Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

October 2010

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Susanne Jarvis, Hudson, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 012324; Cal. No. 25202

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Dentistry

Ira Brad Grosser, Rockville Centre, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038178; Cal. No. 24830

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to take pre-operative periapical radiograph prior to placing a crown on Tooth #5 for a patient and of failing to conduct a thorough periodontal evaluation of another patient prior to placing a crown on Tooth #2.

Kings Dental PC, 1101 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 25236

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of using compromised teeth as abutments in bridgework.

Ludmila Lukovsky, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045473; Cal. No. 25108

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of using compromised teeth as abutments in bridgework.

Gregory C. Skinner, Atlantic City, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046610; Cal. No. 24361

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, $2,500 fine, pursue certain 40 hour course of education, probation 2 years.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct based on his practicing of dentistry with negligence on more than one occasion and his failure to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Michael D. Dushenko, West Seneca, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 055970; Cal. No. 25081

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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 Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Mahatab Alam Siddique, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 083753; Cal. No. 25058

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, $3,500 fine payable within 60 days.

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

Nursing

Kwaku A. Asante, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263782; Cal. No. 25080

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing patient neglect by failing to report that a resident was missing and  failing to maintain a record which accurately reflects the treatment of a patient.

Carol L. Briggs, Dundee, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner – Family Health; Lic. Nos. 266273, 547224, Cert. No. 335623; Cal. Nos. 25086, 25085, 25084

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing as a nurse practitioner without a collaborative agreement with an MD.

Colin Keith Buchanan, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275670; Cal. No. 24979

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree, a class A misdemeanor, based on his unlawful collection of unemployment benefits.

Stephanie Chester a/k/a Stephanie Lyn Chester a/k/a Stephanie Lyn Pollack, Williston Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 524195; Cal. No. 24730

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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 when and if return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges that on multiple occasions she diverted a controlled substance with no intention of administering said controlled substance to three patients; and that she forged a prescription for the controlled substance, Vicodin, and presented it to a pharmacist to be filled.

Anil T. George, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 554560; Cal. No. 23956

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $2,500 fine, 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct based on his willful abuse and moral unfitness in the practice of his profession.

Jennifer Hannah-Albon, Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 291401; Cal. No. 24584

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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 Attempted Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree on two occasions.

Flore Jeudy a/k/a Flore Lauture-Jeudy, Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226590; Cal. No. 24890

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

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

Stephanie Kaufman, Washingtonville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 483835; Cal. No. 25139

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010 (see also January 2013)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of removing medications from a facility's drug supply ostensibly for patients but in reality for her own use.

Jennifer A. Kohlmeyer, Earlton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268449; Cal. No. 25170

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010 (See also December 2009)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing while suspended.

Theresa A. Lloyd, Elmont, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 298996; Cal. No. 25156

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 10 days.

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

Beth Anne Maloney, Waverly, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 261844; Cal. No. 25151

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

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

Keri Lynn Mazzella a/k/a Keri Sanchez, Highland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273627; Cal. No. 25203

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010 (See also March 2008)

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of  Conspiracy in the 5th degree and of having filed a false report.

Amanda R. Milne, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 568352; Cal. No. 25167

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having committed medication administration errors involving dilaudid, hydromorphone, and oxycodone and of having obtained her license fraudulently.

Jacinto Gasmin Nalos, Jackson Heights, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 205269, 420905; Cal. Nos. 25237, 25238

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of documenting home care visits which, in fact, were not made.

Alisa M. Phillips, Canandaigua, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care; Lic. No. 521295, Cert. No. 430250; Cal. Nos. 25171, 25172

Regents Action Date: October 19, 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 taking narcotics for her personal use and medication administration errors involving Meperidine.

William Stephen Redmond, Queensbury, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 417870; Cal. No. 25011

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Catherine E. Roome, Victor, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 353587; Cal. No. 25046

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $750 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and of engaging in conduct in the practice of nursing which evidences moral unfitness.

Susan Baquial Sagaral, Flushing, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 594252; Cal. No. 25166

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to perform a full assessment on a patient who had slipped and needed to be lowered to the floor, or to report this incident to anyone.

Kim L. Skaarup a/k/a Kim L. Keller, Selkirk,NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 105909; Cal. No. 25147

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of using a pre-signed prescription to obtain Lortab.

Sylvia Angela Young, Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226734; Cal. No. 23996

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering one tablet of Oxycodone HCL 5 mg. to a patient, instead of the ordered Percocet; administering two tablets of Oxycodone HCL 5 mg. to another patient, and failing to document its administration on the patient’s medication administration record; and failing to secure the narcotics cabinet and the medication room when it was her responsibility to do so.

Pharmacy

Jennifer Jane Olcott, Redford, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046147; Cal. No. 25197

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Impaired by Drugs; Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree; and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.)

Procare Pharmacy, L.L.C. d/b/a Careplus CVS Pharmacy, 138 Second Avenue, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmarcy; Reg. No. 019202; Cal. No. 25158

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to notify the New York State Board of Pharmacy of the identity of the supervising pharmacist of the pharmacy located at 138 Second Avenue, New York, New York 10003 for the period February 29, 2008 to May 27, 2008, within 7 days of February 29, 2008.

John M. Rubino, Corona, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 044080; Cal. No. 24771

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of dispensing wrong medication with instructions for use that would result in an overdose of the wrong medication and of failing to counsel the patient.

Danny Scarano, Pine Bush, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 051687; Cal. No. 25159

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 2 months.

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

Steven Neil Weinberg, South Farmingdale, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042945; Cal. No. 25162

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Acquisition and Possession of Hydrocodone through Misrepresentation and Fraud, a class E felony.

Physical Therapy

Ashley Castor, Cambria Heights, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 003539; Cal. No. 25185

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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 Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

John Joel Lotuaco Uy, Coram, NY

Profession: Pysical Therapist; Lic. No. 022627; Cal. No. 25141

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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 admitted to the charge of having  been convicted of Attempted Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Podiatry

Nicholas A. Errico, Jr., Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Lic. No. 003651; Cal. No. 25179

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Health Care Fraud and to Make False Statements in Connection with Payment of Health Care, a felony; and Health Care Fraud, a felony.

Respiratory Therapy

Lynne Marie Darling a/k/a Lynne Marie Richter, West Wyoming, PA

Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 000424; Cal. No. 24014

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension to be terminated earlier upon successful completion of certain coursework, upon service or upon earlier termination of suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having failed to complete the 24 hours of mandatory continuing education credits for the triennial registration period 02/01/03 - 01/31/06.

Social Work

Alissa Hecker Haber, North Woodmere, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 051506; Cal. No. 25135

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010 (See also October 2007)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of submitting documentation which contained dates for visits that were not made and for services that were not provided, and of forging signatures on some of the documentation submitted.

Veterinary Medicine

Kofi Nyanin, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006070; Cal. No. 23742

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to take necessary x-rays of a patient; inappropriately using corticosteroids  in the treatment of the patient; and failing to adequately record diagnoses, recommendations for care, and administration of medication for the patient.

Ronald J. Peters, Greenwich, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003963; Cal. No. 24283

Regents Action Date: October 19, 2010 (See also April 2001, October 2007 and May 2011)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 3 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of practicing while suspended and of having been convicted of Forgery in the 3rd Degree.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2013