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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 17, 2012
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

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Regents Actions In 31 Professional Discipline Cases And 3 Restoration Petitions

October 9-10, 2012

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the surrender of 3 licenses as well as 28 other disciplinary actions.  The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. In addition, the Board acted upon 3 restoration petitions.

I.  SURRENDERS

NURSING

John Gallogly; Registered Professional Nurse; Poughkeepsie, NY 12603; Lic. No. 471495; Cal. No. 26265; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted twice of Driving While Intoxicated and once of Prohibited Use of a Weapon, all misdemeanors, and of having failed to disclose two of the three convictions in his nursing re-registration document.

Gail Robin Klein; Licensed Practical Nurse; Mechanicville, NY 12118-9802; Lic. No. 089919; Cal. No. 26346; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records and of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person.

PODIATRY

Daniel E. Ogwo; Bronx, NY 10463; Lic. No. 005958; Cal. No. 26304; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Medical Provider Prohibited Practice (Kickback), a class E felony.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

ACUPUNCTURE

Yu Shu Wong; Little Neck, NY 11363; Lic. No. 002484; Cal. No. 26275; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

CHIROPRACTIC

Simone Avril Vilaire; Brooklyn, NY 11213; Lic. No. 010054; Cal. No. 26100; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

DENTISTRY

Andrew S. Hechtman; Dentist; Brooklyn, NY 11209; Lic. No. 040536; Cal. No. 25674; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Robert F. Andrus; Dentist; Denver, CO 80209; Lic. No. 053310; Cal. No. 26120; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.

Kenneth E. Knott; Dentist; Las Cruces, NM 88013; Lic. No. 053148; Cal. No. 26121; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.

ENGINEERING AND LAND SURVEYING

Edward M. Guterman; Professional Engineer; New York, NY 10013; Lic. No. 061893; Cal. No. 25952; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Harry Charalambos Fosteris; Professional Engineer; Howard Beach, NY 11414; Lic. No. 067467; Cal. No. 26284; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 33 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $10,000 fine.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Julianna Green; Congers, NY 10920; Lic. No. 017107; Cal. No. 26266; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.

NURSING

Patricia Ann Heavey; Registered Professional Nurse; East Meadow, NY 11554; Lic. No. 497081; Cal. No. 24715; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.

Sandra E. Crauwels; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Valley Stream, NY 11580; Lic. Nos. 201356, 415695; Cal. Nos. 25416, 25417; 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.

Kathleen Melissa Pritchard; Licensed Practical Nurse; Caledonia, NY 14423; Lic. No. 275277; Cal. No. 25698; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jessica Lynn Zajesky; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Latham, NY 12110; Lic. Nos. 277250, 566978; Cal. Nos. 25904, 25905; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until substance abuse-free and until fit to practice, subsequent to termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon actual return to practice.

Keyna T. Jackson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14215; Lic. No. 281986; Cal. No. 26123; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, subsequent to termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon actual return to practice.

John R. Schultz; Licensed Practical Nurse; Blossvale, NY 13308; Lic. No. 234623; Cal. No. 26155; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual  suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $750 fine payable within 6 months.

Nadine Marie Collins; Licensed Practical Nurse; Baldwin, NY 11510; Lic. No. 238246; Cal. No. 26204; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon service of Order.

Yvette D. Spearman; Licensed Practical Nurse; Kingston, NY 12401; Lic. No. 274482; Cal. No. 26262; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Melinda L. Clarke; Licensed Practical Nurse; Mastic, NY 11950; Lic. No. 294629; Cal. No. 26309; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Julia J. Basher; Licensed Practical Nurse; Franklin Square, NY 11010; Lic. No. 202464; Cal. No. 26318; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

Ingrid Annmarie Marisin; Licensed Practical Nurse; Fort Benning, GA 31995; Lic. No. 284009; Cal. No. 26319; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Tami Rae Parsons; Registered Professional Nurse; Albany, NY 12205; Lic. No. 623545; Cal. No. 26324; 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.

Donna Wallace Adair; Registered Professional Nurse; West Palm Beach, FL 33401; Lic. No. 421898; Cal. No. 26327; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York.

PHARMACY

Express Drugs, Inc.; Pharmacy; 126 Dyckman Street, New York, NY 10040; Reg. No. 021397; Cal. No. 26060; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $7,500 fine, 2 years probation.

Megan Brigid Harwood; Pharmacist; Los Angeles, CA 90028; Lic. No. 051349; Cal. No. 26306; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

III.  RESTORATIONS

The Board of Regents voted on October 10, 2012 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Karl Easton, Craryville, NY. Dr. Easton’s license was originally revoked January 2, 1995.

The Board of Regents voted on October 10, 2012 to stay the execution of the order of revocation of the physician license of Arvinder Singh, Albany, NY, to place him on probation for 3 years under specified terms and conditions, and, upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period, to fully restore his license.  Dr. Singh’s license was originally revoked November 24, 2003.

The Board of Regents voted on October 10, 2012 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Mahmood Yoonessi, Rancho Palos, CA.  Dr. Yoonessi’s license was originally revoked June 6, 2002.