Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
June 1994

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

Chiropractic

Douglas W. Banker, Hopewell Junction, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 000693; Cal. No. 12415
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 6 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed at which time probation 6 months.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having failed to maintain records which accurately reflected his evaluation and treatment of a patient.


Dentistry

Jonathan Mark Kamen, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 029633; Cal. No. 13248
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of prescribing a medication to which he knew, or should have known, that the patient was allergic, and failing to keep accurate patient records.

Jonathan Mark Kamen, D.D.S., P.C., New York, NY

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 13492
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of prescribing a medication to which he knew, or should have known, that the patient was allergic, and failing to keep accurate patient records.

Samuel S. Hymowitz, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027562; Cal. No. 14195
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, probation 3 years under various terms, $50,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of submission of fraudulent insurance claim forms and negligent submission of insurance claim forms.

Henry Lieb Boriskin, Mahopac, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 023913; Cal. No. 14680
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994 (see also December 1997, June 1999 and April 2001)
Action: Partial suspension for not less than six months and until successfully complies with certain conditions, probation 2 years under various terms, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to fill a root canal to the apex, leaving two silver wires protruding through the surface of a tooth, filling two teeth leaving open contacts, failing to diagnose a patient's caries, and filling a tooth which was in need of root canal therapy.

Stanley Glickman, Hudson Falls, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 018873; Cal. No. 14270
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Edward K. Cassidy, Croton Falls, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 049583; Cal. No. 14522
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months under various terms, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of failure to supply information to the Internal Revenue Service.


Nursing

Howard Gustave Stolle a/k/a Howard Gustave Stolle, Jr., Riverhead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 212704, 436646; Cal. Nos. 13908, 13909
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Blanca Elena Baque, Richmond Hill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 393571, 160823; Cal. Nos. 13985, 13983
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of transcribing an incomplete order, failing to inform a patient's physician of an overly rapid IV infusion, permitting a nurse to administer an IV medication when there was no physician's order, administering an IV medication without ascertaining the rate of infusion, and failing to ensure that a patient be monitored during a 4-hour period.

Geraldine Monahan, Farmington, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 069666; Cal. No. 14220
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms if and when return to practice, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of having been convicted of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a Class D Felony.

Hem Lata Kalra, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 144618, 330011; Cal. Nos. 14298, 14299
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failure to administer CPR to a patient.

Ruby E. Benjamin, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos.117566, 292007; Cal. Nos. 14346, 14347
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Indefinite suspension until fit to practice - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of practicing the profession of nursing while ability to practice was impaired by mental disability.

Farkhanda Izhar Farooqi, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226862; Cal. No. 14384
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

Adrienne A. Malgioglio, Bellmore, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 104879; Cal. No. 14440
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to verify the quantity of Percodan she received from a hospital pharmacy and failing to account for the quantity of Percodan received.

Carol Ann Wright a/k/a Carol Tanzella Sweney, Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 065048; Cal. No. 14463
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Third Degree.

Karen Dora Duncombe, East Point, GA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 217830, 444454; Cal. Nos. 14556, 14557
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994 (see also July 16, 1999)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing five medication errors and/or omissions.

Paulette C. Thomas a/k/a Paulette Smith Thomas, Hudson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 117103, 294715; Cal. Nos. 14586, 14587
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee cannot successfully defend against charges of having been convicted of Issuing a Bad Check, a Class B Misdemeanor, and of failing to report the crimes on two registration applications.

Robert Bruce Johnson, Manhasset, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 308996; Cal. No. 14628
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms to commence if and when return to practice, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of inducing another registered professional nurse under his supervision to prepare and file reports of nursing supervisor visits which had not been made.

Carolyn T. Pearsall, Carmel, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 199737; Cal. No. 14658
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor.


Pharmacy

Matt M. Weinberg, West Hempstead, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032813; Cal. No. 12866
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $4,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of stealing prescription required drugs from the pharmacy and holding and offering misbranded drugs for sale.

DDJ Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Mega Medical Products 400 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 020425; Cal. No. 13654
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Pharmacy wholesaler was found guilty of charges of vacating the premises without surrendering the certificate of registration and without making appropriate arrangements for the disposal of prescription-required drugs.

Kausar Shamim, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030320; Cal. No. 13711
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree.

Postiglione Pharmacy, Inc., 147 Irving Avenue, Port Chester, NY;

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019201; Cal. No. 13754
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994 (see also February 2007)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Retail pharmacy did not contest charges of dispensing prescription-required drugs without legal authority, fraudulent billing, failing to identify outdated drugs appropriately, and having misbranded drugs in the stock of its pharmacy.

John Postiglione, Port Chester, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034890; Cal. No. 13755
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of fraudulent billing, failing to identify outdated drugs appropriately, and having misbranded drugs in the stock of a pharmacy under his supervision.

Stephen David Rafkin, Manorville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024650; Cal. No. 14481
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of selling an outdated drug and did not contest a charge of holding for sale outdated drugs.

Manor Park Pharmacy, Inc., 250 Moriches-Yaphank Road, Manorville, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019527; Cal. No. 14482
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: $500 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted to charges of selling an outdated drug and does not contest charges of holding for sale outdated drugs.

Burton Jay Soss, Melbourne, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026503; Cal. No. 14700
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of selling controlled drugs without first being furnished with a prescription.


Podiatry

Broadway Mall Podiatric Services, P.C.; The Corporation, 456 Broadway Mall, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Podiatry; Cal. No. 14642
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of ordering and performing excessive treatment on a patient.

Bay Shore Podiatric Services, P.C.; 456 Mid-Island Plaza, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Podiatry; Cal. No. 14643
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of ordering and performing excessive treatment on a patient.

Suffolk County Podiatric Services, P.C., 63 East Old Country Road, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Podiatry; Cal. No. 14645
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of ordering and performing excessive treatment on a patient.

South Shore Mall Podiatric Services, P.C., South Shore Mall, Area B4, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Podiatry; Cal. No. 14647;
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of ordering and performing excessive treatment on a patient.

Surgical Care Provider, D.P.M., P.C. a/k/a Lower Manhattan Podiatric Services, P.C., 63 Old Country Road, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Podiatry; Cal. No. 14648
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of ordering and performing excessive treatment on a patient.

Hicksville Podiatric Services, P.C., 456 Mid-Island Plaza, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Podiatry; Cal. No. 14649
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of ordering and performing excessive treatment on a patient.


Psychology

Angel Martinez-Urrutia, New York, NY

Profession: Psychology; Lic. No. 004907; Cal. No. 11172
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of physical contact of a sexual nature with a patient.

Richard Catullo, St. James, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 006574; Cal. No. 14014
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failure to maintain a patient record.


Public Accountancy

Julius A. Klausner, Scarsdale, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 043296; Cal. No. 12176
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994 (see also September 1997)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of last 9 months of suspension stayed at which time probation 9 months, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of failing to keep an audit appointment for a client and failing to reschedule, failing to take any actions subsequent to the missed appointment to represent his client, and failing to advise his client that he would not represent her at the audit. In addition, Licensee was found guilty of charges of erroneously preparing a client's 1987 Federal Income Tax Return and not producing the balance of his client's records which were needed for an audit until the Office of Professional Discipline requested his appearance at its office.

Max Felberbaum, Bayside, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 012186; Cal. No. 13845
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of Mail Fraud, Income Tax Evasion, and Conspiracy, all Felonies.


Social Work

Solomon L. Marin, New York, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 016904; Cal. No. 14538
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substances in the Seventh Degree.

Beverly Yvonne Browne-Daley, Hempstead, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 029497; Cal. No. 14602
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.


Veterinary Medicine

William Arthur White, Jr. a/k/a William White, East Norwich, NY

Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 001757; Cal. No. 14300
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having two convictions of Driving While Intoxicated, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

Mark Lerman, Monsey, NY

Profession: Veterinary Medicine; Lic. No. 002983; Cal. No. 14672
Regents Action Date: June 24, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of being found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law, relating to controlled substances.


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