Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
May 2005

Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Optometry - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology -Public AccountancySocial Work - Veterinary Medicine

Chiropractic

Christopher Lee Allen, Holyoke, MA

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 004890; Cal. No. 22099
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors.

Michael Benjamin Wald, Mount Kisco, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 006632; Cal. No. 21971
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of administering vitamin therapy intravenously while treating each of two patients.


Dentistry

Thomas Iovino, Massapequa, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037733; Cal. No. 21625
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also July 2001 and June 2011)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension for at least 1 year and until terminated as set forth in Regents Review Committee report – upon termination of suspension, probation 5 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree.

John G. McIntyre, Jr., Philadelphia, PA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040202; Cal. No. 22204
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges that his license to practice dentistry in New Jersey was disciplined for failing to respond to the New Jersey Board of Dentistry’s request for records of patients in connection with said board’s investigation of complaints made by said patients; that he practiced dentistry while his New Jersey license was suspended; and that he entered into a consent order with the New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor in connection with his dental practice. Additionally, licensee admitted that his license to practice dentistry in Pennsylvania was disciplined based upon allegations that he practiced dentistry after his license to practice had expired; that he failed to respond to the Pennsylvania board’s order to show cause; and that he continued to practice dentistry after his license to practice dentistry was suspended.

Sanford L. Mendelsohn, D.D.S., P.C., 446 Route 304, Bardonia, NY 10954

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 21857
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charges that it: a) inserted a crown on each of two teeth when it was not appropriate to do so due to the compromised bone support and overall unhealthy bone condition of these teeth; and b) overcut and overzealously removed healthy tooth material in gaining access to the pulp canals of another tooth.

Sanford Leonard Mendelsohn, Bardonia, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027648; Cal. No. 21856
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also January 2007)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges that he: a) inserted a crown on each of two teeth when it was not appropriate to do so due to the compromised bone support and overall unhealthy bone condition of these teeth; and b) overcut and overzealously removed healthy tooth material in gaining access to the pulp canals of another tooth.

James Edward Murphy, Niverville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027952; Cal. No. 21144
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny, of placing a permanent filling on an abscessed tooth, of performing an inadequate root canal, and of doing an improper extraction.

Howard Pittel, Rockville Centre, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 021183; Cal. No. 21862
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of permitting an office assistant to apply Hydrogel cream and Lidocaine patches on patients and of failing to write the name of the correct user on a schedule II prescription.

Sheldon Rintel, Forest Hills, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 303219; Cal. No. 21899
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest that on two occasions he provided orthodontic treatment to two children and failed to develop an adequate treatment plan, including a palatal expander.

Robert Anthony Villanova, Farmington, CT

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027801; Cal. No. 21999
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of dentistry with negligence on more than one occasion.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Roland Scott Draper, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 059264; Cal. No. 21989
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of being convicted of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition, a class E felony.

Ronald Staub, Webster, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 044621; Cal. No. 21355
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also July 2007)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of negligently naming a re-dated five-year-old survey map as an “Instrument Survey Map” and failing to take and/or maintain adequate field notes.


Massage Therapy

David Holmes, East Hampton, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 002796; Cal. No. 20941
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of willfully failing to register while practicing the profession of massage therapy; massaging a client who was improperly draped; and failing to maintain records of massage patients, which accurately reflected the evaluation, and treatment of the patients.

Mark A. Hunter, Cranberry Lake, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 011115; Cal. No. 22007
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of immoral conduct by improper draping.


Nursing

Brian Kirk Anderson a/k/a Brian K. Anderson, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 239201, 496408; Cal. Nos. 21930, 21931
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of discontinuing orders without authorization and ordering a test after the order had been discontinued.

Sharon Barraga a/k/a Sharon Ackerman, Brentwood, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 121574; Cal. No. 21157
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing for the time period of July 21, 1993 to September 14, 1993 as a licensed practical nurse in New York while her ability to practice was impaired as a result of a head injury received in a car accident on July 20, 1993.

William J. Barry, Middlesex, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 080369; Cal. No. 22021
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Alan J. Baum, Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 157897; Cal. No. 22149
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing several medication errors.

Jacquina Mary Beahan, Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 476149; Cal. No. 22117
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree.

Deborah Anne Berg, Cicero, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 217015, 438926; Cal. Nos. 21953, 21954
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of documentation and medication errors.

Amy L. Britt, Weedsport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 190334; Cal. No. 21790
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in medication administration until completion of coursework in medication administration, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to observe universal precautions and committing medication errors.

Valerie A. Burgelin, Las Cruces, NM

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 482150; Cal. No. 22041
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation if and when licensee returns to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having committed medication errors.

Kathleen M. Burns, Lindley, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517555; Cal. No. 21840
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also November 2008)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of two counts of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

Tracey Chandler, Porter Corners, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 481166; Cal. No. 21957
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having written an order for a cardiac consult.

Evelyn Kay Chiaramonte, Mesa, AZ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216473; Cal. No. 21889
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty by the Arizona State Board of Nursing of failing to maintain, for each of her patients, a record which accurately reflected the nursing care and treatment provided to that patient.

Molly Ann Chura, Liverpool, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 210094, 441955; Cal. Nos. 21940, 21941
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 3 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to committing an act constituting the crime of Driving While Intoxicated.

Clarita B. Clemente, Edmonds, WA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 303149; Cal. No. 21752
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of knowingly stating falsely on her registration application filed with the New York State Education Department Office Of Professional Licensing Services on or about April 11, 2002, that, since she last registered, no professional misconduct charges had been instituted against her, and that no state other than New York had suspended a professional license held by her, when in fact professional misconduct charges had been instituted against her by the State of Washington, and her State of Washington nursing license had been suspended effective on or about January 25, 2001.

Jaclyn Craig, Fredonia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269718; Cal. No. 22015
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of having committed nine medication administration errors.

Susan Davis, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 173940, 389140; Cal. Nos. 21952, 21951
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law by altering a prescription.

Cynthia Benson Dennis, Ashville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 187800; Cal. No. 22033
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forgery in the 3rd Degree.

Danielle M. Elmousely a/k/a Danielle M. Franzella a/k/a Danielle M. Fratz, Lagrangeville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 236551, 518630; Cal. Nos. 21574, 21575
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to maintain a record for each patient, which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient in that she failed on two occasions to note the administration of a medication to a patient and she also failed to note a verbal order from a physician increasing the previously prescribed dosage of a medication.

Philomina George, Bellerose, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 247893, 513407; Cal. Nos. 21874, 21864
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, partial actual suspension in medication administration until successful completion of NYSNA pharmacology and medication administration course, or its equivalent, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of committing infection control and medication errors or omissions.

Susan M. Goodemote, Delmar, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 519434; Cal. No. 21950
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also July 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension - upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of medication errors.

Ruth Ellen Hibbard, Vestal, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 262651, 525911; Cal. Nos. 22106, 22105
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of obtaining her licenses to practice as a licensed practical nurse and as a registered professional nurse fraudulently in that she failed to disclose criminal convictions on her applications for licensure.

Wayne Holzman, Nesconset, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 505478; Cal. No. 21869
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record for a patient which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Joann M. Hurley, Queensbury, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 265782; Cal. No. 22009
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges that she committed medication administration and documentation errors.

Trudy A. Ingerson, Phoenix, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 244464; Cal. No. 20327
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of negligence in the care of her patients on more than one occasion, by failing to carry out written orders and standards of care in place for patients at her employer’s facility.

Anthony Izzo, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 369990; Cal. No. 21493
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also February 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for at least 3 months and until fit to practice - upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of moral unfitness to practice.

Elizabeth Jacob, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 214127, 429885; Cal. Nos. 21919, 21920
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted guilt to the charges of failing to document a detailed assessment of a patient upon endorsement to another nurse, and failing to indicate that entries made in a patient record were late entries.

Fawzena Lamour a/k/a Fawzena Khan, Woodhaven, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 258069, 543630; Cal. Nos. 21974, 21973
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to administer medication to a patient in a timely manner in one instance and administering the wrong medication to a patient in another instance.

Deseree Lampart, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208321, 430013; Cal. Nos. 22022, 21978
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of removing patients’ discontinued and outdated medications from their homes.

Sally Victoria Lewis, Amityville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 432029; Cal. No. 21723
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of altering the Activities of Daily Living card of a patient to falsely indicate that a one-person transfer order was in effect when, in fact, he knew that a two-person transfer order was in effect.

Igor Livshits, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 228843, 460425; Cal. Nos. 22051, 22052
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of connecting a bag of heparin to the wrong patient.

Rebecca C. Majewski, Cazenovia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 160033, 440418; Cal. Nos. 22077, 22078
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of medication errors.

Margaret Malone, Merrick, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 243429; Cal. No. 21839
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 months stayed suspension, 12 months probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of changing a physician order which called for 5 mg of Aygestin to read 500 mg of Aygestin, without the knowledge or consent of the prescribing physician.

Lynn A. Mathison, Bronxville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 144796; Cal. No. 22113
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of willfully making a false report in that she participated with another nurse in making willfully false statements in reports filed after an incident in which a patient was injured.

Eunice Dorma McKenzie a/k/a Eunice McKenzie, Mt. Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221919; Cal. No. 22110
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 years actual suspension, 3 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree.

Robert Moher, Enfield, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238976; Cal. No. 22044
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension to be terminated sooner upon completion of coursework in ethics/legal decision making, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Ann Morrow, Ogdensburg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200968; Cal. No. 21831
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also June 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of increasing a dosage of Tylenol without a physician's order.

Lorie Lee Jean Noelting,Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 412860; Cal. No. 21960
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of dispensing medication without a physician’s order.

Charles Noonan, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 239039; Cal. No. 21907
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Nancy Jean Obrotka, Warwick, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 479279; Cal. No. 22079
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree.

Oladapo Bamidele Ojekunle, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 239440, 480412; Cal. Nos. 21922, 21921
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also July 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in medication administration until completion of NYSNA course in medication administration and pharmacology and course in physical assessment for nurses, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to notify a supervisor that a patient with pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure experienced shortness of breath twice during respondent’s shift and of administering twice the amount of oxygen ordered by the physician.

Adeniyi Oyedeji Oyekan, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 259327, 515778; Cal. Nos. 21897, 21898
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in medication administration until completion of coursework in medication administration and pharmacology - upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to follow proper procedures for obtaining orders, for assessing a patient and for reporting a change in a patient's condition, and of failing to record the administration of medication to a patient.

Kelly Owens, Webster, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 436422; Cal. No. 21393
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also June 2006)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension until terminated as set forth in Regents Review Committee report – upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Ronald M. Quaranta, Batavia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 105506, 282860; Cal. Nos. 22124, 22125
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon licensee’s return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to follow physician orders.

Cindy L. Raynor, Mayville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 361135; Cal. No. 21690
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law by failing to have the wastage of controlled substances properly witnessed.

Marianne Sacket, Farmington, CT

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 331719; Cal. No. 22081
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting the controlled substance oxycodone from the facility where she was employed.

Peggy Johann Shuler a/k/a Peggy Johann McIntosh, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 159447, 370907; Cal. Nos. 21601, 21426
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to take appropriate action when informed of two occurrences of potential falls by a patient.

Electa Gail Shumway a/k/a Electa Shumway-Hicks, Albany, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 474882; Cal. No. 21979
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of willful violation of Public Health Law, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Elsbeth Miriam Sofia, Peekskill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267511; Cal. No. 22115
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicted and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Mark J. Spaid, Gloversville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 257827; Cal. No. 21939
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records and Willful Violation of the Health Laws.

Bettina B. Stearn, Setauket, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 116869; Cal. No. 22147
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been subject to a determination by the State of Florida that her ability to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety was affected due to her use and/or abuse of controlled substances. Said misconduct would constitute being dependent on or a habitual user of narcotics, barbituates, amphetamines, hallucinogens, or other drugs having similar effects.

Diana May Thibodeau, Springwater, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 406409; Cal. No. 21821
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being found guilty in Maine of Unlawful Possession of Scheduled Drugs, a misdemeanor.

Annamma C. Thomas, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 156467, 419308; Cal. Nos. 22111, 22112
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of willfully making a false report in that she participated with another nurse in making willfully false statements in reports filed after an incident in which a patient was injured.

Verona Vivienne Thomas, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 183434, 386450; Cal. Nos. 22074, 22075
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of submitting false reports to her employer regarding assessments she allegedly performed for two patients.

Rebecca Thorpe, Rhinebeck, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 309230; Cal. No. 21959
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon licensee’s return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to administer medication.

Deborah W. Titus, Queensbury, NY
May 29, 2014l Nurse; Lic. No. 386715; Cal. No. 22012
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of discontinuing oxygen and Foley catheter without a physician’s order.

Deborah Gale Walton, Penfield, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 447840; Cal. No. 22004
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law and having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and 2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of Child.

Mary Ward, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 209474; Cal. No. 21961
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely documenting home health care that had not been provided.

Sheila E. Waterhouse-Wray, Malta, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 113825; Cal. No. 22194
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing conduct constituting the crime of Driving While Intoxicated.

Beverly J. West, Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Lic. No. 257939; Cal. No. 21985
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance, to wit, Marijuana.

Linda Beth White-Settles, Geneva, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 274713; Cal. No. 21969
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having administered 10 times the ordered dosage of Seroquel to a patient.


Occupational Therapy

Sandra A. Borst, Bemus Point, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 009863; Cal. No. 21910
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted in 2001 of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree.


Optometry

Thomas Horvath, Levittown, NY

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 005396; Cal. No. 22010
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also February 2000 and April 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of being convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, an unclassified misdemeanor.


Pharmacy

William Arca, Oceanside, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030677; Cal. No. 21167
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

Shamsul K. Bakar, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 044114; Cal. No. 21887
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also November 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of dispensing the wrong medication to a patient and violating pharmacy rules and regulations.

Eckerd Corporation #5906, 180 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 023862; Cal. No. 22034
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of failing to employ a supervising pharmacist of the retail pharmacy operated by respondent during the period from January 6, 2004 to February 10, 2004.

Eppy Drugs, Inc., 116-07 Metropolitan Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11418

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 014505; Cal. No. 21879
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge that it dispensed prescription-required drugs to a patient without a prescription.

Dennis William Fontaine, Trumansburg, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037086; Cal. No. 21942
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of repeatedly dispensing a pharmaceutical drug for his own use.

Charles M. George, Kenmore, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028475; Cal. No. 21632
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of misbranding a drug.

Barry David Glaz, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033316; Cal. No. 21324
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the Internal Revenue Service.

Kings Bronx, Inc. d/b/a Kings Pharmacy Warehouse Outlet, 535 East 170th Street, Bronx, NY 10456

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 022841; Cal. No. 21888
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also November 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charges of violating pharmacy rules and regulations.

Ira P. Lisogorsky, North Massapequa, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029249; Cal. No. 21878
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted guilt to the charge that he dispensed prescription-required drugs to a patient without a prescription.

Brent Alan Losier, Zionsville, IN

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046529; Cal. No. 22132
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having had disciplinary action taken by the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy against his license to practice pharmacy in Indiana based on a criminal conviction in Indiana.

William Wall, Pittsford, MA

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023662; Cal. No. 22097
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also December 1995)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully filing a false form, to wit: filing a re-registration in which he indicated he had completed mandatory continuing education, when, in fact, he had not.


Physical Therapy

Alexander Ivashenko, Matawan, NJ

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 007691; Cal. No. 22098
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Filing a False Claim with the Medicare Program.


Podiatry

Steven Zint Buzermanis, Rego Park, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 005699; Cal. No. 21933
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
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.

Darren J. James, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004893; Cal. No. 21968
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year actual suspension – upon licensee’s return to practice, 3 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Mail Fraud, a felony, in violation of 18 USC section 1341, and Medicaid Fraud, a felony, in violation of applicable New Jersey statutes, and being convicted of committing an act constituting a crime under the laws of the State of New Jersey, where the act underlying the crime would, if committed in New York, constitute a crime under the laws of the State of New York, to wit: Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony.


Psychology

Paul J. Carpenter, Rochester, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 008143; Cal. No. 21705
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension of no less than 3 months and until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Attempted Grand Larceny and of having filed a false report.

Timothy John White, New York, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 010281; Cal. No. 22095
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 years actual suspension – upon licensee’s return to practice, 5 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony.


Public Accountancy

Laurence M. Brown, Armonk, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 035494; Cal. No. 20297
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005 (see also April 2014)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 60 months suspension, execution of last 54 months of suspension stayed, probation last 54 months, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of a two-count felony information. Count One was for participating in a scheme to defraud, using United States mails. Licensee devised a scheme to defraud members of the investing public and to obtain money and property from the public by means of false and fraudulent pretenses and representations. Count Two was for knowingly assisting and aiding in the preparation of a tax return, which was fraudulent and false as to a material matter, to wit, a reported loss in the amount of $197,552.00 from securities transactions.

Steven Hartman, Smithtown, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 068797; Cal. No. 22179
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Bank Fraud, a felony.

Steven Szer, Fort Mills, SC

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 072492; Cal. No. 22057
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forgery in the 3rd Degree.


Social Work

Christina Altieri, Arlington, VT

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 066579; Cal. No. 22046
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of inadequate record keeping.

Robert L. Bruhn, Woodhaven, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 019045; Cal. No. 21174
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension of no less than 6 months and until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice.

Jay A. Buchbinder, Merrick, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 016292; Cal. No. 21927
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient, abandoning said patient, and revealing personal information about himself to said patient.

Jean Mary Desrosiers, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 046182; Cal. No. 21609
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Jodi Michele Kennedy, Medford, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 030846; Cal. No. 21618
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony, Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor.


Veterinary Medicine

Douglas George Dedrick, East Aurora, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002321; Cal. No. 21935
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in spaying and neutering until successful completion of coursework in soft tissue surgery including spaying and neutering, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of performing an incomplete spaying of a dog and an incomplete spaying of a cat.

Sara Marie Fabrizio, Solvay, NY

Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 004591; Cal. No. 21955
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing a medication error.

Salvatore Pernice, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 007428; Cal. No. 21925
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to use an adequate level of NPH insulin to control a dog's high sugar level.


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