Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

October 2011

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Dentistry - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Social Work -


Acupuncture

Anatoliy Sunik, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 002919; Cal. No. 25477

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud, a felony.

Architecture

Timothy R. Baker, Orlando, FL

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 028718; Cal. No. 25797

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee  did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in the State of Mississippi.

Claude Hurt, Jr., Roosevelt Island, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 017489; Cal. No. 25083

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 10 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of signing and sealing plans not prepared by him or by an employee under his direct supervision and failing to prepare and maintain a thorough written evaluation of the professional services represented by said plans; and receiving fees from a third party in connection with his performance of professional services.

Campion Acheson Platt, New York, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 019678; Cal. No. 25655

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination after service of a minimum of 1 year of suspension upon submission of certain documentation, upon service of or early termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that, beginning in 2003, he willfully failed to register as an architect despite the fact that he practiced as an architect in the State of New York between 2003 and 2010.

Dentistry

Maziar Izadi, Clinton, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 053024; Cal. No. 25367

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successfully complete course of retraining in said certain area and until upon termination thereof, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to maintain adequate patient records on 4 patients and of performing too many procedures on 1 visit on each of 2 patients.

Rhonda Madeline Kavee, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist, Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation; Lic. No. 044039, Cert. No. 000111; Cal. Nos. 25720, 25721

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Mental Health Practitioner

Steven B. Feldman, Saratoga Springs, NY

Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 001736; Cal. No. 25848

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 in New York State.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree.

Nursing

Leland Vance Bendel, Gardiner, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 605648; Cal. No. 25641

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to completely document the disposition of drugs taken from the facility's drug supply for patient administration and of taking drugs home from the facility which were later returned.

Althenia S. Bethel, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267477; Cal. No. 25400

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admited to charges of medication administration errors involving Oxycodone and taking Oxycodone for her own personal use.

Carol A. Blank, East Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 443430; Cal. No. 25835

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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.

Laura A. Burgdorf, Marion, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 373074; Cal. No. 25764

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of practicing while her ability was impaired by drugs (hydrocodone and dihydrocodeine) and of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Katina N. Chiera, Clifton Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 586632; Cal. No. 25581

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor based on her violation of a domestic abuse order of protection.

Kristi Lynne Cianfrano a/k/a Kristi Lynne Comley, Rome, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 527841; Cal. 25784

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Claire Marie Cornyn, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 486881; Cal. No. 25711

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 administering medications before they were due as per physicians' orders.

Glenda N. Crawford, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 283324; Cal. No. 25368

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person.

Tina Cusson, East Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234854; Cal. No. 25707

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.

Stephanie A. Czirr, Oswego, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269517; Cal. No. 25725

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011 (See also January 2009)

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree and conspiracy in the 5th Degree which was based on her involvement with a conspiracy involving the possession and sale of cocaine.

Miroslava Czyzewski, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 275139, 553550; Cal. Nos. 25881, 25882

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

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

Kerry William Davis, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 259086, 542150; Cal. Nos. 25536, 25537

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Attempted Assault in the 3rd  Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, and Driving While Intoxicated.

Cathleen Boyd Deshetler, Staatsburg, NY

Profession: Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Cert. No. 331127; Cal. No. 25717

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application to surrender certificate granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Cathleen Boyd Deshetler, Staatsburg, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 348376; Cal. No. 25718

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action:  Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Susan M. Egger, Hornell, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 289076; Cal. No. 25762

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 maintain accurate patient records.

Janet M. Evans a/k/a Janet M. Marshall, North Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 439422; Cal. No. 25489

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 pled guilty to violating Article 33 of the Public Health law.

Mary Ann Fabian, Binghamton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 338987; Cal. No. 25388

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 practicing the profession of nursing while her ability to practice was impaired by mental disability.

Anna German, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 549105; Cal. No. 25883

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

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

George F. Gibson, Elmont, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 162131, 364840; Cal. Nos. 25840, 25841

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely documenting the observation of a psychiatric patient.

Abdul A. Gilbert, Sr., Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287058; Cal. No. 25802

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree and Assault in the 3rd Degree, both misdemeanors.

Desaline Gittens, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 581869; Cal. No. 25095

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Sandor Emerich Gorog, Arcade, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 491812; Cal. No. 25692

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 Theft of Governmental Property.

Deborah J. Groth, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 072934; Cal. No. 25871

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of 3 counts of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

Karen M. Higgins a/k/a Karen Michelle Dolan, Middle Village, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 587397; Cal. No. 25374

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension commencing December 1, 2011 and terminating January 31, 2012, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

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

Caroline Paulin Ibale, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 568986; Cal. No. 25880

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to follow proper procedures for verifying a patient's blood specimen for typing and cross-checking.

Valsa Jacob, Hopewell Junction, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 214169, 460373; Cal. Nos. 25781, 25780

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having made errors in the patient records of 2 separate patients and of failing to recognize the significance of a computer alert on another patient.

Regina Leigh Lamare, West Chazy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 278438; Cal. No. 25849

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in New York State.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in the State of Vermont.

Karen L. Madigan, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 284527; Cal. No. 25749

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Suspension, Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 1 year execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree, both unclassified misdemeanors.

Steven L. Malkoske, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279729; Cal. No. 25719

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Driving While Intoxicated.

Adam R. Milak, Walworth, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 291857; Cal. No. 25763

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree (2 counts) and Driving While Intoxicated.

Gladys Chinwoke Muoebonam, Fort Mohave, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 533737; Cal. No. 25746

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in New York State.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that she had been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in the State of Arizona.

Himwatie Narain, Middletown, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 563753; Cal. No. 25713

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to document the events that preceded and followed the calling of a code for patient and of failing to confer with a nurse practitioner (NP) before choosing not to follow the NP's order.

Kathleen Bridget O'Rourke, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263788; Cal. No. 25772

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making inaccurate or incomplete entries in patient records on more than one occasion.

Eugene Ray Ortloff, Binghamton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225506; Cal. No. 25864

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person.

Irma V. Ragland, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299456; Cal. No. 25801

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering several medications to the wrong patient.

Kathleen Riefler, Marcellus, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 222700; Cal. No. 25491

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 infusing pitocin into a patient in early labor instead of magnesium sulfate.

Denise Marie Romero, Malone, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 160102; Cal. No. 25682

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 having been convicted of Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class B misdemeanor.

Lorraine J. Sgarlata, Bridgeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273281; Cal. No. 25660

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.

Jacob Sheridan, Albany, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 608590; Cal. No. 25805

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to administer controlled substances.

Colleen M. Shiels, Bedford Hills, NY and Corning, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 286330; Cal. No. 25709

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary:  Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Attempted Assault in the 1st Degree, a class C felony based on her intent to cause serious physical injury to another person with a weapon by stabbing an individual in the chest with a knife.

Alicia A. Smith, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292014; Cal. No. 25557

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records; Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person; and Willful Violation of Health Laws.

Lisa D. Smithe, Webster, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 124354, 307759; Cal. Nos. 25771, 25770

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession while her ability was impaired by an inappropriate mixture of prescription medications.

Janis Arlene Wetherhult, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 237493, 475179; Cal. Nos. 25769, 25768

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 9 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Official Misconduct and Falsifying Business Records.

Charles Wolff, Stormville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 528092; Cal. No. 25358

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 failed to comply with rules and regulations governing the practice of nursing.

Glenn Wurtzel, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 517707, Cert. No. 400680; Cal. Nos. 25672, 25744

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that he failed to maintain patient records which accurately reflected treatment rendered to 20 patients.

Carrie Elizabeth Zuti, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 559149; Cal. No. 25714

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

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

Pharmacy

Philip Cherian, Plainview, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 049414; Cal. No. 25739

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee does not contest the charge that in filling a prescription calling for Leukeran 2 mg, he dispensed Alkeran 2 mg to the feline patient in a vial labeled as containing Leukeran 2 mg.

Darcy L. Clary, Clay, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 053232; Cal. No. 25689

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 dispensing the wrong medication and failing to check and compare the records.

Andrew R. Dick, Big Pine Key, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032974; Cal. No. 25700

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in New York State, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in the State of Florida.

Farha Jasmine, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040429; Cal. No. 25690

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that, in March 2004, he was found guilty of professional misconduct in North Corolina and if said conduct had been committed in New York, it would constitute professional misconduct, namely, practicing pharmacy beyond it’s authorized scope. 

Timothy J. Lasher, Niskayuna, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040197; Cal. No. 25055

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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 Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a  misdemeanor.

David Joel Probert, Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 027950; Cal. No. 25727

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of substituting, without authorization, a drug other than the drug that had been prescribed.

Physical Therapy

Roy Capellaro, New Paltz, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 024994; Cal. No. 25789

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in New Jersey.

Bruce S. Wollman, Perth Amboy, NJ

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 011151; Cal. No. 25661

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, 2 years probation to commence when return to practice in New York State, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in 2008 in New Jersey of Attempted Sexual Contact in the 4th Degree.

Podiatry

Darricka Cecelia Carter, North Chesterfield, VA

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 005294; Cal. No. 25637

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 100 hours public service.

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

Barry O. Fagin, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002694; Cal. No. 25761

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011 (See also June 2001)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination upon submission of certain course of education documentation and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of injecting a podiatric patient with a medication labeled as being for intravenous use on horses and limited to use by licensed veterinarians and to willfully failing to register in and between 2003 and 2009 despite practicing as a podiatrist during 2003 and 2005 through 2009.

Psychology

Rosemarie D. Amendolia, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 011270; Cal. No. 25566,

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011 (see also March 2012)

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $10,000 fine to be paid within 6 months, 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor based on improper billing.

Public Accountancy

Jean E. Sickels, Decatur, GA

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 076720; Cal. No. 25847

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in New York State, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest that she had been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in the State of Colorado.

Social Work

Brian Hugh Marren, Mount Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 043504; Cal. No. 25603

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd  Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

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Last Updated: April 9, 2012