Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
September 1994

Dentistry - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy

Dentistry

Radu Lupovici, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 029686; Cal. No. 10628
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Revocation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of fraudulently submitting insurance claim forms on more than one occasion, and by signing various prescriptions while his license was suspended.

Ronald Aloysuis George, Rosedale, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040393; Cal. No. 12739
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of certifying that he had provided certain services to two patients when he had not.

Richard V. Eidelson, Lakeworth, FL

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 034967; Cal. No. 14437
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Indefinite suspension until fit to practice - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years under various terms to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of over-preparing a patient's teeth for porcelain veneers, preparing castings for a patient which fit poorly, and using an excessive amount of cement when inserting a crown. Licensee admitted to charges of practicing while his ability was impaired by mental disability.


Nursing

Gregory Maximus Goering, Dannemora, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 166104; Cal. No. 12333
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to have been convicted of operating of a motor vehicle with an unlawful amount of alcohol in his blood, having charted in a medication sheet and the administrative records that he had administered medication when he knew he had not, and failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Laura R. Prinz a/k/a Laura R. Giaccone, Le Roy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 191727; Cal. No. 12898
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice no earlier than first 6 months of suspension, satisfactory completion of course work in specified area.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having placed an adhesive tape across a patient's mouth.

John A. Davis, Middletown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 158331; Cal. No. 13347
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 years suspension with leave to terminate upon satisfactory proof of fulfilling certain condition.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having violated terms of probation.

Susan Piccolo, Elmont, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 360999; Cal. No. 14152
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty to have been of convicted of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor and Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Robert A. Holman a/k/a Robert Andrew Holman, Interlaken, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 253357; Cal. No. 14443
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to have been convicted of Attempted Sodomy in the Second Degree, a Class E felony.

Therese Marie Lake; Morrisonville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 428254; Cal. No. 14055
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of committing twelve medication administration and treatment errors.

Kathleen M. DeSantis a/k/a Kathleen M. Cirillo; East Massapequa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 131500; Cal. No. 14083
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of repeatedly causing false time clock entries to be made on a co-workers time card in order to assist the co-worker to fraudulently claim payment for overtime not worked.

Diane M. Noto a/k/a Diane M. Buzolich, Kings Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 083628, 230592; Cal. Nos. 14084, 14085
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of repeatedly causing false time clock entries to be made on a co-workers time card in order to assist the co-worker to fraudulently claim payment for overtime not worked.

Diane Lisa Wolf, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 437240; Cal. No. 14101
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of requesting and receiving bereavement leave by making false representations.

Sylvia Joyce Horton, Liverpool, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 231827; Cal. No. 14353
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994 (see also July 1997)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of being absent from her assigned station and failing to assess a patient's condition.

Brenda A. Fajemisin, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 191344, 403989; Cal. Nos. 14404, 14405
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing various medication administration errors and failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

So Ah Lim, Maryland Heights, MO

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 259607; Cal. No. 14655
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to properly respond to an emergency situation.

Cathy L. Stealey, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 133466; Cal. No. 14701
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted having been convicted of Issuing a Bad Check, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Carl R. Melander a/k/a Carl McKinley, Brooklyn, NY,

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 157106, 345514; Cal. Nos. 14704, 14705
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed at which time probation 3 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Petit Larceny, Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Knowingly and Unlawfully Possessing a Hypodermic Needle, and filing a false registration application.

Susan Marie Wells, Fayetteville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Cal. 441740; Cal. No. 14710
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing three medication administration errors.

Kevin Robert Campbell, Clifton Springs, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 213022; Cal. No. 14713
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree.

Rosemary Lynch Hickey, Geneva, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 057680; Cal. No. 14756
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Suspension until fit to practice - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years under various terms to commence upon return to practice, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Jill O'Hanlon Caputo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 14768, 14769; Cal. Nos. 14768, 14769
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing six medication administration errors.

Jini Lander a/k/a Virginia Carole Maddox a/k/a Carole S. Maddox, Danbury, CT

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 213725; Cal. No. 14784
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Revocation, execution of revocation stayed, probation 2 years under various terms to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminally Negligent Homicide.

Terry A. Phaneuf, Cadyville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 376543; Cal. No. 14794
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of noting in a patient's record that the patient had oral bleeding when it was false.

Carol Ann Tibbits, Albion, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 133602; Cal. No. 14824
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.


Occupational Therapy

Gweneth J. Lindsey, Goshen, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapy Assistant; Occupational Therapist; Lic. Nos. 000950, 004886; Cal. Nos. 14500, 14501
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

John J. Bonizio a/k/a John Bonizio, Fresh Meadows, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 004523; Cal. No. 14129
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to have been convicted of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class B Felony, Possession of Gambling Records in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, and Attempted Bribery in the Second Degree, a Class E Felony.


Pharmacy

Kelly M. Beats, East Amherst, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041721; Cal. No. 14231
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of unauthorized substitution of one drug for another.

Loreen Eve Blumberg, Little Falls, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041136; Cal. No. 14696
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing the wrong dosage of a non-controlled substance.

Joseph M. Camporeale, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032952; Cal. No. 14786
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of dispensing the wrong drug to a patient.

Vincent Dippolito, Centereach, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023450; Cal. No. 14787
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of selling two misbranded drugs.

Joseph Brounstein, Montville, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023704; Cal. No. 14778
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Attempted Conspiracy in the Second Degree.

Daniel Ben-Amoz, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039907; Cal. No. 14840
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of holding for sale drugs not manufactured in accordance with good manufacturing practices, compounding and manufacturing drugs without FDA approval and without proper New York State registration.


Physical Therapy

Christopher Lincoln Tang, Phoenix, AZ

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 011712; Cal. No. 14688
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of giving orthotics to a patient without an order.


Podiatry

Khadija Shakir, Manhasset Hills, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003058; Cal. No. 14448
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994 (see also November 1998 and December 2002)
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 60 months under various terms, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree.

Barry A. Katzman, Woodhaven, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003570 Cal. No. 14459
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months under various terms, $5,000 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.

Svend E. Abrahamsen, Bronx, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002366; Cal. No. 14885
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.


Public Accountancy

Steven P. Underwood, East Syracuse, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 062978; Cal. No. 14690
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to return client's records.

Robert Alan Weiss, Oceanside, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 024280; Cal. No. 14699
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of 20 months of suspension stayed, 4 months actual suspension to commence on May 1, 1995 and to conclude on August 31, 1995, probation 2 years under various terms, $2,500 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Aiding and Abetting in the Filing of a False Tax Return, a Felony.

Alexander Schlossberg, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Public Accountant; Lic. No. 005887; Cal. No. 14823
Regents Action Date: September 23, 1994
Action: Partial suspension in certain area until successfully completes certain course, probation 2 years under various terms.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of preparing an audit that failed to meet generally accepted auditing standards.


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