Cal. No. 17791
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001 (see also April 1997 and February 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination as set forth in consent order application - upon service or termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of not paying a fine and failing to take a one-semester course in prosthodontics.

Howard Gordon, Bayside, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 026955; Cal. No. 18843
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of submitting an insurance claim for payment for the making of a post and core that he modified but did not make.

Rolando Guardiola, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042756; Cal. No. 19136
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 charge of filing a false report with an insurance company.

Titus Anthony Howell, Rochester, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045360; Cal. No. 19161
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 delegation of professional responsibilities to a person or persons when he knew or had reason to know that such person or persons were not qualified by licensure to perform the acts and failure to maintain accurate patient records.

Kevin D. Poupore, Malone, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035617; Cal. No. 19186
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, 100 hours of public service, $30,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of delegating professional responsibilities to a person or persons when he knew or had reason to know that such person or persons was/were not qualified by licensure to perform the acts; submitting insurance claims for reimbursement for professional services performed by unlicensed persons; and having been convicted of attempted unauthorized practice of dentistry and/or dental hygiene.


Massage Therapy

George Ove Vihlstrand, Flushing, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 000908; Cal. No. 16831
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of: permitting an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license; delegating to an unlicensed individual the professional responsibility of performing massages on clients when he had reason to know said individual was not qualified by licensure to do so; knowingly allowing individuals to engage in prostitution at his office; failing to make reasonable efforts to prevent prostitution from occurring on said premises; and hiring individuals neither licensed or otherwise authorized to practice massage therapy in the State of New York, without having first made reasonable efforts to determine whether they were licensed or otherwise authorized to practice massage therapy in the State of New York.


Nursing

Jean Sanders, Baldwinsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 183013; Cal. No. 18626
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Joy R. Thompson, Stanley, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 176950; Cal. No. 19263
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Public Health Law Article 33.

Jacqueline Sahadi, Newington, CT

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 452921; Cal. No. 19370
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of having been convicted of fraudulent practice of nursing in the State of Connecticut.

David Joseph Diraimondo, Lockport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 355170; Cal. No. 19386
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of willfully making and filing a false nurse registration application with the New York State Education Department.

Richard Bryan Watrous, Homer, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 352200; Cal. No. 17515
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in Regents Review Committee report - upon termination of partial suspension, probation 3 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of: erroneously administering a non-controlled substance to a patient when it was not required by a physicans order; failing to document that he did so; failing to report the error to the facility where he was employed when it was his responsibility to do so; and practicing the profession while impaired by drugs.

Richard Albert Randolph, Jr., Bloomingburgh, NY and Middletown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225615; Cal. No. 18022
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001 (see also March 2003)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having stolen a box containing ten (10) vials of the drug Dilaudid from an employer for his own use in 1996.

Dawn E. Funk, Broadalbin, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 094168; Cal. No. 19140
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 41/2 years of suspension stayed, probation 5 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class E felony.

Poiry Joloire Lauture, Hollis, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 450552; Cal. No. 17923
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 did not contest charge of falsely stating on his licensure and employment application that he had no criminal convictions, and performing an unchaperoned vaginal examination on a female patient.

Betty E. Stewart, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 393069; Cal. No. 18361
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 charge of failing to keep an accurate patient record by falsely documenting that she had made a home care visit to a patient and evaluated and assessed that patient.

Donna S. Hays, Saratoga Springs, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 448122;
Cal. No. 18535
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of administering a medication without a physician's order.

Kristel Lynn Bashaw, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 217315; Cal. No. 18596
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001 (see also September 2006)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Forgery in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor; Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor; Prostitution, a Class B Misdemeanor; and Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Brinette Rodriques a/k/a Brinette Ann Randle, Hollis, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 248651; Cal. No. 18754
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny, a class B Misdemeanor.

Stefani Robin Negrin a/k/a Stefani R. Goldick, Commack, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 129053, 326878; Cal. Nos. 18785, 18786
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 failing to make home visits as required.

Denise Agnes Frith-Williams, Roosevelt, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 221138, 444699; Cal. Nos. 18797, 18798
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as forth in consent order application, 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering I.V. Benadryl to a patient when there was no order for said patient to receive I.V. Benadryl.

Roger Lynn Crespo, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 471353; Cal. No. 18822
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 charge of committing five medication administration errors.

Jean M. Messina, Centereach, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 098246; Cal. No. 18841
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of opening vials of Dilaudid, removing a portion thereof, and substituting saline and water. Licensee then falsely charted the wasting of Dilaudid when, in fact, she self-administered the medication.

Lillian Bernice Jeffrey, Richmond Hill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 252075; Cal. No. 18846
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 failing to administer medications and tube feedings to several residents of a nursing home.

Blair Malcolm MacLeod, Ithaca, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 370654; Cal. No. 18848
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001 (see also September 1998)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine, 50 hours of public service - above penalties shall supercede penalty imposed under Order No. 17365.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Attempted Assault in the Third Degree.

Maureen A. Hughes, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 199480; Cal. No. 18956
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of administering a lesser dosage than required of Hepatitis B vaccine to patients and by failing to document the dosages administered to other patients.

Mary Jean Lackaff, Windham, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 494104; Cal. No. 18963
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for a stay of execution of any unserved portion of suspension as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to properly monitor tube feedings; discontinuing medications as ordered; administering ordered medications; discontinuing an I.V. without a physician's order; and inaccurate record keeping.

Donna Turk Webster, Cicero, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 071994; Cal. No. 18979
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of committing medication errors and omissions.

Karen Jeanette Conrad, St. James, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 415087; Cal. No. 18981
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of abandonment of a patient by failing to make a home visit.

Flora E.S. Lincoln, Bridgewater, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 255661; Cal. No. 19008
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to summon the cardiac emergency response team, "call a code".

Joan Weller Diehl, Nedrow, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 076015, 480000; Cal. Nos. 19011, 19012
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of giving a patient a minor burn while drying a bedsore and changing a ventilator setting without authorization to do so.

Lenore Theresa Gipp, Coram, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 222515; Cal. No. 19029
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of making practice errors.

Maureen M. Rasmussen, Toms River, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 181010; Cal. No. 19038
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of reporting to work while intoxicated by alcohol.

Deborah Ann Grandenetti, Bellport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 125684, 324804; Cal. Nos. 19043, 19044
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of administering a medication to a patient without a physician's order.

Marianne Judith Witkowski, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200390; Cal. No. 19060
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Roxanne Marie Bigelow, DeKalb, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 254972, 499117; Cal. Nos. 19067, 19068
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 60 units of NPH insulin and 40 units of regular insulin to a patient, pursuant to a physician's order that called for 6 units of NPH insulin and 4 units regular insulin.

Nancy Wallock Kuhn, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 064876; Cal. No. 19097
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of recording blood glucose readings that were not in fact taken, and filing a false employment application.

Lisa Ann Baumgartner, Geneva, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 103036, 422845; Cal. Nos. 19110, 19105
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Millicent McFarlane Rose, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 202534; Cal. No. 19131
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to ensure that a newborn infant with a low blood sugar level received an early feeding, as ordered by the infant's physician.

Gail Padden Heald, Watervliet, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 359511; Cal. No. 19151
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to keep adequate medical records.

Ann Marie Morrow, Ogdensburg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200968; Cal. No. 19152
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001 (see also May 2005)
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 charge of failing to follow infection control policy, making medication errors and failing to maintain an accurate record for each patient.

Veta Clarke, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 090400; Cal. No. 19155
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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, on numerous occasions, double the dose of medications prescribed to a patient.

Mary J. Metzger, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 204769; Cal. No. 19158
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Veta Brown, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 252281; Cal. No. 19165
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering, on numerous occasions, double the dose of medications prescribed to a patient.

Debra Rudden, Rockaway Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 121182; Cal. No. 19177
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of documenting she had seen a patient when that patient had expired a month earlier.

Michelle Elizabeth Lawrence, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 246442; Cal. No. 19180
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of administering the wrong dosage of medication to a patient, failing to properly administer medication to a patient with a gastrostomy tube, and failing to properly report that a patient had fallen.

Robert James Morton, Cheektowaga, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 500679; Cal. No. 19185
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
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 charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Valerie Nesmith, Webster, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 182740; Cal. No. 19198
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny.

Irene David, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 080324; Cal. No. 19250
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering, on numerous occasions, double the dose of medication prescribed to a patient.

Evelyne Desamours, Mableton, GA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221142; Cal. No. 19293
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of the last 20 months stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.


Pharmacy

Robert Harold Branshaw, Oswego, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024740; Cal. No. 18169
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of: maintaining in his inventory drugs that were misbranded in that said drugs were in containers that did not contain the name and place of business of the manufacturer or distributor, the lot number, expiration date or an accurate statement of the quantity of the contents in terms of weight, measure or numerical count; holding for sale and offering for sale misbranded drugs; having in stock numerous medication containers each containing repacked drugs; and failing to maintain a record regarding said repackaging.

Wayne Drugs of Pulaski, Inc., 24 West Bridge Street, Oswego, NY 13126

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019649; Cal. No. 18170
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, $250 fine.
Summary: Respondent was found guilty of: maintaining in it's inventory drugs that were misbranded in that said drugs were in containers that did not contain the name and place of business of the manufacturer or distributor, the lot number, expiration date or an accurate statement of the quantity of the contents in terms of weight, measure or numerical count; holding for sale and offering for sale misbranded drugs; having in stock numerous medication containers each containing repacked drugs; and failing to maintain a record regarding said repackaging.

Kevin Arthur Ferry, Bohemia, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037459; Cal. No. 18277
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001 (see also December 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of substituting a drug in place of another without authorization, failing to record the failure to obtain written follow-up to oral prescriptions, and failing to sign the daily record of prescriptions filled and refilled.

Richard Matthew Tinger, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026877; Cal. No. 18919
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Filing a Fraudulent Tax Return.

Marvin F. Peck, Saddle Brook, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023587; Cal. No. 19113
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of causing his employer pharmacy to bill an insurance company for reimbursement for prescription-required drugs dispensed to himself as if they had been dispensed pursuant to prescription when he knew that he had no prescriptions or other lawful orders for these drugs.

Natasha Marie Altshuler, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 045677; Cal. No. 19132
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing a prescription when there was no prescription written by a person legally authorized to issue the prescription.


Podiatry

Barry O. Fagin, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002694; Cal. No. 18892
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001 (See also October 2011)
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 having been convicted of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and admitted to charge of denying the conviction on his re-registration application.


Professional Engineering and Land Surveying

Francis W. Meyer, Manhasset, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 035243; Cal. No. 19195
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of affixing his signature and professional seal to plans for a scaffolding drawn by an unlicensed individual without thoroughly reviewing said plans.


Psychology

Ronald Joseph Goodrich, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 011962; Cal. No. 17798
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of last 33 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of negligently handling transference of feelings between himself and a former client.

Allison Margolies, Cedarhurst, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 007041; Cal. No. 18845
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of permitting an unlicensed management company to use her signature stamp on billings that included billing for preparation of reports and failing to review said claim forms.


Respiratory Therapy

Shibu Mathew, Glen Oaks, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 003327; Cal. No. 18766
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with leave to apply, after service of 3 months of suspension, for early termination as set forth in consent order application - upon service or termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of altering a ventilator setting to an unacceptable level, and fraudently making false claims on an employment application.


Veterinary Medicine

Deborah Joan Thompson

Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 002133; Cal. No. 19191
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of manslaughter in the First Degree under the laws of another state, which if committed within New York State would have constituted a crime under New York State Law.


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