Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
May 2007

Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work

Architecture

Karl E. Ackermann, Pearl River, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 027393; Cal. No. 22613
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 5 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor, a class E felony.


Chiropractic

Anthony Giantinoto, Deer Park, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 008691; Cal. No. 23146
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
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 having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Robert L. Stasiak, Jr., Buffalo, NY 14220

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004060; Cal. No. 22346
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of verbal harassment of patients.


Dentistry

David Anthony Brescia, Poughquag, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044288; Cal. No. 23353
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted. 
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Christine Marie Caton, Rochester, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 020674; Cal. No. 23241
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007 (see also February 2000)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in 2006.

Jay K. Selznick, Las Vegas, NV

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043723; Cal. No. 23000
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $5,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Willfully Filing a False Tax Return.

Elena Stouden, Jersey City, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 048430; Cal. No. 23271
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 18 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of erroneously informing 2 patients of oral cancer indications on postcards mailed to their homes, and of having been convicted on October 6, 2006 of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony.

Terrance Douglas Stradford, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040944; Cal. No. 21913
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in prosthetics and in periodontics until respondent successfully completes 40 hours of coursework and also successfully passes certain examination, 2 years probation, 100 hours public service, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of using aggressive treatment on a young patient including crown and bridgework; in several instances failing to take x-rays of diagnostic quality; placing crowns with open margins; failing to address a patient's periodontal condition before performing crown and bridgework; inserting an ill-fitting bridge; failing to properly advise a patient of different options for implants; failing to address a patient's malocclusion and inserting implants over existing decayed roots; failing to maintain accurate patient records; and failing to turn over dental and/or medical records as directed by the Education Department.

Total Dental Care of Suffolk, PC, 699 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 23048
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine, 2 years probation.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of failing to properly supervise an employee in the filing of claim forms and supporting documentation.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Shahriar Afshari-Tork, Roslyn Harbor, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 069849; Cal. No. 21737
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application  for  consent  order  granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of certifying that all work and materials at a job site conformed to New York City Building Department approved plans and specifications when it did not.

Fouad Ali Farhat, New York, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 068825; Cal. No. 23167
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of certifying and sealing documents without a thorough review; failing to prepare and retain a written evaluation of the professional services represented by said documents; and failing to list his address on plans filed with the New York City Department of Buildings.

Vinod Govind Patel, East Meadow, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 079830; Cal. No. 23361
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class E felony; Criminal Sexual Act in the 1st Degree, a class B felony; Incest, a class E felony; and Rape in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.


Massage Therapy

Bongjae Kang, New York, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 014140; Cal. No. 23198
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $9,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of  employing unlicensed therapists.

Kenneth Lane, Amityville, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 014591; Cal. No. 22811
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of obtaining his license fraudulently and of having been convicted of the crime of Attempted Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person, a class B misdemeanor.

Walter Joseph Lehrach, New York, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 000568; Cal. No. 23169
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree.


Nursing

Mary Joan Adam, Delanson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254399; Cal. No. 23067
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 9 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed medication errors.

Chika P. J. Amaefule, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 255740, 549326; Cal. Nos. 22915, 22914
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
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 administering a controlled substance to a patient on several occasions after the physician’s order for said medication had expired.

George Anthony Barzac, III, Penfield, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 193591, 403595; Cal. Nos. 23261, 23260
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted. 
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been disciplined in Wisconsin for professional misconduct.

Gessie Charles, Selden, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249249; Cal. No. 23226
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of administering an incorrect dose of medication and altering the patient’s records to reflect the incorrect dose, and failing to report that a patient had pulled out a midline catheter.

Lisa A. Corpino, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 153209, 421119; Cal. Nos. 23266, 23265
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Forgery in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Third Degree.

Paul Gerard D’Amico, Smithtown, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 375161, Cert. No. 301529; Cal. Nos. 23182, 23181
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of prescribing medications for family and friends without the benefit of a collaborative practice agreement with a licensed physician.

Helene Martha Durham, Wesley Hill, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 261107; Cal. No. 23240
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
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 failing to evaluate a chronically suicidal patient or to direct the primary nurse to evaluate the patient when the patient’s state of mind shifted from passive to active.

Mary C. Durland-McDermott, Bloomingburg, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 495197; Cal. No. 23267
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol.

Renee M. Falzolare, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270575; Cal. No. 22912
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Concetta Marie Floriano, New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 224418, 458126; Cal. Nos. 23269, 23268
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Forgery in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree and having falsely answering “no” to questions on her nursing re-registration application regarding (1) whether she had pled guilty to criminal charges and (2) whether criminal charges were pending against her.

Judith Evalyn Grandits, Hamburg, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult), Nurse Practitioner (Obstetrics-Gynecology); Lic. No. 319079, Cert. Nos. 300206, 360268; Cal. Nos. 23090, 23088, 23089
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Public Health Law Article 33 based on having written a prescription without holding a valid DEA registration.

Jo-Ann Marie Griffin, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 162212, 364914; Cal. Nos. 23339, 23340
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Bonnie Jones Hamilton a/k/a Bonnie Darleen Jones, Bath, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 191467, 404291; Cal. Nos. 23230, 23229
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in 1998, Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child in 2001, and Driving While Intoxicated in 2004; and of not reporting criminal convictions on her re-registrations.

Karen W. Holmes a/k/a Karen Elizabeth Witter, Fairport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226573; Cal. No. 23206
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Nancy D. King, Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 258280; Cal. No. 23231
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted on two occasions of Driving While Intoxicated.

Ann L. Lupa, Oswego, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475387; Cal. No. 23158
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty in Vermont of professional misconduct where such conduct, if committed in New York, would have constituted practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently.

Christine U. Makas, Hudson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 208470; Cal. No. 23175
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as a misdemeanor and as a felony.

Mary Elizabeth Martin a/k/a Mary Elizabeth Rieley a/k/a Mary Elizabeth Quinlan; Leland, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. Nos. 121357, 300398, Cert. No. 300828; Cal. Nos. 23223, 23222, 23221
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application to surrender licenses and certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been grossly negligent in failing to comply with substantial provisions of New York State laws, rules, and regulations governing the practice of the nursing profession.

Mary E. O’Reilly, Walden, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 322326; Cal. No. 22982
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, an unclassified misdemeanor; Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol - Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and of falsely denying on her registered professional nursing registration renewal applications that she had been convicted of a crime and that criminal charges were pending against her in a court.

Arturo Directo Paguergan, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208934, 426201; Cal. Nos. 22589, 22590
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to perform Chemstrip testing for a patient at 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., and failing to maintain an accurate patient record for a second patient.

Diana I. Pascual a/k/a Diana Ignacio Pascual, White Plains, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 229450, Cert. No. 332953; Cal. Nos. 23172, 23173
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of treating a patient with a knownpossible serious spinal injury, ordering his transport to a medical clinic without first both performing a preliminary neurological examination and immobilizing the patient’s spine to prevent further injury during transport.

Debra S. Preston, Liverpool, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 239736, 543505; Cal. Nos. 23106, 23105
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of record keeping and medication errors.

Mary Jean Pudlowski, Red Creek, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 545134; Cal. No. 23207
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Shelton Gerard Reid, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 242358; Cal. No. 23133
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
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 intentionally setting the infusion rate on a patient’s feeding pump at a higher rate than that ordered by the patient’s physician.

Kim M. Spagnola, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 235100; Cal. No. 22785
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to record patients’ blood pressures and weights between January 2004 and March 2004, and of recording blood pressures and weights for patients not in attendance in January 2004 and February 2004.

Megan Telfer, Dix Hills, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 243629; Cal. No. 23134
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering insulin to 5 different patients when the order called for heparin to be administered.

John Thomas Williams, Greenville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 473786; Cal. No. 22312
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of preparing a saline/heparin irrigation solution in the wrong concentration and performing an inaccurate laparotomy sponge count.


Pharmacy

Buena Vista Pharmacy Inc., 2022 Third Avenue, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 012457; Cal. No. 23111
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007 (see also March 1994, March 2003 and January 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 year stayed suspension, 5 years probation, $15,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to charges of failing to produce a daily printed record of all prescriptions filled and refilled each day, and failing to file prescriptions in a manner which provides for the ready retrieval of the prescriptions.

CVS West Islip, LLC, 460 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019400; Cal. No. 23194
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to charges of failing to maintain a daily record, signed by the dispensing pharmacists, of all prescriptions filled and refilled, and of holding for sale misbranded drugs.

Duane Reade, 358-362 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 018630; Cal. No. 22958
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of operating the pharmacy without a supervising pharmacist for two months.

Dana Rene Gignac, Rochester, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039902; Cal. No. 23217
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007 (see also October 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to provide adequate supervision of a registered establishment, obtaining the assistance of more than two unlicensed persons in the performance of the activities of the pharmacy, and failing to maintain required records for repacked drugs.

Richard M. Michelin, Freeport, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046039; Cal. No. 23102
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007 (see also September 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of maintaining misbranded drugs in active stock and maintaining the pharmacy, where he was employed as a supervising pharmacist, in an unsanitary condition.

Martin Millman, Oliverea, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 022700; Cal. No. 23204
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007 (see also July 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of dispensing 5 controlled prescriptions beyond a 5 day supply; dispensing 2 drugs pursuant to invalid prescriptions; failing to comply with telephone dispensing procedures by failing to document the date the oral orders were received on 2 prescriptions; and failing to comply with telephone dispensing procedures by failing to document required information on 6 prescriptions received.

Martin Millman d/b/a Phoenicia Pharmacy, 41 Main Street, Phoenicia, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 017198; Cal. No. 23205
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007 (see also July 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of dispensing 5 controlled prescriptions beyond a 5 day supply; dispensing 2 drugs pursuant to invalid prescriptions; failing to comply with telephone dispensing procedures by failing to document the date the oral orders were received on 2 prescriptions; and failing to comply with telephone dispensing procedures by failing to document required information on 6 prescriptions received.

Ralph A. Montalvo, Jr., Emerson, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028745; Cal. No. 23188
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing without being registered.

Neil E. Norwood, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030954; Cal. No. 23276
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted. 
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two counts of Insurance Fraud in the 1st Degree, a felony.

Philip Petoniak, Upstate Pharmacy Ltd., 40 Gardenville Parkway, West Seneca, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 030288; Cal. No. 23270
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing pharmacy while not registered.

David C. Rabenou, East Hills, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024202; Cal. No. 23073
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to produce a daily printed record of all prescriptions filled and refilled each day, and failing to file prescriptions in a manner which provides for the ready retrieval of the prescriptions.

Eric Rivera, Levittown, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038884; Cal. No. 23087
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
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 filling a prescription for a potentially dangerous anticoagulant medication with the wrong strength of said drug.

Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc., 393 Front Street, Hempstead, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 022760; Cal. No. 23103
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007 (see also September 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of maintaining misbranded drugs in active stock and maintaining the pharmacy in an unsanitary condition.

Albert Wolk, Melville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023290; Cal. No. 23176
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
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 unprofessional conduct.


Psychology

Jane M. Healey, Ridgewood, NJ

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 007290; Cal. No. 23291
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in New Jersey.


Public Accountancy

Michael R. Drogin, Garden City, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 033247; Cal. No. 23284
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that he conducted an audit of the financial statements of an entity, and the audit report expressed the opinion that said statements were presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) when said statements did not conform to GAAP.

Robert Friemann, Huntington Bay, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 031423; Cal. No. 23327
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007 (see also February 2006)
Action: Application for reconsideration granted.
Summary: Licensee’s application for reconsideration of a prior disciplinary action was granted, vacating the prior action.

Raymond Harry Schacht, New City, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 031695; Cal. No. 23303
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension to be terminated early upon submission of professional registration documentation, upon service or early termination of suspension 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to register as a certified public accountant.

Henry G. Schaeffer, Brookhaven, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 077542; Cal. No. 23234
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Vehicular Assault in the 2nd Degree, a class E felony, and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.


Respiratory Therapy

Kevin Nolan Clark, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician, Respiratory Therapist; Lic. Nos. 000282, 004835; Cal. Nos. 22826, 22825
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 months suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, a class B misdemeanor, and Assault in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.

Joseph Frederick Furry, Wynantskill, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 003224; Cal. No. 23211
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of billing for services not rendered.


Social Work

Susan Cohen Reid, Saratoga Springs, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 025989; Cal. No. 22648
Regents Action Date: May 22, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of treating a patient with multiple personalities who required more advanced intervention and of failing to maintain adequate records.


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Last Updated: April 23, 2010