Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
June 2003

Acupuncture - Architecture - Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Professional Engineering and Land Surveying - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine

Acupuncture

Warner Chen, New York, NY

Profession: Acupunturist; Lic. No. 000349; Cal. No. 20393
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully abusing a patient verbally, and advertising his practice in a misleading manner.

Warner Chen's Empire State Acupuncture, P.C., 19 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

Profession: Acupunture; Cal. No. 20394
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine.
Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of willfully abusing a patient verbally.


Architecture

John Anastasi, Bayside, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 010839; Cal. No. 20275
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 36 month suspension, execution of last 24 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.


Dentistry

Vincent A. D'Addio, Bronx, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 030134; Cal. No. 19643
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003 (see also March 2010)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $40,000 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, falsely answering a question on his re-registration application about having been convicted of any crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any state or country, filing insurance claims forms that certified he had rendered various treatments to patients when he never rendered said treatments to said patients prior to the submission of the claim forms, and rendering treatment to patients but failing to maintain a record of the evaluation and treatment of said patients.

Norman Feder, East Meadow, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 024894; Cal. No. 20838
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing inadequate endodontics and maintaining an inadequate patient record.

George Joseph Norberg, Rochester, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 048251; Cal. No. 20184
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension with leave to apply for a stay of execution of any unserved portion of said suspension as set forth in consent order application - upon service or stay of execution of any unserved portion of the aforesaid suspension, probation 3 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of extracting five (5) teeth from the mouth of a patient, which were to remain as support for a lower partial denture.

Yevgeny Oleynik, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046424; Cal. No. 18912
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 failing to maintain a record for a patient that accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of said patient.

Surendra Bekal Pattathan, Patchogue, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 036626; Cal. No. 20747
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing improper endodontics, improper prosthodontics and improper billing.

Dale Edward Salomon, Tampa, FL

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 048784; Cal. No. 20684
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of permitting the extractions of a patient's wisdom teeth to proceed, without having first determined whether the patient, whose chart indicated a history of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, had received radiation therapy in the head and neck area; extracting eight lower teeth of another patient, when that patient's treatment plan called for extraction of upper teeth only.

Michael Salpeter, Greenwich, CT

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 034286; Cal. No. 20687
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, both unclassified misdemeanors.

Sethi Family Dental, PLLC, 136-80 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 20171
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of submitting an insurance claim form for treatments and services that were not provided to a patient and failing to meet acceptable standards of dental practices in the treatment of dental implants for a patient.

Kamal Kumar Sethi, Flushing, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045776; Cal. No. 18836
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, partial suspension in certain area to be terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of accepting and performing professional responsibilities that he had reason to know he was not competent to perform, and neglecting a patient who was under and in need of immediate care.

V & Y Dental, P.C., 417 79th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 18913
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a record for a patient that accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of said patient.


Nursing

Christine Anne Achey, Geneva, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200245; Cal. No. 20828
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of dispensing medication without a physician's order and willful or grossly negligent failure to comply with substantial provisions of Federal, State or local laws and regulations.

Jenifer Elizabeth Baer, Cortland, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 453511; Cal. No. 20852
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003 (see also June 2000)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing medication and documentation errors and practicing the profession of nursing while impaired by a mental disability.

Richard Belletti, Babylon, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 306794; Cal. No. 20785
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Sherry Lynn Boles, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 223601; Cal. No. 20808
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month suspension, execution of last 10 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, both class A misdemeanors.

Michele M. Brokaw, Auburn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 146595, 348921; Cal. Nos. 20720, 20719
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to notify a medical doctor regarding drug therapy.

Janine Marie Bryant, East Islip, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 372018; Cal. No. 20793
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of injecting herself with gel from discarded Fentanyl patches, a controlled substance, and stealing a prescription pad and forging a prescription for Vicodin ES, a controlled drug.

Margaret Bridgette Burnette, East Marion, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255367; Cal. No. 18982
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in Regents Review Committee report, probation 1 year to commence upon termination of partial suspension, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to have a patient assessed after falling out of their bed according to the standard of care by appropriate personnel and failing to properly verify that another nurse had correctly transcribed two physician orders, which in fact had not been correctly transcribed.

Courtney Cascioli, Huntington Bay, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 502720; Cal. No. 20521
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 did not contest the charge of incorrectly administering a medically inappropriate dose of medication to a six-day old infant.

Sharon Alice Caulfield, Ballston Lake, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 191707; Cal. No. 20707
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to assess a patient in need of immediate medical care.

Sandra Lynne Pelton Congdon a/k/a Sandra Lynne Pelton, Gillett, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 132986, 374650; Cal. Nos. 20765, 20764
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of administering an antibiotic instead of the prescribed flush solution, and failing to report and document the error until four days later.

Kimberly Ann Coon, Liverpool, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 262209, 517427; Cal. Nos. 20615, 20616
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to perform cross-references on two units of blood and signing a verification stating cross-references were completed when they were not done.

Noreen Timmons Costello, Middletown, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 183414; Cal. No. 20656
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of misappropriating prescription blanks from her place of nursing employment, and forging the name of a co-employee, a nurse practitioner, to prescriptions for the prescription-required, non-controlled drugs, Lotensin and Metoprolol, for her personal use.

Mary Beth Cych a/k/a Mary Beth Wilecki, Cheektowaga, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 150308, 346383; Cal. Nos. 20564, 20565
Regents Action Date: June 17, 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, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication and documentation errors.

Catherine DePhillips a/k/a Catherine McCarthy, East Moriches, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 126508, 365490; Cal. Nos. 20622, 20623
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003 (see also September 1996 and July 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, actual suspension to commence on September 1, 2003 and to terminate at midnight on October 31, 2003, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully filing a false report, to wit: a false employment application.

Robin R. Fish, Hague, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Lic. No. 224296; Cal. No. 20506
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than 12 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree.

Shannon Mary Fitzpatrick, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 250122; Cal. No. 20853
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003 (see also December 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 the charge of violating a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Mary Jane Flores a/k/a Mary Jane Africano Sabido, Long Island City, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 436354; Cal. No. 20749
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of agreeing with another nurse to conceal a shortage of a controlled drug.

Brenda Grock, Waterford, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 178751; Cal. No. 20596
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of inaccurate record keeping.

Jennifer L. Lago, Rome, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 507780; Cal. No. 20730
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of administering intravenous therapy without a physician's order.

Janice L. Bonden Lamb, Monroe, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 256963; Cal. No. 20740
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003 (see also April 1994)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated by alcohol, a felony.

Diane L. Laskowski, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 234970, 529410; Cal. Nos. 20836, 20837
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of inadvertently giving a medication to a nurse's aide who administered the medicine to a patient and thereafter failing to contact her supervisor, the patient's physician, and complete an incident report.

Donna F. Massa, Winterville, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 236071; Cal. No. 20809
Regents Action Date: June 17, 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 1 year to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted twice for Driving While Intoxicated.

Tracy L. McIntyre, Springville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263049; Cal. No. 20577
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Josephine Margaret Pierce a/k/a Josephine Margaret Meeker, Unadilla, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 442887; Cal. No. 20461
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing several medication errors.

Garfield David Plewes, North Syracuse; NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 178868, 381483; Cal. Nos. 20319, 20794
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of verbal and physical abuse or intimidating a patient.

Mona Ramjas, Brentwood, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Lic. Nos. 146603, 456157, Cert. No. 400570; Cal. Nos. 20722, 20724, 20731
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and willfully filing a false form, to wit: failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a re-registration application.

Marie Alice Romain, Rosedale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 229615, 457485; Cal. Nos. 20757, 20758
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of conspiring with another nurse to conceal a shortage of a controlled drug.

Samuel Akintunde Savage, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 510239; Cal. No. 20876
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003 (see also June 2010)
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 the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Mary Louise Segatol-Islami, Oswego, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 128096, 326139; Cal. Nos. 20489, 20488
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle in an Intoxicated Condition and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Sharron S. Sheikh, Albany, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 481448; Cal. No. 19737
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension for no less than 3 months and until terminated as set forth in Regents Review Committee report - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of two separate counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor and Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Leig Kelly Ann Smith, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 443146; Cal. No. 20639
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Chris J. Sullivan, Oceanside, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 240411; Cal. No. 20715
Regents Action Date: June 17, 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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Prohibited Use of a Weapon, a class A misdemeanor.

Drusilla Williams, Roosevelt, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 193059; Cal. No. 20741
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two separate convictions for Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and admitted to the charge of willfully misrepresenting this criminal history to the Education Department's Division of Professional Licensing Services on her 2002 re-registration application.

Joanne S. Wilson, Clifton Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 109581; Cal. No. 20712
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of having been found in violation of Section 2803-d of the Public Health Law for forcefully restraining a patient.


Pharmacy

513 Henry Street Drug Corp., 513 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 015579; Cal. No. 20344
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application to surrender registration granted.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of having outdated drug stock, failing to maintain a current DEA inventory of controlled drugs, and failing to maintain the premises occupied by the pharmacy in a clean and orderly manner.

Kathleen Bibbo, Hurley, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 045074; Cal. No. 20329
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 failing to supervise subordinate pharmacists.

Simon H. Bresnick, Eggertsville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026577; Cal. No. 20865
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting the controlled substance Hydrocodone for his own use.

Brooks Drug, Inc. d/b/a CVS Pharmacy #5059, Cowles Avenue & Route 207, Goshen, NY 10924

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 020492; Cal. No. 20149
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of failing to employ a supervising pharmacist at the aforesaid retail pharmacy for a period of six (6) months and failing to have pharmacists sign or legibly initial prescriptions for controlled drugs.

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

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 016030; Cal. No. 20610
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003 (see also June 2000 and September 2012)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of employing a person as a supervising pharmacist without independently checking to see if the individual was licensed as a pharmacist in the State of New York.

Richard Men Lang Cheng, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046269; Cal. No. 20441
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of dispensing and permitting to be dispensed prescription-required medications without prescriptions.

Joseph Charles Dougherty, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033756; Cal. No. 20667
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of failing to offer counseling to one patient and failing to check the correct patient profile when dispensing a medication to another patient.

Eckerd Corporation #5835, Eckerd Corporation, P.O. Box 4689, Clearwater, FL 33758

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 023949; Cal. No. 20469
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of improper dispensing of controlled substances by employee pharmacists.

Donald William Fleming, East Amherst, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035385; Cal. No. 18140
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 5 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of erroneously dispensing refill prescriptions and holding for sale and selling a misbranded drug, in that the prescription medication found in the containers dispensed was not the medication set forth on the label of the container.

N.H. Meyer Drug, Inc., 10 Plattsburgh Plaza, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 017726; Cal. No. 20510
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of mislabeling two prescriptions.

John L. Meyer, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028523; Cal. No. 20509
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of mislabeling a prescription.

Howard Milbauer, Rye Brook, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 022841; Cal. No. 20968
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to allegations of dispensing schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances without valid prescriptions.

Larry Perlstein, Scottsdale, AZ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024031; Cal. No. 20781
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of dispensing Accutane instead of Accolate as prescribed.

Mark S. Stein, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026756; Cal. No. 20343
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having outdated drug stock, failing to maintain a current DEA inventory of controlled drugs, and failing to maintain the premises occupied by the pharmacy in a clean and orderly manner.

Lois Laura Vuoncino, Glenmont, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041197; Cal. No. 20025
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
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 the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

John Charles Wood, Central Square, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047147; Cal. No. 20682
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003 (see also June 2008)
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 the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.


Podiatry

Stanley John Zawada, Whitestone, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003845; Cal. No. 20566
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003 (see also March 1995)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of last 30 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $20,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of podiatry while his license was suspended; and did not contest the charge of permitting an unlicensed person to perform physical therapy, and submitting insurance claims with incorrect C.P.T. codes for podiatric treatment rendered.


Professional Engineering and Land Surveying

Douglas B. Woessner, Highpoint, NC

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 056810; Cal. No. 20484
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to properly supervise inspectors who were conducting controlled inspections under his supervision during the erection of a parking structure in Queens, New York between June 25, 1995 to February 6, 1996.


Public Accountancy

Edward M. Lieber, Merrick, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 034709; Cal. No. 20302
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 36 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of False Statements with Respect to Loan Applications, a felony.

Alfred C. Tuzzo, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 055683; Cal. No. 20657
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of submitting employer certification forms which reflect false dates of employment.


Respiratory Therapy

Lorn J. Ferguson, Rome, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 000808; Cal. No. 20632
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on his application for licensure.


Social Work

Robert J. Daly, Bay St. Louis, MS

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 032948; Cal. No. 20916
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of obtaining money from one of his social work patients for the purpose of aiding the patient in hiding the funds from the Social Security Administration, and not returning said funds to the patient although duly demanded.

James John D'Amato, Inverness, FL and West Babylon, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 004031; Cal. No. 20225
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Knowingly and Willfully Executing a Scheme and Artifice to Defraud Health Care Benefit Program, a felony.


Veterinary Medicine

Curtis P. Halstead, New Baltimore, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 007371; Cal. No. 20729
Regents Action Date: June 17, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing surgery that was not authorized by consent.


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Last Updated: October 17, 2012