Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
November 1999

Certified Public Accountancy - Certified Social Work - Dentistry - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Professional Engineering and Land Surveying - Psychology - Veterinary Medicine

Certified Public Accountancy

William T. Sears, Danbury, CT

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 035304; Cal. No. 18166
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of income tax evasion.

Carley P. Byrne, Gansevoort, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 046094; Cal. No. 17487
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of Failure to File a Return or Report, a Class A Misdemeanor.

James R. Paolano, Rego Park, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 041058; Cal. No. 17910
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired, an unclassified misdemeanor.


Certified Social Work

Margaret Sherry King, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 042296; Cal. No. 17608
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of Criminal Facilitation in the Fourth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Robert E. James, Springfield, NJ

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 019436; Cal. No. 17936
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree.

Theron G. Tucker, Sr., Rochester, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 048847; Cal. No. 18033
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree.


Dentistry

Benjamin Van Acker III, Rensselaer, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 018283; Cal. No. 18178
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also February 2001)
Action: License summarily suspended.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents actions.

Michael M. Friedman, Patchogue, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 032093; Cal. No. 17536
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
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 charge of failing to maintain a patient record, which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of said patient.

Alfonso John Merola III, Liverpool, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042450; Cal. No. 17746
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also November 1997)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain a patient record that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient.

NMC General Dentistry, P.C., 5100 West Taft Road, Liverpool, NY 13088

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 17747
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of failure to maintain a patient record that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient.

North Ocean Dental, P.C., 99 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 17799
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Respondent did not contest charge of failing to maintain a patient record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient.

Raul Vassy Romoshan a/k/a Vasile Damitru Romosan, Long Island City, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040490; Cal. No. 17963
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 18 month suspension, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance, a Class D Felony.

Laura Gaye Benish, Eastchester, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 039878; Cal. No. 18006
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $20,000 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of issuing prescriptions for medications to treat non-dental conditions.

John R. Calamia, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 034548; Cal. No. 18027
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to maintain a record that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient.


Nursing

Jose Del Carmen Salcedo, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 193332; Cal. No. 16921
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of obtaining a nursing certificate by fraud, deception and misrepresentation by a sister state. Such conduct if committed within this state would constitute professional misconduct.

William Alex Odom-Hickey a/k/a William A. O. Hickey, Philadelphia, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 236763; Cal. No. 17406
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice by engaging in indecent acts with a patient while on duty.

Jean Boffi LoRusso, Rome, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 067186; Cal. No. 18208
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of diverting the controlled drug Fioricet for her own use.

Elizabeth L. MacPeek, Lyndonville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 085442; Cal. No. 18248
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been found guilty by Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law for diverting the controlled substance Dilaudid for her own use.

Claudette Richardson a/k/a Claudette Jones, South Floral Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 111731, 276087; Cal. Nos. 18256, 18257
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of neglecting to check a patient's vital signs for six hours, failing to insure that a cardiac patient had an open and functioning intravenous line, failing to write an incident report on a patient who had fallen, and administering three and a half times the ordered dose of a heart medication.

Natalie A. Young a/k/a Natalie Ann Young, Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 203415; Cal. No. 17410
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also February 1994)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to take effect and commence as set forth in the Regents Review Committee report.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of Petit Larceny and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, both Class A Misdemeanors.

Sheila Marie Shortslef a/k/a Sheila M. Shortslef, Fulton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 195037, 425939; Cal. Nos. 17654, 17655
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law.

Matthew M. Niedzielski, Aquebogue, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238063; Cal. No. 17174
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also December 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Required to successfully complete certain course, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of falling asleep while on duty, administering a medication that had been discontinued, failing to administer a medication and administering the wrong dose of medication.

Jennifer Jean Wentzell a/k/a Jennifer Jean Boniface, Middletown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 200417, 447346; Cal. Nos. 17418, 17419
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also September 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Forgery in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, on two occasions.

Jacqueline Severe, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 187201, 436790; Cal. Nos. 17793, 17792
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also June 2007)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of placing a patient at the wrong angle in bed, discontinuing medication when there was no physician's order to do so, administering medications without a physician's order and failing to notify a physician that a patient's urine level was low.

Laurajean Motherway, Kings Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 416268; Cal. No. 17835
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of failing to properly assess patients.

Margaret Anne Dossert a/k/a Margaret A. Tyler, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 142898, 342410; Cal. Nos. 17851, 17852
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been found in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law for obtaining the controlled substance Morphine for her own use by making false statements in required controlled substance records.

Katherine May Shufelt, Schaghticoke, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 172109; Cal. No. 17971
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated on two occasions.

Francine D. Ellis, Ballston Spa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 127813; Cal. No. 17977
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
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 having been convicted of the crime Petit Larceny.

Jennifer Lee Handy, Amsterdam, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 248569; Cal. No. 17989
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing nine medication administration and documentation errors.

Mary A.C. Baker, Rushville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 154340; Cal. No. 18000
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree.

Ketty Agnant Moise a/k/a Ketty A Moise, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 171317, 468281; Cal. Nos. 18007, 18008
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
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 willfully making false reports by altering a patient's records to reflect that a different intravenous solution than the one she administered had been given to the patient.

Peggy Ann Cahill, Lewis, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 151043; Cal. No. 18017
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Possession Of A Forged Instrument in the Third Degree and guilty to the charge of stealing Demerol from a hospital where she was employed.

James Christopher Rotolo, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 256106; Cal. No. 18024
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing two medication administration errors.

Althea Kemmille Robinson, Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241468; Cal. No. 18026
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of abandoning a patient in need of immediate professional care without making reasonable arrangements for the continuation of said care.

Desmond Thomas Antoine, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 201002; Cal. No. 18043
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 36 months, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of allowing a former psychiatric patient, whom he had treated, to live in his apartment for a year and not informing his superiors at the hospital of this fact or the fact that this individual was not taking her medication.

Christopher Robert Burton, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 245966; Cal. No. 18061
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

Deborah Gail James, East Elmhurst, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 461410; Cal. No. 18071
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
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 charge of willfully trying to conceal that she failed to post and interpret a telemetry strip for a patient.

Alice Nyonoon Sei-Jedah, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 210968; Cal. No. 18081
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of indicating on patients' medication administration records that medications had been administered when no such administrations had taken place.

Phyllis Ann Abramson, Richmond, VA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 146881; Cal. No. 18087
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of diverting drugs from hospital stock for her own personal use.

Kenneth Alfonzo Burwell, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 423671; Cal. No. 18094
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also September 1997)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite suspension, until served at least 3 months of said suspension, and until terminated as set forth in the consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of violating terms of probation imposed upon him by the Board of Regents.

Joanne Elizabeth Greene, Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241100; Cal. No. 18124
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of committing medication administration and documentation errors.

Nathan Sull, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 472456; Cal. No. 18139
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of committing an act, Petit Larceny, that constitutes a crime under New York State Law.

Susan Lynn D'Amico, Amherst, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 218034, 440262; Cal. Nos. 18185, 18186
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also October 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Esther Benoit-Barthelemy, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 491342; Cal. No. 18229
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also June 2002)
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Marie A. Boulin, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 490603; Cal. No. 18200
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also December 2005)
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Marie Claude Charles, South Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 492619; Cal. No. 18199
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also September 2004)
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a Registered Nurse that she had completed a basic nursing education program.

Gladys Desvarieux, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 500088; Cal. No. 18203
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also November 2003)
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Jeanny M. Gaillard, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 490721; Cal. No. 18201
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also July 2004)
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Marlene Gerard, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499555; Cal. No. 18159
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also February 2004)
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Marie F. Jacques, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499429; Cal. No. 18197
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (See also March 2006)
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Carmen Jean-Pierre, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 493176; Cal. No. 18204
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Saintannia Lazarre, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 257187; Cal. No. 18206
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Jocelyne Louis, Northwoodmere, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 500913; Cal. No. 18202
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also May 2004)
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.

Mirza T. Tanis, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 255486, 492073; Cal. Nos. 18227, 18228
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for summary suspension be granted.
Summary: Licensee was summarily suspended pending disciplinary panel review and final Board of Regents action.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

Alan Feldman, Merrick, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 003918; Cal. No. 18020
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also November 1998)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of, while during a period of actual suspension, the practice of ophthalmic dispensing that included auto refracting, case histories and vision peripheral fields.


Pharmacy

Leonard Anthony Rizzo, North Bay Village, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039188; Cal. No. 17572
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension, for no less than 3 years, and until terminated, or sooner terminated, as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of moral unfitness as the result of videotaping customers without authorization.

Joel Brian Weiner, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033607; Cal. No. 17691
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Kings Bronx, Inc., 535 East 170th Street, Bronx, NY 10456

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 022841; Cal. No. 17762
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also May 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of failing to verify the authenticity of prescriptions calling for Tylenol with Codeine No. 4.

Shamsul K. Bakar, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 044114; Cal. No. 17763
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also May 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to verify the authenticity of prescriptions calling for Tylenol with Codeine No. 4.

Louis A. Pisani, Garden City, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029639; Cal. No. 17868
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also September 2009)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing drugs without being presented with a prescription, filing false Medicaid claims and violating pharmacy regulations.

Robert Douglas Soto, Nanuet, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043583; Cal. No. 18001
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Douglas C. Linstruth, Canastota, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 025564; Cal. No. 18097
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $750 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of dispensing too great a quantity of a drug than what was prescribed and, on two occasions, dispensing to one customer the drug prescribed for another customer.

Robert Rochford, Long Beach, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031945; Cal. No. 18100
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999 (see also April 2003 and June 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of holding for sale numerous misbranded drugs in that the medication containers were overfilled mixing lot numbers.

N.O.B. Pharmacy, Inc., 1336 Peninsula Boulevard, Hewlett, NY 11572

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019228; Cal. No. 18101
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of holding for sale numerous misbranded drugs in that the medication containers were overfilled mixing lot numbers.


Podiatry

Joel Brian Weiner, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003820; Cal. No. 17690
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.


Professional Engineering and Land Surveying

John Chester Pulaski, Jr., Pinehurst, NC

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 046788; Cal. No. 18048
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and Leaving the Scene of an Incident [involving personal injury] Without Reporting, a Class B misdemeanor.


Psychology

Sidney M. Rosenblatt, Bronx, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 003319; Cal. No. 18181
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree.


Veterinary Medicine

Vincent Joseph Gibney, Fort Thomas, KY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 005514; Cal. No. 18183
Regents Action Date: November 5, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of receiving in interstate commerce and proffering for pay an adulterated drug.


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