Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
March 2004

Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Veterinary Medicine

Architecture

S.P. Papadatos Associates, P.C. a/k/a Steven P. Papadatos Associates, P.C. a/k/a Papadatos Associates, P.C., 305 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017

Profession: Architecture; Cal. No. 20771
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation for last 23 months.
Summary: Respondent was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Bribery in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

William Soehl, Shirley, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 012393; Cal. No. 21188
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of signing and sealing plans prepared by another individual without preparing his own evaluation and written report.


Chiropractic

Herbert D. Sussman, Auburn, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 008683; Cal. No. 21076
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness.


Dentistry

Vadim Skorupko, San Francisco, CA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 048535; Cal. No. 21443
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Welfare and Institution Code violations and Grand Theft, felonies.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Douglas Calvin Lane, Keyport, NJ

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 073324; Cal. No. 21211
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Facilitation in the 4th Degree.


Massage Therapy

Drew Gandley, Montauk, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 006880; Cal. No. 21310
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004 (see also July 2002)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession while his license was suspended.

Mildred Horosh, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 007918; Cal. No. 21329
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing beyond the scope of the profession by performing colonic irrigations.


Nursing

Megan M. Alverio a/k/a Megan M. Bailey, Williamsville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 465316; Cal. No. 21233
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Adulteration of a Drug and admitted to the charge of willfully failing to comply with substantial provisions of Federal and State Laws governing the nursing profession.

Carolyn Bacha, Old Tappan, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 308493; Cal. No. 21384
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 found guilty by the New Jersey State Board for Nursing of professional misconduct.

Roxanne Erica Bowen, Far Rockaway, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 433282; Cal. No. 21194
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 failing to administer two medications to a patient.

Glen Dale Brady, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 231182; Cal. No. 21218
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 failing to maintain an accurate record.

Yvonne Fitzpatrick, Wyandanch, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 221098, 490866; Cal. Nos. 20648, 20649
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 sleeping on duty while providing nursing services to a ventilator dependent patient.

Bettie L. Gilmore, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 105545; Cal. No. 21116
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing patient medication errors consisting of charting the wrong dosage, failing to administer prescribed medication, administering medication without a physician order, and on two separate occasions, administering medication to the wrong patient.

Rosemary Damico Jeffers, Ballston Spa, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 158694; Cal. No. 21214
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 caring for a patient with symptoms of diabetic crisis and failing to monitor the patient's blood sugar or to monitor the progression of symptoms.

Karen Madden a/k/a Karen Quigley a/k/a Karen Ann McGlynn, Islip Terrace, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 155713, 411528; Cal. Nos. 21228, 21165
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004 (see also February 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than six 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 the charge of diverting two 100mg Demerol tubex injections from her employing hospital for her own use, thereby violating a condition of probation imposed upon her by Order No. 20338, issued by the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions, dated February 11, 2003, requiring her to remain drug-free.

Lindon Morrison, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 251139; Cal. No. 20689
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree, a class D felony.

Kathleen Marie Nolan-Mathews, Purling, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 511075; Cal. No. 21215
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 transcribing a physician's order incorrectly and committing a medication error.

Christopher A. Rem, Clifton Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 431087; Cal. No. 21082
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004 (see also December 2002)
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 failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Pamela Richter, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 214285; Cal. No. 21164
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 found guilty by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of another state of administering food and fluids to a patient when there was an order for the patient not to receive food or fluids, being found guilty of misconduct in Florida, and failing to disclose on a re-registration the findings of misconduct in Florida.

Patricia Sciorio, Phoenix, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 267047; Cal. No. 21362
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Arizona Board of Nursing.

Michael Lynn Smalt, Wayland, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 392664; Cal. No. 21353
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting Demerol from hospital stock for his own use.

Michael Felix Truskolaski, Corning, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 487444; Cal. No. 21337
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting controlled substances for personal use from two health care facilities.

Jean Ventrone, Tucson, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 345931; Cal. No. 21361
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Arizona Board of Nursing.

Roxanne Marie Wall, Gowanda, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 465217; Cal. No. 21138
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 that while employed as a registered nurse at a hospital, she was dependent on Ultram, a narcotic.


Pharmacy

Marybeth Campbell, Fairport, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036271; Cal. No. 21209
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of dispensing the wrong drug.


Physical Therapy

Bernadette Marsiglia, Owings Mills, MD

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 023132; Cal. No. 21352
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.


Public Accountancy

Keith H. Frantz, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 045826; Cal. No. 21273
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to obtain from management the required written representations during the course of one audit; failing to perform the required audit procedures concerning litigation, claims and assessments; and failing to follow other audit procedures required by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for audits of this type.

Lance Harrison, Fort Lee, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 034293; Cal. No. 21363
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Mail Fraud and Federal Income Tax Evasion, both felonies.


Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Jeffrey A. Katz, Elmira, NY

Profession: Audiologist; Lic. No. 000391; Cal. No. 21258
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004 (see also February 2002)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession while his license was suspended.


Social Work

George Brown, New York, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 008393; Cal. No. 20746
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Vastie Raquel Ferraro, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 054572; Cal. No. 20831
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol.

Francy Thomson, Cooper City, FL

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 028335; Cal. No. 21385
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
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 False, Fictitious or Fraudulent Claims, a class D felony.


Veterinary Medicine

Frank Liguori, Lindenhurst, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 005825; Cal. No. 21187
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

James Richard O'Connor, Jr., Washingtonville, NY and Campbell Hall, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003052; Cal. No. 20546
Regents Action Date: March 23, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.


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Last Updated: October 14, 2009