Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
September 1999

Architecture - Certified Public Accountancy - Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Psychology - Veterinary Medicine

Architecture

Peter Hendrickson, Southampton, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 008629; Cal. No. 18031
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of certifying, by affixing his signature and seal to documents not prepared by him, without retaining a written evaluation in conformance with 8 NYCRR Section 29.3 (a) (3) (i).


Certified Public Accountancy

Richard Bernard Soscia, Campbell Hall, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 032382; Cal. No. 18096
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Aiding and Assisting in the Preparation of False Tax Returns.

Edward Emerson Pryor, Greenville, SC

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 029036; Cal. No. 17775
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension - upon service of suspension, probation 3 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of a crime (Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor) in another state which if committed in New York would have constituted a crime.


Certified Social Work

Arthur G. Bernstein, Lauderhill, FL
Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 011825; Cal. No. 18193
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of being involved in a sexual relationship with a patient while employed as a social worker in New Jersey.

Jeffrey L. Douglass, Coeur D'Alene, ID

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 022482; Cal. No. 17939
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain a client record.


Chiropractic

Terry Elbridge Jones, Ft. Meyers, FL

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 001139; Cal. No. 16454;
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of making inappropriate comments and queries with respect to two patients, and making a sexual advance with respect to another patient.

Mario James Ciani, Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004333; Cal. No. 17731
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999 (see also September 2004 and December 2007)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, both Unclassified Misdemeanors.


Dentistry

Alexandru Pricop, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045611; Cal. No. 17681
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of touching a female patient's breast during treatment.

Andrea Daniela Galina, Greenlawn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043900; Cal. No. 17757
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of placing a post, which was too long, in an inadequately treated root canal.

Morton Haber, Tuxedo Park, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 021898; Cal. No. 17980
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to take radiographs and study models prior to the commencment of orthodontic work.

Francis Bernard Foley, Jr., Johnston, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 028704; Cal. No. 18025
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to maintain an accurate patient record.


Nursing

Elizabeth Ann Pesesky a/k/a Elizabeth T. Ann Kettell a/k/a Elizabeth T. Tymrak, Fairbanks and Homer, AK

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 077946; Cal. No. 17331
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of being dependent on, or a habitual user of narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, hallucinogens or other drugs having similar effects.

Johanna M. Pereira, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 108012; Cal. No. 17483
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999 (see also February 1997 and July 2006)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of submitting false employment applications to three nursing homes.

Kathleen M. Bernhard, Port Jervis, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 103742; Cal. No. 17875
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

Maryann Saxe, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 447262; Cal. No. 18035
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of indicating in a patient record that the patient was receiving the controlled substance Vicodin when in fact she was diverting that drug for her own use, and of being dependent on or a habitual user of narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, hallucinogens, or other drugs having similar effects.

Thomas Nicholas Van Ben Coten, Elmira, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 233395; Cal. No. 18072
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Doris Conley, Sylvan Beach, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 048294; Cal. No. 16074
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in hearing panel report, 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed except for above indefinite suspension in certain area, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of committing medication administration errors and failing to maintain accurate treatment records.

Debra L. Sweeney, Rocky Point, Bridgehampton and Sound Beach, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 136769; Cal. No. 16608
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, with leave to apply for termination of suspension as set forth in the hearing panel report - upon service of 1 year suspension or termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of committing medication administration errors.

Debra Marie DeCarlo a/k/a Debra M. DeCarlo a/k/a Debra Marie DeTamble, Clarence and West Amherst, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 196185, 424043; Cal. Nos. 17231, 17232
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension until terminated as set forth in the Regents Review Committee report - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of committing the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, as an unclassified misdemeanor (first specification) and as a felony (second specification).

Ann A. Tiffany, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 145036; Cal. No. 17834
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of unlawfully reentering a United States Military Reservation after having been ordered not to reenter by the installation commander.

Anne C. Smith-Campbell, Orlando, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 211054; Cal. No. 15711
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to notify a patient's physician after being notified by a fellow staff member of a deterioration of the patient's vital signs and other body systems, failing to check a patient's medical record for a "Do Not Resuscitate Order" and failing to take appropriate action in response to information given by the patient's son that the actions of another staff member contributed to the patient's death.

Faith C. Griffith, Henrietta, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 210967; Cal. No. 17020
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making medication adminstration errors.

Geraldine Hague, Saranac Lake, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 363172; Cal. No. 17079
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of committing documentation errors.

Marcy E. Crawford, Newark, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 059505; Cal. No. 17095
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making multiple medication administration errors.

Margaret McAuliffe, East Meadow, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 229014, 460623; Cal. Nos. 17350, 17351
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making medication administration and charting errors.

Gloria Patricia Bonner, Mt. Vernon, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 478482; Cal. No. 17400
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making two medication administration errors.

Johanna M. Pereira, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 341329; Cal. No. 17484
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999 (see also February 1997 and July 2006)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, execution of last 32 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of submitting false employment applications to three nursing homes.

Cheryl Carr Wood, Gansevoort, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 191697; Cal. No. 17567
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to assess a patient.

Sharon Marie Worlock, Frankfort, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226662; Cal. No. 17569
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of diverting a controlled substance.

Janice M. Heron, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 231983; Cal. No. 17574
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence upon return to practice, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Bruce I. Koerner, Warrensburg, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 189251; Cal. No. 17725
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of participating in an operation after drinking alcohol.

Jacqueline Marie Donk, Palmyra, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 160547; Cal. No. 17728
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Conspiracy in the Sixth Degree, Petit Larceny and Falsification of Business Records in the Second Degree.

Christine J. Disotell, Tupper Lake, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 221727; Cal. No. 17782
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Third Degree.

Danielle Marie Dixon, Waterloo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 236108; Cal. No. 17784
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to administer a medication to a patient and failing to maintain an accurate record of the treatment of that patient.

Keith Patrick Lynch, Craryville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 473135; Cal. No. 17821
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, 2 year suspension of license in all areas, except for aforesaid partial suspension of license, and execution of said 2 year suspension in all areas, except for the aforesaid partial suspension of license, be stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making numerous medication errors including, but not limited to, mistaking one patient for another, administering medication at the incorrect time, failing to wash hands when administering eye medication, pouring the wrong medication, pouring the wrong dose of medication, failing to administer medication and failing to transcribe orders.

Judith L. Brimelli, Nedrow, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 246492; Cal. No. 17829
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine to be paid no later than October 1, 1999.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Willful Violation of Health Laws.

Robin Michele Fedourich, Binghamton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 454373; Cal. No. 17842
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of removing Demerol from a hospital's Pyxis machine for his own use and replacing the Demerol with normal saline.

Kathleen Mary Bergman, White Plains, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 124745, 411637; Cal. Nos. 17858, 17859
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of accessing hospital records, without permission, on two occasions and revealing personally identifiable facts, data or information about a patient.

Charles A. Trombley, Jr., Saratoga Springs, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 476653; Cal. No. 17898
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely documenting two homecare visits.

Heather A. Hinkle, Newark, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238975; Cal. No. 17899
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to administer medications to three patients as ordered, failing to take and/or record vital signs of three patients, and failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Marcia Lynn Dodge, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 220844, 463413; Cal. Nos. 17915, 17914
Regents Action Date: September 17 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, 100 hours of public service, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree and Insurance Fraud in the Fifth Degree.

Stacy L. Gever-Corbin, Norwich, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 243847; Cal. No. 17918
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of improperly administering medication.

Cynthia Jean Cohn a/k/a Cynthia J. Heim, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 420231; Cal. No. 17928
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making numerous medication and patient assessment errors.

Kenneth B. Mills, Glide, OR

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 309954; Cal. No. 17958
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing the controlled drug Tylenol #3 without a physician's order and failing to maintain accurate records regarding the dispensing thereof.

Ellen Jayne Thayer, Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 183400, 421373; Cal. Nos. 17965, 17966
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to follow through on a physician's order, transcribing a verbal order incorrectly and placing restraints on a patient without a physician's order.

Arthur Douse, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 140860, 355188; Cal. Nos. 17968, 17967
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999 (see also November 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $1,000 fine, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of practicing the profession of nursing while his licenses as a registered nurse and as a licensed practical nurse were suspended.

Joan Louise Edwards, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 148235; Cal. No. 17984
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making a medication error.

Barbara Session a/k/a Barbara Session Singleton, Broken Arrow, OK

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Lic. Nos. 066499, 224046, 300487; Cal. Nos. 17994, 17948, 17949
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been found in violation of Article Thirty-three of the Public Health Law for issuing at least four prescriptions for a controlled substance written in one patient's name, but issued to, and filled by another patient.

Gregory Alan Martin, New Hope, PA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 419072; Cal. No. 18005
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of diverting Percocet for his personal use.

Margaret A. Fox, Cheektowaga, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 209403; Cal. No. 18038
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of giving medication to a patient without authorization from the treating physician.

Marcia M. Clayton, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 094405; Cal. No. 18045
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a felony.

Sheila Robinson, Mahopac, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 323757; Cal. No. 18098
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Menacing in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Irmine Cermeus, Elizabeth, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 235245; Cal. No. 18114
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse license.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure that she had attended Ecole Nationale D'Infirmieres.

Sheila Dormeus, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 496158; Cal. No. 18158
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Annulment of registered professional nurse license.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Margaret Singuin Jean-Pierre a/k/a Margarette Singuin, Bayshore, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 252068; Cal. No. 18111
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse license.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure that she had obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing from Ecole Nationale D'Infirmieres.

Suzie Valembrun, Newark, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238492; Cal. No. 18812
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Annulment of licensed practical nurse license.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure that she had attended Ecole Nationale D'Infirmieres.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

Charles Terrana, Elma, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 002847; Cal. No. 17924
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.


Pharmacy

Amerilou Pharmacy Corporation d/b/a Sunset Medical Pharmacy, 940 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 022938; Cal. No. 17869
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender registration granted.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of holding for sale and/or offering for sale misbranded and sample drugs.

Michael Sean Kelly a/k/a Michael Kelly, Newburgh, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039003; Cal. No. 18163
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of dispensing a controlled substance (Percocet) without a prescription.

Robert Brenner, Nesconset, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024743; Cal. No. 17012
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999 (see also December 2001)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $1,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of dispensing a misbranded drug to a patient.

Terry Walter Myers, Jamestown, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038314; Cal. No. 17552
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite suspension until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Assault in the Third Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, both Class A Misdemeanors.

William G. Ackley, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024236; Cal. No. 17712
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of substituting a drug without the physician's authorization.

John Magli, Glen Head, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033424; Cal. No. 17796
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of one count of Conspiracy, two counts of Adulteration and Misbranding of Prescription Drugs and one count of Unlawful Receipt and Delivery of Prescription Drugs, all felonies.

Michael Lotano, Scotia, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023547; Cal. No. 17806
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Revocation, execution of revocation stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Offering False Statements to a Financial Institution.

Paul Mastrogiannis, Douglaston, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036765; Cal. No. 17818
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Gary J. Goodwin, Shirley, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035694; Cal. No. 17985
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999 (see also March 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of fraudulently writing a prescription to obtain Viagra for his personal use.

Agha Nafees Abbas, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039688; Cal. No. 18063
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge that the pharmacy where he was the supervising pharmacist held for sale misbranded and outdated drugs which were discovered during an inspection of said pharmacy.

Hillside Chemists, Inc. d/b/a Hillside Pharmacy, 184-20 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 017836; Cal. No. 18065
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of holding for sale misbranded and outdated drugs.


Podiatry

Leonard Monteleone, Fairfax, VA

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003106; Cal. No. 17802
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.


Psychology

Steven B. Silverman, Boiceville, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 007436; Cal. No. 13397
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of willfully verbally intimidating a patient.

Melvin Sinowitz, Hartsdale, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 004534; Cal. No. 17982
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of making a recommendation regarding child custody when said recommendation was not supported by sufficient evidence in the test data or the case history.


Veterinary Medicine

John Franklin Sangiorgio, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 005182; Cal. No. 15580
Regents Action Date: September 17, 1999
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of administering treatment not warranted, taking x-rays of poor diagnostic quality, failing to perform test which led to misdiagnosis, performing surgery which was not duly authorized in that it was performed without obtaining informed consent from patient's owner and failure to maintain adequate records.


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