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

Certified Public Accountancy - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Speech-Language Pathology - Veterinary Medicine

Certified Public Accountancy

Kenny Horng-Ching Du, Flushing, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 068913; Cal. No. 18283
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000 (see also September 1997)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny, a class B misdemeanor.


Chiropractic

Mark Edward Studin, Stony Brook, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003021; Cal. No. 17056
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension to be terminated earlier as set forth in consent order application, $10,000 fine, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to perform a proper differential diagnostic evaluation of a patient who was experiencing loss of leg mobility and numbness of the extremities as well as failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of said patient.


Dentistry

Jack W. Falsion, Brockport, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 023558; Cal. No. 18508
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to use scientifically accepted infection prevention techniques appropriate to dentistry for cleaning, sterilization, or disinfecting of instruments, devices, materials and work surfaces.

Terry Edward Grant, Hempstead, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042150; Cal. No. 18266
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000 (see also December 2008, March 2009 and November 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of filing false reports with insurance companies.

Marina Kipnis, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042510; Cal. No. 18280
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willfully making a false report.

Emmett Joseph Folgert, Massena, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 013776; Cal. No. 18282
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000 (see also March 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month suspension with leave to apply for early termination as set forth in consent order application - upon service of the two month period of suspension or early termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willfully verbally intimidating a patient and failing to maintain accurate patient records.


Nursing

Edward Lucker, Ray Brook, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221931; Cal. No. 18393
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000 (see also December 1994)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree, an unclassified misdemeanor, Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony and Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Joanne Morawski, Goshen, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 400023; Cal. No. 18559
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willful patient abuse.

Shereen Ophelia Otto, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216680; Cal. No. 17849
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Evelyn A. Greene a/k/a Evelyn A. Hughes, Tampa, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 287022; Cal. No. 16628
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000 (see also November 1995)
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 2 years to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of violating terms of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Judith Ann Woodard, Ticonderoga, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 383035; Cal. No. 17540
Regents Action Date: March 7, 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 charge of failing to stop an operation when alcohol was detected on a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Jamila Nurra-Uddin Ali, Freeport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 354787; Cal. No. 17551
Regents Action Date: March 7, 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 having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a class E misdemeanor, and Assault in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Elizabeth M. Vitale, Mastic Beach, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475840; Cal. No. 18047
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
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 telling a patient that he could self-administer a suppository after being told by the patient that he wanted the licensee to administer the suppository.

Ellen Marie Sheehan, Hudson Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 239988; Cal. No. 18118
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Unlawfully Receiving Public Assistance.

Ann T. Joyce, Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 126051; Cal. No. 18252
Regents Action Date: March 7, 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 charge of being drunk on duty while rendering nursing care to a child.

Jennifer A. Christie a/k/a Jennifer A. Salmon, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 209052, 425779; Cal. Nos. 18272, 18273
Regents Action Date: March 7, 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 charge of failing to verify that a patient was receiving the correct blood type.

Diana J. Manzi, Nedrow, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 157581; Cal. No. 18314
Regents Action Date: March 7, 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, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing medication administration and practice errors and maintaining inadequate records.

Kathleen Mary Rich a/k/a Kathleen M. Rich Zois, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 202584, 413088; Cal. Nos. 18349, 18348
Regents Action Date: March 7, 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 charge of failure to administer medication and a blood transfusion in accordance with the physician's order.

Alicia Ann Stewart, Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 457444; Cal. No. 18366
Regents Action Date: March 7, 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 charge of administering the wrong medication to four patients.

Rachal Arakal, Garnerville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 431446; Cal. No. 18415
Regents Action Date: March 7, 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 writing another nurse's initials on a medex which deleted a medication administration error.


Pharmacy

William Frederick Menz,Jamestown, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026694; Cal. No. 18299
Regents Action Date: March 7, 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 charges of having been convicted of a crime under the laws of another jurisdiction which if committed in New York would have constituted the crime of Criminal Conspiracy and filing a false report.


Physical Therapy

George G. Giovannone, Johnson, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 008512; Cal. No. 17991
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
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 delegating professional responsibilities to a person when the licensee delegating such responsibilities knew or had reason to know that such a person was not qualified, by training, by experience or by licensure, to perform such tasks.

George Giovannone Physical Therapy, P.C., 1219 Dolsontown Road, Middletown, NY 10940

Profession: Physical Therapy; Cal. No. 17992
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of delegating professional responsibilities to a person when the licensee delegating such responsibilities knew or had reason to know that such a person is not qualified, by training, by experience or by licensure, to perform such tasks.


Speech-Language Pathology

Roberta L. Carrubba, Belle Harbor, NY

Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 003907; Cal. No. 18387
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
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 submitting insurance claims for treatment rendered to two patients indicating more treatment than actually occurred.


Veterinary Medicine

Matthew David Long, Gloversville, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006153; Cal. No. 17178
Regents Action Date: March 7, 2000
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of allowing an unlicensed individual to routinely perform tasks that required licensure.


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Last Updated: February 23, 2011