Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
March 1996

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

Certified Social Work

Victor J. Santasero, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 019896; Cal. No. 15942
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Revocation, execution of revocation stayed, probation 3 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a charge of having a personal and sexual relationship with a patient.

William Francis Corcoran, Patchogue, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 031536; Cal. No. 15988;
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, following service of suspension, probation 3 years to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a charge of a conviction of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.

South Bay Counseling Services C.S.W., P.C.; 341 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772

Profession: Social Work; Cal. No. 15989
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a charge of knowingly receiving money from Medicaid to which it was not entitled, and professional misconduct for failure to maintain an accurate patient record.


Chiropractic

Arnold E. Kern, Livingston Manor, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003921; Cal. No. 14914
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found to have been convicted of committing Petit Larceny.

Elias Goldstein, Plantation, FL

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 002099; Cal. No. 13244
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: $2,500 fine, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest a charge of knowingly submitting false claims to an insurance company.


Dentistry

Allan Abraham Goodstein, Sag Harbor, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 028897; Cal. No. 14105
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996 (see also May 2004)
Action: $2,500 fine, required to pursue course work in certain area, 1 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination upon proof of successful completion of said course work - upon service or early termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of a violation of terms of probation from a prior admission of professional misconduct.

Joseph Volk, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041321; Cal. No. 14609
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996 (see also September 2008)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest a charge of erroneously billing an insurance fund for services not rendered.

Richard Copell, D.M.D., P.C., Old Westbury, NY

Profession: Dentist; Cal. No. 15327
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest a charge of failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Sheldon B. Estrin, Levittown, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 021443; Cal. No. 15921
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996 (see also July 2003)
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest to charges of directly billing a patient when he was required to accept dental policy provider payment as payment in full.


Professional Engineering and Land Surveying

Alan E. Fidellow, Yorktown Heights, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 052503; Cal. No. 15698
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a Federal conviction of Conspiracy to Commit Bribery.

Lawrence A. Pacanowski, Hamburg, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049737; Cal. No. 15862
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996 (see also November 10, 2000 and July 2002)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making a series of errors in a survey and for a conviction of Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Gary Dana Goldberg, Henderson, NV

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 050002; Cal. No. 14245
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Application too surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest to charges of fraudulently obtaining a New York State license by misrepresenting experiences and supervision on his licensure application.


Landscape Architecture

Arthur H. Mittelstaedt, Jr., Port Washington, NY

Profession: Landscape Architect; Lic. No. 000479; Cal. No. 15932
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of last 6 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of three counts of violating Federal Law for filing false tax returns.


Nursing

Michael Rebokis, Schenectady, NY, and Speakers, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic.No 394093; Cal. No. 13644
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of practicing nursing while ability was impaired.

Jeannette Brisco, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 074929; Cal. No. 14056
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996 (See also July 2007)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of failing to update patient's records and failure to administer patients' medications as prescribed.

Jose Pacheco, Jr., Bronx, NY, and Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 182522, 391511; Cal. Nos. 14578, 14579
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Suspension until successfully completes certain course of treatment - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to have been convicted of committing the Federal crime of Conspiracy to Commit Offense or to Defraud the United States.

Michele Ann Mottoshiski, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 205476; Cal. No. 14698
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Annul license.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of obtaining a license and practicing nursing fraudulently by not reporting convictions of three crimes, failure to prepare a patient for surgery, failure to record administration of medications, and failure to administer medications.

Michelle E. Brown, Adams, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 187890; Cal. No. 15302
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found to have been convicted of the crime of violating Public Health Law 12-b, a Misdemeanor

Lee Ann Mathis a/k/a Lee Ann Chopra a/k/a Lee Ann Novick, Pittsburgh, PA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 405704; Cal. No. 14312
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 5 year suspension.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of submitting false employment and licensure applications, and taking a Schedule V Controlled Substance from an employer's premises.

Joseph F. Caravaglio, Ithaca, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 143751, 349047; Cal. Nos. 14972, 14973
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a conviction for committing an act constituting a crime as a result of diverting controlled drugs for his own use.

Darlene Miller, Mattydale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 222158; Cal. No. 14990
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of not reporting a change of a patient's blood pressure to the head nurse, and verbally abusing two patients.

Cecilia Teresa Murphy a/k/a Cecilia Teresa Russell a/k/a Cecilia T. Murphy, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 171389, 436162; Cal. Nos. 15108, 15109
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996 (see also June 2002)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of two medication administration errors.

Leo Thomas Karr II, Elma, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 455363; Cal. No. 15230
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to being convicted of Sexual Misconduct, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Terrence E. Seunath, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 244567; Cal. No. 15295
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination after service of first six months of suspension if and when receives certain certification - upon service or termination of suspension, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of falsely representing himself as a certified registered nurse anesthetist in connection with seeking employment at two different facilities.

Jean M. Zyglis, Lancaster, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 180184, 383014; Cal. Nos. 15629, 15628
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Partial suspension in certain area until successfully completes certain course, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering a controlled substance to a patient without a physician's order on three different occasions with different patients.

Lisa Cox, Massena, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 125872; Cal. No. 15756
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a conviction of Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree.

Roberta Darlene Ellett, Dryden, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 083835; Cal. No. 15762
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a conviction of Insurance fraud in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony.

Judith G. Coleman, Rocky Point, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 349185; Cal. No. 15799
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of diverting a controlled substance by falsely representing on hospital records that the drug was being administered to patients.

Peter John Dietz, Babylon, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 379342; Cal. No. 15851
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996 (see also April 2000)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing two medication administration errors and failing to comply with a physician's order.

Pamela Flamm, Centerport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 171639; Cal. No. 15852
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of mislabeling of a blood specimen which resulted in a patient receiving blood cross-matched from another patient.

Kathy Lynn Chadderdon, West Henrietta, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 443668; Cal. No. 15905
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law, relating to controlled substances.

Donna Dietch Taylor, Cocoa Beach, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 074730; Cal. No. 15909
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Partial suspension in certain area until successfully completes specified coursework, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making medication administration and charting errors.

Kimberly Ann Norman, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 206132; Cal. No. 15910
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed, following service of the actual one month suspension, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest to charges of falsely indicating on a time card and on progress notes that she had visited a patient on two dates when the visits were not made.

Cindy Jean Kuhn, Wayland, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 410473; Cal. No. 15911
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making medication administration errors.

Bernice I. Raymond, Fulton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 115503; Cal. No. 15923
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing various medication administration errors and failing to properly care for an elderly patient.

Scott Douglas Beswick, Utica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 399642; Cal. No. 15948
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Probation currently serving under Order No. 14135 be terminated, 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a conviction of Driving While Intoxicated, and violation of probation.

Patricia A. Perrine, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 176430; Cal. No. 15996
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee does not contest to charges of failing to administer prescribed medication to patients in ten instances, over six days and for nine instances of incorrectly recording in patients' records that medications had been administered.


Pharmacy

Mahmood Alam Malik a/k/a Mahmood Malik, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038302; Cal. No. 15076
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996 (see also June 1997)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to have been convicted of committing Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree.

Halmor Trading Corporation d/b/a Kips Bay Super Drugs, 363 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 015356; Cal. No. 15358
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of being open for business on more than one occasion without a licensed pharmacist being present.

Robert Jay Waldinger, Syosset, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026879; Cal. No. 15857
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of an employee pharmacist selling a sample drug after licensee placed the sample drug in the stock of the pharmacy; holding for sale outdated and misbranded non-controlled drugs, holding for sale sample drugs, failure of dispensing pharmacists to sign daily computerized records of prescriptions, failing to have complete records for repacked substances, failing to conspicuously display the official price poster of drugs, and failing to possess the latest edition of the United States Pharmacopeia Dispensing information.

Midway Drugs, Inc., 822 Carman Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 014577; Cal. No. 15858
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: $1,000 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted to charges of: an employee pharmacist selling a sample drug; which was placed in the stock of the pharmacy by the supervising pharmacist; holding for sale outdated and misbranded non-controlled drugs, holding for sale sample drugs, failure to sign daily computerized records of prescriptions, failure to have complete records for repacking substances, failure to conspicuously display the official price poster of drugs, and failure to possess the latest edition of the United States Pharmacopeia Dispensing information.

Ghulam Muhammad, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029265; Cal. No. 15894
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted failure to comply with rules and regulations governing the practice of the profession of pharmacy.

BES Drugs Inc. d/b/a North Shore Apothecary, 272-78 Grand Central Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11005

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 017373; Cal. No. 15895
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failure to comply with rules and regulations governing the practice of the profession of pharmacy.

Stuart Bruce Sonnedecker, Madison, WI

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035598; Cal. No. 15821
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to a conviction of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree.


Podiatry

Frank Charles Dominelli, Huntington, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003403; Cal. No. 15931
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension to be followed by probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted being convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree.

Regina J. Haygood, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003932; Cal. No. 15976
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted being convicted of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree.


Certified Public Accountancy

James Francis Dorsey, Lancaster, SC

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 043069; Cal. No. 15128
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest to charges of failure to make necessary disclosures on a compilation or in the related footnotes.

Robert Nardone, Glen Head, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountancy; Lic. No. 043924; Cal. No. 15958
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months to commence upon service of the first 12 months of suspension, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of being convicted of a federal crime for aiding in the filing of a false Federal income tax return.

Arthur R. Venezia, Old Bethpage, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountancy; Lic. No. 037935; Cal. No. 15901
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of gross negligence as a result of making errors in an audit.


Veterinary Medicine

Gustave J. Schwabe, Laurens, NY

Profession: Veterinary Medicine; Lic. No. 005922; Cal. No. 13940
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of failing to date adequate post-operative X-rays and failing to give an adequate amount of medication to prevent infection.

Jack Bradford Dalton, Pittsboro, NC

Profession: Veterinary Medicine; Lic. No. 006663; Cal. No. 15885
Regents Action Date: March 13, 1996
Action: $1,000 fine, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest to charges of failing to properly perform the castration of a dog.


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