Fall 2013
Volume 2, Issue 4

"PREDATORY ASSAULT"

CONVICTION IN DUTCHESS COUNTY COURT, NEW YORK STATE OF COURSE OF SEXUAL CONDUCT AGAINST A CHILD, CRIMINAL SEXUAL ACT IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD License revocation. The Hearing Committee sustained the charges finding the physician assistant guilty of having been convicted in Dutchess County Court, New York State of Course of Sexual Conduct against a Child in the second degree and having been charged in Dutchess County Court, New York State of Predatory Assault against a Child, Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The physician assistant is also charged with making a false statement on his New York State registration renewal application.


IN OTHER NEWS...

PRACTICING THE PROFESSION OF MEDICINE FRAUDULENTLY; ABUSING A PATIENT AND ENGAGING IN CONDUCT WHICH EVIDENCES MORAL UNFITNESS License suspension for three years, stayed with probation for three years. The Review Committee affirmed the Hearing Committee's determination finding the physician guilty of violating New York State Public Health Law 2805; making a false report; practicing the profession of medicine fraudulently; abusing a patient and engaging in conduct which evidences moral unfitness. During probation the physician may only practice medicine when his practice is being monitored by a licensed physician; board certified in an appropriate specialty.

ENGAGING IN HARASSING, ABUSING OR INTIMIDATING A PATIENT; MORAL UNFITNESS AND FRAUDULENT PRACTICE The physician is permanently precluded from a registration or issuance of any further license to practice in New York State. The Hearing Committee sustained the charges finding the physician guilty of harassing, abusing or intimidating a patient; moral unfitness and fraudulent practice.

CONVICTION IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK OF EXECUTING A SCHEME TO DEFRAUD MEDICARE License revocation. The Hearing Committee sustained the charge finding the physician guilty of having been convicted in United States District Court, Eastern District of New York of Executing a Scheme to Defraud Medicare and Private Benefit Programs and Making False Statements in Connection with the Delivery and Payment of Health Care Benefits.

ENGAGING IN NEGLIGENCE ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE PATIENT RECORDS License Limitation. The physician's New York State medical license is limited precluding the physician from all patient contact and any practice of medicine clinical or otherwise. The physician stated he could not successfully defend against at least one of the misconduct charges of negligence on more than one occasion and failure to maintain adequate patient records.

CONVICTION IN ROCKLAND COUNTY COUNT, NEW YORK OF CRIMINAL SALE OF A PRESCRIPTION DRUG; CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; CRIMINAL TAX FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY IN THE FOURTH DEGREE License surrender. The physician did not contest the charge of having been convicted in Rockland County Count, New York of Criminal Sale of a Prescription Drug; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance; Criminal Tax Fraud and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree.

ENGAGING IN GRAND LARCENY License revocation. The Hearing Committee sustained the charge finding the physician guilty of having been convicted in the Nassau County Court, State of New York of grand larceny.

CONVICTION IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK OF CONSPIRING TO COMMIT MAIL FRAUD AND HEALTH CARE FRAUD License revocation. The Hearing Committee sustained the charge finding the physician guilty of having been convicted in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York of conspiring to commit mail fraud and health care fraud.


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