Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
March 2007

Architecture - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Optometry - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Social Work

Architecture

David A. Graham, Yorktown Heights, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016976; Cal. No. 23225
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to comply with the directions of the State Board with regard to continuing education and of practicing while unregistered.


Dentistry

Frank A. Bosco, Ardsley, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037380; Cal. No. 23034
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that, in the course of treating a patient, he took an apical x-ray for use in treatment that was not of sufficient diagnostic quality, and that his patient record was deficient in that he failed to note said apical x-ray and was ambiguous in a record entry as to whether or not a bridge inserted in the patient’s mouth was a final bridge.

Feliciano Antonio Espaillat, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 048323; Cal. No. 22873
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 36 months suspension, execution of last 24 months of suspension stayed, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony, and unauthorized practice, a class E felony.

Enrique Guillen, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045832; Cal. No. 22776
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Unauthorized Practice, a class A misdemeanor.

J.D. Lawson, Skaneateles, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033514; Cal. No. 22482
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, pursue certain coursework as set forth in Regents Review Committee report, probation 3 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of filing false re-registration forms and employment applications.

Edward Ezra Levy, Forest Hills, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045812; Cal. No. 22637
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and Offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

Irlene Antunes Siegel, Mineola, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043252; Cal. No. 23118
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007 (see also December 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to remove the entire root of a tooth during an extraction, and using only panographic radiographs during several routine examinations of a patient's teeth.

Luz Marina Zelaya, New York, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 017217; Cal. No. 20839
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $3,000 fine, pursue certain coursework as set forth in Regents Review Committee report, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of Dental Hygiene beyond its scope.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Michael A. Ruditser, Merrick, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 059587; Cal. No. 22947
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension, thereafter 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Mail Fraud, a class D felony.


Massage Therapy

Kelly Anne Connolly, Rochester, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 010066; Cal. No. 23183
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when licensee returns to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in 2006 of Driving While Intoxicated.

Lokman Darmal, Bayside, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 013272; Cal. No. 23122
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class B misdeameanor.

Roy Paiva, Farmingdale, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 010870; Cal. No. 23086
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007 (see also April 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 3 years probation upon licensee’s return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class D felony.


Nursing

Nancy Arnold, Southold, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 240836; Cal. No. 23112
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon licensee’s return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of committing medication administration and documentation errors.

Sherry K. Carroll, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263689; Cal. No. 23227
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted. 
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to report seven criminal convictions on her application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse and of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Pauline Elizabeth George a/k/a Pauline Elizabeth Best, St. Albans, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 196256, 406712; Cal. Nos. 23099, 23100
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to keep an accurate count of all surgical implements during a surgical procedure.

Dale Hedberg, Breese, IL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 343875; Cal. No. 22329
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon licensee’s return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of having been convicted of failing to file a tax return in Illinois, a class 4 felony.

Brenda M. Hollenbeck a/k/a Brenda M. Kaner, Penn Yan, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 370125; Cal. No. 23150
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when licensee returns to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diversion of the controlled substance Dilaudid for self-administration.

Dorothy McPherson Humphrey, Durham, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 209338; Cal. No. 23236
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted. 
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

Aisha Montrina Jennings, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 252359; Cal. No. 23127
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to administer medications and to perform a glucose finger stick test.

Lorraine McFadden, Buffalo, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 251181; Cal. No. 23094
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 8 month stayed suspension, 12 months probation to commence upon licensee’s return to practice, 25 hours public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying a Business Record.

Antoinette Peruggia, Lindenhurst, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 498588; Cal. No. 23108
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to file and/or follow-up on accident reports, lab requisitions, assessments and government-required forms.

Todd Arthur Scott, North Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 212131, 436461; Cal. Nos. 23140, 23139
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing medication and documentation errors

Trudy Vosper a/k/a Trudy Zotto, Rocky Point, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 203509, 417484; Cal. Nos. 23117, 23116
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 100 hours public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.


Optometry

Gurpreet Leekha, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 006384; Cal. No. 23083
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when licensee returns to practice in the State of New York, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of prescribing an oral antibiotic for a patient whom he was treating for suspected chlamydial conjunctivitis.


Pharmacy

AC Northern LLC, 154-16 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 027294; Cal. No. 23053
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine, 2 years probation.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of dispensing prescription-required medication not pursuant to prescription or other legal authority.

All Health Pharmacy Corp., 118 Mott Street, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 025350; Cal. No. 23061
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine, 2 years probation.
Summary: Summary: Registrant did not contest charges failing to verify the authenticity of prescriptions ostensibly written by the same physician for a particular controlled substance for a number of patients; dispensing a controlled substance other than that which was prescribed; and dispensing the controlled drug cocaine to a physician without a prescription for said physician's office supply when registrant was not registered as a wholesaler in the State of New York.

Wei Loon Lee, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 044478; Cal. No. 23060
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to verify the authenticity of prescriptions ostensibly written by the same physician for a particular controlled substance for a number of patients; dispensing a controlled substance other than that which was prescribed; and dispensing the controlled drug cocaine to a physician without a prescription for said physician's office supply when the retail pharmacy at which the licensee worked was not registered as a wholesaler in the State of New York.

Christine K. Oare, Gloversville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028403; Cal. No. 22998
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice – upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence upon licensee’s return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of drinking alcohol during her scheduled shift.

Ki Julia Park, Tenafly, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041294; Cal. No. 23052
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of dispensing prescription-required medication not pursuant to prescription or other legal authority.


Physical Therapy

Lokman Darmal, Bayside, NY

Profession: Physical Therapy Assistant; Cert. No. 001875; Cal. No. 23123
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class B misdeameanor.

Edmund De Castro Oliveros, White Plains, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 015969; Cal. No. 22875
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 12 month suspension, execution of last 9 months of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of having been convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, a class D felony.


Social Work

Geanette Casandra Gabriel, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 067082; Cal. No. 23224
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Lydia A. Galarza, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 028060; Cal. No. 23023
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting false documentation ostensibly from a physician to cover work absences.


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