Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
November 2003

Acupuncture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Professional Engineering and Land Surveying - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine

Acupuncture

Gerald Weir, Woodmere, NY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 001178; Cal. No. 20914
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence as set forth in consent order application, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of felonies of Bank Fraud and Making False Statements to Financial Institutions.


Chiropractic

John Strom, Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 006248; Cal. No. 21178
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, thereafter probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud, a felony.


Dentistry

Charles George Haddad, Hampton Bays, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 026436; Cal. No. 20966
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain records accurately reflecting his evaluation and treatment of a patient.

Howard Louis Kabinoff, Albany, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 023616; Cal. No. 21005
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain an accurate patient record; requesting the extraction of the wrong tooth on a referral to an oral surgeon; and failing to disclose information to the patient.

Howard Louis Kabinoff, D.D.S., P.C., 1465 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 21006
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Respondent by its agents and employees failed to maintain an accurate patient record; requested the extraction of the wrong tooth on a referral to an oral surgeon; and failed to disclose information to the patient.

Aziz Khan, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040670; Cal. No. 21099
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

David M. Seidman a/k/a David Michael Seidemann, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040871; Cal. No. 21019
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to diagnose a patient's periodontal condition, and of placing ill-fitting restorations on said patient's teeth.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Shea-Kei Mak, Yorktown Heights, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 067335; Cal. No. 20558
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Offenses Against the United States, a felony.


Massage Therapy

Michael F. Ferreira, Utica, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 009677; Cal. No. 20495
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.


Nursing

Susan Alexander, Kernersville, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216968; Cal. No. 21158
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty by the North Carolina Board for Nursing of professional misconduct.

Paula Christine Bartoo-Curry a/k/a Paula C. Curry, Dalton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 406645; Cal. No. 20996
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
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 Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree, a misdemeanor.

Kettlie Charles, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 494426; Cal. No. 18335
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003 (see also October 1999)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Annul license.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of intentionally misrepresenting her nursing education when applying for her license to practice as a registered professional nurse.

Gabriela Olivia Corbett a/k/a Gabriella Corbett, Beacon, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 449541; Cal. No. 21130
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Myrna Tabanera Cruz, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 228653; Cal. No. 20992
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to properly monitor a critical patient who was under her care.

Yolanda Rillera Damasco, Astoria, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 361224; Cal. No. 20950
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of pinching and hitting a resident on her left arm, after said resident spit and grabbed her and of placing said resident alone in a room although said resident complained that she could not breathe.

Wendy Ann Defruscio a/k/a Wendy Ann Mason, Pattersonville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 159385, 487063; Cal. Nos. 21028, 21029
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to complete documentation and erroneously documenting information.

Gladys Desvarieux, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 500088; Cal. No. 18333
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003 (see also November 1999)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Annul license.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of intentionally misrepresenting her nursing education and prior licensure history when applying for her license to practice as a registered professional nurse.

Kettly Dieudonne-Derival, Baldwin, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 227887; Cal. No. 20958
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Sandra Lynn Dykshoorn, Odessa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 120959, 353160; Cal. Nos. 20790, 20791
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than 1 year 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 did not contest the charges of medication administration errors and lying on employment application.

Tanisha Marie Gang, Troy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268246; Cal. No. 20666
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation for last 23 months.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Jill M. Gervais, Troy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 236478, 470472; Cal. Nos. 21026, 21027
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of two documentation errors and failing to respond in a timely manner to assess a patient.

Dolores C. Greiner, Kinderhook, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 275895; Cal. No. 21022
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to care for a patient and to document the care of said patient, and failing to respond to a call.

Donna Lee Hunt, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 355495; Cal. No. 21025
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to assess a patient, and failing to provide a patient care plan for a patient.

Brian C. Longway, Jr., Oneida, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 516217; Cal. No. 20857
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Solicitation in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Anne M. Manwell, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 189035; Cal. No. 21036
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of inaccurate record keeping.

Dina Marquette, Holbrook, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 240421; Cal. No. 21058
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing a quantity of the controlled substance, Endocet, from a patient.

Norma Iris Mendez a/k/a Norma Iris Rivera, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 087500, 271545; Cal. Nos. 21040, 21032
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
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, a misdemeanor.

Murielle Nemorin, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 235154; Cal. No. 21034
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Sueanne Niedhammer a/k/a Sue Sheppard-Niedhammer a/k/a Sueanne Santiago a/k/a Sueanne Sheppard, Gansevoort, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200223; Cal. No. 20872
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003 (see also February 1998)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution for the last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Issuing a Bad Check.

Beverly Yvonne O'Brien, Laurelton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249507; Cal. No. 20931
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a record for a patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Sandra Phanor a/k/a Sandra Souffrant, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255776; Cal. No. 20965
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of drafting and submitting a job reference without the knowledge of the purported author.

Marsha Prescod a/k/a Marsha Melissa Marie Prescod, Mt. Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 256295; Cal. No. 20395
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Shaffeeran Nesha Razack, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 206027, 430932; Cal. Nos. 20993, 20994
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of last 9 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully physically abusing a patient.

Marcia Jane Seals, Newhall, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 266732; Cal. No. 20957
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
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 administering medications without physician orders.

Kimberly Ann Sirico, Ronkonkoma, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263348; Cal. No. 21045
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of tampering with blister packs containing Percocet, a controlled substance, substituting extra strength Tylenol for the Percocet, and then diverting the Percocet for her own use, on more than one occasion between May 2002 and July 2002.

Joanne Standard a/k/a Joanne Buckley a/k/a Joanne Buckley Busiello, Hauppauge, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 388459; Cal. No. 21123
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree, a misdemeanor; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor' and Attempted Robbery in the 3rd Degree, a class E felony.

Yolette M. Wilson, Lehigh Acres, FL and Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 377194; Cal. Nos. 17172/14689
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of preparing and filing with her employer clinical progress notes representing she had made home visits on various dates and provided nursing care to two different patients when in truth she had not, and in preparing such notes, failing to maintain a record that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of said patients.

Joanne P. Ziemann, Altamont, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Lic. No. 317704, Cert. No. 332845; Cal. Nos. 21030, 21031
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to properly document and failing to assess a patient.

Karen Elizabeth Zuchowski, Belle Harbor, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 256324; Cal. No. 20960
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, complete course of education as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document the administration of treatments and medications in the medication administration records of patients.


Occupational Therapy

Frank A. Turturro, Geneva, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 007975; Cal. No. 20961
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003 (see also May 2008)
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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.


Pharmacy

Chung Wah Pharmacy Corporation, 65 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021395; Cal. No. 21052
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine, probation 2 years.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of dispensing prescription-required medications without prescriptions.

Rose M. Eiklor, Waverly, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031512; Cal. No. 20975
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of mislabeling a prescription.

Dong Hee Kim, Plainview, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028710; Cal. No. 20918
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003  (see also February 2009)
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 pharmacy violations.

Harry Gem Hoy Lew, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024401; Cal. No. 21051
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of dispensing prescription-required medications without prescriptions.

Weisi Amanda Li a/k/a Wei S. Li a/k/a Amanda W. Li, Roslyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 044165; Cal. No. 20995
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 3 years and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and Attempted Petit Larceny and admitted to the charge of stealing money and property belonging to previous pharmacy employers.

Shea-Kei Mak, Yorktown Heights, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034431; Cal. No. 20559
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Offenses Against the United States, a felony.

S & D Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a S & D Tri Town Pharmacy, 493 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook, NY 11563

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 017908; Cal. No. 20919
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of pharmacy violations.


Physical Therapy

Michael Frank Stagliano, Herkimer, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 002015; Cal. No. 21037
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two counts of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.


Podiatry

Steve Menna, New York, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003657; Cal. No. 20981
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of issuing several prescriptions for medications to treat non-podiatric medical conditions.

David Rosenberg, Atlantic Beach, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002131; Cal. No. 20504
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Filing False, Fictitious and Fraudulent Claims, a felony.


Psychology

Ellen Keller-Minzner, Amityville, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 013125; Cal. No. 21119
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 5th Degree, a class B misdemeanor.


Public Accountancy

William Turnof, Holmdel, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 040601; Cal. No. 21202
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Customs Fraud.


Respiratory Therapy

Richard Alan Hillick, North Syracuse, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. Nos. 003584, 000593; Cal. Nos. 20997, 20998
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to properly set a ventilator.

Brian C. Longway, Jr., Oneida, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 000964; Cal. No. 20856
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Solicitation in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.


Social Work

Kenneth Charles Cullen, Jackson Heights, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 045169; Cal. No. 20959
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony; and Offering a False Instrument for Filing, three (3) counts, a class E felony.

Elizabeth Anne Hurley a/k/a Elizabeth Wassler, Bronx, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 055530; Cal. No. 19840
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

Sandra Lynn Waldron, Oswego, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 064048; Cal. No. 20930
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of the profession.

Roger B. Williams a/k/a Roger Williams, Mahopac, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 025626; Cal. No. 21175
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree, Conspiracy in the 4th Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, all felonies.


Veterinary Medicine

Dorothy Eddleton Chary, Chestertown, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006714; Cal. No. 20864
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of improperly administering drugs to a dog.

Harry Zelkin, Forest Hills, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006651; Cal. No. 20976
Regents Action Date: November 14, 2003
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of insufficient patient record keeping; failing to elicit sufficient information; and failing to order appropriate tests and the administration of intravenous fluids.


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Last Updated: October 14, 2009