Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

November 2010

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Acupuncture

Brian Campo, Bayside, NY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 002729; Cal. No. 25252

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of 2 counts of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Architecture

George Schwarz, New York, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 012075; Cal. 25142

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, $2,500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of receiving a fee from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

Chiropractic

Christopher Joseph Green, Massapequa, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 007096; Cal. No. 25278

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of 1 count of Health Care Fraud, 1 count of Mail Fraud, and 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and Mail Fraud.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Mauricio Miguel Martinez, Delmar, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 001004; Cal. No. 25354

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that he lied on his license application and that he had been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Dentistry

Tatiana Bassin, Cedarhurst, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045318; Cal. No. 25106

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that she failed to remove the palatal root and tooth fragments from the extraction site after extracting Tooth 14; failed to recognize that the root remained at the site of the extraction; utilized a post-operative x-ray with poor diagnostic qualities to determine if the extraction site of Tooth 14 was clean; failed to make a notation on patient's treatment record that Tooth 14 had been extracted; and failed to give the patient her treatment records upon her request.

Terry Edward Grant, Hempstead, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042150; Cal. No. 25115

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010 (see also March 2000, December 2008, and March 2009)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Frank Izzo, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042826; Cal. No. 25410

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010 (see also February 2012)

Action: Application for summary suspension granted.

Summary: Probable cause was found to believe that licensee committed professional misconduct, and it was determined that the public health, safety and welfare imperatively required emergency action to suspend his license.

William D. Moody, White Plains, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 030878; Cal. No. 25014

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010 (see also April 1996 and April 1998)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 1 month.

Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, both misdemeanors.

Melissa L. Peat-Van Loan a/k/a Melissa L. Hulett a/k/a Melissa L. Hanerfeld; Selkirk, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 021187; Cal. No. 25256

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, Driving While Intoxicated, and Driving While Intoxicated as a felony, and of failure to notify of criminal conviction.

Deepika Reddy; Fayetteville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 049645; Cal. No. 25407

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain stated areas until completion of course of retraining in each such certain stated area, 3 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Respondent did not contest charges of committing errors in the treatment of 7 patients, including extractions and root canals.

Dolly Rosen, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045867; Cal. No. 25124
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony based on her submission of false claims to the Medicaid program by performing procedures on patients and then noting in their charts that the procedures had been performed over multiple days.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Michael A. Angelone, Oyster Bay, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 053676; Cal. No. 25249

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges that, between January and November 2007, he  signed and affixed his professional engineering seal to renovation plans which neither he nor an employee under his direct supervision prepared, and failed to prepare a thorough written evaluation of the design services; and he received a fee of $500 from a third party in connection with the performance of professional engineering services.

Massage Therapy

Karl Phillip Braun, Latham, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 007194; Cal. No. 25184

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of moral unfitness.

Isadora Guggenheim, Nyack, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 003813; Cal. No. 25206

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension to be terminated earlier upon submission of certain sufficient satisfactory documentation, upon service of or upon early termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having an internet advertisement which constituted (1) an offer to practice beyond the scope permitted by law in that she was offering colonics and nutrition and offering to treat other ailments; and (2) advertising or soliciting for patronage that is not in the public interest in that it pictured her in a lab coat with a stethoscope which was misleading because she is not licensed to practice as a physician in New York.

Anne E. Pape, Babylon, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 019699; Cal. No. 25205

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

Jennifer A. Patituce, Chemung, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 017255; Cal. No. 25230

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Committing a Fraudulent Practice.

Paul M. Wrisley, Churchville, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 017677; Cal. No. 25056

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

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 that he failed to properly drape the breast and buttocks areas of a patient and performed a massage of the breast area of a patient without first obtaining her written consent.

Nursing

Barbara J. Acker, Middleburgh, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 471954; Cal. No. 24790

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

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 committing documentation errors.

Jessica Acosta, Central Islip, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287461; Cal. No. 25146

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that, on or about January 14, 2009, she incorrectly transcribed a physician’s telephone order for the non-controlled drug Amaryl 4 mg., meant for a diabetic patient, into the medication administration record for another patient, who does not have diabetes and had no such order.

Carmalla Arrington, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 327677; Cal. No. 24660

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conveying False Information Concerning an Attempt Being Made to Damage or Destroy a Building by means of fire or explosives.

Scott Chun, Levittown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 289617; Cal. No. 25127

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of forging a note on a doctor's prescription pad, signing the doctor's name without authorization.

Asha Suwanna Cox, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 590389; Cal. No. 25222

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that, when called upon by another nurse to verify patient identication data on a unit of blood that he was about to transfuse into a patient, she performed the verification at the nurse’s station, rather than at the patient’s bedside, and thereby failed to prevent the unit of blood in question from being tranfused into a patient of a different blood type.

Oswald S. David, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 429373; Cal. No. 25193

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that he instructed a nurse under his supervision to enter information in the chart of a discharged patient, without also instructing said nurse to make said entry an addendum in the record.

Perian Dorson, Olean, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 242754; Cal. No. 25182

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

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 Driving While Intoxicated as a felony.

Arthur Douse, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 140860, 355188; Cal. Nos. 25176, 25177

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010 (see also September 1999)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until sucessfully participate in course of therapy and treatment 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 having been convicted of 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and 1 count of Petit Larceny and of failing to report the criminal convictions on the nursing registration renewal forms he submitted to the New York State Education Department.

Patricia Angella Ellis, Mastic Beach, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 284508; Cal. No. 25355

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted the allegation that, on or about September 11, 2008, while employed at Medford Multicare Center for Living, Medford, New York, she failed to report the fall of an 88-year-old disabled patient, failed to record that said patient had fallen, and, in fact, falsely reported that the patient had not fallen.

Carol A. Garofolo, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 480993; Cal. No. 25295

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of taking narcotics for her personal use.

Catherine M. Hajek, Riverhead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 251910; Cal. No. 25100

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 1 month.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, both as an unclassified misdemeanor and as a felony.

Kelly Michelle Harpe, Mechanicville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 591592; Cal. No. 25296

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

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  withdrawing and administering hydromorphone improperly.

Dorothy Johnson, Blue Point, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 259195, 507544; Cal. Nos. 25112, 25113

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of administering to a patient extra doses of a medication that were not ordered; administering medication to the wrong patient; and failing to chart the administration of insulin.

Gregg Thomas Maloy, Peekskill, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 598375; Cal. No. 25221

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of commencing a blood transfusion on a patient without having first taken all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that the unit of blood being transfused had been typed and cross-matched for the patient.

Nicole R. McAllister, Fort Lee, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 561286; Cal. No. 25020

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010 (see also April 2009)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year stayed suspension, 3 years probation, penalty to supersede penalty imposed under Associate Commissioner’s Order No. 24308.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that she improperly substituted an informed consent form for a patient who was a participant in a research study.

Nicole R. McAllister, Fort Lee, NJ

Profession: Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care; Cert. No. 430280; Cal. No. 25021

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010 (see also April 2009)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 33 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that she improperly substituted an informed consent form for a patient who was a participant in a research study.

Adolphus Quaye; Yonkers, NY and Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 237355, 487150; Cal. Nos. 25024, 25025

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine payable within 12 months.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of five counts of Making False Claims against the United States, a felony based on his preparation and submission of fraudulent tax returns on behalf of various deceased person to the Internal Revenue Service, wherein he sought and received tax refunds under the Earned Income Tax Credit program for his own benefit.

Karen F. Rothblat, Melville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 336850; Cal. No. 25187

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010 (see also March 2003)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year stayed suspension, 3 years probation to commence upon February 27, 2012 expiration of probation under Deputy Commissioner’s Order No. 20036, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, a class D felony.

Cynthia Russo, South Setauket, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 559771; Cal. No. 25186

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Marilyn Elizabeth Sarmis, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 371911; Cal. No. 25175

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

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 that she  changed 2 orders of medication for a patient when there was no physician's order to do so.

Mellissa Lenora Thompson a/k/a Mellissa L. Thompson a/k/a Mellissa Thompson, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 245889, 519855; Cal. Nos. 25063, 25062

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony based on her submission of claims for nursing services to Medicaid, for services to a Medicaid recipient, that were not provided and for which she received money that she was not entitled to.

Shelly Rene Trombetto, Clarence, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279362; Cal. No. 25122

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010 (See also December 2011)

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 Driving While Intoxicated.

Erica Lynn Vangor a/k/a Erica L. Vangor a/k/a Erica Vangor, Carmel, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275145; Cal. No. 25065

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until substance abuse-free and until fit to practice, probation 2 years subsequent to termination of suspension to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Forgery in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony based on her false completion of a prescription to secure drugs at a pharmacy.

Lygia Orsine Van-Kust a/k/a Lydia O. VanKust a/k/a Lygia Van Kust a/k/a Lydia Van Kust, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255792; Cal. No. 25012

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Lemuria Verderber, Oneonta, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 276109; Cal. No. 25257

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to properly supervise a patient.

Pharmacy

727 Allerton Drug Corp., 727 Allerton Avenue, Bronx, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021059; Cal. No. 25181

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of failing to keep the pharmacy premises in a clean and orderly manner on 3 occasions.

Yolanda C. Bacayon, West Babylon, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033719; Cal. No. 24725

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge that she dispensed a 30 day supply of Fosinopril, 40 mg, instead of the prescribed Fluoxetine HCL, 40 mg.

Michael S. Horn, Riverdale, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023739; Cal. No. 25173

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of dispensing the wrong strength of Warfarin to a patient by dispensing 1 mg strength instead of 5 mg.

Jomesse Enterprises Inc. d/b/a Dunbar Pharmacy, 2580 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 024584; Cal. No. 24903

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Registrant admitted to charge of failing to have a supervising pharmacist oversee the operation of its pharmacy over a period of almost 3 years.

Md Muzammel Hussain Khan a/k/a Muzammel Khan, Holtsville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035168; Cal. No. 24999

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine payable within 1 year.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, based on that while acting in concert with others, he submitted false claims to Medicaid in excess of one million dollars for reimbursement of prescription medications that were never dispensed.  

Christopher Alan Moore, Oak Park, IL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047874; Cal. No. 24738

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension to be terminated earlier upon successful completion of certain coursework, upon service or upon earlier termination of suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine payable within 1 month; inform agency 7 days prior to return to practice in New York State.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that he failed to complete the 45 mandatory continuing education credits for theregistration period of January 1, 2004 to November 30, 2007.

Alicia Mercedes Trapaga, Bronx, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035849; Cal. No. 25213

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to keep the premises of a pharmacy of which she was the supervising pharmacist in a clean and orderly manner on 3 occasions.

Physical Therapy

James Bamidele Akinwunmi, Fishkill, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 014823; Cal. No. 25189

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges that he willfully submitted to the home healthcare agency for which he worked purported patient progress reports for 8 home healthcare visits, which visits he knew he had never made.

Public Accountancy

Paul T. Clark, West Seneca, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 034478; Cal. No. 25057

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

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 a 2008 Election Law violation.

David Doron Heyman, Tenafly, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 088598; Cal. No. 24766

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy To Commit Securities Fraud, a felony.

Joseph A. Murrer, Rochester, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 024878; Cal. No. 25247

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license (certificate) granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

David Vago, Otisville, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 043493; Cal. No. 25258

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Immigration Fraud, a felony.

Steven Lowell Wagner, Monroe, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 051359; Cal. No. 25132

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain areas until successful completion of certain amount of credits in those certain areas, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing errors during the course of 2 audits of financial statements.

Respiratory Therapy

John Mohan a/k/a Plamparampil John Mohan, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 002223; Cal. No. 25254

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge that, on April 8 and 9, 2009, he administered pulmonary physical therapy to a patient who was being treated for pulmonary embolism when a review of the patient’s chart would have shown the therapy to be contraindicated, failed to obtain a physician’s order in accordance with New York Education Law section 8501, and did not document administration of the therapy.

Social Work

Bradley Y. Parker, Smithtown, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 062598; Cal. No. 25105

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having pled guilty to 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Susan M. Raymon, Highland Park, NJ

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 047617; Cal. No. 25029

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in New York State, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to accurately record the date of treatment in clients' charts and/or billing records.

Veterinary Medicine

Jeffery L. La Point, Ithaca, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 007017; Cal. No. 24991

Regents Action Date: November 16, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months, to be served between December 1, 2010 and February 28, 2011 and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having  been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012