Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
September 2006

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

Architecture

Paul Lombardi Architect, P.C., 100 Hancock Street, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Architecture; Cal. No. 22758
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of failing to follow zoning requirements when professionally sealing plans.

Paul Joseph Lombardi, Freehold, NJ

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 026694; Cal. No. 22757
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to follow zoning requirements when signing and professionally sealing plans.


Chiropractic

Douglas Nagel, Sterling, VA

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 005388; Cal. No. 22857
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 professional misconduct by the Virginia Board of Medicine.


Dentistry

Tolly Abraham Chovev, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038854; Cal. No. 22699
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006 (see also February 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to adhere to proper technique while inserting laminates on a patient’s teeth.

Elizabeth Dorosz, Oswego, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046805; Cal. No. 22242
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area as set forth in consent order application, $2,500 fine; separate additional different course of continuing education; upon termination of partial actual suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of committing errors in the care of two separate patients in the areas of, respectively, endodontics and crown/veneer work.

Joel Lawrence Geller, Middletown, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 029496; Cal. No. 22934
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

James F. McCosker, New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 029038; Cal. No. 22698
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 grossly negligent failure to comply with substantial provisions of State laws governing the practice of the profession.

Carl Francis Pagano, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 030394; Cal. No. 22812
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $4,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony; and Attempted Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Ramachandran Ramnath, Syosset, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040483; Cal. No. 22056
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, relating to Medicaid fraud.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Ronald H. Laberge, Albany, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 039022; Cal. No. 22881
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Mail Fraud.


Massage Therapy

Kurt William Kodesch, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 006300; Cal. No. 22504
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 years and until fit to practice – upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation to commence upon licensee’s return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having engaged in sexual conduct with a client.


Nursing

Esther Agber a/k/a Jamine Esther N’gegba,

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221769; Cal. No. 19227
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of the charge of practicing the profession fraudulently relating to intentionally misrepresenting her credentials on an application for licensure as an RN with the department.

Cynthia L. Altman, Athol, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 442721; Cal. No. 22843
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 failing to comply with regulations governing the practice of nursing by wasting a controlled substance without a witness.

Kristel Lynn Bashaw, Gloversville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 217315; Cal. No. 22473
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006 (see also June 2001)
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 licensee’s return to practice; $500 fine payable within six months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Prostitution, Loitering to Engage in a Prostitution Offense, and Attempted Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and of failing to pay a fine imposed by the Board of Regents.

Kathleen Quinn Belletti a/k/a Kathleen Quinn, Babylon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 142370, 365878; Cal. Nos. 22759, 22760
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 failing to properly monitor a patient after administering a controlled substance to said patient.

Josefina V. Bernabe, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 180674; Cal. No. 22697
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006 (see also February 2004 and June 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted guilt to the charges of administering the wrong dosage of Percocet to a resident, making a false entry in the narcotic record to conceal the error, and failing to comply with the terms of probation.


Karen Roberta Boogertman, Medford, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 097084, 406477; Cal. Nos. 22765, 22766
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 failing to call a code or initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a patient who had stopped breathing.

Susan Marie Brown, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 230529; Cal. No. 22657
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when licensee returns to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering 10 times the ordered level of Roxanol.

Christopher Karl Butz, Amsterdam, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 253051; Cal. No. 22602
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 failing to chart the administration of controlled substances.

Carmen Hilda Caraballo, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 181097, 384563; Cal. Nos. 22744, 22745
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 a controlled substance to a patient on several occasions after the physician’s order for said medication had expired.

Julianne Carlino, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 530010; Cal. No. 22660
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 4 months and until fit to practice – upon termination of actual suspension 2 years probation to commence upon licensee’s return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to properly document the administration or wasting of controlled substances.

Aundrea Sue Clark, Liverpool, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 257421; Cal. No. 22731
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 failing to adequately document the care and treatment of several patients.

Annette Marie Coon a/k/a Annette Marie Rice, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 202645; Cal. No. 22392
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of being dependent on, or a habitual user of, narcotics, and of conduct in the practice of nursing with which evidences moral unfitness.

Geneva S. DaCosta, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 439616; Cal. No. 21402
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 failing to maintain a record for several patients that accurately reflected the evaluation of those patients.

Marie Lucie Fleurimond, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 217529; Cal. No. 22777
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006 (see also May 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 100 hours of public service within the first 6 months thereof.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing in New York State while her license to practice was suspended.

Janet Foster, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268579; Cal. No. 22369
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Mail Fraud and Health Care Fraud, both felonies.

Shirley Handy, Amityville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 259060; Cal. No. 22814
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 medication to a patient intravenously when the physician’s order called for it to be administered intramuscularly.

Bonnie Ann Hutcheson, Brentwood, TN

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 355498; Cal. No. 22879
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been disciplined in the State of Arizona for negligence.

Susan Bette Kuhn, Canton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 473555; Cal. No. 22884
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as a misdemeanor and Driving While Intoxicated as a felony.

Patricia Lehmann, Corpus Christi, TX

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 471847; Cal. No. 22049
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006 (see also April 2001)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of professional misconduct relating to the diversion of a controlled substance.

Ruth M. Lucchese, East Patchogue, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 192019; Cal. No. 22778
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 failing to call a code or initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a patient who had stopped breathing.

Denise F. MacCallum, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 191474; Cal. No. 22678
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of actual suspension 2 years probation upon licensee’s return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of moral unfitness.

Noel H. McFarlane, Spring Valley, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 199955; Cal. No. 22788
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 failing to render proper treatment to a patient who was found on the floor and who was unarousable.

John D. McMullen, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 135659, 330687; Cal. Nos. 22805, 22804
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 revealing patient information.

Amy K. Miller, Monticello, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 272098, 543289; Cal. Nos. 22740, 22729
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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.

Elsie Cecelia Nilsen, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 274706; Cal. No. 22771
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension as set forth in consent order application, upon termination of actual suspension 2 years probation if and when licensee returns to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Willful Violation of Public Health Laws for failing to administer Procrit to a patient on more than one occasion.

Karen L. Patrei a/k/a Karen Lee-MacGregor Patrei, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 092229, 456043; Cal. Nos. 22864, 22863
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 Driving While Intoxicated, a class D felony.

Donna Marie Pettitt, Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 205342, 446428; Cal. Nos. 22849, 22848
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to properly assess a patient and failing to document patient records.

Linda C. Schumaker, Clifton Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226033; Cal. No. 22833
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Mark Lee Shaler, Chittenango, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 172886; Cal. No. 22737
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of providing transportation for a patient not assigned to him and making phone calls to a patient not assigned to him.

Dawn M. Stanzione, Rocky Point, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216530; Cal. No. 22747
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 incorrectly programming an intravenous infusion pump with the wrong rate of flow for the administration of Nipride to a patient.

Elizabeth A. Sulham, Hoosick Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 417713; Cal. No. 22872
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted guilt to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Vermont Board of Nursing.

Roberta Mae Szwalla, Binghamton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 250546; Cal. No. 22880
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication administration errors.

Mary S. Welter, New Paltz, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263261; Cal. No. 22816
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon licensee’s return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated on two occasions, an Unclassified Misdemeanor and a Class E Felony, and to the charge of filing a false report with the New York State Education Department about one conviction.


Optometry

Franco Rossi, Jr., Goshen, NY

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 005620; Cal. No. 22840
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation. $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having two convictions for the crime of Driving While Intoxicated and of willfully making a false report in that he falsely answered “no” to the question on his registration renewal application regarding whether he had been convicted of a crime since the last registration period.


Pharmacy

Associated Healthcare Systems, Inc., 1031 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 023083; Cal. No. 22732
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of temporarily storing 400 ml. of Morphine Sulfate in an unsecured and unregistered area of the pharmacy.

Nicholas Avicolli, Bridgewater, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039197; Cal. No. 22711
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of maintaining outdated drugs in pharmacy stock, faJuly 22, 2011 to maintain a daily log, and failing to sign or initial prescriptions dispensed.

Paul Rudolph Carlson, Delmar, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026953; Cal. No. 22742
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 willfully failing to register with the New York State Education Department to practice as a pharmacist in the State of New York between January and July 2005, even though he was practicing the profession of pharmacy at the time.

Robert John Casale a/k/a Bobby Pills, Hartsdale, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026837; Cal. No. 22548
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, relating to falsely submitting claims to Medicaid.

Drug Store, Inc. d/b/a Victory Drugs Pharmacy, 2204 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 024721; Cal. No. 22712
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charges of maintaining outdated drugs in pharmacy stock, failing to identify generic drugs dispensed, failing to maintain a daily log and failing to ensure that dispensing pharmacists sign or initial prescriptions dispensed.

Kenneth Ferst, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028907; Cal. No. 22762
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 admitted to the charge of having been convicted of distribution and of possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, a federal felony.

Genovese Drug Stores, Inc. d/b/a Eckerd Pharmacy, 335 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 014089; Cal. No. 22687
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent does not contest the charge of failing to have a supervising pharmacist employed and on duty between May 15 and July 17, 2005.

Aqeel Ahmed Ghouri, Scarsdale, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042472; Cal. No. 22763
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006 (see also March 2006)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine, plan of continuing education as set forth in consent order application; instant penalty shall be in addition to penalty previously imposed under Order No. 21995, and instant Order shall not supersede, supplant, terminate or in any way alter Order No. 21995 or the penalties imposed thereunder.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of making two dispensing errors.

Lauren Hyeryun Min, Los Angeles, CA

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040004; Cal. No. 22818
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation if and when licensee returns to practice in New York, $1,000 fine payable within 5 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Steven R. Slabyk, Middleport, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030327; Cal. No. 22807
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 personally offer to counsel a patient regarding a new medication.

Michael Edward Welsch, Penfield, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040746; Cal. No. 22543
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006 (see also March 1994)
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 committing a dispensing error and failing to properly supervise the pharmacy.


Physical Therapy

Sergio Zappala, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 012999; Cal. No. 22722
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 maintain an accurate record.


Public Accountancy

Martin Lawrence Goldstein a/k/a Martin Goldstein, Monsey, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 020814; Cal. No. 22406
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax.

Thomas Paul Hauke, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 053828; Cal. No. 22203
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud, a felony.


Social Work

James Donald Archer, Whitestone, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 041948; Cal. No. 22753
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
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 dispensing prescription-required medications to a patient.

Stephen L. Hymowitz, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 018092; Cal. No. 20397
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 33 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $20,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of acting as a patient’s agent in handling various business-related matters while also rendering psychotherapy treatment to said patient and of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of a patient.

Bonnie J. Kersey, Marcy, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 022135; Cal. No. 20977
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of revealing personal information of a client without permission.


Veterinary Medicine

Stuart Michael Gower, Oceanside, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 005251; Cal. No. 22727
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area as set forth in consent order application, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing surgery for laryngeal paralysis without the owner’s consent and failing to maintain an adequate patient record.

Naum Borisovich Polonskiy, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 009376; Cal. No. 22073
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area as set forth in consent order application, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of cutting the blood feathers of a scarlet macaw.

Steven R. Weinstein, Howard Beach, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 004137; Cal. No. 22122
Regents Action Date: September 12, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain adequate records of patient visits.


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Last Updated: July 22, 2011