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

Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Midwifery - Nursing - Optometry - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy

Architecture

Alvah Breitweiser, Fort Meyers, FL

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016609; Cal. No. 21542
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing an act constituting the crime of Bank Fraud, a felony, under Federal Law.

Michael Fitzpatrick, Columbus, OH

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 018821; Cal. No. 21375
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Ohio (signing and sealing plans prepared by another without preparing his own evaluation and written report).


Chiropractic

James Charles Garofalo a/k/a James C. Garofalo, Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003265; Cal. No. 20934
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of the following crimes: two counts of Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax, a felony; Willful Failure to File Return, a felony; and four counts of Fraud and False Statements, a felony.


Dentistry

Roben Brookhim, Elizabeth, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 039050; Cal. No. 21399
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, thereafter probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of another state based upon an act, which, if committed in New York State, would constitute practicing the profession of dentistry fraudulently (submission of false insurance claims and falsification of patient records).

Attilius Cheng, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041222; Cal. No. 20110
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also June 2008)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $2,500 fine, partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of grossly negligent failure to comply with the New York State law and regulations requiring completion of forty-five (45) hours of continuing professional education.

Allan Abraham Goodstein, Sag Harbor, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 028897; Cal. No. 19351
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also March 1996)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension to be terminated sooner, but in no event before service of the first year and until terminated as set forth in consent order application, thereafter probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to have a written treatment plan; placing posterior composites, which were contraindicated by the patient's condition; replacing serviceable amalgams with posterior composites that failed; and inserting a crown that was ill-fitting and over-contoured.

Daniel Howard Miller, Melville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 029551; Cal. No. 21204
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record for a patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Paul David Solomon, East Stroudsburg, PA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 023836; Cal. No. 20524
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also April 1997)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to maintain accurate records; failing to fully inform patients of treatment; and failing to take x-rays.

Sheldon J. Stern, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038210; Cal. No. 20742
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $4,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to discover that he failed to remove the roots of two teeth when extracting said teeth from an elderly patient; failing to maintain x-rays of said patient's teeth; and failing to use proper infection control techniques in his dentistry practice.

Neil R. Woods, Senerna, MD

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 029608; Cal. No. 21396
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being found guilty by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners of professional misconduct (submitting a claim for work not completed, overcharging a patient, performing work not authorized, and over-billing insurers).


Engineering and Land Surveying

Nicholas Joseph Casselano, Rego Park, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 056964; Cal. No. 21483
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing on three separate occasions to prepare and maintain, for at least six years, written evaluations of plans and specifications that were signed and sealed by him, but not prepared by him or an employee, under his direct supervision.


Midwifery

Rita E. Daley, Troy, NY

Profession: Midwife; Lic. No. 000534; Cal. No. 21208
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than 3 years and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, the aforesaid penalty to supercede the current penalty in effect in Commissioner's Order No. 19207.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.


Nursing

Joann Marie Blair, Troy, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 415073; Cal. No. 21284
Regents Action Date: May 18, 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 committing documentation and medication errors.

Andrea Bob, Middle Village, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 252268, 501986; Cal. Nos. 21358, 21359
Regents Action Date: May 18, 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 transfusing blood into the wrong patient.

Angela F. Brancato, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 085586, 241252; Cal. Nos. 21061, 21059
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of knowingly submitting a false medical form required for her employment, stating in that form the results of a medical examination of her, which was never done.

Shelby J. Carroll, Willard, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249005; Cal. No. 20787
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed except for actual suspension in certain area hereafter indicated, probation 2 years, $750 fine, suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of one count of driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, and one count of driving while intoxicated, a class E felony; and admitted to the charge of failing to administer, on two different days, an ordered medication to a patient in her care.

Michael Mark Carter, Malone, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270228; Cal. No. 21259
Regents Action Date: May 18, 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 two counts of Unlawfully Dealing With a Child in the 1st Degree.

Kellie A. Corcoran a/k/a Kellie Anne Moran, West Monroe, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 173835, 395824; Cal. Nos. 19999, 19998
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud a Financial Institution, a felony.

Kevin T. Cummings, St. Johnsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254133; Cal. No. 19832
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of not administering medications to patients and of failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

George Dagis, Saugerties, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Lic. No. 454043, Cert. No. 332269; Cal. Nos. 20631, 20630
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also July 1997)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 3 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing while his ability was impaired by alcohol, of self prescribing controlled substances, and prescribing controlled substances to a patient in excess.

Rita E. Daley, Troy, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 318162; Cal. No. 21207
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also July 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than 3 years and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Nancy A. Denofio, Ballston Spa, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 380720; Cal. No. 21285
Regents Action Date: May 18, 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 improperly counting instruments in the operating room.

Joseph W. English II, Lakeland, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234918; Cal. No. 20935
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of the following crimes: Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; Forgery in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Linda Gallagher Farrell, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 074838; Cal. No. 21437
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree.

Marie Lucie Fleurimond, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 217529; Cal. No. 19228
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also September 2006)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently as a licensed practical nurse, based on the claimed education in her application for licensure as a registered nurse.

Julia Adina George-Sheriffe, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 436468; Cal. No. 21195
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (See also June 2007 and April 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of signing out Demerol on the narcotics sheets and failing to record said administration in the medication administration record and failing to administer a medication in accordance with a physician's order.

Marie Hanna, Hauppauge, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Lic. No. 236962, Cert. No. 420408; Cal. Nos. 21307, 21308
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, complete certain course, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of disclosing confidential information without authorization to do so.

Susan T. Harabedian, Syosset, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 185374, 390365; Cal. Nos. 21292, 21321
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Kathleen Haran, Freeport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 213889; Cal. No. 21319
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, on two occasions, arranging for her daughter to have an epidural administered in a Labor and Delivery room when there was no nursing staff or other assistant present to help the anesthesiologist.

Patricia G. Hegarty, Lindenhurst, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 250464; Cal. No. 21290
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Yvonne Jackson, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 098189; Cal. No. 21377
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of simple possession of a controlled substance.

Jocelyne Louis, North Woodmere, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208444, 500913; Cal. Nos. 18615, 18327
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also November 1999)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: L.P.N. license: 2 year suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, $2,500 fine; R.N. license: Annul license.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having obtained her license to practice as a registered professional nurse fraudulently and of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently as a licensed practical nurse, based on the claimed education in her application for licensure as a registered nurse.

Myra L. Machmer, Lanse, PA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 476770; Cal. No. 21397
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being found guilty by the Florida Board of Nursing of professional misconduct (prepared wrong foot for surgical procedure).

Gail J. MacWilliams, Newark, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 372446; Cal. No. 21370
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to include in the patient record the vital signs of two patients and information regarding the physical condition of a third patient; and administering a treatment that was not authorized by the patient's physician.

Althea Marriott, Laurelton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 531566; Cal. No. 21314
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, while acting as the required witness to a blood transfusion, failing to ensure that the blood was correctly cross-matched to the patient by failing to check the name on the label for the blood with the name on the patient's wristband.

Maliki F. Massie, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 185973; Cal. No. 21231
Regents Action Date: May 18, 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 of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree.

Leslie A. Mayo, Watervliet, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 155685; Cal. No. 21269
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (See also December 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to administer medications.

Leah Mae McCurdy, Branchport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200480; Cal. No. 21340
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, following termination of suspension, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that prior to the prescribed administration time for the medication of several patients, she recorded on each patient's medication administration record that said medication had been administered and when the prescribed time for the administration came, she wasted the medications because she forgot that she had pre-charted the administrations and thought that she had already administered the medications.

Deveka Montalvo, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 489410; Cal. No. 21291
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting duplicate copies of nursing notes and vouchers that contained different information for the same patients, as well as different patient signatures from those on file.

Barbara A. Panico, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 328635; Cal. No. 20151
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also November 1995)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of: forging the initials of a co-worker as a witness of the wasting of a controlled substance; wasting medications without obtaining the countersignature of a witness; administering two tablets of the medication Lortab, in spite of the physician's order for the patient in question, which only called for the administration of one tablet; failing to account for seven missing dosage units of Lortab; failing to record a dosage of medication in the MEDEX form used in the facility where she worked; signing out two tablets of Lortab for a patient under her care, although the patient's order called for the administration of only one tablet; documenting the administration of more controlled substances to a patient than the patient actually received; having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; making a false statement on her May 1998 application for license and registration by answering "no" to the questions regarding whether she had been charged with or convicted of a crime; and willfully making or filing a false report.

Kellie L. Parsons, Phoenix, AZ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216743; Cal. No. 20710
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also November 1998)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Violation of probation - Revocation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of and was found guilty at a Direct Referral Hearing of violating the terms of probation stated in NYS Education Department Commissioner's Order #16818.

Milton Winston Piper, Yorktown Heights, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 211880; Cal. No. 21229
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, following termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to check the blood-sugar level of a diabetic patient before administering insulin and then administering insulin despite being aware of a recently documented low blood-sugar level.

Mary Autumn Poleto, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 134988; Cal. No. 20777
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of committing the following crimes: three counts of Attempted Petit Larceny, a class B misdemeanor; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor; 4 counts of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor and Forgery in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and Forgery in the 2nd degree, a class A felony.

Marion G. Reiners a/k/a Marion Moore a/k/a Marion Bruzzi, Syosset, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 112486; Cal. No. 21201
Regents Action Date: May 18, 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 acts constituting crimes under New York State law and to willfully filing a false report.

Rodney Warren Roach, Massena, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 092945; Cal. No. 21100
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Arson in the 3rd Degree.

Beth M. Snyder, Blasdell, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 144537; Cal. No. 21224
Regents Action Date: May 18, 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 to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting medication for her own use.

Julita N. Walter a/k/a Julita D. Namoc, Vallejo, CA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 182386, 386135; Cal. Nos. 21535, 21536
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty by the California Board of Registered Nursing of professional misconduct based on failure to report and record an incident concerning a patient's IV infusion.

Kevin Bruce Wolfe, Auburn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 447724; Cal. No. 20675
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004 (see also December 1999)
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, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing treatment and documentation errors.


Optometry

William B. Goodrich, Valatie, NY

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 004734; Cal. No. 21212
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of delegating responsibilities to a person who was not licensed to practice optometry in New York State.


Pharmacy

Country Village Pharmacy, Inc., 242 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 010285; Cal. No. 21244
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of willfully violating pharmacy rules and regulations, to wit: holding numerous misbranded and outdated drugs in the active pharmacy stock including overfills, professional samples, and outdates; and failing to complete a current biennial inventory of controlled drugs.

Steven Charles Dershowitz, Bronx, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028461; Cal. No. 21309
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of two dispensing errors.

Michael F. Dooley, East Syracuse, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039517; Cal. No. 21383
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree.

Joseph Goldstein, Scarsdale, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023007; Cal. No. 21184
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Paying Medicare Kickbacks, and Subscribing to False Corporate Income Tax Returns, both Federal felonies.

Nicholas Francis Guarino, Menhoopany, PA

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033643; Cal. No. 21436
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud; Wire Fraud; Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud; Conspiracy to Transport and Distribute Explosive Materials in Interstate Commerce.

Amy Marie Hoag, Mamaroneck, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043146; Cal. No. 21018
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of selling a misbranded drug by dispensing the prescription-required, non-controlled drug Labetatol with a label stating it was the prescription-required, non-controlled drug Lamictal.

Thomas Patrick Mulhern, Jr., Massapequa Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034850; Cal. No. 21203
Regents Action Date: May 18, 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 filling a patient's prescription with the wrong medication and thereby causing the patient harm.


Physical Therapy

Herbert Henry Doerr, Pleasantville, NY

Profession: Physical Therapy; Lic. No. 009687; Cal. No. 21346
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of entering the name of another physical therapist in the treatment record of each of several patients as an additional treating therapist when he knew that he was the only physical therapist who had treated these patients.

Debora D. Gosch, Fulton, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 005475; Cal. No. 21529
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application to surrender certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of making false entries on facility records and failing to maintain accurate patient records.


Public Accountancy

Aaron Joseph Chaitovsky, Plainview, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 051074; Cal. No. 21339
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to refer, in an audit opinion, to the work of another auditor who had prepared a substantial part of the work papers that served as the basis for the audit opinion.

Robert Henry Glass, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 026207; Cal. No. 21336
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to note that an audit opinion did not refer to the work of another auditor who had prepared a substantial part of the work papers that served as the basis for the audit opinion.

Anthony G. Pirro, Scarsdale, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 043587; Cal. No. 20798
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of one count of Conspiracy to Commit Tax Evasion and Fraud, a felony; four counts of Tax Evasion, a felony; and eighteen counts of Tax Fraud, a felony.

Michael D. Watson, River Edge, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 045477; Cal. No. 21335
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, following termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, as the concurring partner on each of two separate audits of the financial statements of an entity, agreeing with the audit team's erroneous conclusion that aspects of the said financial statements were in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Gregory Michael Woods, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 053482; Cal. No. 21274
Regents Action Date: May 18, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.


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