Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
October 2007

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

Acupuncture

Phyllis Ruth Olson, Long Island City, NY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 001291; Cal. No. 23463
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Offense and Health Care Fraud.


Architecture

Wallace Chu, Glen Cove, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 008450; Cal. No. 23343
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, upon service of suspension 1 year probation, $1,000 fine payable within the first two months of suspension.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Theft or Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds.


Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Cindy S. Lee, New York, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 001168; Cal. No. 23521
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of certificate to practice as a clinical laboratory technician.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the allegation that on or about September 26, 2006, with fraudulent intent, she submitted an application for certification as a clincal laboratory technician to the Division of Professional Licensing Services of the New York State Education Department in which she certified that she had at least five (5) years (9,500 clock hours) of experience as a clinical laboratory technician, and was thereafter granted a certificate to practice as a clinical laboratory technician in the State of New York on or about February 22, 2007, based on the aforesaid experience when, in truth and in fact, as as she well knew, she did not have said experience as a clinical laboratory technician.

Blasina Rodriguez, New York, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 001289; Cal. No. 23495
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of certificate to practice as a clinical laboratory technician.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the allegation that on or about September 12, 2006, with fraudulent intent, she submitted an application for certfication as a clinical laboratory technician to the Division of Professional Licensing Services of the New York State Education Department in which she certified that she had at least five (5) years (7,200 clock hours) of experience as a clinical laboratory technician, and was thereafter granted a certificate to practice as a clinical laboratory technician in the State of New York on or about March 10, 2007, based upon the aforesaid experience when, in truth and in fact, and as she well knew, she did not have said experience as a clinical laboratory technician.


Dentistry

Phillip Frank, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 026392; Cal. No. 23597
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation, 100 hours public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud under 18 U.S.C. section 1347.

Gideon Kay, Roslyn, NY

Profession: Dentist, Lic. No. 029840; Cal. No. 23575
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of dentistry while his ability to practice was impaired by physical disability.


Engineering and Land Surveying

William M. Judge, Seaford, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 060844; Cal. No. 23464
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to specify in detail the defects found during the inspection of a residential building in the home inspection report.

John L. Teramo, St. Simons Island, GA

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 039680; Cal. No. 23446
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain for at least six (6) years all plans documents, computations, records, and professional evaluations he prepared relating to work he had signed and sealed.


Nursing

Rogelita Rogel Arias, Hauppauge, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 250329; Cal. No. 23394
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of abandoning a patient in need of immediate care without making reasonable arrangements for the continuation of such care.

George Edward Ball, Auburn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 130908; Cal. No. 23465
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Michelle A. Baratta a/k/a Michelle Ann Rodriguez, Island Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208849, 426745; Cal. Nos. 23447, 23448
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of illegally obtaining a controlled substance.

Kathleen A. Baxter, Windsor, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 464527; Cal. No. 23426
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to discontinue medication as ordered by the physician.

Michael Boomer, Ravena, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254307; Cal. No. 23283
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, upon return to practice probation 2 years, $500 fine payable within 6 months of service of Order.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Insurance Fraud in the 5th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Nancy J. Bradley, Barker, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 091673; Cal. No. 23438
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering Morphine instead of the prescribed Ritalin.

Kathryn Corrine Brewer a/k/a Kathryn C. Murphy, Louisburg, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 149160, 476181; Cal. Nos. 23544, 23539
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in North Carolina.

Margaret R. Brock, Levittown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 243868; Cal. No. 23184
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to perform finger sticks that were ordered for patients, yet charting in the patient records that said finger sticks had been performed; and charting in patient records that medications were administered to patients when they were not administered.

David W. Chadderdon, Ravena, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 462206; Cal. No. 23511
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted the charges of obtaining a license fraudulently; and committing unprofessional conduct by filing a false report with the New York State Education Department about one conviction in another state.

Anthony Michael Curcio, Penfield, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 531070; Cal. No. 23159
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 9 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Section 2803-d of the Public Health Law.

Raquel M. Falesbork, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 452860; Cal. No. 23548
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud.

Tammy L. Garner a/k/a Tammy Louise Garner, Potsdam, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 234593, 499821; Cal. Nos. 23391, 23392
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007 (see also December 1996)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted  of two counts of the crime of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree.

Louise Christine Giglio, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255058; Cal. No. 23478
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Charles James Gonder, Farmingdale, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 533425; Cal. No. 23461
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to account for four doses of a controlled drug that were removed from the controlled drug inventory for a patient on four occasions and not charted as having been given on the patient's medication administration record.

Kyle Glenn Harris, Corning, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 482198; Cal. No. 23518
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully physically harassing a patient.

Wendy Pamela Jackson, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 274538; Cal. No. 23497
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Altide Jean, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 259991; Cal. No. 23485
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to compare a medication administration record against the physician's order before administering medication to a resident in a residential health care facility.

Andrew B. Jones, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 455148; Cal. No. 23376
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Driving while Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Kyung Ja Jung, Oyster Bay, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 439968; Cal. No. 23435
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing hemodialysis on a patient without ensuring that the venous bloodline was properly connected.

Ann Marie M. Kakavand, Cheektowaga, NY and Getzville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 14068; Lic. Nos. 149666, 356193; Cal. Nos. 23558, 23559
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007 (see also June 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 3 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in the state of Florida and of having committed documentation and medication errors.

Mary E. Kenyon, Cortland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 237815; Cal. No. 23576
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Willful Violation of Health Laws (patient neglect) and Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Walter Robert Kimble, Lakeview, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265659; Cal. No. 23375
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007 (see also September 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Resisting Arrest, a class A misdemeanor, and Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Kimberly Kozakiewicz, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 232503; Cal. No. 23547
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of diversion of drugs, lying on re-registration, and working without being registered.

Barbara Rose Lanieri a/k/a Barbara Rose Hutter, Bellport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208042, 424808; Cal. Nos. 23519, 23520
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of taking the medications Zoloft and Lasix from her place of employment, without a doctor's order or any other authorization, for her use and her son's use.

Belinda Marie Lougher, Waverly, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475140; Cal. No. 23396
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 3 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge ofwillfully failing to comply with substantial provisions of New York State rules or regulations governing the profession of nursing.

Mark Louis Madcharo, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499908; Cal. No. 23091
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.

Arif Rehmat Masih, Woodside, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 438035; Cal. No. 23507
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007 (see also March 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 3 years probation if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfuly making a false report in that he falsely reported in a patient’s medical record that he had administered medication to said patient when he had not.

Beulah Tovera Mudvary, Corning, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 199460; Cal. No. 23374
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to notify a patient’s physician of changes in the patient’s condition.

Kathleen Patricia Schmidt a/k/a Kathleen Hauret,  Sanborn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 255355, 496072; Cal. Nos. 23331, 23330
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 12 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

Judith Ann Soloway, Sayre, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216724; Cal. No. 22556
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to perform a blood glucose test before administering insulin.

Theresa A. Van Hoose a/k/a Theresa Stoke, Walworth, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 492409; Cal. No. 23440
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting Fentanyl for personal use.

Fran Hillary Waring, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 478127; Cal. No. 22461
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree,  a class B misdemeanor, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Dulcie Marie White, Rome, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 140748, 328632; Cal. Nos. 23387, 23388
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of felony DWI.

Julie Virginia Williams, West Eaton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 268733, 532799; Cal. Nos. 23455, 23457
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed medication errors and omissions.

Rachel L. Wright, Olean, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273548; Cal. No. 23439
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of  Attempted Falsifying a Business Record

Ruthanne Wright, Millerton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 515793; Cal. No. 23504
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency in Connecticut.

Harvey Alan Zucker, New Rochelle, NY and Pelham, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 231071, 467475; Cal. Nos. 23006, 23005
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Stalking in the 3rd Degree, Contempt in the 2nd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree.


Pharmacy

Joseph Ackman, Baltimore, MD

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028022; Cal. No. 23417
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of pharmacy violations found during inspection of a pharmacy at which he was the supervising pharmacist; cluttered dispensing area; outdated drugs in pharmacy stock; failing to maintain a daily log of prescriptions filled and refilled; and failing to maintain a current biennial inventory of the controlled substances.

Genovese Drug Stores, Inc. d/b/a Eckerd, 2125 Broadway, Long Island City, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 014872; Cal. No. 23486
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $7,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to charges of willfully failing to notify the Pharmacy Board of a change in supervising pharmacist and to have a licensed pharmacist having personal supervision of the pharmacy.

Zafar H. Khan, Pittsford, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030510; Cal. No. 23442
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of dispensing wrong medication and failing to offer counseling.

Christine Williams Lazarony a/k/a Christine Ellen Williams, Livonia, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039668; Cal. No. 23432
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of dispensing four times the prescribed amount of Coumadin.

Cheung Lee Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a Independence Drug and Trading, 352½ Greenwich Street, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 018776; Cal. No. 23475
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Registrantadmitted to the charge of  failure of  its supervising pharmacist to sign or legibly initial prescriptions he dispensed.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc., 81 First Avenue, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 022817; Cal. No. 23487
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Registrantadmitted to the charge of willfully failing to have a supervising pharmacist oversee the operation of its pharmacy.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc., 956 Second Avenue, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 022661; Cal. No. 23488
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of willfully failing to have a supervising pharmacist oversee the operation of its pharmacy.

Farid Uddin Syed, Mineola, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039035; Cal. No. 23599
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, a class C felony.

Kwong Yuen Yip, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030365; Cal. No. 23476
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to sign or legibly initial prescriptions dispensed.


Public Accountancy

Howard H. Cohen, New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 057825; Cal. No. 23496
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until terminated as set forth in consent order application, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of auditing procedure errors committed during the course of conducting an audit of the financial statements of an entity, the results of which were submitted to a federal agency.


Respiratory Therapy

Douglas Jay Morse, Watertown, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 003660; Cal. No. 23323
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, as a misdemeanor, and of willfully failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a registration renewal document.


Social Work

Alissa Hecker Haber, NorthWoodmere, NY

Profession:  Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 051506; Cal. No. 23490
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007 (See also October 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of  Attempted Forgery in the 3rd Degree and Attempted Identity Theft in the 3rd Degree, both class B misdemeanors.


Veterinary Medicine

Michael M. McCarthy, Oyster Bay, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 010479; Cal. No. 23650
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of license to practice as a veterinarian.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely answering “no” to a question on his New York application for licensure and first registration as a veterinarian which asked whether any licensing or disciplinary authority had revoked a license held by him when he knew that his license to practice as a veterinary surgeon in Great Britain had previously been revoked.

Ronald J. Peters, Greenwich, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003963; Cal. No. 23309
Regents Action Date: October 23, 2007 (see also April 2001, October 2010 and May 2011)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 15 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Animal Cruelty, an unclassified misdemeanor.


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Last Updated: May 26, 2011