Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

September 2015

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Dentistry - Dietetics and Nutrition - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Peter C. Kurth; Mt. Kisco, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 013274; Cal. No. 28057

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also November 2005)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having used, in correspondence and billing with clients, the title of "Associate Architect" to describe an employee when he knew that the employee was not a licensed architect and for having used unprofessional language in a letter to a client's attorney.

Dentistry

Larry Robert Berman; Bronx, NY

Profession:  Dentist; Lic. No. 036499; Cal. No. 28280

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Medicaid Fraud in the 3rd Degree in the State of New Jersey, which, if committed in New York, would have constituted Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Erhard Beuttenmuller; Watertown, NY

Profession: Dentist, Dental General Anesthesia; Lic. No. 034583, Cert. No. 000526; Cal. Nos. 27805, 27807

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $2,500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having extracted unauthorized teeth.

Agnieszka Kwiatkowski; Miller Place, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 025110; Cal. No. 28018

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to register from June 1, 2014 to September 1, 2014.

James R. Manwaring; Gaithersburg, MD

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037189; Cal. No. 28429

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, having self-administered in 1992, in the State of Maryland a narcotic that had been left in a syringe after said syringe had been used for a patient procedure; in 1993, having written illegal prescriptions for the controlled drug Fiorinal with codeine for fictitious people, picking up said drugs by assuming the identities of said fictitious people, and ingesting said drugs for non-dental reasons; and having been convicted, in 2007, of committing an act constituting a crime in the law of another jurisdiction (Obtaining a Drug by Fraud in the State of Maryland) which, if committed within this State, would have constituted a crime under New York State law (Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications.)

Amit Sood; Jackson Heights, NY

Profession: Dentist, Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation;; Lic. No. 043537, Cert. No. 000666; Cal. Nos. 27318, 27319

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Dentist—1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $5,000 fine; Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation—1 year actual suspension to be terminated earlier upon completion of certain coursework, upon early termination of or upon service of actual suspension, 3 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of administering an overdose of sedation to a child and, failing to adequately perform restorations in said child's mouth.

Dietetics and Nutrition

Melissa Lynn Marlowe; Henrietta, NY

Profession: Certified Dietitian/ Nutritionist; Cert. No. 008012; Cal. No. 28050

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 accessing confidential patient records.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Thomas Diana; Glen Oaks, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 070422; Cal. No. 27921

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 misdemeanor.

David S. Freeman; Glenwood, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 050480; Cal. No. 27877

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of affixing his signature and professional seal to three different land surveys which were neither prepared by him nor by an employee under his supervision, and for which licensee had not prepared thorough written evaluations of the professional services represented by said plans.

Israel Korman; Bayside, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 040784; Cal. No. 26598

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of unprofessional conduct for failing to complete mandatory education requirements and for filing a false report indicating that he was in compliance with said requirements. 

John D. McMahon; Orchard Park, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 083132; Cal. No. 27774

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor and Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Massage Therapy

William Roberto Alvarado; Cumming, GA

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 015661; Cal. No. 28416

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having violated a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Mental Health Practitioner

Jefferey Craig Smith; Amsterdam, NY

Profession: Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 002489; Cal. No. 28204

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

Nursing

Michael Adeleke; Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301709; Cal. No. 27793

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also January 2014 and March 2015)

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 committing several errors in medication administration and documentation as follows: Lactulose and Xanax.

Nanic Balvte Aidasani a/k/a Nanic Aidasani; Perth Amboy, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 314720; Cal. No. 28355

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Elderly in the 2nd Degree, a felony, and Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.

Tonya L. Barone; Batavia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292638; Cal. No. 28008

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 having performed a medical procedure without a physician's order.

Yolette M. Battle; Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303584; Cal. No. 27553

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Shereen B. Bennett; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 290741; Cal. No. 27780

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree.

Kelly A. Bolton; Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 270272, 605852; Cal. Nos. 27718, 27719

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 committed medication errors.

Tahirah A. Bones a/k/a Tahirah Bones; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 290367; Cal. No. 27762

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 6 months.

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

Roseanna Bowen; Guilderland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299501; Cal. No. 28055

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 the charge of having left a patient's seatbelt unfastened and her chest harness unbuckled.

Lori Mae Brooks; Unadilla, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299047; Cal. No. 27305

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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, $250 fine payable within 6 months.

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

Cheryl Lee Burley; Kalamazoo, MI

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 485925, Cert. No. 337039; Cal. Nos. 28281, 28282

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license and certificate granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Practice Outside of the Scope of a License in violation of §16221(c)(iii) of the Michigan Public Health Code, 1928 PA 368; which, if committed in New York State, would have constituted Practicing the Profession of Nursing Beyond Its Authorized Scope pursuant to New York State Education Law Section 6509(2).

Glenora Joycinth Burton; Saint Albans, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 268627, 575374; Cal. Nos. 27766, 27767

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that she acknowledged receipt of a pharmaceutical delivery which included oxycodone, a controlled narcotic substance, without first reconciling the actual content of the delivery against the delivery statement.

Jeremy F. Bush; Taberg, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Lic. No. 565741; Cal. No 27913

Regents Action Date: September 17 2015

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 made inappropriate comments and having committed a medication administration error.

Jennifer Caputo; Bluepoint, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475504; Cal. No. 28148

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 dependent on the controlled substance Percocet.

Susan Carman; Port Leyden, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 257400; Cal. No. 27945

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also April 2008)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having failed to properly administer and document medication administrations.

Eileen E. Chrystal; Shoreham, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 338379; Cal. No. 28095

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 being dependent on the narcotic Roxinol.

Alice J. Clark; Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249616; Cal. No. 28295

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also September 2012)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

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

Anthony Joseph Cutolo; Lindenhurst, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 285105, 616633; Cal. Nos. 28082, 28083

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 lying about prior criminal convictions on applications for licensure.

Diane DeFranco; Huntington, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 243420; Cal. No. 27705

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having withdrawn controlled drugs from a Pyxis machine without intending to administer said drugs to patients for whom said drugs were ostensibly withdrawn.

Lynda Denmeade; Fayetteville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 443784; Cal. No. 27924

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until mentally and physically fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and having stolen discarded fentanyl from sharps container.

Louis Michael DeNovio; Glenville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 154646, 344646; Cal. Nos. 28122, 28100

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 Menacing in the 2nd Degree.

Michelle L. Eckert; Las Vegas, NV

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 272652; Cal. No. 28220

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of documenting the administration of two breathing treatments to a patient which were not actually provided.

Maria Fernandez; Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 163349; Cal. No. 27549

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having willfully physically abused a patient.

Laurie A. Glynn; Valley Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 425318; Cal. No. 28356

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also December 2003)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 3rd degree and of improper professional practice or professional misconduct by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of the State of Vermont, where the conduct upon which the finding was based would, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct pursuant to New York State Education Law Section 6509(5)(b).

Heather Lynne Graham; Ithaca, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 266520, 540794; Cal. Nos. 27973, 27974

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also September 2016)

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

Summary: Respondent admitted  to charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records,  Prohibited Acts, and Issuing a Bad Check, all misdemeanors.

Rebecca Greiner a/k/a Rebecca Tully; Lake Grove, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 584713; Cal. No. 27894

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of willful verbal abuse and conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness.

Vikki Lynn Grencer; Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 466032; Cal. No. 28060

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until sucessfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 4 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Impaired by Drugs, a misdemeanor.

Mark Kwame Gyan a/k/a Mark Gyan; Latham, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 282306; Cal. No. 27596

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd Degree

Charmaine Ericka Harris a/k/a Charmaine Harris; Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 280957; Cal. No. 26796

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 disabled the call system and having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Attempted Assault in the 2nd Degree.

Crystal Marie Hartnett; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 627939; Cal. No. 27962

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having failed to properly administer and document medications.

Deborah M. Humby; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 302224; Cal. No. 28053

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having failed to accurately maintain records

Cassondra M. Hvizdak a/k/a Cassondra Mae Hvizdak; Gates, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 526303; Cal. No. 28071

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 committed medication administration errors. 

Barret Michael Iarossi; Ballston Spa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313920; Cal. No. 28269

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having diverted controlled substances and having practiced the profession of nursing while impaired.

Danielle Jarvis; Port Jefferson, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 542877; Cal. No. 28066

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of administering the wrong frequency of medication to a patient and failing to check patient vital signs after administering medication to the patient.

Marlena Jenks; Matamoras, PA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 394330; Cal. No. 28065

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having filed a report certifying that a person had worked as a nurse aide at a health care facility when she knew that the person had never been employed at the facility.

Sandra Kovacevic; Spencerport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 640004; Cal. No. 28026

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Sumary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having documented a fraudulent patient record.

Paul Henry Lagredelle; Queens Village, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 272478; Cal. No. 27977

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also September 2008)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 25 hours public service.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, as a class E felony and subsequently, Driving While Intoxicated, as a class D felony, and, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

Steven Joseph Latimore; Forestville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 294918; Cal. No. 28047

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently.

             

Tanya Lemon; East Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268491; Cal. No. 28290

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent of Physically Disabled Person in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

Erin Marie Lobb; Frewsburg, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 568692; Cal. No. 28000

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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.

Mandi Marcello-Parry; Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 603433; Cal. No. 27893

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension commencing October 1, 2015 and terminating November 30, 2015, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of willful verbal abuse and conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness.

Patrice Laureen Martin a/k/a Patrice Martin; East Northport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475149; Cal. No. 28003

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Mary Teresa McConnell a/k/a Maryteresa Dunigan McConnell a/k/a Mary T. McConnell a/k/a Mary McConnell a/k/a Mary Dunigan McConnell a/k/a Mary Dunigan; Baldwin, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 215835; Cal. No. 27676

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also March 1998 and November 2009)

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree.  

Alisia Danielle McIntyre; Poughquag, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 236377, 491215; Cal. Nos. 28102, 28101

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also March 2012)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspensions for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspensions, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having committed medication administration errors and having violated of probation.

Stephanie Agnes Miller; Lindenhurst, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 314275; Cal. No. 28088

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having made false entries in a patient’s record and submitted false time slips to her employer.

Tara B. Nachimson a/k/a Tara Basha Nachimson; Saugerties, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 176593; Cal. No. 27982

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person and having responded to a patient inappropriately.

Virginia Nardella; Mineola, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 089517, 412658; Cal. Nos. 27772, 27773

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary:  Licensee did not contest charges of having discharged a patient with a heparin lock still in his arm, mixed up blood specimen labels and having sent a patient to the operating room with part of another patient's chart, and then having administered medication to the wrong patient.

Patrick Timothy O’Malley; Dunkirk, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 218737; Cal. No. 28291

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Forgery in the 3rd Degree and Driving While Intoxicated, both misdemeanors.

Christine M. Peckey; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 203681; Cal. No. 28046

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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, $250 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having failed to maintain accurate records and having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Jennifer L. Porter; Belleair, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 515749; Cal. No. 28155

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 if and when return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to having been a habitual user of the prescription-required controlled narcotic drug Percocet during the period of March 2013 to July 2013.

Gerard George Ragoobar; Saint Albans, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299758; Cal. No. 27487

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).  

Jennifer L. Ramos; Dunkirk, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 296251; Cal. No. 27183

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to intervene with appropriate nursing care.

Julie Ann Reape; Castorland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 171793; Cal. No. 27922

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 failed to maintain accurate records.

J'mar James Romain; Farmingville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 293007; Cal. No. 27987

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having failed to properly test the bath water used to bathe a patient, which caused burns to the patient’s scalp, and having applied Silvadene cream, a medication which requires a prescription, on a patient’s scalp without a physician’s order.

Matthew John Rudolph; Levittown, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 666069; Cal. 28042

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or the Combined Influence of Drugs and Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor; and committing unprofessional conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness.

Barbara A. Ruggieri; Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 256399; Cal. No. 28237

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having practiced the profession while the ability to practice was impaired by alcohol.

Maria Serrano; Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 189409; Cal. No. 27916

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 1 year and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence when and if return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of, on more than one occasion, changing physician and nurse practitioner orders for oxygen, finger stick blood glucose testing, orthostatic blood pressure and pacemaker check without authorization.

Fern B. Siegelstein; New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 294511; Cal. No. 27917

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 charges of having on three separate occasions, administered a substitute dose of the pain medication acetaminophen-oxycodone (Percocet) to a patient upon his discharge from the hospital instead of the pain medication acetaminophen-codeine called for in the physician’s discharge order.

Joanne D. Simnowski; Charleston, SC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 109196; Cal. No. 27741

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Forgery in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree, both class A misdemeanors.

Barbara Jeanne Smith; Kingston, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 233329; Cal. No. 28075

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Menacing in the 2nd degree.

Lucia Soderland; Lancaster, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301371; Cal. No. 28061

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence in that she failed to report that a patient fell to the supervising nurse on duty.

Kelly Lynn Spicer; Lake View, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 649102; Cal. No. 27935

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 maintain accurate records.

Amber F. Stapley; Mt. Morris, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 288547; Cal. No. 28007

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 patient abuse.

Julie Ann Stokley; Riverhead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 265093, 580162; Cal. Nos. 28162, 28163

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also November 2012)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine, Order shall supersede Deputy Commissioner Order Nos. 26235 and 26236.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle with .08 of 1% Alcohol or More, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

Laura A. Sweigert; Upper Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 203055, 426010; Cal. Nos. 27859, 27860

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspensions for not less than 1 month and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspensions, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Mary Thomas; Patchogue, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200643; Cal. No. 27960

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having failed to administer to a patient his seizure medication and having failed to maintain a record for a patient  which accurately reflected the administration of medication to said patient.

Mary V. Thue; Fredonia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270497; Cal. No. 27176

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to intervene with appropriate nursing care.

Jamie VanEtten; Liverpool, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 315308; Cal. No. 28104

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 writing prescriptions for non-controlled diet drug for personal use.

Nancy A. Walling; Willet, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 242872; Cal. No. 28069

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having committed medication administration documentation errors and having failed to maintain an accurate patient record.

Ruth Ann Wilson; Corfu, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 247819; Cal. No. 28049

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 failed to appropriately review written medical documentation, failed to ensure the correct rate of infusion of a feeding pump and failed to appropriately monitor a feeding pump.

Linda W. Zurich a/k/a Linda J. Watson; Macedon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics); Lic. Nos. 193166, 403007, Cert. No. 381114; Cal. Nos. 28012, 28011, 28010

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspensions until fit to practice, upon termination of suspensions, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated.

Occupational Therapy

Dana Lynne Fern; New York, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 010257; Cal. No. 28041

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 submitting session notes for treatment rendered with dates written over instead of being stricken through and initialed

Annette A. Savitz; Williamsville, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 001508; Cal. No. 27912

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsifying a patient record.

Pharmacy

Alfredo Balleras; Flanders, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 053391; Cal. No. 28227

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having filled prescriptions for controlled substances that were faxed from various websites acting as middlemen without verifying the source or validity said prescriptions.

Anthony Thomas D’Alessandro; Staten Island, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039448; Cal. No. 28417

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, having stolen over the course of at least a three year period, while serving as the Director of Pharmacy Services for a major hospital, more than 150,000 oxycodone pills, having an illegal re-sale value in the millions of dollars, from that hospital.

ICC Industries, Inc.; Wholesaler of Drugs; New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 303338; Cal. No. 27946

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of having failed to timely renew its registration to operate as a wholesaler of drugs and having failed to have a supervisor present, at all times, when said business was open.

Cindy J. Im; Lewisville, TX

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 055513; Cal. No. 28161

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Texas, which conduct would be professional misconduct if committed in New York State, for practicing the profession of pharmacy with gross negligence on a particular occasion.

Bethany Ann Kopin; Rochester, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 054590; Cal. No. 28009

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also May 2014)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine, Order to supersede Deputy Commissioner Order No. 27256.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of pharmacy while her license was suspended.

Alex Perchuk; Fort Lee, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038575; Cal. No. 27704

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, thereafter 1 year probation, $10,000 fine payable within 90 days.

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

Elizabeth A. Stephenson; Pittsford, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 050879; Cal. No. 27923

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 6 months.

Sumary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Palangat O. Velayudhan; Grand Junction, CO

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032046; Cal. No. 28428

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having dispensed 21 tablets of alprazolam (Xanax), a controlled substance, without an up-to-date corresponding prescription in the State of Colorado.

Jeffrey B. Waite; Shelburne, VT

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031147; Cal. No. 28140

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having filled four fraudulent prescriptions for the controlled drug lorazepam for his son in the State of Vermont.

Physical Therapy

Michael J. Droney; Olean, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 018161; Cal. No. 27366

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having had intimate relationship with a patient, having administered unsupervised aqua therapy, and committed recordkeeping errors and improper delegation.

Joel L. Meyers; Mt. Sinai, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapist; Cert. No. 000070, Lic. No. 008570; Cal. Nos. 27429, 27430

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 100 hours public service.

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

Mark William Milleville; North Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 011248; Cal. No. 27576

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of physical therapy.

Podiatry

Nicolas Camarinos; Astoria, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002266; Cal. No. 27435

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record for a patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of a patient.

Simon Levich a/k/a Simon Yesilevich; Staten Island, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004735; Cal. No. 27659

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud and Tax Evasion. 

Psychology

William Adam Wiener; New York, NY

Profession: Psychology, Lic. No. 012442; Cal. No. 28153

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated-Child in Vehicle, a class E felony.

Public Accountancy

Nicholas Ralph Bottini; Webster, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 062840; Cal. No. 28369

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having voluntarily consented to a revocation of the authority to appear or practice as an accountant before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission where the conduct charged resulting in the consent to such revocation would, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct pursuant to New York State Education Law Section 6509(9) (audit deficiencies.)

Craig Bernard Haber, Lewisburg, PA

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 074107; Cal. 28194

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

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

Bob C. Jahelka; Massapequa, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 058196; Cal. No. 27867

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension commencing October 1, 2015 and terminating December 31, 2015, 9 month stayed suspension, upon termination of actual suspension, 12 months probation, $5,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that he was not independent with regard to an audit and that he made a false response regarding said audit engagement to the Ethics Charging Authority of the AICPA/NYSSCPA.

Christopher Joseph Sena; Bayport, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 075449; Cal. No. 27868

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension commencing January 1, 2016 and terminating February 29, 2016, 10 month stayed suspension, upon termination of actual suspension, 12 months probation, $2,500 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that he was not independent with regard to an audit and that he made a false response regarding said audit engagement to the Ethics Charging Authority of the AICPA/NYSSCPA,

Ronald L. Simons; Vestal, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 049755; Cal. No. 27300

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Delivering and Disclosing a False Income Tax Return. 

Respiratory Therapy

Lori Ann Estes; Ocala, FL

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 002188; Cal. No. 28215

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having provided prescription medication to co-worker.

Roy Kenneth Way; Rochester, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 007827; Cal. No. 27996

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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

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

Social Work

Jose Jorge; New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 083676; Cal. No. 28086

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to a charge of being dependent on, or a habitual user of, the prescription-required controlled amphetamine drug methamphetamine during the period of May 2013 to September 2013.

Sean Lovell Tolliver; West Hempstead, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 035509; Cal. No. 27364

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $2,500 fine, 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, upon service of Order, probation 24 months to run concurrently with suspension and to commence when actual suspension commences.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Perjury in the 3rd Degree.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Robert J. Shprintzen; Manlius, NY

Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 001384; Cal. No. 27966

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

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 maintain accurate (contemporaneous) records.

Veterinary Medicine

Guy R. Hammond; Bath, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 008209; Cal. No. 27339

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also March 2009)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Respondent did not contest charges of having committed treatment and medication errors and having failed to maintain adequate daily treatment records.

David James Howard; Myrtle Beach, SC

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003301; Cal. No. 28418

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of allowing and directly supervising an unlicensed assistant to extract a dog’s left and right upper canine teeth in the State of South Carolina.

Burton D. Miller; Huntington Station

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 004578; Cal. No. 28112

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also November 1998; May 2011 and December 2013)

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 did not contest the charge of delegating professional responsibilities when the licensee knew or had reason to know that such person was not licensed.

Dr. Burton Miller DVM P.C.; Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Cal. No. 28113

Regents Action Date: September 17, 2015 (see also December 2013)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine, 2 years probation.

Summary: The Corporation, by its president, Burton D. Miller, did not contest the charge of  delegating professional responsibilities when the corporation knew or had reason to know that such person was not licensed.

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Last Updated: October 3, 2016