Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
October 2001

Architecture - Certified Public Accountancy - Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Professional Engineering and Land Surveying - Veterinary Medicine

Architecture

Stephen Alan Fishkin, New York, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 012243; Cal. No. 19515
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Commercial Bribe Receiving in the First Degree.

Charles J. Nafie, Jr., New York, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016717; Cal. No. 19320
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of committing an act constituting the crime of Forgery and Counterfeiting in Rhode Island and failing to report that conviction on his New York State re-registration.

Victor Schwartz, New York, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 014673; Cal. No. 19402
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, following service of the one-year period of suspension, probation 1 year, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of willfully filing a false report.


Certified Public Accountancy

Thomas R. Borek, Purchase, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 031320; Cal. No. 19356
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree.

John J. McAndris a/k/a John McAndris, Montvale, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 031004; Cal. No. 19399
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Enterprise Corruption, Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, Fraudulent Practices in Respect to Stocks, Bonds and Other Securities, Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree and Perjury in the Second Degree.

Stanley Minkin, Sayreville, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 034324; Cal. No. 19245
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 3 years of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the federal crimes of Conspiring to Defraud a Financial Institution, a felony and Bank Fraud, a felony.

Lewis Andrew Swartz a/k/a Lewis A. Swartz a/k/a Lewis Swartz, Syosset, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 032384; Cal. No. 19367
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also September 1995)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 year suspension, probation 4 years, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Fraud and False Statements and Willful Failure to File Return.

Norman J. Tannenbaum, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 034220; Cal. No. 19468
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 6 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Reports on Domestic Coins and Currency Transactions, Statements or Entries Generally, and Conspiracy.


Certified Social Work

James Gerard Milks, Lewiston, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 057563; Cal. No. 18692
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of inappropriate physical contact with a former client.

Steve Tavormina, Queensbury, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 058898; Cal. No. 18410
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension of not less than 1 year and until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 3 years to commence upon return to practice, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Sexual Misconduct.


Chiropractic

William Paul Lindemann a/k/a William Lindemann, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 006405; Cal. No. 18702
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, upon service of suspension, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of the felony of Mail Fraud on seven counts.

Stephen P. Mauer, Geneva, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003092; Cal. No. 19405
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Mindy Lewis Scott, Huntington, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 002871; Cal. No. 19449
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and four counts of Mail Fraud; both crimes were class D felonies.

Jonathan Marc Steinberg, New York, NY

hiropractor; Lic. No. 006449; Cal. No. 19344
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony; Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor; and Assault in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor.


Dentistry

Scott Bruce Amer, Hewlett, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035525; Cal. No. 18269
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also January 2012)
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 take periodic x-rays necessary to diagnose and treat; failing to diagnose the existence of an ankolysis tooth; placing sealants and fillings on teeth with existing caries; failing to detect interproximal caries; failing to diagnose an abscessed tooth; failing to detect dental disease; and failing to develop a plan of treatment for infected primary molars.

Tatyana Berman, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 047499; Cal. No. 19219
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to address periodontal disease present in two patients before preparing their teeth for the placement of bridges and crowns.

David Allen Fass, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 026919; Cal. No. 18563
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge that between 1975 and 1989 in the State of Connecticut, he failed to, among other things, properly perform root canals and bridge work.

Barry K. Hastings, North Bangor, NY

rofession: Dentist; Lic. No. 031317; Cal. No. 19217
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also June 2009)
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 having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Public Health Law Article 33 by failing to document the administration of controlled substances.

John J. Lampidis, Fort Lee, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027017; Cal. No. 16829
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to take either the patient's pulse or blood pressure prior to administering nitrous oxide to a first time patient suffering from obesity and considerable anxiety. In the midst of performing a dental procedure and after discontinuing the administering of nitrous oxide, licensee left the patient with a dental assistant although the patient showed significant signs of anxiety. When the licensee returned, the patient was alone, standing and holding her head, expressing signs of distress, dizziness and need for air. Licensee again failed to check the patient's blood pressure and pulse and also failed to administer oxygen. Licensee then allowed the patient to go off on her own and without supervision.

Rimma Sheshelovskaya, Bayside, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045635; Cal. No. 19352
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.


Massage Therapy

Cynthia Farrar, East Rockaway, NY

rofession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 009010; Cal. No. 18778
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also February 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, probation 5 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of billing for treatment on dates when no treatment was rendered.


Nursing

Sade Adeola Adeyefa, Far Rockaway, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 245097; Cal. No. 19406
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: annulment of licensed practical nurse license.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse in the State of New York that she had attended Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital.

Kelly Ann Amedick, Alexander, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 228612; Cal. No. 19417
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor; and Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Lisa Anderson a/k/a Lisa Leach, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 218273; Cal. No. 19394
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also December 2005)
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 charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

John Frederick Bartlett, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 235599; Cal. No. 19278
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 1 year to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of medication and recordkeeping errors and failure to exercise reasonable care toward patients.

Major J. Beardsley, Elba, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 161136, 368007; Cal. Nos. 19328, 19329
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also March 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willful physical abuse of a patient.

Duncan Carroll Brown, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 438836; Cal. No. 19296
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willfully failing to report on his application a conviction for Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor; having been twice convicted of committing acts constituting crimes under New York State law, Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor; and failing to report two convictions for Driving While Intoxicated on his re-registration application.

Sarah Brown, White Plains, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 242786; Cal. No. 19033
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of medication and documentation errors.

Jeffrey Cascone, Franklin Square, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 259333; Cal. No. 19412
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of moving a patient who had fallen before her injuries were assessed.

Pauline Cooper, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 231116; Cal. No. 19456
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of nursing treatment and medication administration errors.

Catherine Degregorio, Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 469164; Cal. No. 18951
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 practicing the profession of nursing while impaired by alcohol on one occasion.

Cleopatra Quianzon Dejesus, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 432853; Cal. No. 19287
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of failing to verify inconsistent blood test results prior to commencing a blood transfusion, and failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Joy Elizabeth Doser a/k/a Joy Elizabeth Arndt, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 181080, 423260; Cal. Nos. 19324, 19325
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 did not contest charge of failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Nancy Feldman a/k/a Maria Rodriguez, Forest Hills, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 135057; Cal. No. 19360
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of having been convicted of Criminal Facilitation in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

Anne B. Fenner, Locke, NY

Profession: Nurse Practitioner; Cert. No. 331178; Cal. No. 19252,
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of failing to initiate treatment on a diabetic and failing to ensure compliance with ordered tests.

Michael S. Fortin, Amityville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 326915; Cal. No. 19495
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Sodomy in the Second Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Anne P. Gans, Deposit, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254004; Cal. No. 19377
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of making medication errors and failing to maintain accurate records.

Eveline A. Gates, Lafayette, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 134471; Cal. No. 19507
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of medication and treatment errors at two health care facilities, having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records and making a materially misleading statement in an employment application, and making false entries in patient records.

Alice C. Harrison, Binghamton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. B12211; Cal. No. 19415
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making medication errors.

Yolanda R. Hill, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 257131; Cal. No. 18480
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of committing three medication administration errors and failing to read the results of a test of a patient ordered by a physician.

Carole Horan, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 132069; Cal. No. 19343
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of committing medication administration errors.

Marie J. Jean-Baptiste, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 239352; Cal. No. 18995
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also April 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of the last 21 months stayed, probation 2 years, fine $2,500.
Summary: Licensee admitted to 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.

Gregory R. Landphair, Strykersville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 232670, 500161; Cal. Nos. 19549, 19548
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of unauthorized appropriation of controlled substances from his nursing employer for personal use.

Clair Edgar Luckabaugh, Parkersburgh, WV

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 187725, 425282; Cal. Nos. 16891, 16892
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of exposing the buttocks of a patient in her care.

Pamela A. Masching, Walton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 250135, 495007; Cal. Nos. 19376, 19375
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to adequately assess a patient, failure to ensure ongoing monitoring of a patient, and failing to adequately supervise.

Lorraine M. McWilliams, Smyrna, GA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 364183; Cal. No. 19381
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 inadequate identification of infants.

Stephanie Vera Milligan, Farmingville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234493; Cal. No. 18783
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of failing to administer two medications to a patient.

Sean Patrick Moran, Marshfield and South Weymouth, MA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 246799; Cal. No. 18911
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Attempt in the Second Degree, a class B misdemeanor and Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony.

Dorothy J. Mumford, Oswego, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 180829; Cal. No. 19069
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to use appropriate infection control techniques.

Marygrace O'Brien, Milford, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 240986, 477755; Cal. Nos. 18616, 18617
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony; and Forgery in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Ann Mary O'Connor a/k/a Ann O'Connor a/k/a Anne M. O'Connor, Bronxville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 232750, 469635; Cal. Nos. 19321, 19322
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $4,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree.

Marsha Ann Ojemen, Beltsville, MD

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 232789; Cal. No. 18866
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of submitting a fraudulent registration certificate identifying her as a registered professional nurse and placing the designation "R.N." after her signature on Jacobi Medical Center documents.

Lisa Ann Palmer, Hilton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 257500; Cal. No. 19385
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willful failure to comply with substantial provisions of state law governing the profession of nursing.

Debra Petersen a/k/a Debra Thukle, Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 163448; Cal. No. 19363
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Monica Pugliese, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 471744; Cal. No. 19030
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of administering an overdose of insulin to a patient.

Milo Concepcion Raymundo, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 451157; Cal. No. 19285
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 drawing blood from the wrong patient and mislabeling said blood.

Linda Rhodes, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 082430; Cal. No. 19236
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 inserting a used hypodermic needle into a multi-use medicine vial.

Glenn Steven Siegel, Plainedge, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234848; Cal. No. 19005
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 charge of having been twice convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Linda Mary Smith, Albemarle, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 214211; Cal. No. 19374
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Harold Wilber, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 093636; Cal. No. 19576
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also September 1998)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of violating a term of probation regarding continuing education.

Louise Ann Williams a/k/a Louise A. Ziemba Williams, Binghamton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 072124; Cal. No. 16702
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor; falsely stating on a nursing re-registration application that she had not been convicted of a crime; and knowingly submitting an altered nursing registration certificate to an employer for the purpose of showing that she was currently registered to practice, when in fact she was not.

Michael Harry Woodward, Rhinecliff, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 447672; Cal. No. 19300
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 - following said suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a Class D felony.

Sally M. Zender a/k/a Sally Sendlein-Zender, Sayville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 463239; Cal. No. 16701
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 administering a medication when the medication should have been held and failing to keep an accurate patient record.


Pharmacy

Nader Anis Zaky Attia, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041592; Cal. No. 19221
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony, and Offering A False Instrument For Filing in the First Degree, a class E felony.

Iftikhar Chughtai, Searington, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028642; Cal. No. 19353
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of maintaining expired drugs in the pharmacy stock.

Nilesh U. Gohil, Fariport, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043701; Cal. No. 19372
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 dispensing a drug pursuant to a prescription that had already been filled and for which there were no refills authorized by a physician, and dispensing a quantity of a drug other than what was prescribed.

Gary Grossman, North Woodmere, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040597; Cal. No. 19420
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also February 2001)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony.

Richard Lilienfeld, Rockaway Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 025563; Cal. No. 17360
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of being convicted of Assault in the Second Degree, and Criminal Contempt in the First Degree.

John Mancini, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034825; Cal. No. 18383
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also February 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month suspension to commence as set forth in consent order application, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of practicing during a period of time when license was suspended.

Pasquale A. Mastrangelo, Utica, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035490; Cal. No. 19388
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for a minimum of three months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 year to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.

Daud Munawar, Rochester, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031855; Cal. No. 19371
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing a drug pursuant to a prescription that had already been filled and for which there were no refills authorized by a physician, and dispensing a quantity of a drug other than what was prescribed.

Lofti I. Omar, Kew Gardens, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029617; Cal. No. 19336
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Menacing in the Second Degree.

Harshadray Patel, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029955; Cal. No. 18419
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension to be followed by probation 5 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Forgery in the Second Degree, a class D felony.

Pharmacy Associates of Glens Falls, Inc., 2975 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021574; Cal. No. 19389
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also January 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of dispensing a quantity of a drug other than what was prescribed and dispensing a drug pursuant to a prescription which had already been filled and for which there were no refills authorized by a physician.

John Simonian, Woodside, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032752; Cal. No. 19447
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to review a hospital's chemotherapy drug protocol according to which an excessive dosage of medication was prescribed for an infant patient, and failing to make any inquiry as to the appropriateness of the dosage ordered.

Siri Pharmacy, Albee Square Mall, 1 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 017607; Cal. No. 19354
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of maintaining expired drugs in the pharmacy stock.


Podiatry

Mark Peter Antman, New York, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003497; Cal. No. 15187
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of ordering excessive tests and treatments and deviating from the standard of care in podiatry on numerous occasions in 1992 and 1993.

Mark Peter Antman, D.P.M., P.C., 1 Maiden Lane - Second Floor, New York, NY 10038

Profession: Podiatrist; Cal. No. 16470
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2001
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of ordering excessive tests and treatments and deviating from the standard of care in podiatry on numerous occasions in 1992 and 1993.

Michael David Marks, Ithaca, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002231; Cal. No. 19448
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failure to exercise reasonable care to two patients in diagnosis, treatment and recordkeeping, including failure to use biomechanical evaluation and to record detailed signs, symptoms and treatment progress.

Irwin Murry Sater, Boynton Beach, FL

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002109; Cal. No. 18632
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Attempted Arson in the Fourth Degree.


Professional Engineering and Land Surveying

Cynthia Kaye Elliott, Feura Bush, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049608; Cal. No. 19301
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 preparing a survey description without performing a survey or any research.

James Edward Thomas, St. Johnsville, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 045305; Cal. No. 16977
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also July 1996)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of negligence on more then one occasion by affixing his signature and seal on an erroneous survey done on May 25, 1995 of a Cherry Valley property, and failing to properly indicate on a revised survey the actual positions of iron rods noted at the property boundaries of the client's property.

William N. Wrinkle, Bath, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 053503; Cal. No. 19463
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001 (see also September 2000)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of violating a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents pursuant to Education Law Section 6511.


Veterinary Medicine

Randi Jill Haberkorn, New York, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006129; Cal. No. 19364
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of performing services not duly authorized by an animal patient's owner.

Laszlo Sichtnik, Bronx, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006693; Cal. No. 19108
Regents Action Date: October 5, 2001
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 failure to maintain adequate records.


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