Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
September 2008

Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work

Chiropractic

Munam Michael Saif, Centereach, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 009327; Cal. No. 23964
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy in the 5th Degree.


Dentistry

Erin Diane Inserra, Utica, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 019926; Cal. No. 23213
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, may apply for early termination of suspension and probation upon satisfaction of all required conditions, $500 fine, said fine may be stayed upon satisfaction of certain alternative requirement.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct relating to practicing dental hygiene without having satisfied mandatory continuing education requirements.

Stephen Oliver Nachbar, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 017121; Cal. No. 23792
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to remove a root tip in two teeth.

Soleiman Rabanipour, DDS, P.C., 527 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Cal. No. 23823
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of failure of its president, Soleiman Rabanipour, DDS, to document in the treatment record maintained for a patient the anesthetic and dose administered, and other relevant information regarding the patient's medical history at the time of treatment.

Soleiman Rabanipour, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042959; Cal. No. 23822
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document in the treatment record maintained for a patient the anesthetic and dose administered, and other relevant information regarding the patient's medical history at the time of treatment.

Joseph Volk, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041321; Cal. No. 23756
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008 (see also March 1996)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month staye d suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Abraham Hertzberg, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 029007; Cal. No. 24116
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted. 
Summary: Licensee did not contest allegations that on several occasions between October 2004 and March 2008, with fraudulent intent, he used the stamp of another licensed professional to stamp and seal plans.


Massage Therapy

Joseph Adix Carman, New York, NY

Profession:Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 006204; Cal. No. 24031
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Mail Fraud.

Sophia E. Lee, Westwood, NJ

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 016800; Cal. No. 24052
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of permitting a person not licensed or otherwise permitted to practice massage therapy in New York State to perform massage therapy on a client.


Nursing

Phillip Clayton, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 231210; Cal. No. 23808
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension for no less than 2 years and until substance and alcohol abuse free and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Imitation of Controlled Substances, a class A misdemeanor, Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, a class E felony and Attempted False Written Statement, a class B misdemeanor.

Jane Lacivita Clemente a/k/a Jane Mary Clemente a/k/a Jane M. Skurulsky a/k/a Jane Skurulsky, Watervliet, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 322035; Cal. No. 24030
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge ofobtaining Oxycodone and Lortab from stock and not recording the administration of said drugs to patients or the destruction of said substance.

Agnes Cohen, Lake Worth, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 230793; Cal. No. 23581
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
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 payable within 2 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of withdrawing the controlled substance Percocet for administration to patients at times inconsistent with the physicians' orders and failing to document in the patients' records the administration of said Percocet to said patients.

Stella Ann Coley, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 094062; Cal. No. 23961
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Theft of Government Property, a felony.

Lisamarie Cuomo, Flanders, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 478609; Cal. No. 23971
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to recognize a patient's serious and worsening condition when said patient vomited 4 times in one day, failing to ensure that said patient received prompt medical attention, and failing to recognize said patient's abnormal breathing sounds.

Karen G. Famularo, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 477054; Cal. No. 23740
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
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 noting in the Pyxis machine records that Percocet was withdrawn for specific patients when she did not intend to administer those drugs to those patients.

Robin Sackett Kisner, Painted Post, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 565247; Cal. No. 23120
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 1 month and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 3 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diversion of Norco, Nubain, Vicodin, Morphine and Hydrocodone.

Paul Henry Lagredelle, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 272478; Cal. No. 23839
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the Influence of Alcohol.

Eric J. Laughlin, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 559422; Cal. No. 23915
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Attempted Dissemination of Indecent Material to a Minor in the 2nd Degree.

Elaine LeBron, Riverhead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273766; Cal. No. 23709
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in program and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class C felony, and Identity Theft in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Susan Patricia Mazur-Cahill, Center Moriches, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270509; Cal. No. 23944
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of  Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Judith M. Miskovitz, Hopewell Junction, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 309972; Cal. No. 23527
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted. 
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to follow hospital protocol and have a second nurse check the medication before said medication was administered.

Daniel Joseph Monroe, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 523586; Cal. No. 22674
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted.  
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that he provided nursing home care for a patient while his ability to practice was impaired by a mental disability.

Beth Moran, Sag Harbor, NY

Profession: Nurse Practitioner; Cert. No. 420030; Cal. No. 23962
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
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 erroneously charting the frequency of the administration of a non-controlled medication on a medication administration record.

Celine Marcella Mosely, New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 280965; Cal. No. 24023
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering 5 medications to the wrong resident.

Elizabeth O’Connor, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 159132; Cal. No. 23591
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to call a code or initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a patient who had stopped breathing but did not have a do-not-resuscitate order in effect and of stopping resuscitative measures on a patient who should have received them.

Mary Ellen Richardson, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 069913, 315409; Cal. Nos. 24065, 24066
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a patient who was without vital signs and who did not have a do-not-resuscitate order.

Maureen Gail Rickard, Otisville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 260761, 510614; Cal. Nos. 23711, 23712
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licenseeadmittedto charges ofmedication and documentation errors.

Barbara A. Scavetta, Bellerose, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 266969; Cal. No. 23926
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
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 erroneously charting the frequency of the administration of a non-controlled medication on a medication administration record.

Karen E. Tripodi, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 133637; Cal. No. 23783
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  2 year suspension, execution of last 6 months of suspension stayed, probation 6 months to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, Issuing a Bad Check, a class B misdemeanor and Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Lena C. Vincent, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 106819; Cal. No. 24067
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
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 failing to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a patient who was without vital signs and who did not have a do-not-resuscitate order.


Occupational Therapy

Maryann Dianna Adams, Orangeburg, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 007857; Cal. No. 24061
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 3 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted ofCriminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Animal Cruelty.


Pharmacy

Genovese Drug Stores, Inc. d/b/a Rite Aid Pharmacy, 864 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 015745; Cal. No. 23800
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $10,000 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge ofoperating the aforesaid pharmacy without a supervising pharmacist between August 12, 2006, and December 4, 2006.

Lieb Pharmacy II, Inc., 147 Lee Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019409; Cal. No. 23771
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to charges of maintaining a cluttered dispensing area; maintaining outdated drugs in pharmacy stock; failing to maintain a daily log of prescriptions filled and refilled; failing to maintain a current biennial inventory of the controlled substances; and operating the pharmacy without a supervising pharmacist.

Cataldo Peter Stasi, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 019338; Cal. No. 23853
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008 (see also April 1998)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of placing incorrect directions on a prescription label for a 5-month-old child.


Podiatry

Michael Brumer, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002596; Cal. No. 23678
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, Mail Fraud and Make False Statements in Connection with Payment of Health Care Services, Health Care Fraud and Conspiracy to Pay Kickbacks in Connection with Health Care Services.

Lawrence Klein, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002611; Cal. No. 23679
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, Mail Fraud and Make False Statements in Connection with Payment of Health Care Services, Health Care Fraud, Conspiracy to Pay Kickbacks in Connection with Health Care Services and Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation.


Public Accountancy

Len Adler, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 076083; Cal. No. 24042
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted ofFalse Statements.

Thomas R. Chudy, Goshen, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 051076; Cal. No. 24062
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
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 for Driving While Intoxicated twice.

Daniel E. Marino, Forest City, AR

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 063559; Cal. No. 24037
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Investment Advisor Fraud, Investment Advisor Fraud, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud.  


Respiratory Therapy

Jean Michel Joseph, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 002980; Cal. No. 23672
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination upon service of first year of suspension and upon successful completion of certain coursework, upon service or early termination of suspension and upon successful completion of certain coursework 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $5,000 fine to be paid by October 31, 2009.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to have a pulse oximeter measuring a resident’s oxygen saturation when changing the resident’s tracheotomy tube, leaving a nurse’s aide alone with a resident during the change of a tracheotomy tube, failing to seek assistance when having difficulty inserting a tracheotomy tube and failing to record in the resident’s record complications encountered during the change of the tracheotomy tube.


Social Work

Inga D. Eilenkrig, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 066597; Cal. No. 24091
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of one count of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

Stephanie E. Greenberg, Coram, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 070798; Cal. No. 24055
Regents Action Date: September 16, 2008
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge  of creating a dual relationship with a client.


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Last Updated: October 14, 2009