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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 3, 2014
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

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Regents Actions In 37 Professional Discipline Cases And 2 Restoration Petitions

December 16 - 17, 2013

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 2 licenses, the surrender of 5 licenses, and 30 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 2 restoration petitions.

I. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

Dentistry

Christopher Keegan; Dentist; Bayport, NY 11705; Lic. No. 038242; Cal. No. 27085; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of willful failure to register.

Nursing

Barbara H. Ustin a/k/a Barbara Ustin a/k/a Barbara H. Molloy; Registered Professional Nurse; Albion, NY 14411-9399, Goldens Bridge, NY 10526; Lic. No. 277264; Cal. No. 26620; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Kathleen Ann Talada; Registered Professional Nurse; Elmira, NY 14901; Lic. No. 535136; Cal. No. 26761; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having committed medication errors.

Carole C. Livsey; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14616; Lic. No. 314786; Cal. No. 26986; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of failure to pay income tax.

Gloria J. Trout; Licensed Practical Nurse; Jamestown, NY 14701; Lic. No. 273208; Cal. No. 27017; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide appropriate care to a patient on a respirator.

Wilber J. Mahar; Licensed Practical Nurse; Newark, NY 14513; Lic. No. 246682; Cal. No. 27018; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to follow physician’s orders and/or improper supporting documentation and medication errors.

Pharmacy

Patrick Edward Alcindor; Pharmacist; Malone, NY 12953-0010; Lic. No. 041631; Cal. No. 26350; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Chiropractic

Samuel Sbarra; Nutley, NJ 07110; Lic. No. 007440; Cal. No. 27029; 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, $1,000 fine payable within 90 days.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Anthony R. DeNigro; Land Surveyor; Utica, NY 13501; Lic. No. 049261; Cal. No. 26756; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Massage Therapy

Jason Anthony Earley; Syracuse, NY 13204-1604, Fayetteville, NY 13066; Lic. No. 015254; Cal. No. 26567; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, $300 fine to be paid within 6 months.

Sarah Lynn Weldon; Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Lic. No. 016481; Cal. No. 26784; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Mariana A. Ambrosio-Perry; Lindenhurst, NY 11757; Lic. No. 021210; Cal. No. 26909; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Nursing

Shanti Brady; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Mt. Vernon, NY 10550; Lic. Nos. 289761, 598610; Cal. Nos. 26383, 26384; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Joanne Mary Attridge; Licensed Practical Nurse; Canandaigua, NY 14424-8050; Lic. No. 292674; Cal. No. 26526; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:, Indefinite suspension for a minimum of 3 months and thereafter until fit to practice and alcohol abuse-free, probation 2 years upon actual return to practice.

Ellen D. Carrion-Deese a/k/a Ellen D. Carrion; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14606; Lic. No. 274830; Cal. No. 26582; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until psychologically fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Dharmendra Ramgoolam; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Queens Village, NY 11427; Lic. Nos. 256301, 504642; Cal. Nos. 26660, 26661; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Nancy Marie Lowe; Licensed Practical Nurse; Liverpool, NY 13088; Lic. No. 228916; Cal. No. 26781; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Lisa D. Rumsmoke; Licensed Practical Nurse; Watkins Glen, NY 14891; Lic. No. 295534; Cal. No. 26819; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Zoe Ryan Ventriglia; Licensed Practical Nurse; Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Lic. No. 281948; Cal. No. 26864; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kathleen Ann Dolan; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; East Islip, NY 11730; Lic. Nos. 207562, 423984; Cal. Nos. 26876, 26877; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Brian J. Topping; Registered Professional Nurse; Mount Sinai, NY 11766-0386; Lic. No. 271993; Cal. No. 26902; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Abbey Sue Barnett a/k/a Abbey S. Bourgeois; Registered Professional Nurse; Watervliet, NY 12189; Lic. No. 521176; Cal. No. 26908; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Janice A. Giudilli; Registered Professional Nurse; Waterford, NY 12188; Lic. No. 297793; Cal. No. 26960; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Melissa Lynne Burke; Licensed Practical Nurse; Saranac Lake, NY 12983; Lic. No. 304882; Cal. No. 26961; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Roseann Allocco; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Oceanside, NY 11572-4213; Lic. Nos. 274659, 670470; Cal. Nos. 26972, 26973; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 25 hours public service.

Podiatry

Daniel Drapacz; New York, NY 10027; Lic. No. 004524; Cal. No. 25783; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Public Accountancy

H. Richard Cepler; Certified Public Accountant; Jericho, NY 11753-1535; Lic. No. 033199; Cal. No. 26857; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Respiratory Therapy

Christopher Allan Gentile; Respiratory Therapy Technician, Respiratory Therapist; Cohoes, NY 12047; Lic. Nos. 000745, 005162; Cal. Nos. 26867, 26556; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Social Work

Evelyn A. Batista-Sanchez; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; New York, NY 10463; Lic. No. 048898; Cal. No. 26911; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until successfully complete certain course, upon termination of suspension and upon return to practice, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Gina Marie Pulice; Licensed Master Social Worker; New York, NY 10019; Lic. No. 076175; Cal. No. 27084; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.

Veterinary Medicine

Burton D. Miller; Veterinarian; Huntington, NY 11746; Lic. No. 004578; Cal. No. 26913; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, 1 year probation.

Dr Burton Miller, DVM PC, Huntington, NY 11746; Veterinary Medicine; Huntington, NY 11746; Cal. No. 26914; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, 1 year probation.

III. RESTORATIONS

The Board of Regents voted on December 17, 2013 to deny the application for restoration of the chiropractor license of Thomas A. Butti, Pearl River, NY.  Dr. Butti’s license was originally revoked June 8, 1999.

The Board of Regents voted on December 17, 2013 to stay the execution of the order of surrender of the pharmacist license of William James Rhodes, Dix Hills, NY, subsequent to passing certain examinations, to place him on probation for 3 years under specified terms and conditions, and upon successful completion of probation, to fully restore his license. Mr. Rhodes’ license was originally surrendered January 15, 1993.