Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
November 1995

Certified Public Accountancy - Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Psychology - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Certified Public Accountancy

Jimmy R. Hoffman a/k/a J. Richard Hoffman, Merrick, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 046612; Cal. No. 15289
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension; Upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Wilful Assistance in the Filing of two false income tax returns.

Thomas E. Wallace, Seaford, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 039142; Cal. No. 15691
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Gregory James Foley, Fairport, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 065351; Cal. No. 15759
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Obstruction of a Court Order, a Misdemeanor.


Certified Social Work

Ivory A. Carr, Richmond Hills, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 011194; Cal. No. 15408
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence no sooner than the first 4 months of suspension and if and when return to practice, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of submitting a false claim form for transportation services to Medicaid.


Chiropractic

Richard T. Sperdini, Ossining, NY; Maryknoll, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 002327; Cal. No. 14806
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension; Upon termination of suspension, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having wilfully failed to register to practice his profession.

Michael Scott Asplin, Simi Valley, CA

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 005745; Cal. No. 15520
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of asking two female patients to take the straps of their patient gowns down in order to take their heart rate with a stethoscope.

Jeffrey Joseph Smith, Wellsville, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003643; Cal. No. 15555
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995 (see also February 1997)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree.

Benjamin G. Ross, St. Petersburg, FL

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 001199; Cal. No. 15448
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of physical contact of a sexual nature with a patient.


Dentistry

A.B.M. Nazirul Quayum a/k/a Nazirul Quayum, Richmond Hill, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 039697; Cal. No. 15254
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 6 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 6 months.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of Attempted Perjury in the First Degree, a Class E Felony.

Howard Neal Wimmer, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 036453; Cal. No. 13616
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of kissing and inappropriate touching of a female patient.

Alex Grunberg, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 026701; Cal. No. 14813
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of submitting claim forms to Medicaid using the Medicaid provider number of a former partner, failing to have a current certificate of registration from the New York City Department of Health for the office's radiation equipment, failing to maintain records required by the N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation concerning medical waste, and violating probation.

Stewart Charles Brody, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040136; Cal. No. 15203
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995 (see also July 2001)
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $20,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of improperly delegating to a non-licensee the services of taking impressions for crown and bridges, recommending crowns and bridges and cleaning out excess cement inside a patient's mouth.

Irene Rachowin, Bronx, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037671; Cal. No. 15307
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of certifying on a dental benefits claim form that she had performed certain dental treatment on a patient when she had not.

Vladimir J. Lempert, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043490; Cal. No. 15326
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Dil Ruba Islam, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043877; Cal. No. 15356
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of wilfully making a false report by writing a note for a patient falsely representing that licensee rendered dental treatment to the patient when he had not.

Paul Anton Seitz, Ardsley, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 016063; Cal. No. 15370
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to adequately perform root canal therapy and admitted to charges of failing to maintain accurate treatment record.

Harvey Gold, Loudonville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 019924; Cal. No. 15405
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of extracting an on-coming lateral incisor thinking it was the remaining portion of an extracted deciduous cuspid.

Stanley Darnel, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 018108; Cal. No. 15438
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to advise a patient of her advancing periodontal disease or to make arrangements to treat the disease.

Edward A. Woods, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 026694; Cal. No. 15505
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of erroneously billing for services not rendered.

Community Dental Services, P.C., 133 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022.

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 15506
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of erroneously billing the services not rendered.

Lewis J. Gilmore, Flushing, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 020652; Cal. No. 15627
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of submitting erroneous dental claims to an insurance company on more than one occasion.

Rome Family Dental Services, P.C., 215 North Washington Street, Rome, NY 13440.

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 15848
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent did not contest charges of delegating professional responsibilities to a person not qualified by training, experience, or licensure and ordering excessive tests, treatment and use of treatment facilities not warranted by the condition of the patient.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Arthur M. English, Honeoye Falls, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049546; Cal. No. 15657
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving Under the Influence in Florida.

Louis J. Liberatore, Morganville, NJ

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 057076; Cal. No. 15668
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Driving While Intoxicated, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

William J. Cromeek, Pleasantville, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 058649; Cal. No. 15678
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Fare Evasion and Conspiracy to Evade Fares.

Benjamin David Goldberg, Las Vegas, NV

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 045877; Cal. No. 14246
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of falsely indicating on a document submitted in connection with an application for licensure as a land surveyor that he supervised the applicant's work.

Stuart B. Horowitz, Lewisburg, PA

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 048552; Cal. No. 15699
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Bribery of a Local Government Official, Conspiracy to Bribe a Local Government Official, and two counts of Mail Fraud, all Felonies.


Massage Therapy

Rita Ellen Vidur, Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 006677; Cal. No. 15490
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of practicing massage under a limited permit at times when her supervisor was not present.


Nursing

Margaret J. McKenna, Middle Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 192343; Cal. No. 13774
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of revealing to another home care agency without the consent of the patient's parents, the name of the patient, the telephone number of the mother of the patient, and the name of the patient's mother.

Piyari S. Masih, Malverne, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 148949, 340588; Cal. Nos. 13782, 13783
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of medication and charting errors and failing to respond to two separate letters sent to licensee by the New York State Education Department.

Mary Ann Guernsey, Oswego, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 162225; Cal. No. 15122
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 6 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 6 months.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of the crime of Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Glenn R. Phelps, Mexico, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 198207; Cal. No. 15263
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Suspension until fit to practice; Upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of violating terms of probation.

Denise Antonio, Laurelton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 301668; Cal. No. 13520
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failure to properly assess a patient in her care.

Mary C. Kemp, Solvay, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 151857, 359852; Cal. Nos. 13919, 13920
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Partial suspension in certain area until successfully completes certain course, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of failing to keep an accurate patient record.

Frances Elizabeth Wilson, Englewood, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 402513; Cal. No. 14240
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of revealing personally identifiable facts obtained in a professional capacity without the prior consent of the patient.

Marilyn Helen Miller, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 173257; Cal. No. 14241
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of revealing personally identifiable facts obtained in a professional capacity without the prior consent of the patient.

Elise Steffens, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 401162; Cal. No. 14264
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failure to properly assess a patient in her care.

Maureen Saunders a/k/a Maureen A. Saunders a/k/a Maureen A. Lorow a/k/a Maureen White, Mt. Morris, NY 14510

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 162826, 362619; Cal. Nos. 14389, 14390
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of conspiracy in the Second Degree, a Class A Felony, and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.

Emie Marie-Carmel Payen, Elmont, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 170306, 386256; Cal. Nos. 14752, 14753
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing errors in administering medications.

Julianne F. Rey, Clay, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 170749; Cal. No. 14849
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing medication administration errors.

Ruweida Safah, Gretna, LA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 417837; Cal. No. 14927
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Suspension until successfully participates in a course of therapy and treatment - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to ensure that hospital records accounted for Demerol obtained by her for certain patients.

Pamela Briggs Chrisman, Dolgeville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 220472; Cal. No. 15024
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to administer medications and or treatments in accordance with physicians' orders.

Lydia Nicole Pollero a/k/a Lydia Nicole DeRocchis, West Islip, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 155988, 351329; Cal. Nos. 15101, 15105
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing three medication administration errors and one transcription error.

Elisa A. Mancuso, Islip Terrace, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 166822, 370711; Cal. Nos. 15103, 15104
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing medication administration errors.

Tammie A. Bressette, Cohoes, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 181448; Cal. No. 15126
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Suspension for not less than nine months and until fit to practice and served nine months suspension - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Burglary in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and by committing two medication administration and documentation errors.

Barbara A. Panico a/k/a Barbara D. Panico a/k/a Barbara Ann DeAeth, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 328635; Cal. No. 15156
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995 (see also May 2004)
Action: Revocation, execution of revocation stayed, probation 3 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of unlawfully obtaining a controlled substance by willfully making false statements in a hospital record.

Joan M. Kuczmarski, Weston, Canada

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 452910; Cal. No. 15173
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of inserting a naso-qastric tube into a patient although there was no physician's order authorizing her to do so.

Maria Morales, Hempstead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 159556; Cal. No. 15328
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of charting treatment in nurses notes, vital signs in the patient's record and entering that she had administered medications to a patient prior to the time when the services were performed.

Marcia L. West, Rome, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 153100; Cal. No. 15329
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Annamma Mathew, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 171128, 412771; Cal. Nos. 15377, 15378
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Willful Violation of the Health Laws.

Jennifer Lynn Nicholson a/k/a Jennifer Lynn Piccirilli, Selden, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 222028, 446550; Cal. Nos. 15423, 15424
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of incorrectly transcribing a physician's order for a non-controlled medication, and on 3 occasions, administering the incorrect medication to a patient while at the same time failing to administer the correct medication and indicating on the medication administration record that she had administered the correct medication.

Judith J. Combar, Marcy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 052959; Cal. No. 15428
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Partial suspension in certain area until successfully completes certain course, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing medication errors and failing to maintain accurate patient records.

William Henry O'Brien, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 408720; Cal. No. 15456
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of obtaining employment as a registered professional nurse by submitting social security numbers that he knew, or should have known, were not valid.

Linda M. Bradshaw, Asheville, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 438200; Cal. No. 15459
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to instruct home health aides with regard to the proper care of decubitus.

Jayne Marie Smith, Sherrill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 222473; Cal. No. 15532
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination upon submission of certain proof - upon service or termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence and be served upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing four medication administration errors.

Mary Alice A. Piehler, Pittsford, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 199614; Cal. No. 15638
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to document a change of medication and a patient's condition in the patient's charts, failing to administer ordered medication to a patient, and failing to inform a patient's physician or nurse supervisor of a patient's high blood sugar level.

Evelyn A. Greene, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 287022; Cal. No. 15649
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995 (see also March 2000)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of documenting that controlled drugs were administered to patients when they were used for her personal use.

Dieta Grant, Hollis, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 206711; Cal. No. 15658
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing medication errors.

Katherine M. Bell, Matoaka, WV

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 414647; Cal. No. 15660
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of errors in administering medications and in charting.

Priscilla L. Storm, Utica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 141425; Cal. No. 15662
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Wilfully Misrepresenting Professional Credentials.

Carolyn Acomb Sick, Danvisille, NY 14437

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 124158; Cal. No. 15701
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of violating a term of probation previously imposed.


Occupational Therapy

Miriam Garcia, Brentwood, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapy Assistant; Lic. No. 000578; Cal. No. 15622
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of recording in a patients record that she had provided occupational therapy to a patient when she had not and failing to maintain a patient record that accurately reflected treatment rendered.


Pharmacy

Ubaldo A. Equino, Bronx, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035371; Cal. No. 13650
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of holding for sale and offering for sale misbranded drugs.

Good Health Pharmacy, Ltd., 3875 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465.

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 018772; Cal. No. 13651
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of holding for sale and offering for sale misbranded drugs.

Steven Dworkin, East Hampton, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 027857; Cal. No. 15297
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $10,000 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of violating Section 331 and 333(a)(2) of Title 21, United States Code and Sections 3551 et. seq., of Title 18, United States Code, relating to interstate commerce of pharmaceuticals.

Seo Woon Song a/k/a Seo W. Song, Monsey, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032768; Cal. No. 15559
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, probation 3 years, required to pursue certain course.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of violating Title 21 of the United States Code, relating to controlled substances.

Jacob David Wasser, Long Beach, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031381; Cal. No. 14706
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing errors.

Farshad Simani, Little Neck, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037286; Cal. No. 15262
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, probation 4 years, $10,000 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony; conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony; and offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony.

Paul R. Molesky, Schaghticoke, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036170; Cal. No. 15417
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing the wrong drug to a patient.

Alfred J. Terp, Cutchogue, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023652; Cal. No. 15435
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995 (see also February 2003)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges that, at the pharmacy where he was supervising pharmacist, he had outdated drugs in drug stock, he failed to identify the manufacturers of generic drugs on prescriptions, he failed to maintain patient profiles, he had sample drugs in drug stock, he had misbranded drugs in drug stock, the pharmacy was opened with no licensed pharmacists on duty and he violated his probation.

Alfred J.Terp d/b/a Cutchogue Drug Store, Main Street, Cutchogue, NY 11935.

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 008763; Cal. No. 15436
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted to charges of having outdated drugs in drug stock, failing to identify the manufacturers of generic drugs on prescriptions, failing to maintain patient profiles, having sample drugs in drug stock, misbranded drugs in drug stock, opening the pharmacy without licensed pharmacists on duty and violating his probation.

Daniel M. Barr, Horseheads, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038692; Cal. No. 15524
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995 (see also May 1994)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an Unclassified Misdemeanor and Aggravated Unlawful Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

Malak Ishtiaq Ahmad, Searington, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028433; Cal. No. 15531
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 5 year suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 5 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Grand larceny in the Second Degree, Attempted Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, Tampering With Physical Evidence, and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree.

Albert W. Hesse, Jr., Terryville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033778; Cal. No. 15553
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing a medication without authorization from the patient's physician.

Anthony Salzano, Farmingville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037069; Cal. No. 15554
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Indefinite suspension for not less than three months and until successfully participates in a course of therapy and treatment, probation 2 years to commence upon termination of suspension.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of a conviction of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Falsifying Business Records, taking controlled medications without authorization, ordering excessive quantities of controlled medications, and entering false dispensing information regarding controlled medications in pharmacy records.

Leonard A. Amoruso, Massapequa, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029793; Cal. No. 15617
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of allowing a non-licensed pharmacy employee under his supervision to enter prescription data into the computer file.

M.G.E. Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a Dutch Broadway Pharmacy, 1785 Dutch Broadway, Elmont, NY 11003.

Profession: Pharmacy; Lic. No. 011973; Cal. No. 15618
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: $1,000 fine.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted to charges of dispensing four unauthorized refills.

Barry Marcus, South Bellmore, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 025942; Cal. No. 15619
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing four unauthorized refills.


Psychology

Jeffrey Lipner, North Bellmore, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 006354; Cal. No. 14593
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995 (see also July 2007)
Action: Indefinite suspension of no less than 2 months and until fit to practice - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having physical contact of a sexual nature with a patient.

Richard M. Zuckerberg, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 005835; Cal. No. 15550
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of submitting numerous insurance claim forms which overstated the number of psychotherapy sessions rendered to a patient.


Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Robert H. Baker, Jr., Port Washington, NY

Profession: Audiologist; Lic. No. 000131; Cal. No. 12903
Regents Action Date: November 3, 1995
Action: 6 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 6 months, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having failed to pay a fine imposed upon him pursuant to an order of the Commissioner of Education.


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