Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
September 2004

Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Optometry - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine

Architecture

Vilas Parab, Scarsdale, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 014767; Cal. No. 21012
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of receiving fees from a third party for the performance of professional services.

Robert Buckminster Proffitt, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 025433; Cal. No. 21508
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of misrepresenting to his client that his plans were approved by the New York City Department of Buildings in order to obtain a portion of his fees for services rendered.


Chiropractic

Mario Ciani, Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004333; Cal. No. 21516
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also December 1999 and December 2007)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Brian David Kaufman, Honeoye Falls, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 008646; Cal. No. 21564
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Conversion of Funds of the United States and did not contest the charge of allowing a non-credentialed associate chiropractor to submit claims under his provider number to Blue Cross/Blue Shield for payment for treatments provided by the associate chiropractor.


Dentistry

Mario Capuano, Port Jefferson, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045939; Cal. No. 21629
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of performing an apicoectomy on the wrong tooth.

Mario Capuano, Port Jefferson, NY

Profession: Dental Anesthetist; Cert. No. 000612; Cal. No. 21651
Regents Action Date: September10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

David Douglas Gardner, Penn Yan, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041343; Cal. No. 21676
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also May 2006 and July 2006)
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 the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 5th Degree.

William Kelson, Silver Spring, MD

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042496; Cal. No. 21716
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being found guilty by the Maryland Board of Dentistry of professional misconduct.

Alexander Kordonsky, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045039; Cal. No. 19744
Regents Action Date: Sseptember 10, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to maintain a patient record that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient, in that the record did not include charting of missing and filled teeth, a periodontal probing and mobility chart, clinical findings as they related to the patient's complaints, a treatment plan and record of the work actually performed.

Marvin Lache, Wayne, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 031326; Cal. No. 21621
Regents Action Date: Sepetember 10, 2004
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 the charge of having been guilty by the New Jersey Board of Dentistry of professional misconduct.

Leon Melideo, Hauppauge, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 031695; Cal. No. 20983
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of billing patients' insurance company for more x-rays than were actually taken.

Robert S. Posner, Boca Raton, FL

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037864; Cal. No. 20929
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 3 years and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - following termination of suspension, probation 5 years to commence if and when licensee returns to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of five counts of Criminal Sexual Contact, a crime, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Union County, New Jersey.

Sol S. Stolzenberg, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 022073; Cal. No. 19173
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $2,000 fine, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to keep records that accurately reflect the treatment of a patient, by failing to record the amount and type of anesthesia used.

Paul R. Tagliareni, Garden City, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 031873; Cal. No. 21392
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also July 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 15 months, nunc pro tunc as of September 23, 2003 and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine, Order to be issued in this matter shall supersede Order No. 19164 of the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions, dated July 17, 2003.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of continuing to practice until September 22, 2003 after having his license suspended on or about July 22, 2003.

Michael Tsimis, Fort Lee, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045659; Cal. No. 21687
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty by the New Jersey Board of Dentistry of professional misconduct.


Engineering and Land Surveying

David Anthony Daigler, Clarence Center, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 047792; Cal. No. 21306
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of affixing seal to documents where professional services had not been performed.

Ann C. Hickey, New York, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 065430; Cal. No. 20786
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filing work permit applications with the New York City Department of Buildings that she knew had not been properly notarized.

Kenneth V. Rocco, Penfield, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 072161; Cal. No. 21275
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of three counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, and admitted to charge of falsely answering "no" on his re-registration application to a question about convictions when he knew he had a conviction for the aforesaid crime.

Carl E. Thompson, Jr., Athens, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 077214; Cal. No. 21684
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty by the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners of professional misconduct.


Massage Therapy

Bruce A. Berman, Farmingdale, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 008456; Cal. No. 21703
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of physical contact of a sexual nature with a client.

Maxine A. Demner, Wantagh, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 009296; Cal. No. 21438
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of permitting someone to perform the services of a massage therapist from March 2002 through March 2003, when she knew that this individual did not possess the license to perform such services.


Nursing

Judith Altman, Stony Brook, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 170100; Cal. No. 21557
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to administer medications to a patient as ordered.

Rode Apollon a/k/a Rode Valme, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 206072, 492079; Cal. Nos. 20946, 18325
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also July 2000)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension of licensed practical nurse license, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years; annul license to practice as a registered professional nurse.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received a basic nursing education at Ecole Nationale D'Infirmieres de Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Beverly Joy Arthur, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 459432; Cal. No. 21479
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of negligently recording that care was given to two patients on days that she knew care was not rendered by her to these patients.

Marie-Immacula Brigitte Beauvais a/k/a Marie-Immacula Brigitte Beauvais-Philitas, West Palm Beach, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 210287, 527959; Cal. Nos. 21341, 21342
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when licensee returns to practice, $1,000 fine
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of committing medication and charting errors and of performing a finger-stick test on the wrong patient.

Denice Born, Canandaigua, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 150234; Cal. No. 21459
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and of falsely answering "no" to the question on her nursing re-registration application inquiring about criminal convictions.

Joan Marie Burrall, South Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 117787, 348991; Cal. Nos. 21474, 21475
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of practicing the profession of nursing while impaired by alcohol.

Marie Claude Charles, South Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 227663; Cal. No. 20054
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also November 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received a basic nursing education at Simone O. Duvalier, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Florence Setura Charley, Mt. Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 255250, 499810; Cal. Nos. 21395, 21394
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, while employed and on duty as a home care nurse, filing three clinical progress notes with her employer indicating that she had made two clinical visits to one elderly patient and one clinical visit to a second elderly patient when she knew that she had not made such visits.

Tracy Susan Collins, Sherrill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 227644; Cal. No. 21048
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Making a False Statement, a felony, and Issuing a Bad Check, a class B misdemeanor.

Jennifer Quick Colville, Scotia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 224102, 465063; Cal. Nos. 21504, 21505
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also September 2004)
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 did not contest the charge of documenting that controlled substances were withdrawn for patients but failing to document the administrations in the patients' records.

Eric Kenneth Evans, Endicott, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 459898; Cal. No. 21480
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of failing to document full assessment and failing to follow up on physician order.

David C. Glover, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241813; Cal. No. 21427
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also December 2006)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of conduct in the practice of his profession as a licensed practical nurse, which evidences moral unfitness.

Dennis Patrick Greene, Seaford, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 487260; Cal. No. 21064
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (See also July 2005)
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 the charge of having been convicted of Public Lewdness, a class B misdemeanor, and admitted to the charge of failing to indicate a previous criminal conviction on his New York State Application for Licensure and First Registration to practice as a registered professional nurse.

Taina Snell Holly, Hampton, GA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 203575; Cal. No. 20046
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received a basic nursing education at Ecole Nationale D'Infirmieres de Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Sandra Jacobell, West Seneca, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 482320; Cal. No. 21520
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of medication administration errors.

Walter Robert Kimble, Hempstead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265659; Cal. No. 21418
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also October 2007)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting an inaccurate time sheet regarding the hours that he worked between July 13 and 14, 2002.

Roger Klose, Peoria, AZ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 132277, 365193; Cal. Nos. 21571, 21572
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month suspension, execution of last 10 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty by the Arizona State Board of Nursing of professional misconduct.

Dale David Legault, Ogdensburg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 073364, 455605; Cal. Nos. 21613, 21614
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of having been convicted of Willful Violation of the Public Health Law, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Suzn Lyons, Williamsport, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 258114; Cal. No. 21317
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of failing to inform the supervising registered professional nurse of a patient's breathing problems.

Theresa V. Santa Maria, Demarest, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 384322; Cal. No. 21538
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to safeguard a newborn baby placed on a scale while said baby's bedding was changed.

Elaine M. Massey, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 386036; Cal. No. 19816
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon licensee's return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of three counts related to Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of Prostitution, a class B misdemeanor.

Lynn M. Merriam, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 144974; Cal. No. 21470
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon licensee's return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of a 1992 misdemeanor conviction for Driving While Intoxicated, and a 2001 felony conviction for Driving While Intoxicated.

Letha M. Mitchell, Auburn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 261527; Cal. No. 21295
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing medication errors.

Jennifer Mae Myers, Attica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 212323; Cal. No. 21400
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon licensee's return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to call 911 pursuant to physician order.

Marilyn Ann Newcomb, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 191778, 435974; Cal. Nos. 21328, 21327
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon licensee's return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document medication administrations in a patient record and placing a Foley catheter in a patient for whom there was no order.

Edith A. Nottage a/k/a Edith Balmir, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 197282, 439231; Cal. Nos. 21452, 21453
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of moral unfitness in the practice, to wit: diverting the controlled substance Versed and attempting to administer it to an individual for whom it was not prescribed.

Maryann O'Neal a/k/a Maryann Martin O'Neal, North Amityville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 239384; Cal. No. 21124
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to check the temperature of bath water prior to placing a patient in said water thereby causing the patient to sustain 1st and 2nd Degree burns of her ankles and feet.

Antoinette L. Oney-Landry, Gansevoort, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 175993; Cal. No. 21060
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Menacing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Philip Pajela, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 291451; Cal. No. 21303
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of using the same syringe to administer PPD tests to seven patients.

Dennise Palmer, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 195698, 408857; Cal. Nos. 21588, 21543
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of administering a medication to a patient without a physician's order.

Sarah Perez, Holtsville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 531626; Cal. No. 21311
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of administering ten times the dose of a medication prescribed to a pregnant woman.

Anne V. Petoello a/k/a Ann Petoello a/k/a Virginia A. Petoello a/k/a Virginia Petoello a/k/a Janine Anne Petoello, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 105419, 321238; Cal. Nos. 21596, 21597
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 2 years until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years to commence if and when licensee returns to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of violating a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Marlie Sella, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254165; Cal. No. 21471
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

Linda E. Smith, Hudson Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 102001; Cal. No. 21477
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of committing documentation and medication errors.

Irene A. Teplitsky-Bauer, Long Island City, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 226395, 451556; Cal. Nos. 21260, 21261
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of having been found by the Commissioner of Health to be in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law by diverting a quantity of the controlled substance Roxanol from a hospital's supply.

Geraldine L. Vaughn, Corinth, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 139065; Cal. No. 21481
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also June 2007)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Margaret Ann Walzer, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 223510; Cal. No. 21296
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 physical abuse of a patient.

Donna Lynn Ward a/k/a Donna Lynn Breen, Mayville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 184328; Cal. No. 21544
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of making entries in patients' medical records for five days on which she did not work.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

Raymond F. Calhoon, Cheektowaga, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 005028; Cal. No. 21559
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004 (see also December 2001 and July 2008)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of adjusting glasses while his license was suspended.

Hector Urrea, Parkside Hills, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 005346; Cal. No. 21424
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing an eye examination on an infant patient.

Diedre Sachs Wolberg, Albany, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 005202; Cal. No. 21033
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, probation for 3 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 3rd Degree and Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, both class D felonies.


Optometry

Frederick Brown, Naples, FL

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 004229; Cal. No. 21686
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty by the Florida State Board of Optometry of professional misconduct.

Donald Guerrier, Central Islip, NY

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 005719; Cal. No. 21404
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of delegating professional responsibilities to an unlicensed person.


Pharmacy

Khaled Mohamed Ahmed a/k/a Khaled Hussein Ahmed, Huntington Park, CA

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041115; Cal. No. 21521
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 36 month suspension, execution of last 34 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in California, to wit: failing to maintain accurate records of drug acquisitions and disposition, and failing to maintain drugs in proper refrigeration.

Khalid Chaudhary, Bellerose, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029453; Cal. No. 21374
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of dispensing a different drug than that which had been prescribed; and failing to record that a written follow-up for a verbal prescription in Schedule III, IV, and V controlled substances had not been received.

Thomas Coppola, East Quogue, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041600; Cal. No. 21604
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness, to wit: stealing drugs and merchandise from the pharmacy where he was employed.

Marwan Shukri Karnabi, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacy, Lic. No. 042791; Cal. No. 20703
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forgery in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree.

Paul Steven Mole, Jamestown, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040941; Cal. No. 21511
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to properly supervise the pharmacy, dispensing a drug other than what was prescribed, failing to obtain a written prescription following a telephone order for controlled substances and failing to offer counseling.

Daniel F. Reinhart, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030992; Cal. No. 21510
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a daily record of all prescriptions filled and holding outdated drugs for sale.


Physical Therapy

Diana Mary Ramirez, Richmond Hill, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 001262; Cal. No. 21490
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of last 9 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely charting that she had rendered physical therapy treatments to certain patients when she had not.


Psychology

Michael Miranda, Atlantic Beach, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 008986; Cal. No. 21416
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 30 month suspension, thereafter probation 3 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud, a felony.


Public Accountancy

Lawrence Gleit, Dix Hills, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 070106; Cal. No. 21411
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Willful Failure to File a Return, Supply Information, in violation of 26 U.S.C. Section 7203.

Jo Ann Hughes, North Chatham, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 070600; Cal. No. 21615
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for a stay of execution of any unserved portion of suspension as set forth in consent order application - upon service or stay of execution of any unserved portion of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully filing a false report in that she submitted a Registration Renewal Document in which she stated that she had completed required mandatory continuing education, when she had not.

William Kelder, New Hampton, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 036140; Cal. No. 21677
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy.

William Stern, Edison, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 021614; Cal. No. 21675
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license (certificate) granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of signing a Certification of Employer in support of an individual's application for licensure as a New York certified public accountant without examining said certification for accuracy.


Social Work

Christina Marie Celmer, Ballston Spa, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 034324; Cal. No. 21368
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
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 the charge of moral unfitness in the practice.

Diane Marie Kowalczyk, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 061744; Cal. No. 21501
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree.

Rosa Mercedes Pardo, Rego Park, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 052845; Cal. No. 21135
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting to her employer billings and progress notes falsely representing that she had made home care visits which had not been made by her.

Cindy Ann Pollio, Selden, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 061755; Cal. No. 21315
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 6 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a record for each patient that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Darlene Ann Pollio, Selden, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 061756; Cal. No. 21316
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 4 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a record for each patient that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Marcelle J. Walsh, Bradenton, FL

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 032539; Cal. No. 21648
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

Moira Whalen, Surry, ME

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 040387; Cal. No. 21704
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the State of Maine Board of Social Work Licensure.


Veterinary Medicine

Central Veterinary Hospital, P.C., 388 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

Profession: Veterinary Medicine; Cal. No. 21423
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2004
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of allowing unlicensed personnel to perform tooth extractions.


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