Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
March 1997

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Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Professional Engineering and Land Surveying - Psychology - Public Accountancy

Certified Social Work

Daniel G. McNichol, Sarasota, FL

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 030360; Cal. No.15813
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action: Revocation
Summary:Licensee was found guilty of charges of violating terms of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Yvonne Brown, Rockville Centre, NY

Profession:Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 032795; Cal. No. 16450
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Conspiracy to Commit Medicaid Fraud.


Chiropractic

Anna Marie Smith, Farmingville, NY

Profession:Chiropractic; Lic. No. 005010; Cal. No. 15741
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of negligent billing errors.


Dentistry

Monica Marie Smith, Syracuse, NY.

Profession:Dental Hygiene; Lic. No. 019132; Cal. No. 15933
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action: Suspension until successfully participates in a course of treatment. Upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Alexander Dennis Miller, Brooklyn, NY

Profession:Dentistry; Lic. No. 029668; Cal. No. 15598
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:3 month suspension. Upon service of 3 month suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of delegating professional responsibilities to unlicensed individuals, submitting insurance claim forms for services ostensibly rendered on particular dates which were not rendered, and signing blank prescriptions to be completed by unlicensed individuals.

Alexander Dennis Miller, D.D.S., P.C., Brooklyn, NY

Profession:Dentistry; Cal. No. 15599
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action: $15,000 fine.
Summary:Professional Corporation admitted to charges of delegating professional responsibilities to unlicensed individuals, submitting insurance claim forms for services ostensibly rendered on particular dates which were not rendered, and signing blank prescriptions to be completed by unlicensed individuals.

Jack Irwin, Brooklyn, NY

Profession:Dentistry; Lic. No. 033918; Cal. No. 15748
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of billing for services not rendered.

Allan A. Goodstein, Sag Harbor, NY

Profession:Dentistry; Lic. No. 028897; Cal. No. 16400
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997 (see also March 1996)
Action:$5,000 fine, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to maintain an accurate patient record.


Nursing

Marion L. Thomas, Albany, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 145748; Cal. No. 14243
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary:Licensee was found guilty of charges of committing medication administration and charting errors.

Beth Lauren Levine, Merrick, NY

Profession:Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 440227; Cal. No. 14499
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action: No penalty imposed.
Summary:Licensee was found guilty of charges of a medication administration error.

Jerry Wayne Ruckhaber, Binghamton, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 164815. 413138; Cal. Nos. 14543, 14545
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:Revocation.
Summary:Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of two counts of Rape in the Third Degree, a Class E Felony, and medication administration errors.

Deborah Lynne French, Henderson, NV., Hamilton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 101459; Cal. No. 14905
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action: Revocation.
Summary:Licensee was found guilty of charges of intentionally diverting and self-administering controlled substances.

Joan Arnold, Yonkers, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 106941; Cal. No. 15023
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:Revocation.
Summary:Licensee was found guilty of charges of violating terms of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Kathleen Denise Murphy-Munn a/k/a Kathleen Denise Murphy ; Brooklyn, NY, Sound Beach, NY, Rocky Point, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 159598, 360672; Cal. Nos. 15063, 15064
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:Revocation.
Summary:Licensee was found guilty of charges of violating terms of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Frank William Schwalbach a/k/a Frank W. Schwalbach, Kings Park, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 222597; Cal. No. 16062
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:Suspension, for a period of not less than 3 months and until successfully participates in a course of treatment; upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law relating to controlled substances.

Eleanor Nebolini, Schenectady, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 076322; Cal. No. 14171
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of committing two documentation errors at two different facilities.

Elaine A Benson, Salem, NY

Profession:Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 236249; Cal. No. 14563
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to utilize a stethoscope to assess the respiratory function of a minor, ventilator-dependent patient after suctioning tracheal secretions from the patient and of initiating chest compressions on the patient without having first obtained an airway.

Olga May Grant a/k/a Olga May Haughton a/k/a Olga May Shelley, Uniondale, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 172848, 390160; Cal. Nos. 14997, 14998
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering Lasix and a unit of blood to a patient without a Physician's order.

Terese Mary Consigliere a/k/a Terese M. Rockefeller; Coram, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 142470, 331603; Cal. Nos. 15645, 15646
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of signing a blood transfusion form indicating that she had checked the blood bank tag with the patient's wristband, when she had not checked the patient's wristband.

Sunhae Yae, Rego Park, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 212435, 431821; Cal. Nos. 15771, 15772
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of administering the wrong concentration of oxygen to a patient, and failing to document a patient's blood pressure in a timely manner.

Renee F. Ragone a/k/a Frances Renee Duval, Schenectady, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 140903, 358870; Cal. Nos. 15814, 15815
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in Violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law relating to controlled substances.

Arah P. Pigott, Brooklyn, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 178230, 391755; Cal. Nos. 16001, 16002
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of indicating on a Nursing Visit Report that she had visited the home of, and provided home care to, a patient, when she had not.

Doris Healy Clarke, Syracuse, NY

Profession:Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 378823; Cal. No. 16227
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997 (see also March 1995)
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary:Licensee did not contest charges of making medication administration errors.

Joyce Marie Ipsaro, Rochester, NY

Profession:Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 390436; Cal. No. 16396
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted twice for Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree.

Barbara Ladue Easterbrooks, Crystal River, FL

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 066016, 444403; Cal. Nos. 16398, 16399
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of committing three medication administration errors.

Renata Levitsky a/k/a Renata Levitskaya, Brooklyn, NY

Profession:Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 445844; Cal. No. 16414
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary:Licensee did not contest charges of administering to a patient a unit of blood which had been cross-matched for a different patient.

Georgia Pooley, Buffalo, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 139009; Cal. No. 16438
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:Censure and Reprimand, $250 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of one medication administration error and one error involving the care of a home care patient.

Robert Fredrick Jewell, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession:Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 467484; Cal. No. 16474
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Christie A. Krycia Blank a/k/a Christie Ann Krycia, Lakeview, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 174786, 380358; Cal. Nos. 16480, 16014
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of permitting an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license.

Diane S. Dilapi, Oswego, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 114566; Cal. No. 16515
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of failure to administer medications in accordance with a physician's orders.

Susan E. Bowman, Elmira, NY

Profession:Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 110151; Cal. No. 16522
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:Indefinite suspension for not less than six months, until terminated as set forth in consent order application; upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of verbal and physical abuse of patients.


Pharmacy

Geoffrey Elston Hill, Snyder, NY

Profession:Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032999; Cal. No. 16321
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of making dispensing errors.

Lonnie D. Carter, Buffalo, NY

Profession:Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031535; Cal. No. 16550
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:Application to surrender license granted.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of failing to keep accurate records with regard to controlled substances.

Kenneth Robert Warren, Ithaca, NY

Profession:Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039663; Cal. No. 16468
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997 (see also April 1997)
Action:Application for summary suspension of respondent's license to practice as a pharmacist in the State of New York be granted.


Physical Therapy

Peter A. Chidichimo, Lake Grove, NY

Profession:Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 006763; Cal. No. 13694
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary:Licensee was found guilty of charges of inappropriate physical contact with two patients.

Roy N. Ostrander, Geneva, NY

Profession:Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 008363; Cal. No. 16380
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:$1,000 fine, 50 hours of public service, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of providing inappropriate treatment to patients in that the treatment was not in accordance with directives contained in physicians' referrals.


Professional Engineering and Land Surveying

Frederick L. Brown, Jr., Niagara Falls, NY

Profession:Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 066001; Cal. No. 15549
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:Application to surrender license granted, $5,000 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Soliciting a Bribe.


Psychology

Ralph J. Wise a/k/a Ralph Wise, Middletown, NY

Profession:Psychologist; Lic. No. 004884; Cal. No. 16326
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:Revocation
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class E Felony, and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony.


Public Accountancy

Robert W. Postgate, Rochester, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 027543; Cal. No. 16506
Regents Action Date: March 11, 1997
Action:2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified Misdemeanor.


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