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

Architecture - Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Veterinary Medicine

Architecture

Gregg Thomas Wagner, Sunnyside, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 018687; Cal. No. 14509
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: $500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of placing his seal on plans not prepared by himself and failing to prepare and retain a written evaluation of the professional services represented by the plans.


Certified Social Work

Michael Gerrard, Westbury, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 020884; Cal. No. 12505
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994 (see also December 1999)
Action: 18 month suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed at which time probation for last 12 months.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of wilfully failing to register to practice as a certified social worker with the New York State Education Department.

Donald Andrew Schmitz, Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 035317; Cal. No. 13802
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to maintain a record that accurately reflected the treatment and evaluation of a client.


Chiropractic

Pierre Hinrich Thoden a/k/a Pierre H. Thoden, West Hempstead, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 005015; Cal. No. 12976
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of preparing and submitting erroneous physical examination reports.

Thomas A. Butti, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 002936; Cal. No. 13349
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994 (see also June 1999)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $6,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of seeking payment for services not provided and requesting that a patient misrepresent the services provided by licensee.

Thomas A. Butti, Chiropractor, P.C., 5 Seminary Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704

Profession: Chiropractic Corporation; Cal. No. 13350
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Professional corporation did not contest charges of seeking payment for services not provided and requesting that a patient misrepresent services provided.

Thomas Joseph Fitzgerald, Bronx, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 001892; Cal. No. 13785
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits to charges of billing for services not provided.

Lawrence Johnson, Mineola, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 002293; Cal. No. 14227
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of submitting claims for reimbursement indicating treatment was rendered to a patient when it was not on more than one occasion.


Dentistry

Harold D. Sobel, Las Vegas, NV and Great Neck, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033700; Cal. No. 10480
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Revocation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of unsuccessfully attempting to construct, fit and then correct construction of dentures; referring a patient for oral surgery when, in fact, surgery was not warranted, failing to maintain records on one occasion, improperly constructing upper bridges for a patient, prescribing medication for a patient and failing to maintain a record to indicate that he had prescribed the medication.

Hans Cesar, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 036985; Cal. No. 12145
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994 (see also July 16, 1999)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed at which time probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of submission of false insurance claim forms for a patient and using root canal procedure so poor in all its aspects that he, with respect to his entire technique, evidenced a lack of knowledge in the area of endodontics.

Anthony Cerrone, Hatboro, PA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 028639; Cal. No. 13526
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of incomplete root canal therapy, improper tooth restoration and inadequate record keeping.


Engineering and Land Surveying

James John Data, Greenwich, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 046507; Cal. No. 14409
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination upon successful completion of certain course work, upon service or termination of suspension, probation 2 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of violating terms of probation.


Nursing

Deidra D'Ann Hunter, White Plains, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 242848; Cal. No. 12133
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of last 9 months of suspension stayed at which time probation for said last 9 months, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having replied falsely to a question on a New York State Education Department registration form.

Steven Donald Messina, Pittsford, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 440771; Cal. No. 13946
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed at which time probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of a conviction of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified Misdemeanor.

Scott H. Potter, Middletown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 1946710; Cal. No. 13374
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making medication administration errors, a transcription error, and failing to count controlled substance medications.

Mim Hortense Julye-Dwyer, Cambria Heights, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 206278; Cal. No. 13533;
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to take any action to prevent or report a possible instance of child abuse on more than one occasion.

Melissa E. Goldman a/k/a Melissa E. Remz, Maspeth, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 380101; Cal. No. 13923
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year under various terms to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of wilfully abusing a patient.

Genevieve M. Rhone a/k/a Genevieve Mae Rhone, Carthage, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 437556, 156076; Cal. Nos. 13998, 13999
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making errors in administering medications on more than one occasion.

Veronica T. Young, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 198289; Cal. No. 14278
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed at which time probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony.

Stacy L. Coyne, Canandaigua, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 388928; Cal. No. 14333
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making medication administration errors.

Alice M. Dwyer, Troy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 042715; Cal. No. 14393
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of charting incorrect temperature recordings, charting incorrect blood pressure readings, charting incorrect foley intake and output readings, failing to calculate the amount of a controlled substance properly, falling asleep during her shift and failing to use a stethoscope when taking blood pressure readings.

Husna B. Latchman a/k/a Husna B. Ali, Orlando, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 14424, 14425; Cal. Nos. 14424, 14425
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year under various terms to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to advise a physician of the deteriorating neurological status of a patient and making a false statement in a registration application.

Randall Evans Sharlow, Massena, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226923; Cal. No. 14471
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing one medication administration error.

Marion L. Maio a/k/a Marion Louise Twist, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 080045, 251224; Cal. Nos. 14517, 14518
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making a medication error and failing to take appropriate action after becoming aware of the error.

Karen E. Shue, Oneida, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 244608; Cal. No. 14552
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of two convictions for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Patricia Maureen Conlin, Pittsford, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 438705; Cal. No. 14351
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that she indicated on a pre-placement health questionnaire that she did not have a problem with drug abuse and that she had not used illegal drugs although she had.

Donna S. Hair, St. Johnsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 106796; Cal. No. 14475
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of being convicted of Income Tax Evasion.


Pharmacy

Buena Vista Pharmacy, Inc., New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Reg. No. 012457; Cal. No. 14108
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994 (see also March 2003, May 2007, and January 2010)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted to charges of failing to properly handle and safeguard controlled substances.

Joseph Eli Samson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 019302; Cal. No. 14267
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing the wrong amount of a medication and failing to sign the computer log.

Ching-Ling Wei, Rego Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039670; Cal. No. 14408
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making a dispensing error.

Michael Edward Welsch, Rochester, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040746; Cal. No. 14458
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994 (see also September 2006)
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing a misbranded drug.

Donald L. Herzig, Potsdam, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 020267; Cal. No. 14474
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to properly indicate the directions for use of a medication dispensed.

Jack Zaharia, Cranberry, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 017571 Cal. No. 14222
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Attempted Unauthorized Practice.

Nicholas W. Lamparelli, Hernando, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 022197; Cal. No. 14452
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Knowingly or Purposely Possessing with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance.


Public Accountancy

Nerou Neil Cheng, c/o N. Cheng & Co. New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 044839; Cal. No. 14394
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of procedural and documentary errors in two audits.

Stanley Z. Blumenkrantz, New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 020637; Cal. No. 14398
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of documentary errors in three audits.

Joseph R. Nacca, c/o Nacca & Company, Rochester, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 038174; Cal. No. 14407
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failure to return client records.

Blumenkrantz & Zachary, C.P.A., P.C., New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountants; Reg. No. 01905; Cal. No. 14415
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Professional Corporation admitted to charges of documentary errors in three audits.

Craig Howard Frank, New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 053155; Cal. No. 14416
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine, probation 1 year under various terms to become effective and to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making documentary errors in three audits.

Edward J. Jarosz, Jr., West Seneca, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 035406; Cal. No. 14528
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted, $5,000 fine, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of convictions of Grand Larceny in the First Degree, a Class B Felony, and Filing a False New York State Income Tax Return, a Class E Felony.


Veterinary Medicine

Michael Earley Doty, Wellsville, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 001896; Cal. No. 14479
Regents Action Date: March 18, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Driving While Intoxicated.


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